Lantau Activities

What to Do in Lantau

There are not many places in Hong Kong that can match Lantau for bringing people and nature together. Visitors can participate in many outdoor activities such as hiking, swimming and camping. If you plan carefully, you might be able to accomplish at least a few things (but not all) in one day.

For beach lovers, try Silvermine Beach, Cheung Sha Beach and Pui O Beach. For general trekking, there are a lot of short and friendly tracks here and there on the island but for serious trekkers, it's best to contact the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (Tel (852) 2984 7675) beforehand as for certain areas permission is needed. 

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Mui Wo Village

Mui Wo Village is a rural town on the eastern coast of Lantau Island. It has lovely scenery of beaches, waterfalls and mountain ranges, along with a few historical sites such as Man Mo Temple (dating back to the 16th century) and a 19th-century watchtower.

The Silver Mine Bay Beach is popular during summertime and weekends – those living in Hong Kong Island usually travel to Lantau Island by ferry to enjoy sunbathing and beach games. You can get to Mui Wo Village by renting a bicycle from shops near Mui Wo Pier. 

  • Location: Mui Wo Village, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
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Cheung Sha Beach

Cheung Sha Beach, located close to Pui O Village, usually gets crowded during the weekends and public holidays. Many come here for picnics, swimming, kite surfing and beach volleyball on clear days, while surfers are often spotted during the monsoon season

Cheung Sha is separated into 2 areas – Lower Cheung Sha Beach has changing rooms, shower facilities, and toilets. Upper Cheung Sha offers refreshment kiosks, BBQ areas, and changing rooms. 

  • Location: South Lantau Road, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
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Pui O Beach

Camping at the Pui O Beach Campsite is a fun way to spend a day or two in the quieter part of Hong Kong. Managed by Lantau Island's Leisure and Cultural Services Department, there are 50 campsites with standard facilities such as BBQ and shower facilities. Pui O Village is also known as home to friendly water buffaloes, many of which are wild and roam freely within the area. 

  • Location: Pui O Beach, Pui O Village, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
  • Tel: +852 2984 7675 and +852 2852 3220
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Silver Mine Bay Beach

Silver Mine Bay Beach is probably the most convenient beach on Lantau Island, as it's within a 10-minute walk of the Mui Wo Ferry Pier. It gets busy during summertime and weekends. There are plenty of afforable Chinese restaurants at the Mui Wo Cooked Food Market, as well as local vendors close to Silver Mine Bay Beach. You can get to Lantau Island from the Central district Hong Kong by ferry, which takes about an hour. 


  • Location: Tung Wan Tan Road, Mui Wo, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
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Tracking on Lantau Island

There are a lot of things to see and admire here, including wild flowers like orchids and rare animals like the Hong Kong newt. These, together with the beautiful scenery, make the island a perfect place for trekking. Some are easy paths and some include steep climbs. It might be a wise idea to visit Ngong Ping Nature Centre (NPNC) in Ngong Ping Village before planning your trip or simply to call +852 2259 3916. They offer hiking information about Lantau as well as other island information.

  • Opening Hours: The NPNC hours are Mon – Fri 10:00 – 18:00, Sat 10:00 – 18:30 and Sun 09:00 – 18:30
  • Location: There are good tracks around the island.
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Discovery Bay

Discovery Bay, located 15 km east of central Lantau Island, is a modern development with a pleasant 400-metre-long beach. The area also has recreational clubs, a golf club and a yacht club, as well as waterfront restaurants and cafés.

You can also enjoy miles of hiking trails, some of which lead to the 465-metre Tiger Head Mountain and natural beaches like Tai Pak and Yi Pak Bays. There are direct buses to Discovery Bay from Hong Kong International Airport, which take about 30 minutes.

  • Location: Lantau Island, Hong Kong
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