The Peak is home to several different lookout points – some paid and some free.
There’s the Sky Terrace 428, atop The Peak Tower, which claims to be the highest viewing platform on Hong Kong Island. Entry here costs roughly $6.50. Enjoy panoramic views of Hong Kong’s skyline from the Peak Tower. Many tourists tend to be surprised by the huge peak Galleria mall at the top, which was designed to look like a giant wok. If you walk around the vicinity, visitors will find the natural scenery they came for. These days, you’re just as likely to spot locals walking their dogs as tourists checking out the observation deck at the summit.
Peak Circle Walk: After admiring the views, take a leisurely walk along the Peak Circle Walk for more stunning vistas of the city and lush greenery. This is the easiest path to access as it loops around the Peak’s commercial area. This pathway weaves under the thick vines of banyan trees and passes by a few waterfalls for good measure, but the view is the best part – Hong Kong’s harbor and skyscrapers take center stage.
A few hundred feet uphill, Victoria Peak Garden is hidden away from the crowds on the site of a former governor’s summer home. It can be reached via a stone stairwell off Mount Austin Road (right across from the Mount Austin Playground). At the top of the stairs and through the trees, a lush green space opens into a secret garden.