Hong Kong Weekend Adventures Outside the City - Off the Beaten Path
Hong Kong may be known for its towering skyscrapers, but she actually does have a lesser known side, a more nature-centric one, that’s filled with fresh fruit and vegetable farms, and exciting outdoor activities.
Did you know that over 70% of Hong Kong consists of mountains, forests and lakes?
Whether you are an adventurer, trying to be more outdoorsy, or simply a lover of nature, we got you covered on activities and places that will quite literally take you off the beaten path. From a relaxing day spent petting farm animals or picking fresh fruits, to an adrenalin-pumping mountain biking adventure, take your pick and explore these spots in Hong Kong!
Due to the ever-changing COVID-19 situation, do note that the following farms and guided adventure companies may not be operating at regular hours. To avoid disappointment, you may want to contact them before making your way down.
Fresh fruit and vegetable farm visits
Ping Che Road, Fanling
+852 9168 8931
Strawberry farm is an organic farm covering an area of over 27,000 square metres. Visit the farm between December and April and you will get to experience handpicking your own strawberries fresh from the plant! Outside of strawberry season, you can harvest your own cherry tomatoes, potatoes, cabbage and more. Entry is free and the fresh produce is charged by weight.
Zen Organic Farm
Ping Che, Ta Kwu Ling
+852 6692 2671
With an area of more than 23,000 square metres, Zen Organic grows many colourful fruits and vegetables including figs, strawberries, carrots, and tomatoes. The farm prides itself on the flavour of its produce as they claim to harvest them at the optimal time and at the peak of their nutritional value. It's no wonder that many local chefs choose to source their raw materials from this farm.
While it is a private farm which requires a booking for group visits, the farm can still organise tours and workshops to tailor to different groups of visitors while covering topics such as organic farming and seasonal vegetables.
HKFYG Organic Farm
No. 1 Family Walk, Ho Pui Reservoir, Pat Heung, Yuen Long
+852 2838 4808
Founded in 2010, HKFYG Organic Farm covers an area of 15,000 square metres in the Yuen Long district. The farm offers an amazing value with its Weekend and Holiday Special Package for only HK$128, which includes a round trip shuttle service between Kam Sheung Road MTR Station and the farm, entry to all the farm areas, handicraft workshop and a half catty of self-picked organic vegetables.
If you are looking to learn more about environmental protection and organic farming, the farm also offers a 30-minute guided educational tour for HK$30 per person.
Go Green Organic Farm
Si Pai Shek, Kam Tin, Yuen Long
+852 5579 2178
Alpacas in Hong Kong? Oh yes!
At Go Green Organic Farm there are real-life alpacas as well as rabbits and goats roaming about. Apart from their alpacas, the farm is also famous for its pineapples and pineapple theme decorations. As such, it's not surprising to find that they offer many pineapple-related workshops that include baking and planting.
Wild Hong Kong
35C Wo Mei Village, Hong Kong
+852 6087 1439
Activities offered: Hiking, cycling, mountain biking, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding (SUP).
If you consider yourself a beginner at outdoor adventures, Wild Hong Kong is at hand to guide you. From relatively easy-going adventures such as the Dragon's Back trail hike to physically-demanding ones like the Mui Wo mountain biking expedition (5-star on wild factor!), Wild Hong Kong has it all. Can’t find an activity that checks all your boxes? Wild Hong Kong offers half-day adventures for those tight on time and customised tours!
+852 9681 3350
Activities offered: Hiking, night hiking, stream trekking, coasteering, canyoning and rock climbing.
For more off the beaten path adventures, check out HKOutsider. Run by outdoor enthusiasts, it offers guided off-trail hikes, canyoning, coasteering, and stream trekking adventures among others.
To get started, we recommend coasteering along the coast of Ap Lei Chau and Chung Hom Kok — slightly less demanding but just as exciting — where you’ll discover new landscapes, hidden caves, and majestic view points.
Hong Kong Rock Climbing Adventure (HKRCA)
+852 5405 4960
Activities offered: Rock climbing, canyoning and zip lining.
Take a leap of faith and step outside of your comfort zone while discovering the beauty of Hong Kong's nature at venues such as Ma Tai steam, Cape Collinson, and Lion Rock with HKRCA.
Strap in tight and hang on for dear life while you zip-line, and try your best to take in the spectacular views, at Tung Lung Chau Island. Apart from the adrenaline-rush, you’ll also be introduced to the basics of rope management and safety during the guided adventure.
Sea Kayak Hong Kong
Kei Ling Ha San Wai, Ma On Shan
+852 5506 3620
Activities offered: Kayaking and kayak certification.
With a scenic coastline that stretches over 1,000, we can’t think of a better way to explore nature in Hong Kong than on a kayak!
Depending on your fitness level and adrenaline appetite, Sea Kayak Hong Kong offers half day to 4-day guided adventures. We highly recommend checking out their UNESCO Global Geopark’s Outer Islands adventure as you’ll get to see unique rock formations unlike anything you’ve seen before.
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