As the weather cools in the autumn, now is the perfect time for a class trip! Country parks and beaches are not the only places you can visit for an autumn class activity. The Goodies Family loves the sea. Mr Octo and Miss Dolphie are taking Rose and her classmates to some marine parks (海岸公園及海岸保護區). Let’s join them!
MARINE parks and marine reserves have been set up to protect marine life. They are home to many beautiful marine creatures. The Goodies Family can find lots of their marine friends in these parks!
A coral paradise--Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park (海下灣海岸公園)
How to get there: MTR Diamond Hill Station, Exit C2. Take bus 92 or 96R (Sunday and public holidays only) to Sai Kung town, then change to green minibus 7 to Hoi Ha Tsuen and walk to the marine park.
Miss Dolphine: The water quality here is good. This park is famous for its coral communities (珊瑚群落). Be careful not to stand on them. They are fragile!
Stairs from the sea--Tung Ping Chau Marine Park (東坪洲海岸公園)
This rock formation is called Kang Lau Shek (更樓石). It looks like stairs. The shape was formed after the rocks were eroded by waves and the weather over many, many years. There are many coral species here too.
How to get there: From MTR University Station Exit B, take a taxi to Ma Liu Shui ferry pier and board a ferry. The journey takes around 90 minutes. This ferry operates only on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
The dolphins’ home
How to get there: There is no direct transport. Ask your parents to join the eco tour organised by Hong Kong Dolphinwatch. For details go to this website: goo.gl/Rr3VUp
Miss Dolphine:Do they look like me? They are called Chinese White Dolphins (中華白海豚), but they are pink in colour. They live here because there is plenty of fish for them to eat.
See for yourself Marine parks in Hong Kong have a YouTube channel of their own! Visit it to learn more about them: https://goo.gl/VX1KAO