Smaller Font SizeA   Default Font SizeA   Larger Font SizeA       Home 中文
Hong Kong Global Geopark of China
What's New Geopark Geo Tours Geo Learning Geo Experience Download   Hong Kong Geopark's Channel
  Ap Chau Story Room
  Ap Chau Story Room
  Ap Chau Story Room

Geo Tours > Geoheritage Centre

Ap Chau Story Room

Ap Chau Story Room


Ap Chau is a small island in the Northeast New Territories of Hong Kong. It is a long and narrow island, which looks like a duck on water when viewed from the north. This animate shape inspired the name Ap Chau (Duck Island). At only 0.04 km2, it is the smallest inhabited outlying island in Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark.

Along with basic information about Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark and the extraordinary red breccia, which is rare in Hong Kong, the Ap Chau Story Room, which opens in early April 2018 as supported by The 55th Orient & Southeast Asian Lions (OSEAL) Forum and in collaboration with Lions Nature Eduation Foundation, illustrates Tanka culture and heritage, and then human habitation and the traditional way of life on Ap Chau.

The big banyan tree in this photo, taken in 1950, is now estimated to be over 100 years old. It has environmental benefits and is an important part of the collective memory of the Ap Chau community.

PDF Download leaflet

ap chau



73 Ap Chau, New Territories, Hong Kong

Opening Hours

Every Sunday and Public Holiday
(Except the 1st to 3rd of the Chinese New Year )
From 10:00am to 4:00pm

location map

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


Geo Areas
Geo Tour Routes
Recommended Geopark Guide System
Visitor Centres
Geoheritage Centre
Tai Po Geoheritage Centre
Lai Chi Wo Geoheritage Centre
Kat O Story Room
Ap Chau Story Room
Kau Sai Village Story Room
Safety is important
Safety guidelines for visiting the geosites
The site of 1024 x 768 display settings and Internet Explorer 7.0 or above to view the best.
All Copyright © 2011 Hong Kong Geopark / AFCD
Disclaimer | Terms | Sitemap | Contact Us
Level Double-A conformance, W3C WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0