Ocean Park Hong Kong

Ocean Park Hong Kong

Ocean Park Hong Kong (香港海洋公园) is an educational theme park and one of Hong Kong’s highlights. It dates from 1977 and now covers more than 870,000 square meters. The park is divided into three areas: the Lowland, Headland, and Tai Shue Wan. Moving between the attraction areas is provided by cable cars, escalators, and Ocean Express. This is a park where visitors can combine education and entertainment, in a way very convenient for children, but adults can enjoy in its content as well.

Polar Adventure – The immediate encounter with the North and South poles
One of the newest attractions of the Ocean Park allows you to explore the North and South poles in one day. Visitors can experience the meetings of penguins closely, as well as a bobsled ride, together with the other animals, such as spotted seals, arctic foxes or snowy owls. These animals, typical for both – North and South Pole – are enough to be seen in order to enjoy and have fun, since there are no many places in the world where Antarctica and Arctic mix and intertwine in such a fun way.

Old Hong Kong – Possibility to live in the past for one day!
For all nostalgic people, or just for the curious ones who want to experience how it was back in the 50s, 60s or 70s, this is the right place to be. Old streets and scenes are the ideal way to provoke your imagination about past times in Hong Kong.

Thrill Mountain
This is the zone for the brave guests since there are many activities that are not recommended for everyone, such as dangling off a cliff on the floorless roller coaster or hanging upside down while swinging on the flash.  However, what should definitely be tried is Hair Raiser, though activities like Whirly Bird and Rev Booster are also worth experiencing.

Rainforest
Lovers of exotic animals would definitely be pleased by visiting this part of the Ocean Park. The encounter with this manmade rainforest will take you to some of the most interesting animals in the world. Besides pocket-sized monkey, there are also some wonderful critters, the world’s largest rodent, or maybe the world’s smallest toucan. Visitors can also enjoy The Rapids, a permanent water ride, that can take them around the rainforest and impress them, offering an incredible view.

Aqua City
Opened in early 2011, this underwater experience will definitely leave you speechless. There are numerous aquatic animals in this 3-storey Grand Aquarium, almost over 5,000 fish of 400 species. Seeing  them from the world’s largest aquarium dome, with a diameter of 5.5 meters is a great experience, the same way as dining at Neptune’s – Hong Kong’s first aquarium restaurant.

Amazing Asian Animals
One more attraction for animal lovers – the place where you can see some of Asia’s rarest. This interactive journey can take you to some of the most precious native animals, including giant and red pandas, Chinese giant salamanders and Chinese alligators. Also, do not miss Sea Jelly Spectacular, Mine Train roller, The Abyss turbo drop, coaster and the show at Ocean Theatre.

Location: Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong Island
Web address: www.oceanpark.com.hk
Phone number: 39 23 2323
Entrance fee: HK$345 for adults; HK$173 for children
Opening hours: 10:00 – 19:30
Metro: Special bus line #629 will take you from Admiralty Metro Station (Exit B) or Central Pier 7 for HK$10.6