Ap Chau Geosite
Geo Route

Trail Summary

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

Length (Rating 1-Star)

Duration (Rating 1-Star)

Gradient (Rating 1-Star)

Surface (Rating 1-Star)

Shading Level
(3 green leaves represent high shading level)

  • (Low)

Overall Rating (5 hearts is the highest)

(Rating 3-Heart)

Located to the east of Sha Tau Kok, Ap Chau, which literally means ‘duck island’, got its name because it looks like a duck on water. Composed of red breccia, which is rare in Hong Kong, this small island boasts rich geological culture and human touch with some famous geological attractions, including ‘Duck’s Eye’, which was formed as a result of prolonged wave erosion, and ‘Duck’s Neck’, which is made up of a fault zone. In the 1930s, when Ap Chau was still a deserted island, it was an anchorage for fishermen who fished in nearby waters to fix and repair their fishing tackle and fishing boats. As more people went there, a fishing community gradually took shape, and later built huts, a church, and village schools on the island, with a population of one thousand inhabitants at its height. At present, the island has lost most of its population and in 2018 the school was converted into Ap Chau Story Room, which promotes the history and culture of the island.

Transportation Information

Ferry Service (Source: Transport Department)


- Ma Liu Shui to Ap Chau (Depart at 09:30 on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays only)
- Ap Chau to Ma Liu Shui (Depart at 12:30 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 Ap Chau (Depart at 08:30, 12:30, 14:45, 17:00) Note1
- Ap Chau to Sha Tau Kok (Upon Demand) 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

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.

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