No matter how much time you have in Hong Kong, whether it’s your first or fourth time in the vibrant city, one place to see and explore is Victoria Peak. The highest point on Hong Kong Island offers its visitors breathtaking views of the skyline. From the way up, on one of the world’s oldest funicular railways, to the vistas and the plethora of things to do, visiting Victoria Peak is an unforgettable experience that differs every time. Here’s a guide to VIctoria Peak Hong Kong that you can check out to best explore the things you can do here and know the easiest and most spectacular ways to get to the top, as well as offer you some useful travel tips.
Things to do
The Peak Tram
Start your experience on Victoria Peak right, by taking the tram up to Peak Tower. Not only will you get to ride one of the oldest and most iconic funicular railways, but you’ll also get to enjoy seeing Hong Kong’s skyline appear underneath you as you rise above it all.
Whether you recognize it from photographs and postcards or not, Peak Tower will immediately catch your attention with its futuristic architecture and stylish look. Inside the tower, there are a variety of experiences waiting for you, from a wide array of restaurants and shops to entertainment venues, not to mention its most iconic feature—Sky Terrace 428. The number represents its location, at 428 meters (1,400 feet) above sea level, and the terrace is flocked for its mind-boggling cityscape views. Whether you visit during the morning, at noon, or nighttime, the scenery will always knock you off your feet.
Madness 3D Adventure
Madness 3D Adventure will give you a chance to take part in different Hong Kong scenes through 3D artworks created by local artists. The experience is free for all visitors and includes a special picture-taking zone, where specialized photographers will capture your image against some unique backdrops.
Take a nature walk
While visiting Victoria Peak, take some time to enjoy the silence and relaxation away from the buzz of the city, and take a nature walk through the mountain-like landscape and lush tropical forests—also keep an eye out for some spectacular birdlife. Many recommend Mount Austin Road, which is perfect for families, as it features a playground, Victoria Peak Garden, and Hong Kong Trail that will take you on a walk surrounding the peak.
Catch a sunset
Surely the panoramic vistas are spectacular during the day, but as the sun gets ready to set, the sky takes on candy-like shades of pink and orange, while the buzzing city starts shimmering right beneath you. Spending a full day here just to catch the evening spectacle is undoubtedly worth it.
What to eat
When it comes to dining at Victoria Peak, the options are plentiful and quite diverse. From casual dining options to signature restaurants, here’re what to keep an eye out for.
Traditional Asian dishes
It would be a shame to visit Hong Kong and not taste some traditional Asian delicacies. While visiting Victoria Peak, you can dine at Lu Feng, where you’ll be able to eat dim sum all day and try its wok-fried dishes. The place also serves delicious barbecue and seafood, all in an old Hong Kong interpretation.
Another highly recommended spot is Fujiyama Mama, a restaurant with spectacular views of Hong Kong as well as a fantastic menu, including a variety of dishes inspired by Japanese cuisine, with Western influences. The signature dishes here include kimchi gyoza, Mama Karaage, and Fujiyama Mama Sashimi—all delicious must-tries.
If you love seafood and are looking for a more casual dining experience, but wouldn’t say no to some epic views of the city, try Bubba Gump. This Forrest Gump-themed restaurant serves a variety of shrimp dishes, but the most popular are Shrimper’s Heaven and Accidental Fish & Shrimp.
For a taste of modern cuisine with Italian influences, wine and dine at Wildfire Pizzabar & Grill. It serves delicious thin-crust pizzas (make sure you try the Supreme and Hawaiian ones), along with homemade gnocchi and its signature Sausage Party.
All levels of Peak Tower are accessible via elevators or ramps, so guests with disabilities can easily access them. The Peak Tram is also accessible to most visitors using a manual or electronic wheelchair, with certain limits—the wheelchair width limit is 66 centimeters (26 inches), and the weight limit (including the passenger) is 136 kilograms (300 pounds).
Families traveling with babies should know that there are baby-care facilities available in a nursing room here. It is best that you contact the staff at the customer service counter located on the ground floor of Peak Tower for further information.
How to get there
The Peak Tram
The best way to make the most of your experience to Victoria Peak—wherein you’ll also get to take in scenic views—is if you ride The Peak Tram. You can do so by heading to Peak Tram Lower Terminus. You can easily walk to it from the MTR in Central or use public transportation going there. You can purchase either a single or a round-trip ticket or opt for the Peak Tram Sky Pass, which offers access to Sky Terrace 428 as well, where you’ll get to enjoy panoramic vistas of Hong Kong. You can find more information on the prices and different transportation options on the website.
If you’re looking for a faster, more convenient way of traveling to Victoria Peak, you can take a taxi. The ride will cost somewhere around 17 - 21 USD and will take around 15 minutes to get you to the destination. Some of the most popular and reliable taxi providers include Urban Red Taxi (+852 2398 1881), New Territories Green Taxi (+852 2657 2267), and Lantau Blue Taxi (+852 2984 1328).
If you prefer ordering a car from your phone app, you can use Uber while in Hong Kong. The ride is likely to cost somewhere around 16 - 20 USD.
Several buses and minibusses are also available and will take you to Victoria Peak. You can take a bus from Western Harbour Crossing Toll to Water Street for around 1 - 2 USD. From there, you can walk or take The Peak Tram.
Victoria Peak information
Official website: Victoria Peak
Board of tourism: Visit Hong Kong
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