23 October, 2023
Camping Hong Kong: Tung Lung Chau Campsite
Camping Hong Kong: Tung Lung Chau Campsite
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Top 10 Camping Sites: Where To Go Camping In Hong Kong

23 October, 2023
Camping Hong Kong: Tung Lung Chau Campsite

Enjoy a weekend in the great outdoors at one of the best campsites in Hong Kong, including picks from grassy hillsides to beach camping sites.

Make the most of the cooler period between autumn and winter by spending a night sleeping under the stars; that’s right, we’re talking about camping sites in Hong Kong. From grassy hillsides to beach camping sites, our city is home to many beautiful spots on which to pitch your camping tent. Add in good company, a box of beer, and plenty of snacks, and you’re set for an adventurous night in nature. Grab your camping gear, pick one of the best Hong Kong campsites from the list below, and get ready to rough it in the great outdoors!

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The Best Camping Sites In Hong Kong

Camping Hong Kong: Tap Mun Grass Island Campsite

Tap Mun Island (Grass Island) – Remote camping site located off the northern Sai Kung Peninsula

Although fairly secluded, Tap Mun is one of the most popular camping sites in Hong Kong. The remote grass island is located off the northern peninsula of Sai Kung and the campsite is perched atop a lush hill, offering panoramic vistas of the surrounding area. The camping site itself is not actually an official government campsite so don’t expect much in terms of facilities; make sure to bring food, drinks and camping gear with you for the night.

The island is also renowned for wild cattle that roam free, so watch out for any uninvited visitors sneaking into your camping tent in search of food!

Campsite location: Tap Mun Island, Northern Sai Kung Peninsula, Hong Kong
Facilities: It’s an unofficial camping site so no facilities here!
How to get to Tap Mun Island: To get to Sai Kung, take the MTR to Choi Hung and head for Exit C, then take the 1A green minibus to Sai Kung town (about 40 minutes). Alternatively, you can take the red minibus from Dundas Street in Mong Kok, which will take you to Sai Kung town directly. Once there, take the 94 bus from Sai Kung Town to Wong Shek Pier, and catch the ferry to the island (around 30 minutes).

Read More: Things To Do In Sai Kung– What To Eat, See & Do

Tung Ping Chau – Hong Kong camping site with plenty to see around the area

Tung Ping Chau is home to a number of magnificent landforms including Kang Lau Shek (Barbican Stone), a tall stack overlooking the sea, and Lung Kok Shui (Dragon Enters Water), a siltstone bed that resembles the spine of a dragon. The camping site is adjacent to a wave-cut platform on the sea and fully equipped with toilets, barbecue pits and eating areas for you to use during your stay.

The ferry only runs to and from the island a few times each week so you need to carefully time your camping trip. As beautiful as it is, you wouldn’t want to get stuck there for an entire week!

Campsite location: Tung Ping Chau, Plover Cove Extension Country Park, Hong Kong
Campsite facilities: Barbecue pits, benches, tables, clotheslines and dry toilet pits. Head here for further information.
How to get to Tung Ping Chau: Take the Tsui Wah ferry from Ma Liu Shui Pier and get off at Wong Ye Kok Pier at Tung Ping Chau (the ferry only runs on weekends). Once there, simply walk towards Sha Tau Tsuen and the camping site (around 20 minutes).

Read More: Your Tung Ping Chau Island Guide

Tai Long Wan Camping

Ham Tin Wan – Beachfront Hong Kong camping site with nearby facilities

If you’re after a beautiful beachfront setting and are a sucker for sunsets, this is the camping spot for you. Located on the eastern side of Sai Kung Country Park, the campsite is situated on stage two of the MacLehose Trail. Ham Tin Wan is one of four beaches (namely, Sai Wan, Ham Tin Wan, Tai Wan and Tung Wan – which are all reachable by short trails) that make up the stunning area of Tai Long Wan. We recommend Ham Tin for camping as it is closest to the facilities.

