Victoria Peak, Hong Kong


Victoria Peak tends to be one of the must see attractions of Hong Kong if only because of the great views (unless there’s really heavy fog like during our visit) and the novelty of riding up and down on the Peak Tram. Its really easy to get to using the MTR to get to Central and walking from there.

You buy tickets for the Peak Tram at the The Peak Tram Lower Terminus. There are 2 ticket options. The Peak Tram tickets will only get you on the tram. The Peak Tram Sky Pass gets you on the tram and also access to the Sky Terrace 428.

Peak Tram tickets:
Return
Adult : HK$45
Child/Senior : HK$20
Single
Adult : HK$32
Child/Senior : HK$12

Peak Tram Sky Pass:
Return
Adult : HK$90
Child/Senior : HK$43
Single
Adult : HK$77
Child/Senior : HK$35

So we queued up with everyone else at the terminus (it gets VERY busy so ensure you arrive early if you plan to only spend half a day there as we did). We decided to go for the Sky Pass as we wanted to visit the terrace (not realising how foggy it actually was). Purchasing our tickets was relatively easy and we headed on in to queue up with everyone else for the tram.

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The tram journey up to the peak is relatively quick although its such a steep climb. Once you get up to the top you have to walk through the station and you’re immediately greeted by several gift shops. You just need to follow the crowds to the exterior.

The Sky Terrace is at the top floor of the mini shopping mall where you can get a 360 degree view of Hong Kong. Interestingly they also offer free WiFi when you’re on that terrace so you can post all your lovely photos straight to social media while you’re up there!

If you wanted to purchase the Sky Terrace tickets separately they cost:

Adult : HK$50
Child/Senior : HK$25

Once you’re done with everything the tourist-y bit has to offer at the Peak you can take a nature walk further up to the top! Keith dragged me up there which was exhausting considering how warm it was but the sights were amazing and well worth the trip. You follow Mount Austin Road which is right next to the Peak Tower. If you walk past a playground you know you’re on the right track. There is also a large garden at the top which is quite pretty.

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You also have the choice of walking back down the Peak if you didn’t want to take the tram. As we’d bought a return and were exhausted from the nature walk we decided to take the tram back down.

All in all it was a lovely visit to the Peak. As I’ve been myself several times growing up I can definitely say its well worth a visit to be able to enjoy the beautiful views of Hong Kong.

Helpful links:
The Peak – http://www.thepeak.com.hk/en/home.asp

Ratings:
Value    – 4.0
Overall – 4.0

 

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