Join us for a lovely day out as we slowly make our way around Tolo Harbour. Catching the early (and only) ferry from Ma Liu
Shui our first stop is the old pirate haven of Tap Mun Chau, also known as Grass Island.  

Tap Mun may be remote, but a walking tour of the island provides a charming getaway with trails crisscrossing the island.
Tap Mun also boasts one of Hong Kong's oldest and best maintained Tin Hau temples.

From the pier we first visit Tap Mun New Fishermen's Village and will later pass through a Taoist cemetery before following
the new coastal trail to a hilltop lookout point. All along the trail there are splendid views over the Sai Kung Peninsula, Sharp
Peak, Mirs Bay and even into China.  From the lookout we descend into the oldest part of Tap Mun and pay a visit to the
rather impressive Tin Hau temple. Time permitting, we will make a brief morning tea break at one of the islands' small
restaurants before returning to the ferry to continue our journey down through Long Harbour.

The harder bit of the day’s outing starts just after Wong Shek Pier as we follow a dirt trail along the very scenic Long Harbour
to reach the small village of Hoi Ha, where we will stop for a well deserved lunch. After lunch there will be time to enjoy the
clear calm waters and sandy beaches of the Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park.

Leaving Hoi Ha at about 4:15 pm, we follow a gently climbing old inter-village footpath passing Pak Sha O on our way to the
pier in secluded Lai Chi Chong. Here is a last chance to enjoy a cool refreshment before we catch the 6:00 pm ferry back to
Ma Liu Shui.
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Tap Mun (Grass Island) in the eastern New Territories of Hong Kong
Tap Mun (Grass Island) in the eastern New Territories of Hong Kong
Long Harbour in the eastern New Territories of Hong Kong
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15 km
4 out of 10
Approx. Altitude Change:
Gain: xxx metres
Loss: xxx metres
incl. all ferries
Highest Point:
xxx metres
Time Spent on Trail:
8 hours
Walking: 5 hours
Meeting Time & Place:
8:05 am
at University Railway Station
Finishing Time & Place:
7:05 pm
at University Railway Station
Price for this outing as a Private Event on request
  or 7:30 / 7:45 pm  
in Kowloon / on Hong Kong Island.
Food & Drink:
Tea break at Tap Mun - not included.
Lunch at small Chinese restaurant in Hoi Ha -
not included.
Refreshments in Lai Chi Chong -
not included.
Note 1:
The beach at Hoi Ha boasts some of the cleanest water in Hong Kong, so don't forget your swimwear. Basic
showers and changing rooms are available at our lunch restaurant.
Note 2:
This is a full day out, but if you have had enough of walking or need to get back early, it is possible to end the hike
in Hoi Ha wherefrom minibuses leave for Sai Kung and the big city every 30 minutes.
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