Ocean Park Hong Kong : Still worth a visit?

Ocean Park (Hong Kong), otherwise known as 香港海洋公園 is an oceanarium, amusement park and zoo all rolled into one. However, it was built in 1977. CLOSE TO 40 YEARS AGO! And this begs the question of whether Ocean Park is still worth a visit 40 years on…

 Entrance to Ocean Park Hong Kong
Entrance to Ocean Park Hong Kong

 Map of Ocean Park Hong Kong
Map of Ocean Park Hong Kong


Things to do at Ocean Park Hong Kong

First and foremost, OCEAN PARK IS HUGE! As you can see from the map, there are so many zones and interesting attractions to visit and we were really spoilt for choice on which attraction to visit first. As it was new year’s eve, weather was quite cold. This meant that some of the water attractions were close – which was a good thing because this means that we can focus on the major attractions!

There are actually many things to do at Ocean Park and the park is actually divided into several zones. There are many attractions at the park that caters for the entire family including a kids zone for the young ones and roller coaster rides for the thrill seekers. Attractions at the park include


Things to do at Ocean Park Hong Kong

The Summit

Ocean Park is basically divided into 2 portions by a mountainous area, the Summit and the Waterfront. As the name suggests, the Summit is located at the top of the mountain with views over the ocean as well as the park. To get there, you must go either by cable car or the funicular ride. For those who are scared of heights (i.e. Kate), funicular would be the better option.

 Cable Car ride up to the Summit
Cable Car ride up to the Summit

 Entrance to the Ocean Express - The Funicular Ride
Entrance to the Ocean Express – The Funicular Ride

 Funicular up to the Summit
Funicular up to the Summit

 View of the harbour from the Summit
View of the harbour from the Summit

Here is a quick overview of attractions at the Summit


Attractions at Ocean Park Hong Kong

1. Marine World. Chinese Sturgeon Aquarium, Ocean Park Tower (Observatory) and Hong Kong’s largest roller coaster (The Dragon)

 Ocean Park Observation Tower
Ocean Park Observation Tower

 Fun & Games at the Summit
Fun & Games at the Summit

2. Thrill Mountain . Thrill rides galore including the floorless roller coaster – Hair Raiser

 Hair Raiser Roller Coaster
Hair Raiser Roller Coaster

 Look at how steep the drop of
Look at how steep the drop of “Hair Raiser” is! Definitely not for the faint of heart!

3. Adventure Land. We did not visit Adventure Land due to the cold weather but attractions include Steel Mine roller coaster and the Raging River (An exciting water ride)

4. Polar Adventure . North pole and South pole encounters that includes sea lions and various penguins.

 Arctic Blast ride
Arctic Blast ride

 Ocean Theatre with Sunset as the backdrop
Ocean Theatre with Sunset as the backdrop

 Dolphins leaping beside its trainers
Dolphins leaping beside its trainers

5. The Rainforest . We also skipped the Rainforest due to the weather but attractions here include The Rapids (A fun family ride) and an Expedition Trail that features several rainforest species.

The Waterfront

1. Whiskers Harbour. A children’s amusement park

 Whiskers Harbour - Kids Amusement Park
Whiskers Harbour – Kids Amusement Park

 Rides for the Kids
Rides for the Kids

 Whiskers Theatre for the Sea Lion Show
Whiskers Theatre for the Sea Lion Show

 Sea Lion Show
Sea Lion Show

 Bald Eagle showing the span of its wings
Bald Eagle showing the span of its wings

2. Aqua City . Waterfront plaza (daily shows including acrobatics/juggling acts), and the Grand Aquarium (which we almost missed, visiting it just before the park closed). It features one of the largest viewing dome in the world with over 5000 fish and 400 species of marine life.

 Fountain at Aqua City - Entrance of Ocean Park
Fountain at Aqua City – Entrance of Ocean Park

 Acrobatics and Juggling acts at the Waterfront Plaza
Acrobatics and Juggling acts at the Waterfront Plaza

3. Amazing Asian Animals . Main attraction here? The GIANT PANDAS!

 Entrance to the Amazing Asian Animals
Entrance to the Amazing Asian Animals

 Panda standing up and reaching for the shoots
Panda standing up and reaching for the shoots


How to get to Ocean Park Hong Kong



Map of Ocean Park Hong Kong

As usual, Kate found out the way to Ocean Park. But before that, you will need to arm yourself with the Octopus card similar to that of EZLink used in Singapore.

 Step 1 : Take a bus to Admiralty Station and follow this sign to the bus that takes you to Ocean Park
Step 1 : Take a bus to Admiralty Station and follow this sign to the bus that takes you to Ocean Park

 Step 2 : Take Bus 629 from Admiralty MTR Station
Step 2 : Take Bus 629 from Admiralty MTR Station


More information about Ocean Park Hong Kong

The tickets to Ocean Park costs 280HKD per person.

Opening Hours of Ocean Park is from 0930 to 2000 (Do note that the opening hours of Ocean Park may vary, depending on the time of the year)

Ocean Park Hong Kong
Ocean Park Hong Kong

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Is it worth to visit Ocean Park Hong Kong

So the big question still begs an answer. Is it worth it to visit Ocean Park in Hong Kong? Our answer is a big YES!

If it is your first time, you would be amazed by the sheer size of the park as well as the many attractions that it offers. Not to mention that it has educational snippets of information for the kids as well as a wide variety of attractions for the entire family. Most definitely worth a visit when you’re in Hong Kong.

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2 Comments on Ocean Park Hong Kong : Still worth a visit?

  1. Hi there,

    I like your site, this is more informative. Not just for traveler but guide us well. As you say, enjoy what the world gave us. Happy Travelling.

    Best Regards,
    Arnie

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