Of Tents and Nature

Hong Kong

Beyond Hong Kong’s famous skyscraper community lie hushed oases to escape from the rush of urban life. Embrace the island’s prized earthly possessions as you trek up luscious green hills, lie on the soft sand, and enjoy outdoor activities. After a few days of rest and relaxation, you’ll be ready to dive back into the daily work hustle!

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Nam Shan Campsite

Recommendation posted 18 June 2018

A gorgeous woodland retreat located near Piu O beach, Nam Shan Campsite is well-equipped with amenities and rental services to make your trip truly worry-free! Take a short hike up to Nam Shan Viewing Point to gaze at a marvelous panoramic view of Mui Wo and Pui O Bay. Let the vast night sky of twinkling stars embrace you over delicious grilled eats, a couple of drinks, and great conversation at Nam Shan Campsite’s barbecue area, the largest in Lantau Country Park.

Nam Shan, Lantau South Country Park, Lantau Island, Hong Kong

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Hok Tau Campsite

Recommendation posted 18 June 2018

Kick on your adventure shoes and venture into the wild through the rocky paths of Hok Tau. Life slows down as you marvel upon the lush natural scenery of forest canopies, listen to the music of birds chirping overhead, and bask in the peeking rays of the sun. Travers the Hok Tau Family Walk, a pleasant trail towards the reservoir, to catch a stunning sight of the lake and the mountains.

Hok Tau, Pat Sin Leng Country Park, Hong Kong


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Treasure Island Group

Recommendation posted 18 June 2018

Take the lot out to Hong Kong’s leading outdoor adventure operator, the Treasure Island Group (TIG), for a fun-filled day of activities for all groups and ages! Spend your vacation over on Treasure Island Campsite or hire a cabana room by the sea. Rent out different water sports equipment for surfing, paddle boarding, or kayaking, and end the day over a meal at Mavericks Beach Shack and Restaurant. TIG holds events like festivals and live beats for you to get to really soak up on the chill vibes.

+85225463543

Pui O Beach, Lantau Island, Hong Kong


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Tai Long Campsite

Recommendation posted 18 June 2018

Be swept away by the smooth crashing of the waves at Tai Long Wan, one of the four bays on the eastern coast of the Sai Kung Peninsula. Getting here may take some patience, but the long stretch of fine sand and crystal clear blue waters that welcomes you instantly makes the long trip worth it.

Tai Long Wan, Sai Kung, Hong Kong

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Sai Yuen Farm

Recommendation posted 18 June 2018

On the Southwestern tip of Cheung Chau Island lies Sai Yuen Farm, an outdoor adventure playground perfect for family weekends. Race like a pro with model boats, create cool beats on Djembe drums (rope-tuned skin-covered goblet drum from Africa), or gather around the bonfire for some tunes, smores, and fun games—there’s always something to bond over here! When it gets dark, call it a night in one Sai Yuen Farm’s kooky accommodations: a Native American teepee, Mongolian ger, African safari tent, or star-gazing geodesic dome.

+85226669556

Cheung Chau West Bay, Sai Yuen, Hong Kong

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Tap Mun

塔門

Recommendation posted 18 June 2018

Called “Grass Island” by locals, Tap Mun is memorable for its broad green meadows and gorgeous ocean views. The tiny island is home to just 100 residents, but the sublime sunset from the hilltop campground attracts adventurers from all over the world. Tap Mun is also known for its brisk sea breeze—perfect to escape the desolate summer sun. Channel your inner peace by visiting Tin Hau Temple (built in 1737), Kwan Tai Temple (added on a few years later), and Shui Yuet Kung (built in 1788) on the island. The abandoned King Lam School, founded in 1913, was the only school on the island until it was shut down in 2003. Now it is developing into a beautiful ruin, shrouded in overgrowth. Between all of the historical gems, rich culture, and unparalleled scenery, Tap Mun is a photography paradise!

Sai Kung, Hong Kong

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Tung Lung Chau

東龍洲

Recommendation posted 18 June 2018

Calling all mountain climbers! Get out your chalk bags out and ascend Tung Lung Chau, regarded as the best place for rock climbing in the territories, for a wild adventure. For those who’d rather take it easy, there are also light paths that lead you to magnificent cliff-side vistas. Drop by Tung Lung Chau Fort, a defense structure built between 1662 and 1722 to guard the island from pirates, that gracefully aged into a rustic remnant of the past.

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Clearwater Bay, Hong Kong

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Pui O

Recommendation posted 18 June 2018

Hike towards Pui O and pitch your tents just in time to watch the sunset! The warm orange hues are marvelously complemented by the splendid mountains that frame the sides of the picturesque beach. Dine in the nearby eateries so your stomach is just as contented as your relaxed mind and body.

+85229841116

Lantau Island, Hong Kong

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Tai Mo Shan

大帽山

Recommendation posted 18 June 2018

Reach new heights at Hong Kong’s highest peak! Located roughly at the center of New Territories, Tai Mo Shan, which means “Big Hat Mountain,” is a 3,140-feet extinct volcano. Its summit is the coldest place in the area—with temperatures reaching near zero—and is one of the few places to see frost in Hong Kong during winter. For beginners, traverse through Tai Mo Shan Hiking Practice Trail—a one kilometer route passing through scenic woodlands and even a barbecue area. It takes about 30 minutes to walk the trail which has several test facilities that teach hiking and basic safety principles. The Maclehose Trail (Stage 8)—a 10 kilometer hike that starts at Lead Mine Pass and ends at Route Twisk—is for more experienced hikers to get a thrill out of. Enjoy the scenic view and take beautiful photos of the Kowloon Reservoirs, Tsuen Wan Skyline, and the Hong Kong Observatory located at the top.

Tai Mo Shan Country Park, New Territories, Hong Kong

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Long Coast Seasports

Recommendation posted 18 June 2018

Ideal for travelers looking for a mix of relaxation and excitement, Long Coast Seasports has a great selection of activities. In between drinks on the sundeck, voyage through the waters on a kayak, ride the skies on a windsurf board, or play a game of volleyball. After a high-spirited day, breathe in the sea breeze while lounging in a decked-out safari tent equipped with deluxe camping mattresses, charming furniture, and air-conditioning. Now that’s what we call the ultimate holiday experience!

+85281046222

29 Lower Cheung Sha Village, Lantau Island, Hong Kong

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Tung Ping Chau

東平洲

Recommendation posted 18 June 2018

Hold your breath and dive deep into Tung Ping Chau, Hong Kong’s best diving site! Deemed a Site of Scientific Interest in 1979 by Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, the island is home to 60 different coral species and tiny marine creatures such as small fishes, sea urchins, and shellfish who are just waiting to say hello. Above water, see the unbelievable platforms of silt stones, eroded by thrashing waves, that cover Tung Ping Chau in striking shades of brown and burnt orange. Take a walk along A Ma Wan and look out for remarkable rock formations. Rock pools along the island serve as refreshing rest stops on hot summer days.

Hong Kong

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