Kat O Heritage Trail
Recommended Route

Trail Summary

3.5 km
2 hours
North New Territories
Overall Difficulty (2-Star Moderate)

Length (Rating 2-Star)

Duration (Rating 2-Star)

Gradient (Rating 2-Star)

Surface (Rating 4-Star)

Shading Level
(3 green leaves represent high shading level)

  • (Medium)

Overall Rating (5 hearts is the highest)

(Rating 3-Heart)

Kat O is the biggest island in the northeast New Territories. Characterised by a curvy shape and deep bays, it is a natural shelter, reflected in its name, which means Lucky Harbour. Kat O takes pride in its long history and rich heritage, and there are many cultural heritage sites to explore. Once an economic hub in the Mirs Bay region, Kat O remains a scenic island with many sites of natural beauty. Indeed, it is celebrated as the “Pearl of Mirs Bay”.

The Kat O Heritage Trail is centred around Kat O Main Street and goes to various heritage sites on the island. The trail is generally level. The paths forms two branches, one leading to a lookout at Ko Tei Teng and another to Ko Pang Teng. The former offers distant vistas of Yantian, Shenzhen, and other regions in the north; the latter offers a view across the lyrical Double Haven in the south. There are 27 interpretation panels along Kat O Heritage Trail. Scan the QR code on the panel to listen to stories told by the villagers and geopark guides.

For details of the Kat O Heritage Trail, please visit https://www.geopark.gov.hk/pdf/10-E-leaflet-Kat-O.pdf

(The “Route Map” below is in the process of updating)

Transportation Information

Ferry Service
- Ma Liu Shui to Kat O (Depart at 08:30 on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays only)
- Kat O to Ma Liu Shui (Depart at 15:30 on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays only)
- Tai Shui Hang to Lai Chi Wo / Kat O / Ap Chau (Tuesdays and Thursdays only, except public holidays.) Depart at 09:00 at Tai Shui Hang, pass by Lai Chi Wo and Kat O, then depart at 12:45 at Ap Chau)
- Sha Tau Kok to Kat O (Depart at 08:30, 12:30, 14:45, 17:00) Note1
- Kat O to Sha Tau Kok (Depart at 06:30, 10:30, 13:30, 16:00) Note1
- Sha Tau Kok to Lai Chi Wo/Ap Chau/Kat O (No service on Tuesday (except Public Holidays)) (Depart at 08:30, 10:30, 12:30, 15:15, 17:00 at Sha Tau Kok). Note1, 2

Note1: Passengers must obtain the valid Sha Tau Kok Closed Area Permit before boarding at Sha Tau Kok Public Pier.
Note2: Passengers should purchase return ticket together with a departure ticket while on board at Sha Tau Kok Public Pier.

Tourism Closed Area Permit (Individual) could be applied through Online Application Platform of Hong Kong Police Force

Transport Department web page

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.

Nearby Attraction
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