Category Archives: Geocaching

Needle Hill Tungsten Mine

Quite some time ago I discovered the existence of an abandoned mine in Needle Hill. Several tunnels had been hewn out in the rock to gain access to tungsten bearing ore. The mines closed in the 1970s following a drop in tungsten prices and a sharp increase in labour cost, and have been left idle […]

Tai Po Kau and Lead Mine Pass

This is one of my Sunday family hikes. Tai Po Kau is a beautiful nature reserve, combining lush forests with crystal clear streams and rivers. It is also well known for the fireflies, which can be best watched in spring and summer. We started off at the main entrance to the reserve, a car park […]

Geocaching by canoe – Sai Kung

A very special adventure today: geocaching by canoe, on the waters off Sai Kung. This is seawater, but it is as quiet as a lake, so very easy and safe to navigate by canoe. After meeting up at Kowloon Tong MTR station we went by car towards Sai Kung. Our driver and CO of X? […]

Lung Ha Wan Country Trail

Another beautiful Saturday, what better to do than go out to the countryside for some geocaching? This time a family hike, and it took us to Clear Water Bay area, where we hiked the Lung Ha Wan Country Trail. After getting off the bus at Tai Au Mun we started by walking along Lung Ha […]

Ride your Stegosaurus!

A Stegosaurus is a large dinosaur, about 9m tall and 4m in height, extinct for about 150 million years. Or are they? This is the tale of a visit to one of these magnificent creatures. Not a very big one, maybe 6-7m long but still nearly 4m in height, it was a joy to ride […]

Hok Tau and Sha Lo Tung

A relaxed hike on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Hong Kong’s hiking is of course known for its mountains. That doesn’t mean all hikes are steep up and down, this one is about as flat as it goes. Beautiful terrain and really easy walking. We started off in Fanling, taking the minibus to Hok Tau reservoir. […]

Fan Lau – hike and camping

This trip to Fan Lau, the far south-western corner of Lantau Island, had been in the planning for a very long time. Quite some geocaches on the trail, and it is a historically important part of Hong Kong, remote as it may be. To get to Fan Lau means a hike starting at either Shek […]