Depending on the weather, speedboats can also be booked for your return trip from the beach to Sai Kung. You can rent surfboards from the restaurant close by and, as there is a moderate hike involved to reach the campsite, we recommend hiring camping tents and sleeping bags once you arrive.

Campsite location: Ham Tin Wan Beach, Sai Kung East Country Park, Hong Kong
Campsite facilities: Toilets and sinks, restaurants, surfboard rental, camping gear rental. For more information, head here.
How to get to Ham Tin Wan: Get to Sai Kung (using the directions above). Once there, take minibus 29R or a taxi from Sai Kung town and alight at the Sai Wan Pavilion (about 30 minutes). From Sai Wan Pavilion, follow the signposts and path to Sai Wan (roughly 40 minutes) and walk along beach path to reach the camping site.

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Pui O – Hong Kong beach camping site with barbecue pits

Another beautiful beach camping site, Pui O is located on Lantau Island (which is easily accessible via ferries from Central). This site is right on the beachfront and has 54 spots for you to pitch your camping tent, complete with ready-to-use barbecue pits that are free of charge! All you have to do is bring some food and your camping gear.

Sassy Tip: For busy periods, such as Chinese New Year, Labour Day and National Day, be sure to book your spot in advance.

Campsite location: Pui O, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Campsite facilities: Camp bays, barbecue pits, toilets and changing rooms, shops selling food and drinks. For more information, head here.
How to get to Pui O: Catch the ferry from Central Pier to Mui Wo (around 40 minutes) and then take bus 1 or 4 to Tong Fuk. The campsite is a 15-minute walk from here. Alternatively, take the MTR to Tung Chung and then hop on either bus 11 directly to Pui O town, or bus 3M or A35 to Bui O Public School, which is around a 30-minute walk to the camping site.

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Camping Hong Kong: Tung Lung Chau Campsite

Tung Lung Chau – Spacious campsite with Hong Kong historical sites to visit

Popular with climbing enthusiasts and history buffs alike, the three-hectare Tung Lung Chau camping site can be found on the northeast of the island, along with barbecue pits and a few nearby restaurants. You will also find Hong Kong’s largest ancient rock carving, which measures 180cm by 240cm, as well as an old fort which is said to date back to the Qing Dynasty.

There are two piers conveniently placed 10 to 20 minutes away from the camping site, with ferry services between Tung Lung Chau and Sai Wan Ho/Sam Ka Tsuen on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.

Campsite location: Tung Lung Chau, Tung Lung Fort, Hong Kong
Campsite facilities: Barbecue pits, benches, tables and bins
How to get to Tung Lung Chau: Take a ferry from Sam Ka Tsuen Pier in Yau Tong or Shau Kei Wan Typhoon Shelter in Sai Wan Ho.

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Sai Yuen Camping Adventure Park – Camping tents, yurts, tepees and stargazing domes for rent in Hong Kong

For a more glamorous take on camping in Hong Kong, book a spot at Sai Yuen in Cheung Chau. This peaceful island spot comes complete with a range of tents to choose from. Offering Mongolian yurts, tepees, safari-style tents and stargazing domes, each is fully stocked with all the bedding and camping gear you need.

If you want a more traditional camping experience, Sai Yuen also offers a “Wild Camping” experience; here, you can still hire tents and other equipment, but you’ll have to pitch your own camping tent. The park also hosts a whole range of activities, including rock climbing and rope courses. Call 2981 1010 for more details, booking and prices.

Campsite location: Sai Yuen, Cheung Chau Island, Hong Kong
Campsite facilities: A variety of camping tents, barbecue pits, toilets
How to get to Sai Yuen: Take the ferry from Central Pier to Cheung Chau (the fast ferry takes about 35 minutes, and the slow takes 55 minutes). Once in Cheung Chau, follow the directions here to find Sai Yuen.

