It’s a wild world out there campers! Escape the city for an adventure to Hong Kong’s great outdoors with these top camping and glamping options. Experience starlit skies (yes, this city does have them), roast marshmallows by a campfire, and camp out on some of the island’s best beaches. Pick a spot, pack your gear and head outside. We have all the info you need to know from free DIY camping sites in Sai Kung to glamping options in Lantau and Cheung Chau. Get your camping gear and head on over!
Sai Yuen Farm has everything for your outdoor adventure needs. They offer different camping options; Teepees, Safari Bush Campers or an Eco- Living Dome. Chill out that night over s’mores at the bonfire. They have a huge range of activities that the kids will love from farming, aquaponics, water ponds, rock climbing, rope climbing, and skateboarding. Your adventure awaits!
If you are looking for an easy option, then Treasure Island is ideal. They have a private campground complete with tents, showers and changing rooms. Tents big enough for 4 and 6 people are available for rent and includes bedrolls, cereal, fruit, water, a burner, utensils, and charcoal. Bicycles and kayaks can be arranged. They also have cabana options for those looking to glamp. We love their online booking system and the fact that you can add-on a s'more pack for the kids.
One of the most scenic points in Sai Wan East, the site sprawls behind Kap Man Hang Bridge adjacent to Stage 2 of the MacLehose Trail. Pitch a tent on the sand and take in the breathtaking views of the shoreline and the off-shore islands. There are basic facilities such as changing rooms, BBQ pits, etc. There are a few restaurants where you can get food and drinks and rent camping equipment. They serve coffee and brekky sandwiches in the morning!
This retreat offers an array of water activities, equipment rental, and professional support. Camping enthusiasts can rough it out in tents on their beach-front private campground. You can also opt for their 3-meter-tall luxury Safari tents complete with deluxe camping mattresses and even air conditioning. The activity voucher gives you access to kayaks, bodyboards, skimboards, and the overnight camping facilities.
Camping At Long Coast Sea Sports, 29 Lower Cheung Sha Village, Lantau, +852 8104 6222, www.longcoast.hk. Click here to watch the Little Steps video of camping at Long Coast Sea Sports in Lantau Island.
Camp next to a Qing Dynasty fort! Located near Clearwater Bay, the island is at the eastern entrance of the harbor. The campsite is on the northwest part of the island and about a 20-minute walk from the pier. Besides exploring the fort, you can also try out rock climbing, as the island is an ideal site for the same. The site offers modest facilities such as barbeque pits, benches, and tables, information boards, rubbish bins, and pavilions.
Camping At Tung Lung Chau, New Territories, Hong Kong, Website. Ferry services from Sam Ka Tsuen and Sai Wan Ho are available on weekends.
Located near Pui O campsite on Lantau Island, Nam Shan is easy to access (close to the bus stop) and a different kind of Lantau camping experience - off the beach and into the woods! There are plenty of facilities here including BBQ pits, pavilions, a playground, and bathrooms. Do a bit of hiking, roast s'mores with the kids, and be sure to go to the viewing point where you can see top views of Mui Wo and Pui O Bay.
Nam Shan Camping Site, Lantau South Country Park, Hong Kong, Website. How to get there? From Tung Chung town center, take Bus 3M and get off at Nam Shan. From Mui Wo, all buses pass Nam Shan. It's 5 minutes from the bus stop!
Situated beyond the secluded Long Ke Wan at Sai Kung East Country Park, this pollution-free site with clear waters and fine sand is a peaceful haven for campers. Stroll along Man Yee Road, and catch the scenic vistas of the High Island Reservoir. Owing to its remoteness, the facilities here are frugal — BBQ pits, benches and tables, and streaming water (seasonal supply)!
Camping At Long Ke Wan, Sai Kung, Hong Kong. Click here for more information on camping in Long Ke Wan.
Looking for an uber secluded spot? Island Club just might fit the bill. This fun-filled private inn and campsite are accessible only by ferry from Cheng Chau. It’s packed with activities including wakeboarding, kayaking, windsurfing, banana boating, snorkeling, beach volleyball, hiking, rock climbing, and even has a war games area.
Camping At Island Club, G/F, 23 Tai Long Village, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, +852 2989 2315, islandclubhk.weebly.com
Known for its starry nights and gorgeous views, this campsite offers grasslands, beaches, and parks. The views of Hoi Ha Marine Park are worth it! The site is designed with plenty of facilities including showers, changing areas, barbecue pits, and pavilions.
Camping At Wan Tsai Camping Site, Sai Kung, New Territories, Hong Kong, Click here for more information. There are two ways to access! Option 1 - From Sai Kung, take Minibus 7 and descend at Hoi Ha Village. Then, follow the Tai Tan Country Trail and walk for about 45 minutes. Option 2 - Take Bus 94 or Bus 96R at Diamond Hill MTR Bus Terminal to Wong Shek Terminus. Then, take the Wan Tsai-bound ferry at Wong Shek Pier. From Wan Tsai Pier, it is a 5-minute walk.
Camping in Pui O is one the most popular campsites in Hong Kong and for good reasons. This campsite has all the facilities you require for a relaxed camping trip, such as barbecue pits, pavilions, toilet, changing rooms and showers. Wake up to a stunning view of the beach, splash around in the water, build sand castles or go hiking. The campsite is closed on Tuesdays for their weekly maintenance and guests are required to check out on 10am on that day.
Pui O Beach, Lantau Island, +852 2984 1116, Click here for more information.
At Mingle Farm it's all about the great outdoors, all with a unique twist! Families can embark on an adventure with barbecuing, camping, archery and games, and organic farming. There are inflatable games and bicycles, kites, hula hoops, badminton and football on offer as well as an indoor multi-functional hall in case of bad weather.
Want to go rogue? If you are ready to brave the tent pitching and marshmallow roasting on your own, you have plenty of options? The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) and Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) have several campsites for ‘do-it-yourself’ campers. Good luck campers!
The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), Website
Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD), Website
Nikko tents, sleeping bags, blow-up mattresses, deck chairs, lamps, gazebos and backpacks and more… Here are a few stores that sell camping kits! For international brands, head to RC Outfitters. For more local options at better prices, All Weather, The Overlander, Chamonix, and a few more finds will get your gear up on a budget.
Where To Buy Camping Gear And Tents In Hong Kong?
RC Outfitters, Stores across Hong Kong, www.rcoutfitters.net
Decathlon Hong Kong, Mong Kok Grand Plaza Basement, Mongkok, Hong Kong, Causeway Bay, Park Lane, 1/F, Hong Kong, www.decathlon.com.hk. Order online too!
Local Stores Supplying Camping Gear:
All Weather, 2/F, 13 Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, +852 2384 8890, www.allweather.hk
Chamonix Alpine Equipment, 2/F, Prosperity Building, No. 61 Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2332 1259, www.chamonix.com
Outdoor Clothing Stores In Hong Kong:
Patagonia, stores across Hong Kong, www.patagonia.com
Columbia, stores across Hong Kong, www.columbiasportswear.hk
Mammut, stores across Hong Kong, www.mammut.com.hk
The North Face, stores across Hong Kong, www.thenorthface.hk
The Overlander, stores across Hong Kong, www.overlander.com.hk
Ying Cheong Camping Equipment, G/F, 303 Shanghai Street, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong, +852 2385 1255, www.yccamping.com.hk