If you want to head up to The Peak in style, the Peak Tram is the way to go. The historic vehicle, which has been running for over a century, rises 1,300 feet above sea level as it trolleys up a mountain and passes the city’s iconic views at an almost impossible gradient. The tram runs continuously from 7am until midnight. Be warned that the queues can get extremely long and the tram journey only lasts about five minutes. It’ll be worth it though! Tip: get your tickets online ($37 for single, $52 for return) instead of at the terminus to save time.
True to its name, Victoria Peak (or simply The Peak) stands at 552m above sea level and is the highest point of Hong Kong Island. It’s also a massively popular tourist attraction thanks to its sweeping views of our beautiful metropolis, lush forestry and, of course, the iconic Victoria Harbour. Whether you’re looking down from cliff-side at the Peak Circle Walk or over the viewing platform Sky Terrace 428 situated in the anchor-shaped building that is The Peak Tower, the view there is magnificent.
Getting up to The Peak is an event in and of itself, especially if you hop on board the historic century-old Peak Tram, which travels up the mountain at a gravity-defying steepness. That’s not all, The Peak is also home to Victoria Peak Gardens, a gorgeous Victorian-style park dotted with pavilions and pagodas, as well as great alfresco restaurants to boot. Is it any wonder that Victoria Peak is one of the best things to do in Hong Kong? Without further ado, here’s a guide to everything about The Peak, from where to get tickets for the tram to how to score the best views.
RECOMMENDED: Keen to discover more gems and secrets in various local districts? Make sure you check out all our Hong Kong neighbourhood guides!