Half an hour on board the ferry flies by and Nam Tong ferry pier soon comes into view. Once ashore, you’re greeted by an enticing selection of route options. For those who fancy either a relaxing day out or desire to cut out the fuss and be thrust straight into the action, hang a left at Nam Tong following signs for Tung Lung Fort. A twenty minute stroll from this juncture takes one directly to the eastern side of the island. For the more intrepid traveler, a longer walk around the island may suit. There is an 8.5km route circumnavigating Tung Lung Chau that takes around 4 hours to complete and is best experienced in an anticlockwise direction. This trail is a great way to pack in all the sights of the island, including a climb to its 232m pinnacle.
Climbers don’t forget your chalk bag! Regarded as one of the best places in Hong Kong for rock climbing, the eastern escarpments of Lung Tung Chau offer bountiful climbing lines in a scintillating setting. There are several operators that provide climbing and zip lining sessions here, visit bit.ly/TungLungChauGuide for more information.
All in all, this is a cracking little spot that all can to enjoy in different ways. Among the list of Hong Kong’s many islands, Tung Lung Chau flies under the radar and punches well above it’s weight.