Hong Kong Wetland Park is an ecological park in the north of Tin Shui Wai that serves both wildlife and nature lovers, as birdwatchers in particular flock to the numerous trails and viewing platforms to spot some of the 235 bird species that call the park home. About half of the bird species in Hong Kong resides on the 148-acre (60-hectare) park, which features recreated wetland habitats designed for the native wildlife of Hong Kong’s New Territories, like herons, egrets, amphibians and dragonflies, as well as for native flora.
The park is hugely popular among families. Themed areas, including the Stream Walk, Mangrove Boardwalk and Butterfly Garden, plus several lookout points and bird hides bring you closer to the action, while an indoor visitor center hosts exhibitions on the importance of wetlands conservation, and includes an interactive section with a 3D cinema, theater, cafe, and indoor play area.
The Hong Kong Wetland Park can be enjoyed as part of a bike tour of the New Territories, combining it with a visit to the historical town of Yuen Long and a stop at the Banyan Tree House.
Insider’s Tip: It’s a good idea to bring your own binoculars along with you, otherwise be prepared to wait to use the fixed points in the park’s bird hides and viewing platforms.
If making your own way to the park, take the MTR to Tin Shui Wai and board Light Rail service 705 or 706 to the Wetland Park stop. It can also be reached directly from Hong Kong Island by boarding the 967 bus at Admiralty MTR bus station.