Books, Maps and Videos HK Great Outdoors

Here’s brief info on some of the best places in wild Hong Kong, which were featured in Hong Kong’s Great Outdoors (copies no longer available). For six places, there are short itineraries; for the rest you’ll find links to articles on this site and elsewhere on the web.

HK Great Outdoors info

Hong Kong is far more than simply a metropolis. Some 40 percent of the land area is country park; there are rugged hills, a dramatic coastline with coral in the east, pink dolphins to the west, mangrove-fringed wetlands, old villages…

Cheung Chau outings

cheung chau

Though just three kilometres (1.8 miles) long, Cheung Chau boasts plenty of variety for visitors. In the middle is an easy–going village, with few buildings higher than three storeys, narrow streets, and no cars except the scarcely seen police car.…

Dragon’s Back outings

shek o peak view

Perhaps the finest short hike in Hong Kong runs up and along the ridge known as Dragon’s Back, which forms the spine of the southeast headland of Hong Kong Island. Coupled with a visit to the eccentric coastal village of…

Kadoorie Farm outings

Nowadays, the name Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden is a little misleading, for the main focus is no longer farming, but conservation. Kadoorie Farm is worth visiting for its setting alone – a landscaped valley plunging down the north slope…

Tai Long Wan outings

tai long wan hikers

Though it takes some effort to reach, Tai Long Wan (Big Wave Bay) on the eastern Sai Kung Peninsula is set in perhaps the most beautiful scenery in Hong Kong. There are three beaches between headlands that sweep up to…

Shing Mun outings

shing mun forest

Though Shing Mun Reservoir is close to a densely packed residential district northwest of Kowloon, just a few minutes’ walk leads you well away from the city, and soon you are in a deep forested valley, with the reservoir beside…

HK Great Outdoors map

Here’s a map with clickable links to info on some of the best places in wild Hong Kong, several of which were featured in Hong Kong’s Great Outdoors  (copies no longer available). Hong Kong’s Great Outdoors – info briefly introduces…