At an altitude of 1811 feet, Victoria Peak is regarded as the highest hill in Hong Kong. Commonly known as the Austin Peak or ‘The Peak’, it is a must-visit attraction in the metropolitan. From the highest point of the peak, visitors can enjoy sweeping views of Central Hong Kong, Victoria Harbour and Lamma Island.
Victoria Peak has a viewing platform that features a coin-operated telescope from where tourists can witness the majestic sight of Hong Kong’s skyline, which looks even more stunning as the sun goes down, making it the highlight of this attraction. It also houses the two most popular leisure shopping centres in Hong Kong - Peak Galleria and Peak Tower.
Not just the commercial areas, the Peak also has a serene garden, the Victoria Garden. This Chinese style garden is actually the closest accessible spot to the summit. The Peak is also home to some species of birds, especially the black kite and colourful butterflies.
Riding the Peak Tram is the quickest and most convenient method of reaching Victoria Peak. Read about how to reach via the Peak Tram.
Hiking from the MTR Central Station to The Peak Tower takes around 1-1.5 hours.
Taxis are easily available from anywhere in Hong Kong to reach Victoria Peak.
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