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INSIDE: Roam the Gnome’s Guide to the Peak Tramways Funicular & things to do at the top! 

Take the The Peak Tram from the Lower Terminus to Victoria Peak at 554 metres high, see the most spectacular view of Hong Kong and Victoria Harbour from anywhere in the city.

Even if it is foggy or overcast, the Peak Tramways ride itself is a fun ride.

Be sure to sit on the right side facing forward to capture the best views as you weave through forests before arriving at the Peak Tower.

Trams depart every 10-15 minutes.

Take a look at our guide below. 

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Visit Hong Kong’s most popular attraction, The Peak Tramways to Victoria Peak! 

Hong Kong Peak Tram History

Firstly, visit The Peak Tram Historical Gallery, located also at the Garden Road Peak Tram Lower Terminus 

It’s a time tunnel with more than 200 memorabilia exhibited across 15 theme sections, taking you back to Hong Kong in the 19th and 21st century.

Then jump on board the Hong Kong funicular railway.

That’s the best way how to get to Victoria Peak. 

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Peak Tram Funicular Railway Height

The Peak Tramways is one of the world’s oldest and most famous funicular railways, rising to an epic 396 meters above sea level.

That’s about 1,300 feet!

Did you know that the tilt of the Hong Kong funicular tram makes you feel like the buildings on the right side of the tram look like the Hong Kong version of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, multiplied! 

(There’s even a study to understand how this Hong Kong mountain tram illusion happens!) 

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Things to do at Victoria Peak in Hong Kong

At the top, the view of Hong Kong from the Peak is only ONE of the attractions.

There’s plenty of other things to do at the top of the Peak in Hong Kong.

Here’s a sample. 

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No.1: Visit the Peak Tower

At 396 metres above sea level, The Peak Tower is one of the most stylish and recognisable architectural icons in Hong Kong.

Inside, you’ll find a whole lot of entertainment options including the Sky Terrace 428, and other options below.

Open 10am to 10pm, Monday to Friday.

Open 8am to 10pm, weekends and public holidays. 

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No.2: Sky Terrace Hong Kong

Visit the Sky Terrace 428.

Named in honour of standing at 428 metres above sea level, the Sky Terrace the highest viewing platform in Hong Kong offering a stunning 360-degree panoramic view across the Hong Kong.

Open daily from 10am to 11pm from Monday to Friday, and 8am to 11pm on Saturday, Sunday and Public holidays.  

Hong Kong Sky Terrace Audio Tour

The “Hong Kong Sky Tour” is a personal and interactive touch screen audio tour available in six languages.

Visitors can explore Hong Kong’s architecture, neighborhoods, cuisine, culture and history while enjoying the spectacular views of Hong Kong Skyline at the top of Hong Kong.

This audio tour is included in your entry ticket.

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No.3: Madame Tussauds Hong Kong

Visit Madame Tussauds Wax Museum inside the Tower.

See all the famous faces including:

  • Artist Yayoi Kusama 
  • Chinese pop stars and actors
  • David Beckman
  • Ariana Grande
  • Lady Gaga
  • Donald Trump
  • Benedict Cumberbatch

Plus, there’s lots of hands on opportunities to sing, dance and more. 

Open daily from 9am to 10pm.

Find it at Shop P101, Level P1.

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No.4: Trick Eye Museum Hong Kong

Visit the Madness 3D Adventure on Level 1, The Peak Galleria 118 Peak Road Hong Kong. 

Trick Eye Museum is an interactive museum where you get to play the role of actor, director and photographer!

Trick Eye Museum features oversized optical illusion paintings and installations that trick both your eyes and the camera lens.

The paintings are painted onto plain surfaces to make them come alive through the use of optical illusions.

Plus, some paintings have 3D props for that extra touch! 

Open daily from 10 am to 11pm, 7 days.

Free entry! 

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No.5: Bubba Gump Shrimp Restaurant

Stuff yourselves with Seafood at Bubba Gumps (kitsch but fun!)

Spot the memorabilia and photos from the Forest Gump movie.

Plus, enjoy fun dining for the whole family surrounded by reproductions of script pages, storyboards, and costumes! 

Try one of the signature dishes:

  • Dixie-style baby back ribs
  • Accidental fish and shrimp
  • Shrimper’s heaven

Open daily from 11:30am to 9:30pm

Last order: 8:30pm 

Other Restaurants at the Peak Hong Kong

The other restaurants at Sky Terrace include:

  • Wildfire Pizzabar and Grill
  • Lu Feng dumplings and dim su,
  • Fujiyama Mama sushi 
  • Burger King
  • Mimi Desserts
  • Pacific Coffee
  • Hong Kong Day Cafe 

Try the Hong Kong cafe for signature Hong Kong food you must try including Hong Kong style milk tea, french toast, luncheon meat and egg instant noodles, and stir fried rice noodles with sliced beef.

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No.6 Victoria Peak Hiking Trails

Go for a 40 minute bushwalk on the Victoria Peak Garden trail, a mountain track through the Victoria Peak gardens to the summit.

At the top, you can circumnavigate around the peak too, a walk of about another 60 minutes on the Peak Circle walk experience. It’s called the Hong Kong trail.

Bring the Ergo carrier for your toddler!.

Here’s details of these two walks, plus two more. 

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No. 7: Kite Flying

Watch locals flying Chinese kites from the summit. 

No.8: Visit the Mount Austin Playground at the Peak

Let the kids loose on the Peak Playground, a popular playground for local families. 

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No.9: Shop for art

Wander the gardens to pick up a piece of Hong Kong artistry.

This is a unique souvenir to take home from Hong Kong. 

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No.10: Chinese Gardens in Hong Kong

Wander round the Chinese Gardens to enjoy some sunshine, away from the city fumes. 

No.11: Catch the Hong Kong bus down the bends

Return to central Hong Kong via the bus.

The windy streets around the Peak tramways line are super fun!  

Bus Number 15 runs from 6am till midnight back to the Star Ferry Terminal in Central.
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THE INSIDE SCOOP: The Peak Tram Hong Kong

Correct at time of publication on Roam the Gnome. Please check with venue for updates. We apologise in advance if there have been any changes we are unaware of. All prices in HK dollars, unless otherwise stated

The Peak Tramway Address: Find the Peak tram in Hong Kong at 128 Peak Road, The Peak, Hong Kong
Phone: (852) 2522 0922
Email: [email protected]

The Peak Tram Opening Hours (Lower Terminus)

  • Open daily from 7am to 10pm. 
  • All tickets are sold at Garden Road Peak Tram Lower Terminus or appointed travel agents.
  • Board at Lower Terminus on 33 Garden Road.

How much is the Peak Tram?

Prices 2020:

Peak Tram Sky Pass ( Peak Tram and Sky Terrace)  

  • Adult return HK$99   
  • Child (3-11 years) return  HK$47
  • Adult single HK$84  
  • Child single HK$39

Peak Tram only.  

  • Adult return HK$52
  • Child return HK$23   
  • Adult single HK$37 
  • Child single HK$14

Children under 3 FREE!

Note: Peak Tram Upper Terminus (The Peak Tower) sells Peak Tram tickets only.

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How to get to the Peak Tram

Click here and type in your location to get directions to the Peak Tram lower terminus. 

Map of the Peak Tram Departure Point

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