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Land Excursion

Kat O Nature Trail

During the Middle Jurassic Period, about 164 million years ago and Early Cretaceous Period, about 143 million years ago, violent eruptions spewed out a huge amount of volcanic ash, which fell to the ground and was buried to form tuff. Later, the volcanic activities ceased. During the Late Cretaceous Period, about 100 million years ago, gravel from nearby area was transported by seasonal floods and deposited in Ap Chau sedimentary basin, forming red breccia.

The 800m long Kat 0 Nature Trail highlights mainly the history of a fishing village, as well as its culture and natural landscapes. The trail is generally level, though part of it is a stone path which goes to the peak, and with interpretation panels. Visitors can experience the traditional culture in the fishing village and appreciate the natural scenery along the trail.

Kat 0 lies in the west of Mirs Bay and east of Sha Tau Kok. It covers a total area of 2.36 km2 and its highest point is Kai Kung Leng, 122 m above sea level. As its overall shape is like the inverted letter"Z", it was called"Crooked Island'. During stormy weather, fishing boats in Mirs Bay took shelter in Kat 0 Wan; hence, the name Kat 0 (Lucky Bay).


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How to get there

Take the ferry operating between Ma Liu Shui to Kat O and Ap Chau on Saturdays, Sundays and Public holidays or join a local tour.

To take the ferry, visitors can travel by MTR East Rail and get off at the University Station, Exit B, then walk for about 15 minutes to Ma Liu Shui Landing Steps No.3 for the ferry service to Kat O and Ap Chau. The normal boat traveling time is about 2 hours. Visitors are advised to take the *ferry schedule into consideration in planning the trip.

Service days: Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays
Fare: $90 return ticket (Single trip Kat O to Ma Liu Shui $50)
Booking & enquiries: 2555 9269 (Best Sonic Industrial Limited)
(subject to operator's announcement)

*Ferry Schedule
Route of ferry Departure Arrival
Depart from Ma Liu Shui to Kat O 9:00 am  
1st stop at Kat O   10:30 am
  Depart from Kat O 10:45 am  
2nd stop at Ap Chau   11:00 am
  Depart from Ap Chau 12:30 nn  
3rd stop at Kat O   12:45 pm
 Depart from Kat O 15:30 pm  
Back to Ma Liu Shui   17:00 pm



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