Did you know that over 70% of Hong Kong is actually made up of mountains, forests and lakes? While the city is well-known for its skyscrapers, it often surprises people that Hong Kong is home to over 300 farms! You're about to uncover some hidden gems in Hong Kong located outside the city.
Whether you were born an adventurer, or 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 petting farm animals or picking fresh fruits, to an adrenalin-pumping mountain biking adventure, take your pick and explore these spots!
Rainbow Organic Strawberry Farm
Rainbow Organic 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, corn, and other vegetables. Entry is free and produce are charged by the weight. Another highlight of this farm is their cute rabbits and goats that you can feed and pet!
Facebook | 76 Hok Tau Village, Fanling
Zen Organic Farm
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.
Website | Ping Che, Ta Kwu Ling
HKFYG Organic Farm
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 want to learn more about environmental protection and organic farming, the farm also offers a 30 minutes guided educational tour for HK$30 per person.
Website | No. 1 Family Walk, Ho Pui Reservoir, Pat Heung, Yuen Long
Go Green Organic Farm
Alpacas in Hong Kong? Oh yes! At Go Green Organic Farm there are four alpacas as well as other farm animals like rabbits and goats roaming around. Apart from their alpacas, the farm is also famous for its pineapples and its pineapple theme decorations. As such, it's not surprising that they also offer many workshops related to pineapple such as pineapple cake workshop and pineapple planting.
Website | Si Pai Shek, Kam Tin, Yuen Long
Wild Hong Kong
If you consider yourself a beginner at outdoor adventures, Wild Hong Kong can guide you from land to sea with their hiking, cycling, and kayaking tours. From relatively easy-going adventures such as the Dragon's Back trail hike to Mui Wo mountain biking expedition (5-star on wild factor!) Wild Hong Kong has got it all. Don't have much time but still want a little escape? The company also offers half day adventures or even customised tours!
Hiking, cycling, mountain biking, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding (SUP)
Website | +852 6087 1439
For more off the beaten path adventures, check out HKOutsider. Run by outdoor enthusiasts, the company offers guided off-trail hikes, canyoning, coasteering, and stream trekking adventures among others. Not sure what the differences are? Time to find out for yourself! Our favourites are coasteering adventures along the cost of Ap Lei Chau and Chung Hom Kok. With a lot of scrambling, you can expect to discovered new landscapes, hidden caves, and majestic view points.
Hong Kong Rock Climbing Adventure (HKRCA)
If you are seeking for an adrenalin rush, let HKRCA take you on their zip-lining adventure with a spectacular view of Tung Lung Chau island (if you are not already screaming your lungs out and closing your eyes)! Through HKRCA's guided day trips you will also learn the basics of rope management and safety skills. 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.
Rock climbing, canyoning, zip lining
Website | +852 5405 4960
Sea Kayak Hong Kong
Hong Kong has over 1,000 kms of coastline and what better way to explore it than on a kayak? Depending on how fit you are and your appetite for adventure, Sea Kayak Hong Kong offers tours range from half a day to 4 days! We highly recommend checking out the outer islands of the UNESCO Global Geopark. The rock formations are nothing like you've seen before! Apart from leisure kayaking, the company also offers courses such as kayaking control skills and rescue skills for those interested!
Website | +852 5506 3620
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