Member since 23 Feb 2015
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Hi there, I’ve got a spare weekend in Hong Kong in a few weeks due to work on either side. Any off the beaten track suggestions (food, activities etc)? Thanks!
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 30 May 2013
Total posts 120
I got the ferry to Lamma Island just nearby and explored the island for a few hours. It was a fun few hours in what's quite an interesting little place to visit.
Member since 07 Jan 2011
Total posts 149
Ocean Park is quite close by train to central HK. Great day out and you get to see pandas!
Member since 02 Aug 2012
Total posts 88
Lantau island has plenty to fill a day [esp if you like hiking]. Easy and regular ferry from central to Mui Wo and regular buses to interesting places from the ferry terminal.
Member since 29 Feb 2016
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I'll second Ryan's suggestion. I really enjoyed my day trip to Lamma Island. Quirky little township, various easy hikes and lovely scenery. The low-key vibe is a fun contrast to HK proper. Pleasant and scenic ferry ride there and back as well.
Another option is to take the ferry to Macau for the day. Now, that's one strange place! Worth a visit though.
Member since 10 Jul 2013
Total posts 69
I’d second and third Ryan’s suggestion. Catch the ferry to one side of the island, walk over to the other side (about 2 hours) lunch at a little harbour side seafood restaurant (the best cold Tsing Tao you’ll ever have) and then ferry back into HKG...
Member since 24 Oct 2010
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Macau can be a great day trip, skip the casinos and wander through the town itself, it's like a slice of Europe (specifically Portugal) in Asia. Another option is Lantau Island and the fishing village of Tai O.
Thanks - all these sound like great ideas! I’ve been to Macao a few times (and Ocean Park once) but haven’t been out to the islands so may check them out.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 24 Aug 2011
Total posts 384
Get up at sunrise and walk up the Peak Circle Walk. http://www.discoverhongkong.com/au/see-do/great-outdoors/hikes/peak-circle-walk.jsp. I have done this ... once. But worth it. Then you have a licence to stuff yourself silly at dim sum later on in the day.
Member since 08 Feb 2018
Total posts 137
Cheung Chau island is also worth a trip, if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle. Seafood at one of the little waterfront restaurants is delicious.
Cathay Pacific - The Marco Polo Club
Member since 02 Jul 2018
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You should try Hong Kong-style cafes. You would be amazed with the speedy service and taste. I watched a video this morning about one cafe in Jordan, it took 16s from order to food to table.
Member since 20 Jun 2014
Total posts 38
Not off the beaten track exactly, but I love the Hong Kong History Museum. It's got some great displays that give you a real feel for Hong Kong through the 20th century.
United Airlines - Mileage Plus
Member since 17 Feb 2016
Total posts 29
Dragons Back bush walk followed by lunch on the beach. Just take plenty of water and an umbrella for shade.
Member since 01 Mar 2017
Total posts 1
If I can add to David's comments, I agree to explore the back blocks of Macau but do lunch at Fernando's on Hak Sa (Black Sand) Beach. An amazing Portuguese meal - you won't want to eat for the rest of the weekend.
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