Hiking in Hong Kong: Cyberport Waterfront Park

When it comes to hiking, I like getting lost in the lush mountains (for a reasonable, I-know-eventually-I’m-going-to-find-my-way-home amount of time), walking up and down dirt trails, and having that general “I’m not actually in Hong Kong right now.. Am I?” feeling. Unfortunately, this hike did not live up to these expectations.

I had never been to Cyberport before (waaaaaay too far west on the island and its name was never too enticing; sounds very bionic and bizarre), so I wasn’t sure what to expect. My friend who arranged the hike assured me that it would be relatively easy, as we had all been out the night prior and that there was a waterfall. The waterfall alone sold me and off we went to the Wan Chai bus terminal to hop on a Citybus to Cyberport. We made a relatively educated guess as to where to get off the bus and from there set out to find the start of our “hike”.

Unfortunately, this was not the hike I had in mind – Cyberport Waterfront Park is very much man-made with concrete paths everywhere. While this was disappointing, we did happen to come across a gated off section that led down to a beach area. Here we also came upon the waterfall, though it was not one in which you could really swim in.

We decided to go climb the rocks at the sides of the island to make our “hike” a bit more adventuresome. We were able to go on for a few hundred feet before the rocks became too steep and the weather began to take a turn for the worse (no surprise there, Hong Kong).  On our way back to the bus station, we stumbled around the area and came across a Buddha garden and a little shack with no recognizable purpose.

All in all, it was a nice day spent with friends, but if you’re interested in an actual hike, I would not recommend going here. Heading north-east a bit to Pok Fu Lam Country Park would be a much wiser choice for next time.

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