Catch the rush, kiddos! If adventure is what you want, Hong Kong has plenty of it! In this guide, Little Steps shares with you our favorite thrill-seekers spots and operators for the daredevils of Hong Kong! These thrillers and chillers guarantee a good time! From deepsea fishing in Sai Kung or island hopping in a Zoom boat to wakeboarding, driving cars, and camping in a teepee tent…
Wild Hong Kong offers hiking, cycling and kayaking adventures around various parts of rural Hong Kong, exploring individual or multiple environments. Both half and full-day routes are available, and they can also work with you on a customized package to create an adventure to suit your needs. Their aim is to lead the way on these trips and show you a different side of Hong Kong, including its many hidden gems. Wild Hong Kong will take you on an adventure to remember!
Wild Hong Kong, https://www.wildhongkong.com/
Zoom Ribs, Shum Wan Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, +852 9144 2259, http://www.zoomribs.hk/
Hong Kong may be one of the least bike-friendly cities globally, but it sure has its lovers of mountain and dirt biking enthusiasts. The Hong Kong Motorcross Racing Club hosts motor cross-training, ATV classes and has a mountain bike track on its extensive outdoor grounds – and it’s a great place to have junior’s next birthday party. Plus, they organize outings further afield in China.
Hong Kong Motorcross Racing Club, Sheung Shui, Fan Kam Road, Tong Keung Leung Village, Hong Kong, +852 9711-8003 (Angus), www.mxclub.com.hk
You don’t need to board a plane to go scuba diving. Bring your water babies along to a PADI-certified scuba diving school right here in Hong Kong. Splash Hong Kong offers myriad course choices, including a certified program for children under 16 in various levels. Not only will this course lead to lasting skills and provide a gateway for your kids to learn about underwater life, but it will make family holidays in tropical destinations lots more fun!
Splash Hong Kong, Unit 5, 1/F Ko Fu House, 58-72 Fuk Man Road, Sai Kung, Hong Kong, +852 2792 4495, http://www.splashhk.com/.
If your teen is fascinated by aviation, consider signing up with Hong Kong's Aviation Club. Membership is open to anyone age 14 or above. Once members, you will be encouraged to develop your aviation knowledge and piloting skills through flight training, seminars, aviation activities, and other social activities. Click here for more information on their membership options.
Hong Kong Aviation Club, 31 Sung Wong Toi Road, Kowloon City, Hong Kong, +852 2713 5171, http://aviationclub.hk/
Go camping or glamping and enjoy a range of fun outdoor adventures in a stunning setting. On the island of Cheung Chau lies Sai Yuen Farm, the project from the people behind Palm Beach on Lantau, who have moved their teepee and safari camp to the neighboring island. This stunning landscaped space covers more than 400,000 square feet and features various camping options, from teepees and safari bush campers to eco-living domes, cocoon trees, and yurts.
Sai Yuen Farm, 4 Tsan Tuen Road, Cheung Chau, New Territories, Hong Kong, +852 2981 1010, www.saiyuenfarm.com
Mahi's, swordfish, and barracudas can be found in Hong Kong – really. Deep sea fishing is indeed alive and well and one of the best-kept secrets in town. Tailchasers – a registered member of Hong Kong’s sports fishing, offers escorted fishing trips out into the open waters, ideal for a captain and skippers on board. You can even tie in the excursion with a picnic in Tai Long Wan if you want to grill up some of the daily catch.
Tailchasers, 20 Shum Wan Road, Wing Chung Hang, Hong Kong, +852 9122 0695, www.hongkongfishings.com.
Canyoning is a fantastic opportunity for you and your family to immerse yourselves in Hong Kong's many incredible waterfalls and streams. Canyoning is most definitely for the fainthearted as you will going through obstacles that can be rather challenging but in a fun way! It's perfect for kids aged 14+ and Hong Kong Rock Climbing Adventure offers canyoning tours where you will do an array of adrenaline-pumping activities such as zip-lining, rock climbing, waterfall jumping and sliding!
Ryze Trampoline Park and Verm City are 2 of Hong Kong's hottest indoor activity venues! They are located in the same building and offer activities for kids from tots to teens, making it an excellent choice for the whole family. Also, Ryze has Extreme Air Sports for the older kids where you participate in fun activities such as the Ninja Obstacle Course, Foam Pits, Open Jump, and many more! Perfect to get your adrenaline rushing.
Does your little one love oceanic adventures just as much as you do? Take your kiddo wakeboarding! There are several packages and lessons to choose from; whether you want to go wakeboarding or a more gentle family boating, there is something for everyone! Kids as young as 5 can try, as long as they are comfortable in the water and are brave enough to get on a wakeboard with dad or mom.
Wakeboard Hong Kong, 101 Tai Tuk Village, Tai Tam, Hong Kong, +852 9454 5772, http://wakeboard.com.hk/
It’s not easy to enjoy a skiing or snowboarding experience outside the snow-covered hills of the world’s ski resorts. Ski Tech in Hong Kong provides just that opportunity. SkyTech Virtual Reality (also used for training by the US Olympic team) allows you to learn snowboarding and skiing safely indoors, ensuring you are well prepared for your next winter adventure. Strap on the ski boots, pick your ski destination (you will be in front of a large screen) and start your turns down the VR mountain, all with the help of expert instructors.
Great for families who want the thrill of flying up in the air and gliding on the waves, Kiteboarding can be just what you’re looking for! The Kiteboarding Association of Hong Kong (China) offers three-day beginner classes that go through safety and familiarize you and your mini daredevils with the right equipment before taking you out on the open waters. Participants will need to be strong swimmers and mature enough to handle strong, breaking waves, though life-jackets are available.
Love hiking? Looking for new trails, try Adventure Tours, where you can either go on a group hiking tour or a scheduled private tour. You and your kiddo (recommended 13+ and an experienced hiker) will visit old Hakka villages, swim by waterfalls, walk through a sea arch, enjoy the stunning sights from the highest peaks and learn about Hong Kong's unique geology. An adventure that you won't soon forget!
Adventure Tours, +852 6053 6076, https://adventuretours.hk/index.shtml
Surf’s up in many of Hong Kong’s beaches, and while the waves may be mild, it’s the perfect place for your little ones to learn the sport. Hit the waves with your little surfer dudes and dudettes! Good spots for surfing are Big Wave Bay, Shek O Beach, Tai Long Wan, or Lantau Beac; many of these spots rent out surfboards and suits for a reasonable price.
Surfing In Hong Kong, Click here
HKUPA has been organizing regular Ultimate Frisbee tournaments in the city for over two decades. They have regular meet-ups across town with the most popular spots being Tai Hang Tung and Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park in Sheung Wan. You and your tykes should practice a bit before playing with these fierce competitors – once you’ve mastered all the skills of a “thrower” and a “marker”, sign-up to become a member and get into the fun.