Heading to Hong Kong? We share this guide to visiting the Peak in Hong Kong; with its amazing view from Sky Terrace 428.
For that magic, iconic view of Hong Kong’s skyline, most people head to The Peak. Found up in the mountains, it has almost become a rite of passage for travellers and tourists to take the historical tram up to the top and see Hong Kong from a different perspective. It is one of my favourite things to do in Hong Kong but bring your camera because these views are stunning and make for that perfect selfie.
The view isn’t the only thing to do whilst you’re up there! Here is a list of other things to do whilst you are up at the Peak.
What is the Peak?
Victoria Peak is a hill in the Western half of Hong Kong Island, locally referred to as The Peak. It is the highest hill on Hong Kong Island and offers stunning views from the summit.
The Peak in Hong Kong is a major attraction, offering a viewing deck along with restaurants and shops to choose from.
The Peak Tower Opening Hours: 10am to 10pm on weekdays, and 8am to 10pm on weekends.
Getting to The Peak
There are different ways to get to Victoria Peak, Hong Kong. Most choose to take the Peak Tram; a tram ride that takes you up to the top, climbing 396 metres above sea level. This was first built for daily commuters in 1888 but is now used by tourists.
Tickets for the Peak tram and Sky Terrace 428 costs HK$83 for a return ride.
You can also choose to take bus 15, mini-bus 1 or a taxi to Victoria Peak.
Some people choose from hike from the MTR Central Station to The Peak Tower; with this route taking you around an hour and a half.
The Peak Tower
The Peak Tower is a modern architecture that sits atop of Victoria Peak. Inside the Peak Tower, you will find plenty of restaurants and shops to choose from, as well as the Sky Terrace.
There are restaurants that offer amazing views whilst you eat:
- Wildfire Pizzabar – Enjoy fresh thin crust pizzas with plenty of flavours at this popular Pizza Bar.
- Bubba Gum Shrimp – The USA chain has made its way to Asia and has a great spot at The Peak. You can enjoy a western meal with a great view but make sure to book in advance for the good seats.
And other quick bite restaurants such as Burger, Pacific Coffee, Mimi Desserts and Hong Kong Day.
Sky Terrace 428
The Sky Terrace 428 is a viewing platform in Hong Kong, offer 360-degree panoramic views of Hong Kong. You can visit at any tie in the day, but we recommend sunset to catch views in the daylight and at night.
Sky Terrace 428 opening hours: 10am to 9pm weekdays and 8am to 9pm on weekends.
Tickets cost HK$75 for adults and HK$38 for children.
How to plan a trip to Hong Kong
- We LOVE this camera for our travel photography.
- For a cheap, easy and compact camera, we use this to vlog and take photographs.
- We use this travel drone (but make sure to check drone laws in your chosen destination first).
- This is our favourite travel Insurance because it covers so many activities and travel situations that could arise on longer trips but also offers year coverage.
What to pack:
- No matter where we travel to, I always take these trusty hand sanitizer’s and a mini first aid kit.
- We love these toiletry bags (especially great for smaller bathrooms) and choose a laptop bag like this as our hand luggage.
- We keep our devices charged on long travel days with these lightweight battery packs and bring these worldwide travel adaptors on all our trips.
- I still struggle not to overpack so stick to using an expandable suitcase like these, over backpack and always take my trusty luggage scales to avoid being charged at the airport.