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New Territories Activities

What to Do in New Territories

There are many fun activities to pursue in the New Territories. If you are a fan of golf, pick one of the many golf clubs or driving ranges according to your budget and handicap.

Again, many people have a mental image of Hong Kong as the world centre of stress but just try hiking in the New Territories to experience another side of the Hong Kong life, where nature, culture and the rural life still exist in peaceful harmony. Slightly more stressful but still a lot of fun, horse racing – a local passion – is another colourful and exciting option.

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Tai Po Waterfront Park

Tai Po Waterfront Park covers an area of 22 hectares in the New Territories, making it one of Hong Kong's largest parks. Onsite facilities include a 32.4-metre spiral staircase lookout tower with telescopes for you to check out the surrounding high-rises.  

The park also has a 1.2-km-long promenade, gardens, sitting areas, and a 600-seat amphitheatre. You can also enjoy some outdoor activities at Tai Po Waterfront Park – there's a cycling track along Tolo Harbour, along with a jogging trail dotted with exercise stations. 

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 8.15am to 11.45pm
  • Location: Dai Hei Street, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong
  • Tel: +852 2664 2107
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Hong Kong Golf Club Fanling

Hong Kong Golf Club Fanling has 3 golf courses that are open to the public on weekdays. There's also a golf shop selling clothes, equipment and accessories. Green fees (including driving range) cost around HK$1,900 but you can enjoy lower rates if you visit after 3pm. The Hong Kong Golf Club also offers evening practice sessions from 6pm to 10pm, and you can enjoy unlimited use of range balls.

  • Opening Hours: Monday–Friday from 7.25am to late
  • Location: 1 Fan Kam Road, New Territories, Hong Kong
  • Tel: +852 2670 7211

Whitehead Club Golf Driving Range

The Whitehead Club Golf Driving Range spans 200,00 sq m, making it one of the largest golf driving ranges in Asia. Located in Ma On Shan, it features mirrors in the driving bays and putting green made of real grass – a rarity in Hong Kong. Rates (including unlimited use of golf balls) cost HK$60 per hour on weekdays and HK$120 on weekends.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 8am to 10pm
  • Location: 6 Kam Ying Rd, Ma On Shan, Hong Kong
  • Tel: +852 2777 1813
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Amah Rock

Amah Rock is a 15-metre-tall formation within the Lion Rock Country Park. It looks very similar to a woman ('Amah') carrying a baby on her back. Legend says that this woman was the faithful wife of a fisherman who climbed the hill every day, carrying her son, to watch for the return of her husband, not knowing he had been drowned at sea.

In reward for her faithfulness, she was turned into a rock by the Goddess of the Sea so that her spirit could unite with that of her husband. Amah Rock is another good spot to enjoy a bird's eye view of Sha Tin Town and the New Territories.

  • Location: Lion Rock Country Park, Sha Tin, Hong Kong
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MacLehose Trail

The MacLehose Trail is one of Hong Kong's most challenging hikes. Named after Sir Murray MacLehose, a former Hong Kong governor, the 100-km-long trail breaks up into 10 stages and runs through 8 parks within the eastern peninsula of Sai Kung. It takes more than 30 hours of hiking to complete the entire trail, attracting experienced hikers with its sea caves, unique rock columns, and beach vistas. 

  • Location: Sai Kung, New Territories, Hong Kong

Ping Shan Heritage Trail

The Ping Shan Heritage Trail lets you explore ancient structures, many of which were built by the Tang Clan who settled in New Territories in the 12th century. Must-sees include the 13th-century Tang Ancestral Hall, Tsui Shing Lau Pagoda, a small community weekend market, the 16th-century Yu Kiu Ancestral Hall, and Ping Shan Tang Clan Gallery (housing local folk customs and history).

  • Location: Ping Shan, Yuen Long, New Territories, Hong Kong

Tolo Harbour

Tolo Harbour is surrounded by low hills and is home to several fishing villages, old and new as well as Tap Mun Chau (aka Grass Island), an ex pirate lair. A day out here often leads to outdoor activities like hiking, swimming, and having picnics with views of the ocean. 

  • Location: New Territories, Hong Kong
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