Read More: Your Cheung Chau Island Guide

Camping Hong Kong: Long Ke Wan

Long Ke Wan – Secluded Hong Kong camping site with a beach view

This camping site is situated beyond the secluded Long Ke Wan beach. Like Ham Tin, it’s a bit of a trek to get to but it’s well worth the panoramic view of the white sandy beach below — the hustle and bustle of the city will feel worlds away. Though the campsite has barbecue pits and tables, you will need to bring everything else for your stay, including water. Before you leave, make sure you check out the nearby High Island Reservoir which features some impressive ancient rock formations.

Campsite location: Long Ke Wan, Sai Kung East Country Park, Hong Kong
Campsite facilities: Barbecue pits, benches, tables, dry toilet pits. For more information, head here.
How to get to Long Ke Wan: Take the MTR from Choi Hung station, then take minibus 1A to Sai Kung Town. From here, take a taxi to the East Dam at High Island Reservoir and walk along section one of the MacLehose Trail to Long Ke Wan (around 20 minutes).

Nam Shan – Hong Kong woodland camping site with large barbecue area

Located super close to Pui O beach is the gorgeous woodland retreat of Nam Shan. Make sure to check out Nam Shan Viewing Point, situated on a hill not far from the camping site, which offers a panoramic view of Mui Wo and Pui O Bay. Nam Shan also boasts the largest barbecue area in Lantau Country Park, with the extensive grassland accommodating more than 100 picnic goers. Be sure to stock up and make the most of the facilities!

Campsite location: Nam Shan, Lantau South Country Park, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Campsite facilities: Pavilions, barbecue pits, benches and tables, playground and toilets. Head here for further information.
How to get to Nam Shan: Take the MTR to Tung Chung and then take bus 3M to Nam Shan. Alternatively, catch the ferry from Central Pier to Mui Wo (about 40 minutes) and then take any bus (they all pass through Nam Shan). The camping site is right next to the bus stop!

Read More: Your Neighbourhood Guide To Mui Wo

Camping Hong Kong: Wan Tsai

Wan Tsai – Beginner-friendly campsite in Hong Kong with complete facilities

Wan Tsai South and nearby Wan Tsai West are both popular camping sites that sit on top of the Wan Tsai Peninsula. The peninsula lies on the northwest of Long Harbour and overlooks Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park, Hong Kong’s first marine park which is home to over 120 coral fish species. It is a particularly good campsite for beginners as it has everything you need for a comfortable stay, including its own localised water supply, showers, changing rooms and barbecue pits.

Campsite location: Wan Tsai Peninsula, Sai Kung West Country Park, Hong Kong
Campsite facilities: Barbecue pits, benches, tables, changing areas, large-scale bathing and toilet facilities. Head here for further information.
How to get to Wan Tsai: Get to Sai Kung (using the directions above) and then take minibus 7 to Hoi Ha Village. From there, follow the Tai Tan Country Trail until you reach the camping site (about 45 minutes).

Hok Tau – Popular picturesque camping site in Hong Kong surrounded by trees

Situated beside the Hok Tau Reservoir, on the northern slope of Shek Au Shan, this picture-perfect camping site will position you in and amongst tall trees, and just a stone’s throw away from a freshwater stream. A number of easy routes connect the campsite to popular sites Sha Lo Tung and Lau Shui Heung Reservoir for those wanting to venture further out. More experienced hikers can take on nearby trails like Pat Sin Leng or Ping Fung Shan.

Campsite location: Hok Tau, Pat Sin Leng Country Park, Hong Kong
Campsite  facilities: Barbecue pits, benches, tables, clotheslines and toilets
How to get to Hok Tau: Take minibus 52B from MTR Fan Ling station and alight at Hok Tau Tsuen Terminus. From there, walk along Hok Tau Road towards Hok Tau Reservoir until you reach the camping site (around 15 minutes).

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Main image courtesy of @mini.outing via Instagram, image 1 courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, image 2 courtesy of Sassy Media Group, image 3 courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, image 4 courtesy of @timsemelin via Instagram, image 5 courtesy of Peter Lam Photography.

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