Ocean Park

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 and friends.

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
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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

  • Adventures 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 Reef Tunnel.
  • 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

  • Giant Panda Adventure: Have a close look at rare giant pandas, red pandas, and Chinese giant salamanders.
  • Panda 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

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  • 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.

5. Thrill Mountain

  • Hair Raiser: It hurtles, plunges, loops, dangles, and suspends you high above the South China Sea.
  • The Flash: It whisks you 22 meters into the air and spins you around so fast that you might see stars.
  • Whirly 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.
  • Raging 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

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  • Arctic Blast: Ride into a snowscape-themed wonderland on a sleigh and take photos against the breathtaking polar backdrop.
  • North 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.

8. Rainforest

  • 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 tree frogs.

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.

Location

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.

Opening Hours

The park opens from 10am to 6pm.

Ticket Prices

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  • Adult (aged 12 or above): HK$385
  • Child (aged 3–11): HK$193
  • Children under 3 years old and local senior residents aged 65 years old or above: free

Transportation

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 escalator.

Octopus Card

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.

Nearby Attractions

  • Hong Kong DisneylandIt is a magical kingdom filled with beauty, excitement, and Disney characters. It is a good place for family tours.
  • Lantau Island: It is a sparsely populated island, mainly comprised of theme parks, tourist sites, parks, and natural areas.
  • Repulse Bay: With clean water and a white sand beach, it is an ideal place for relaxation.

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