Ocean Park Hong Kong is a combination of a marine park, an amusement park, an animal
laboratory, and a zoo. It has various attractions, thrill rides,
animal exhibits, an aquarium, shows, souvenir shops, and restaurants. It is a good place to visit with family
Besides being an amusement park, Ocean Park Hong Kong
also operates well-developed laboratories
for research, has an education department, and generates funds for wildlife
preservation and research.
Area: 915,000 square meters (226 acres)
Popular activities: get close to animals, ride the amusement
rides, enjoy performances
Suited to: families with children
Time needed: a day
Highlights You Won't Want to Miss
Ocean Park is divided into the Waterfront section and the
Summit section. They are connected by the Ocean Express and a cable car.
There are eight
attraction zones. The three in the
Waterfront section are: Amazing Asian Animals, Aqua City, and Whiskers
Harbour. The five in the Summit section are: Marine World, Thrill Mountain, Adventure Land, Polar Adventure, and
Rainforest. Each zone has a diverse selection of rides, animal exhibits, and shows.
We have listed some highlights of each zone below.
1. Aqua City
in Australia: Meet Australian animals like fuzzy koalas, hopping red-necked wallabies,
and laughing kookaburras.
The Grand Aquarium: Explore the myriad forms of aquatic life
including sea cucumbers and starfish, and view coral reefs at the spectacular
Sea Life Carousel: Watch fantastical renditions of marine
animals and you may have the chance to ride your favorite sea horse, goldfish,
dolphin, or shark.
2. Amazing Asian Animals
Panda Adventure: Have a close look at rare giant pandas, red pandas,
and Chinese giant salamanders. If you are interested, you can take part in an Honorary Panda Keeper Program. You will have a chance to step inside the panda enclosure, learn how to prepare the pandas' toys and meals, and take pictures with pandas through a glass door. Contact us for more detailed information. See more China panda tours.
Village: Don't expect to meet pandas; you will encounter Asian small-clawed otters
and birdlife in a woodland setting.
Goldfish Treasures: View hundreds of shimmering goldfish and
learn about the importance of the goldfish to Chinese culture.
3. Whiskers Harbour
Balloons Up-Up-And-Away: Drift into the sky on the fantastic ride,
which combines the whimsical charm of hot air balloons and a Ferris wheel.
Merry-Go-Round: It is a classic children's merry-go-round
with gilded fairy-tale horses.
Whiskers Harbour Playground: Have some fun with children’s classic
outdoor toys like swings, slides, tunnels, and jungle gyms.
4. Marine World
A dolphin show in Ocean Park
Ocean Theatre: Watch lively shows that dolphins and sea lions
participate in, and learn something about the habitats of these marine mammals.
Sea Jelly Spectacular: Interact with 1,000 beautiful sea jellies
set against stunning music and multimedia displays.
Ocean Park Tower: View extraordinary vistas of the South
China Sea from a 360º gently rotating viewing room that is located 72 meters
above the ground.
Raiser: It hurtles, plunges, loops, dangles, and suspends you high above the
South China Sea.
Flash: It whisks you 22 meters into the air and spins you around so fast that
you might see stars.
Bird: Take a pleasant spin that captures the magic of flying in vintage
airplanes, and soar over 30 meters into the air.
6. Adventure Land
Mine Train: It is the craziest roller coaster ride in the park. Perched
on the edge of a cliff, it will hurtle you over one crazy peak to the next.
River: Take a log boat to
meet narrow ravines, snaking slopes, and chilling hairpin turns, and plunge
into the mist below at over 58 kilometers per hour.
7. Polar Adventure
A panda in Ocean Park
Arctic Blast: Ride into a snowscape-themed wonderland on a sleigh
and take photos against the breathtaking polar backdrop.
Pole Encounter: Meet Pacific walruses and spotted seals as well as other animals from the
North Pole including northern sea lions and snowy owls.
South Pole Spectacular: Meet the cute and lovable penguins, which
come from the Earth’s southernmost tip.
The Rapids: Take a raft to get through the jungle, and explore in
darkened zones, patches of blinding sun, and undulating terrain.
Expedition Trail: Walk into the heart of the rain forest and spot
some of the world's most striking tropical species, such as toco toucans and red-eyed
There are some
interesting shows in different theaters, including the Amazing Bird
Theatre, Ocean Theatre, Symbio!, and Whiskers Theatre. If you are interested in
any of these, you may need to check the schedule on the Ocean
Park official website.
Travel Essentials for Planning a Trip
The Best Time for a Visit
October and November are good months for a visit to Ocean Park,
when it is warm and dry in Hong Kong. You are recommended to avoid China's National Day (October 1st to
7th) when a large number of tourists go there from mainland China.
It is near Wong Chuk Hang in Hong Kong Island’s
Southern District. It is on the other side of Victoria Peak from the main Hong Kong city urban area.
The park opens from 10am to 6pm.
(aged 12 or above): HK$385
(aged 3–11): HK$193
under 3 years old and local senior residents aged 65 years old or above: free
You can take Bus 629 from Central Pier 7 or from MTR
Admiralty Station (Exit B) and alight at the park.
Transportation Inside the Park
Between the Summit and the Waterfront sections, you
can take the Ocean Express rail system
or the cable car. The cable car gives you good views of the ocean and surrounding
area, and the Ocean Express has interesting and exciting underwater views. To
get to the Summit area, you can take the world's second longest outdoor
Hong Kong is fairly unique in the world because you
can purchase a card that you can swipe to pay for MTR and bus fares, and it can
also be used to pay for many other things, such as purchases at supermarkets,
convenience stores, and restaurants.
The card allows people to travel without standing in line to buy tickets. Cardholders simply
swipe their cards and their fares are deducted electronically. You can buy
these at the MTR station ticket windows.
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Ocean Park is a good place to visit if you go to Hong
Kong with your children. Please feel
free to contact us if you want to include the park in your Hong Kong tour. We will
be very glad to design a tour that combines the park and other highlights in Hong
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