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$3500, includes transport / junk Total tour time 8.5 hours Tour starts at 8.30am, outside the General Post Office, 2 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong Island Walking distance: 4km Grade: easy Facilities: Toilets en route Lunch Allow $110 per person
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.