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10 Amazing Waterfall Hikes With Kids In Hong Kong

Waterfall Outings With Kids In HK

Visiting waterfalls in Hong Kong - Sheung Lok Stream

We often forget that Hong Kong is surrounded by wilderness and that all we need to do is bring our kiddos along and explore it! Cascading waterfalls are no exception and there are plenty of picturesque sites to see. Grab a picnic, step outside, and explore Hong Kong’s finest family-friendly waterfall outings.

  • Bride's Pool & Mirror Pool, Hong Kong

    BRIDES POOL AND MIRROR POOL: New Territories

    It’s no wonder that Tai Mei Tuk is a family retreat on weekends and now there’s one more reason: Brides Pool and Mirror Pool - two beautiful, pristine falls within a short hike. If you don’t want to hike, on Sundays and public holidays, there’s the 275R bus that takes visitors directly to the pool from Tai Po Market East Rail Line station.

     

    Brides Pool & Mirror PoolClick here for more detailed directions.

  • Lotus Stream Hike Waterfall Hong kong

    LOTUS STREAM: New Territories

    This one is definitely for the older teens and experienced hikers, but well worth the trip. If you're in it mainly for the waterfall then it's recommended to this fairly long and tricky hike (wear good boots, as the trail is wet) in reverse. Once arrived there are fair few beautiful waterfalls and pools where you and the fam bam can cool down in. It's a little complicated to get there so follow the below instructions closely.

     

    Lotus StreamClick here for detailed instructions. 

  • Ping Nam Waterfall, Hong Kong

    PING NAM WATERFALL: Fanling

    Why hike to one when you can see several falls in one outing. Get your little ones into slip-proof shoes and their swimmers before heading on this outing - they’ll get wet before even arriving at the clear pool and waterfalls at this Fanling wonder. From the MTR station take bus 78K to Nam Chung and walk 35 minutes along Luk Keng Road to the stream before following it to the falls.

     

    Ping Nam WaterfallClick here for more detailed directions.

  • Sheung Luk Stream, Hong Kong

    SHEUNG LUK STREAM: New Territories

    This is where you should bring older children or at least ones that are strong enough swimmers or divers to jump off a two-story waterfall as many have done here. Have fun but play it safe! From Sai Kung town, take a cab to Sai Wan Pavilion and follow the trail to Sai Wan beach. When you see a milepost by a bridge that says KK 291795, the stream is just beside that bridge.

     

    Sheung Luk StreamClick here for more detailed directions.

  • Kadoorie Farm, Hong Kong

    THE GREAT FALL BY KADOORIE FARM: New Territories

    The ingredient to a successful family day out is a good mix of different activities and a simple meal to fuel up at the end of all the fun. Head to Kadoorie Farm and spend the day picking fruits or hanging out with the animals, before diving into the Great Falls to cool down. There’s also a lovely cafe for the whole family bunch to enjoy afterward. Call ahead for parking directions.

     

    Kadoorie Farm, Lam Kam Road, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong, +852 2483 7200,  info@kfbg.orgwww.kfbg.org.

  • Pok Fu Lam Waterfall, Hong Kong

    WATERFALL BAY PARK: Pok Fu Lam

    Find this hidden gem inside the Wah Fu Estate in Pok Fu Lam. The cascade, which drops vertically from a very high vantage point, is easily reachable by bus 40, 40M, 30X and 4 from Central. You won’t have the hassle of rounding up your wee ones and getting them to trek out to the middle of nowhere for this close encounter with nature.

     

    Pok Ful LamClick here for more detailed instructions.

  • Silvermine Waterfalls, Hong Kong

    SILVERMINE WATERFALLS: Lantau Island

    Hop on the ferry to Mui Wo and spend the day in Lantau, which is fast becoming our favorite spot for quick and easy weekends out of the city. Once off the ferry, follow the path to the beach and walk along that trail. Take the bridge over the creek and walk past Chinese houses until you get to a narrow footpath and follow it to the falls.

     

    Silvermine WaterfallsClick here for more detailed instructions.

  • Tai Tam Mound Waterfall, Hong Kong

    TAI TAM MOUND WATERFALL: Tai Tam, Southside

    As if Tai Tam couldn’t get any prettier, they’ve also got an unofficial waterfall amid lush, woodlands close to the reservoir. Bring your kiddos with you - this one is a breezy walk. To get there, head North-West along the Hong Kong trail from the Tai Tam Tuk Reservoir dam. Cross a bridge with a handrail and next to the wooden bridge, there’s a rough path and a tiny stream to the left.

     

    Tai Tam Mound WaterfallClick here for more detailed instructions.

  • Waterfall Hikes Hong Kong

    NG TUNG CHAI: New Territories

    Part of Tai Mo Shan Country Park, this waterfall is accessible from Tai Wo MTR station. Simply take the 64K KMB bus from the station and follow signs along a 90-minute hike through nature trails. There are four falls at the end of the trail, ranging from smaller, scattering waterfalls to a large one that cascades from a high peak. There’re also pretty panoramas along the trail as well making the journey just as fun as the destination.

     

    Ng Tung ChaiClick here for more detailed directions.

  • Wong Lung Hang, Hong Kong

    WONG LUNG HANG: Tung Chung

    Unless your family is really, really outdoorsy, we don’t recommend this to be your first outing, and it’s not one for the faint of heart. The trek requires you to do a bit of rock climbing and scaling, or to get wet as there are several portions where you’ll have to tread in light water. But once there, the scenery is incredible, and it’s doable in a couple of hours hiking from Tung Chung MTR station.

     

    Wong Lung HangClick here for more detailed instructions.

Additional Info:​

RESOURCES

Our hand-picked resources to help get you to the waterfalls:

Hike Hong Kong - complete with photos and step-by-step directions to get you to and back from the waterfalls.

TrailWatch - Hong Kong-based hiking and conservation app to help you track or plan routes and distances.

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