5 picnic spots in Hong Kong to visit this summer - some even pet friendly!

5 picnic spots in Hong Kong to visit this summer - some even pet friendly!

It's the perfect time for a picnic with your pals! Here are some great outdoor spots to enjoy summer day in the city
Junior Reporter
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Inspiration Lake – A day in wonderland

How to get there:
It’s a 15-minute walk from Sunny Bay station, or you can take the R8 circular line to the Inspiration Lake Recreation Centre.

What to do:

  • Cruise along the water in a pedal-boats (2-seater: HK$70/hr; 4-seater: HK$85/hr)
  • Explore the Arboretum for a taste of nature
  • Ride around on a surrey bike (one of those cool four-wheel bicycle carts) (single bench for 3 people: HK$100/hr; double benches for 6 people: $120/hr)

Facilities:

  • Convenience store
  • 2 washrooms in the entrance and midway

Reminder:
It can be crowded as it’s a tourist spot.

Opening hours:
From 9am to 7pm


Tamar Park – Embraced by Victoria Harbour

How to get there:
Just a five-minute walk from Exit A of Admiralty Station

What to do:

  • Take a stroll through their Landscaped Garden and Floating Platform.
  • Have afternoon tea at iBakery Gallery Café (Tamar Café). Approximately HK$50-HK$100 per person

Facilities:

  • Water Features
  • Toilets and Baby Care Rooms
  • Amphitheatre
  • Tamar Corner
  • Tamar Garden

Reminder:
There are not many trees here, so be sure to prepare for lots of sun and very little shade.

Opening hours:
24 hours daily


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Jordan Valley Park – Let the games begin

How to get there:
Take bus 26 from Tsim Sha Shui station, and get off at Sun Lee Fire station, then walk towards New Clear Water Bay Road to Jordan Valley Park.

What to do:

  • Race some RC cars
  • Visit green houses
  • Jog
  • Work out

Facilities:

  • Horticultural Education Centre
  • 2 Children’s play areas
  • 4 Jogging tracks with (1,115m long)
  • Fitness stations
  • 2 central lawns
  • Car park
  • 1 large and 1 small RC car racing circuits
  • Greenhouses

Reminder:

There are different opening hours for certain facilities. Please look it up before you go at lcdd.gov.hk !

Opening hours:

5am to 11pm daily (Park)


Victoria Peak Garden – A trip back to colonial days

How to get there:
Take the bus to the Peak and walk 20 minutes along Mount Austin Road near the Peak Galleria.

What to do:

  • Do a loop of the Hong Kong Trail (less than 1 hour)
  • Visit Pok Fu Lam Country Park

Facilities:

  • Mount Austin Playground
  • Washroom

Reminder:

  • There is no tuck shop or car park.

Opening hours:
24 hours daily


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West Kowloon District Nursery Park – A picnic in nature

How to get there:
A 5-minute walk from Kowloon Station exit E.

What to do:

  • There will be a Nursery Park Tree Tour on Saturday July 30 at 4pm, followed by a workshop where you can do arts and crafts and pot some plants
  • Frolic with your furry friend – the park is pet friendly!

Facilities:

  • Food kiosk
  • 20 minutes free WiFi
  • Central lawn
  • Sunset lawn
  • Pet zone with pet waste bins and a water tap

Reminder:

  • The tour and workshops are free, but it is first-come, first-served. Please register at westkowloon.hk/en/treetour
  • The washrooms are located near the entrances only, which may take time to walk if you settle far from them
  • The waterfront promenade is closed due to Art Park, but other sections will remain open
  • Air quality is a little dusty because of nearby construction.

Opening hours:
6am to 11pm


Picnic checklist:

1. Sunglasses
2. Portable charger for phones
3. Wet-wipes
4. Rubbish bag
5. Pocket knife
6. Cooler bag / ice box
7. Water
8. Sunscreen
9. Insect repellent
10. Big blanket

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
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