Heading to Victoria Peak for the most awesome view from the top?
Well, we’re sharing our tips with you here, so that you can get the best value for your trip. This includes our secret spot, which rewards you with a breathtaking (and guess what, FREE) view of Hong Kong’s charming skyline!
Ready? Let’s go!
Victoria Peak is a very popular attraction. Often, there will be a very long line at the Lower Terminus Peak Tram station for the ride up to the top, which sometimes means a 3-hours wait for a mere 8-minutes ride. Gasp! Is it really worth the effort? We say, use our tricks, get to the Peak earlier and then use the extra time for a therapeutic stroll around the Peak instead. If you want to experience the cool Peak Tram ride, we would suggest taking the Peak Tram from the Upper Terminus back down to the Lower Terminus instead. (Psst… the line for the tram at the Upper Terminus is usually shorter – typically around a 30-minutes wait – and we think it is actually more exciting to experience the tram when it’s moving backwards and down!)
How to get there?
Option 1: Take Bus 15 from Central Bus Terminus for a scenic ride. The fare is HK$9.80 per adult. Victoria Peak is the terminus station, so when the bus driver switches off the engine, you know it’s time to alight. Sit tight!
Option 2: Alternatively, catch a taxi. Taxi goes strictly by meter in Hong Kong. From Central to Victoria Peak, the taxi fare should not cost more than HK$100.
Your bus or taxi will stop at the Peak Galleria (see pictures below).
Once you make your way out from the bus terminus or taxi stand, you will spot the famous Sky Terrace 428, where you can pay to be on the highest viewing platform in Hong Kong. That said, if you prefer a more panoramic view of Hong Kong that doesn’t cost a cent (hurray!), do what the locals would do! Walk towards the left side of the Sky Terrace (see images below). There lies a secret pathway that will lead you to our favourite spot!
Once you walk past “Peak Tramway Company Limited” (image below), you know you are on the right track! Continue walking on this flat pavement for around 20 minutes at a leisure pace and you will get to our secret spot! We’ve included some landmarks below – in sequential order – to guide you along. A quiet oasis, you will be in the lovely company of singing birds and scent of flowers. Who says Hong Kong is nothing but a concrete jungle? =D
Ski (our founder) and her guest, Jan, say hi!
Looking for more insider tips to Hong Kong? Come join us on our Hong Kong Walking Tours! We have got plenty to share!