Lots of people enjoy hiking during holidays, along popular trails in the country parks managed by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD).

Photo for Mobile Network Services in Country Parks

Owing to the hilly terrain of Hong Kong, it is not practicable to provide 100% mobile phone coverage to the country parks. Nevertheless, the Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) and AFCD, recognising the needs of the hikers and country park visitors, have been encouraging mobile network operators to improve their country park coverage. With the efforts of the mobile network operators, a number of base stations have already been installed to serve the country parks and the hiking trails. These base stations are located at Woodside, Ma On Shan, Kei Ling Ha, Shek Uk Shan, Pak Tam Au, Tai Long Au, Sai Wan Shan, Long Ke, Yuen Ng Fan (High Island Reservoir), Kau Sai Chau, Cloudy Hill, Chung Pui, Bride's Pool Road, Tiu Tang Lung, Robin’s Nest, Ap Chau, Kowloon Hill, Shing Mun Reservoir, Golden Hill, Tsuen Kam Au, Tai Tong, Tai Lam Chung, Nga Ying Shan, Man Cheung Po, Shek Pik, Tai Fung Au, Pak Kung Au, Nam Shan, Ngau Kwu Long, Tai Ho, Tai Long Wan Tsuen, Wong Chuk Yeung and Tung Lung Chau providing mobile phone coverage over parts of Tai Tam Country Park, Ma On Shan Country Park, Sai Kung Country Park, Kiu Tsui Country Park, Yan Chau Tong Marine Park, Pat Sin Leng Country Park, Plover Cove Country Park, Kam Shan Country Park, Shing Mun Country Park, Tai Lam Country Park, Tai Mo Shan Country Park, Lantau South Country Park, Lantau North Country Park and Clear Water Bay Country Park .

In order to provide more information on country park mobile phone coverage to the hikers, OFCA has conducted a survey along popular hiking trails, and posted the Mobile Network Coverage Survey information on OFCA's website for reference by the public. Besides, OFCA will continue to assist mobile phone operators to facilitate their setting up of new base stations to serve the country parks.

Leaflets of Mobile Phone Coverage in Country Parks

Mobile network operators have prepared leaflets concerning their service coverage in country parks. These leaflets are available from mobile network operators' service centres, retail outlets and the following websites:

Mobile Network Operators Websites
HUT https://web.three.com.hk/about3hk/coverage/index-en.html
CMHK http://www.hk.chinamobile.com/en/corporate_information/Customer_Service/performance_pledge/customer-support-countryside.html
SMT https://www.smartone.com/hk/country-park-coverage/en
HKT Not available yet.

The leaflets are also available to visitors and hiking groups at various Country Park Management Centres of the AFCD.

Mobile Phone Radio Sites in Country Parks

Hong Kong Map Kowloon Hill Ma On Shan Shing Mun Kei Ling Ha Bride's Pool Road Golden Hill Yuen Ng Fan Woodside Tsuen Kam Au Shek Uk Shan Robin's Nest Cloudy Hill Long Ke Nga Ying Shan Tai Lam Chung Chung Pui Tai Long Au Shek Pik Tiu Tang Lung Tai Fung Au Tai Tong Man Cheung Po Ap Chau Pak Kung Au Nam Shan Sai Wan Shan Pak Tam Au Kau Sai Chau Ngau Kwu Long Tai Ho Tai Long Wan Tsuen Wong Chuk Yeung Tung Lung Chau

The radio base stations at the following sites contribute to the mobile network coverage and the mobile phone reception in the country parks.

No. Site Participating Operators
1 Kowloon Hill HKT, HUT, CMHK, SMT
2 Ma On Shan HKT, HUT, CMHK, SMT
3 Shing Mun HKT, HUT, CMHK, SMT
4 Kei Ling Ha HKT, HUT, CMHK (Note 1)
5 Bride's Pool Road HKT, CMHK (Note 4) (Note 2)
6 Golden Hill HKT, HUT, CMHK, SMT
7 Yuen Ng Fan HKT, HUT, CMHK, SMT
8 Woodside HKT, HUT, CMHK, SMT
9 Tsuen Kam Au HKT, HUT, CMHK, SMT
10 Shek Uk Shan HKT, CMHK (Note 3)
11 Robin's Nest HKT, CMHK, SMT (Note 2)
12 Cloudy Hill HKT, HUT, SMT (Note 2)
13 Long Ke HKT, HUT, CMHK, SMT
14 Nga Ying Shan HKT, HUT, CMHK, SMT
15 Tai Lam Chung HKT, HUT, CMHK, SMT
16 Chung Pui HKT, CMHK, SMT (Note 3)
17 Tai Long Au HKT, HUT, CMHK, SMT
18 Shek Pik HKT, HUT, CMHK, SMT
19 Tiu Tang Lung CMHK (Note 3)
20 Tai Fung Au HKT, CMHK, SMT (Note 3)
21 Tai Tong CMHK, SMT (Note 3)
22 Man Cheung Po CMHK (Note 3)
23 Ap Chau HKT (Note 4), CMHK, SMT (Note 3)
24 Pak Kung Au HKT, HUT, CMHK (Note 1) (Note 2)
25 Nam Shan HKT, HUT, CMHK, SMT
26 Sai Wan Shan HKT, CMHK, SMT
27 Pak Tam Au HKT, CMHK (Note 3)
28 Kau Sai Chau HKT, HUT, CMHK, SMT
29 Ngau Kwu Long HKT (Note 2)
30 Tai Ho CMHK, SMT (Note 3)
31 Tai Long Wan Tsuen HKT (Note 2)
32 Wong Chuk Yeung CMHK (Note 3)
33 Tung Lung Chau HKT, HUT, CMHK, SMT


Name of the operators:

Abbreviations Full Name
HKT Hong Kong Telecommunications (HKT) Limited
HUT Hutchison Telephone Company Limited
CMHK China Mobile Hong Kong Company Limited
SMT SmarTone Mobile Communications Limited
Point Number Content
Note 1 SMT mentioned that mobile network coverage at the surrounding areas of this site are provided by its adjacent base station(s).
Note 2 Due to limitation in space, the site could not accommodate other operators.
Note 3 Other operators may join later.
Note 4 3G service only.