Lantau Trail (Section 7) Tai O to Kau Ling Chung
Lantau Trail

Trail Summary

10.5 km
3 hours
Overall Difficulty (3-Star Demanding)

Length (Rating 3-Star)

Duration (Rating 3-Star)

Gradient (Rating 3-Star)

Surface (Rating 2-Star)

Shading Level
(3 green leaves represent high shading level)

  • (Low)

Overall Rating (5 hearts is the highest)

(Rating 2-Heart)

The longest of all of the Lantau Trail, this section begins at Nam Chung Village after leading out of the mountains of the Lantau Country Parks.  As it passes through the most southwesterly waters of Hong Kong, it marks the second half of the Lantau Trail.  This part is not to be missed by any ocean enthusiasts, as the footpath is flat and traverses a shingle beach and a mangrove forest.  Not far away, you can get a view of the Pearl River Estuary, where the river enters the Pacific Ocean.  With fresh and salt water, it has become a habitat for Chinese white dolphins.  The names of the two places ahead are appetising enough to make your mouth water – Tsin Yue Wan Campsite and Kai Yet Kok, also called Peaked Hill, which literally mean ‘fried fish bay campsite’ and ‘chicken wings corner’ respectively.  The former is located at the westernmost point of Hong Kong; the latter, situated close to the shore, is an island that got its name for its chicken-wing-like shape – it protrudes from the south and curves inwards from the northern part.  Continue and soon you will see the estuarine mixing zone between the river and the ocean.  The waters, clear on one side and murky on the other, form a natural boundary, which is an incredible sight.

Transportation Information

Start Point
Take public transport to "Tai O" bus terminus and walk towards Yim Tin Pok to reach the start point next to the Leung Uk Children's Playground, Tai O.

New Lantao Bus routes - 1 and 11

End Point
Walk along Kau Ling Chung Catchwater for about 1 hour to Shek Pik Wang Pui Road and then take public transport to leave.  

New Lantao Bus routes - 1, 2, 11 and 23

The transportation information provided in this website is for reference only. Please check the updated transportation information from the websites of Transport Department and relevant transport utilities before setting off.

Hong Kong eTransport web page

Route Map

The below map showing the route and the scenic spots along the hiking trail.
For details, please refer to the transportation information above and photos captions text below.