Private guided tours of Geopark Hong Kong a unique natural area with special geological, natural and cultural landscapes Sai Kung Country Park, High Island Reservior, New Territories, Hong Kong
Geopark private tours can include either of our walking tour or our hiking tour, or treat yourself to a wonderful seafood lunch at a remote and unique fishing village, surrounded by untouched landscape and return back to Sai Kung by water, on a traditional junk. Our tour starts alongside the high island reservoir in the Sai Kung East Country Park, and journeys to its easternmost end. From here we view the magnificent hexagonal columnar joints, one of the largest geological formations of this kind in the world. We will walk in this area, learning the history. We then walk part way along the service road, on down to the old settlement of Tung Au on the water's edge. Coming into the area, we are surrounded by fish farms and old Hakka clan village houses, and en route we pass one of the smallest schools in Hong Kong, now abandoned, and a wonderful Tin Hau temple built in the Ching Dynasty. Modern fisherman and their families still make offerings here before heading out to sea. Inside the temple, you can still find a 200kg copper bell and sedan chair.
Here we rest and have a seafood feast, before continuing to Sai Kung town on a local wooden junk (an ancient Chinese sailing vessel), a journey of about 40 minutes. While on the water, we see more Geopark wonders of hexagonal columnar joints, Sharp Island which is connected by a tombolo to the small island of Kiu Tau, Kau Sai Chau (site of our spectacularly sited three public golf courses complex), an island for fishermen's graves and the inland water dam wall of High Island Reservoir.
Cost: HK$3600, includes transport / junk Total tour time 8.5 hours Walking distance: 4km
Grade: easy Facilities: Toilets en route Lunch Allow $150 per person
For the more sure-footed among you we'll head out to the peninsula to Po Pin Chau. This is not a well-maintained path, but if you like hiking this is where you find giant stacks that emerged when a complete hill was slashed into two by natural forces. It is undoubtedly a fine example among similar geological attractions. Geology enthusiasts will certainly cherish the opportunity to see these towering rock stacks and fascinating hexagonal joints.
From here we go along a small nature path over the hill towards a quiet bay over to a beautiful beach, where we will have lunch.
After lunch we follow a paved path to the fishing village of Tung A mentioned above. Total tour time 8.5 hours Length: 8 km
Grade: strenous Facilities: Toilets en route. Need to take picnic and water supplies
A tombolo is a deposition landform in which an island is attached to the mainland by a narrow piece of land such as a spit or bar. Once attached, the island is then known as a tied island.