Kat O Nature Trail
Geo Route

Trail Summary

1 km
1 hour
North New Territories
Overall Difficulty (2-Star Moderate)

Length (Rating 1-Star)

Duration (Rating 1-Star)

Gradient (Rating 1-Star)

Surface (Rating 3-Star)

Shading Level
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  • (Low)

Overall Rating (5 hearts is the highest)

(Rating 5-Heart)

Kat O was formed as a result of violent volcanic eruptions. In the region there are also other spectacular geological landforms, like Monk Viewing the Sea, which was formed by weathering, and Kai Kung Tau. Kat O, which literally means an auspicious bay, is the northernmost island in Hong Kong with a history of 300 years and is home to 10 settlements that used to be inhabited by 6,000 people of 43 clans and 37 surnames at its height. Although there are now some ten households only, the villagers still insist on holding the decennial On Lung Dajiu, which attracts many people. Kat O Nature Trail starts at the geoheritage centre converted from a village school. Its latter part passes by a viewing point which overlooks the vistas of the island, Mirs Bay on the east and Sha Tau Kok on the west. Take the ferry from Ma Liu Shui Pier to Kat O and Ap Chau, and start your weekend geology excursion.

Transportation Information

Ferry Service - Ma Liu Shui to Kat O ( Depart at 08:30 on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays only)

Ferry Service - Kat O to Ma Liu Shui ( Depart at 15:30 on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays only)

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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.

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