Living on The Peak
Victoria Peak, known locally as The Peak with an elevation of 552 m (1,811 ft), is an iconic residential and tourist district with a rich history of exclusivity and luxury, having attracted European expatriates in the early 19th Century who preferred its more temperate climate.
With sweeping Victoria Harbour views and the famous Peak Tram built in 1888, it's home to many as well a wonderful place to visit.
Home to many affluent and successful Hong Kongers, Victoria Peak has some of the Island’s most luxurious free-standing Colonial-era homes, alongside more modern developments.
As the tallest hill on the Island with access to some of the best hiking trails, The Peak commands impressive views over Central, east towards Causeway Bay, Victoria Harbour and south-west to Lamma Island.
Key Residential Buildings to explore are....
Things to Do on The Peak
Explore the Peak Galleria and Peak Tower, a diverse shopping mall with an array of restaurants, retail, the city's largest wax museum Madame Tussauds Hong Kong, and the iconic Sky Terrace which boasts panoramic views of Hong Kong island and across the harbour.
Both locals and visitors will be delighted with a meal at the famous Peak Lookout, which has a beautiful outdoor terrace perfect for lazy brunches or celebratory dinners. Other popular Victoria Peak restaurants include Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Rajasthan Rifles, and Mak's Noodle all located within the Peak Galleria and Peak Tower.
For hikers, walkers and nature lovers, Victoria Peak Hong Kong has no shortage of hiking trails and scenic greenery. Hiking to The Peak is an easy way to get some extra steps in via the Victoria Peak Trail, or else the flat Peak Circle Walk is a good choice for a stroll. Carry on up Mount Austin Road to Mount Austin playground for a leisurely picnic on the grass.
A relatively swift bus or taxi ride from Central MTR station or Central bus terminus via Peak Road (about 15 minutes) makes getting to Victoria Peak very accessible, proving it to be an even more enviable address. Numerous buses run from Hong Kong station, the International Finance Centre (IFC), and Exchange Square.
The Peak Tram still operates but is largely a tourist attraction, seeing long lines spilling out of the Peak Tram station and the Peak Tram lower terminus on weekends.
Of course, a popular way of getting to Victoria Peak involves wandering up its many accessible hiking trails which start from numerous points on Hong Kong island including Pok Fu Lam reservoir, Wan Chai Gap, and Kennedy Town.
Perks & Amenities
Residents will never tire of the beautiful expanse of Victoria Peak Garden and its lush, green trails offering dramatic scenery. A Victoria Peak hiking venture rarely has to be the same twice, with numerous routes to get there, in addition to the well-known Hong Kong Trail, as well as a selection of surrounding paths such as Mount High West and Lugard Road Circular Walk.
Beyond it's lush nature offerings, the Victoria Peak neighbourhood is also home to an international supermarket, Mount Austin playground for the kids, and the respected Matilda International Hospital.