Victoria Peak Gardens and Mt Austin Rd: A Slice of Nature
If the concrete jungle, queues and crowed pavements of Hong Kong are getting you down and you want some fresh air then a visit to Victoria Peak Gardens might be just what you need.
This wonderfully manicured and well-kept park, which surrounds Victoria Peak and was part of the residence of the former Governor of Hong Kong, is only a 15-20 minute walk up Mount Austin Road. It has some wonderful fauna and flora to enjoy in addition to the beautiful grass lawns.
Peak Gardens is also one of few the parks in Hong Kong that welcomes pets too and unlike many other open public spaces in the city that have been concreted over to reduce maintenance overheads, the gardens have been kept as a tranquil, green oasis right in the middle of this bustling city.
If you need some time with nature to relax then getting to Victoria Peak Gardens couldn’t be easier. You could catch the Peak Tram from the terminus on Garden Road in Central, grab a private taxi, hop on the 15B bus or the energetic choice would be to hike up Mount Austin Road and enjoy the scenic views and many species of beautiful plants on the way.