PENG CHAU & EAST LANTAU

It is an early start, but it is your choice whether to snooze a little extra and forego the sights of the bustling harbour or enjoy your breakfast on
the ferry taking us from Central to the small island of
Peng Chau.

Safely in Peng Chau, we visit the island’s Tin Hau temple before joining the seafront promenade to Nam Wan. Here we leave the shoreline to
make our way through orchards and vegetable farms to Finger Hill, which at 95 metres is Peng Chau’s highest peak.

Having absorbed the great panoramic view from the top, we descend briefly into the island’s main village to visit the rebuilt Dragon Mother
Temple at Tung Wan before conquering Peng Chau’s second highest point on the north side. On the way back to the pier, we will not only visit
more interesting sights, but we should also have time for a quick cup of tea before continuing our island-hopping day by boarding the small
ferry to Nim Shue Wan.

From this back door to Discovery Bay, we make our way south along the coast through banana plantations, more orchards and more
vegetable plots to a Trappist Monastery.  

The last part of the road up to the monastery is appropriately nicknamed “la via dolorosa” – road of pain….” It is steep, but it is also
“stepless” and we will make plenty of stops along the way. Including one at the monastery. The monks were well known in Hong Kong as
milk producers. However, the original dairy has, sadly, closed, but we should still come across grazing
cattle as we continue up the hill. Our
path peaks out at 250 metres allowing great views over Mui Wo, Peng Chau and Hei Ling Chau. Haze permitting even Hong Kong island should
be visible.

A long flight of stairs leads down to Mui Wo, where we check out the beach, the waterfall and a temple in the hinterland before finishing the
hike in time for a late lunch at one of the waterfront restaurants.  
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Distance:
14 km
 
Difficulty:
4 out of 10
 
Approx. Altitude Change:
Gain: 455 metres
Loss: 455 metres
Price:
HK$270
incl. ferry from Peng Chau
Highest Point:
240 metres
     
Time Spent on Islands:
5 hours
Walking: 3.75 hours + Breaks: 1.25 hour
     
Meeting Time & Place:
8:20 am
at Central Ferry Piers
     
Finishing Time & Place:
4:30 pm
at Central Ferry Piers
Price for this hike as a Private Event on request
  or 3:20 pm  
at Central Ferry Piers, if not staying for lunch.
   
Food & Drink:
Snack stop at café on Peng Chau - not included.
Optional late lunch at restaurant in Mui Wo -
not included.
 
Note 1:
You also have the option to end this outing with a swim at the beach in Mui Wo. There are clean changing rooms
and showers right on the beach, so you might want to consider bringing swimwear and a towel.
 
Note 2:
This outing is NOT operated on Sundays and public holidays
Peng Chau as seen from Lantau og water buffaloes in Mui Wo
Dragon Mother Temple on Peng Chau and Trappist Monastery on Lantau
Island scenes...
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