With spectacular and expansive views across Hong Kong and the harbour, Victoria Peak is Hong Kong’s highest point and a must-do for your family adventure.
Victoria Peak is Hong Kong’s highest point and, on a clear day, offers stunning views over the city skyline and beyond. One of the cities most popular attractions, the summit can be busy. However, most visitors head straight for the Peak Tower complex of shops and viewing platforms but you can lose the crowd by taking the Nature Trail for better views and a gentle stroll. It’s a gorgeous walk! Our visit was in mid summer and we found the peak to be cool and shady respite from the bustling city.
The queue for the Peak tram can be long! Consider skipping the wait and bus or taxi to the top and instead take the tram down.
We intended to take the historic Peak Tram (at 125 years, it’s Asia’s oldest!) to the summit but this popular attraction’s long queue put us off. We instead grabbed a cab (there are many waiting at the tram terminus) for a speedy trip to the top. You’ll pay a premium – these taxis are welcome relief for tourists frustrated by the long tram queue! – cheaper options are the Number 15 bus or even jumping in a cab from town. The gravity-defying Peak Tram rumbles it’s way to the summit every 15 minutes from 7am-midnight (single/return HK$28/40).