Ocean Park is one of the largest theme parks in Hong Kong, with over 50 attractions spread across an 870,000-sq-m hillside area. The vibe is fairly reminiscent of a county fair, with fairground games, a Ferris wheel and plenty of fast-paced rides for those looking for an adrenaline rush. There are also wildlife interaction zones, aquatic zone, and some fantastic live shows for animal lovers.

The Grand Aquarium at the Waterfront features a 13-metre acrylic viewing panel inside a giant pool, which house 5,000 fish from 400 different species. You can play with sea creatures like sea cucumbers and starfish at the touch pool.

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Highlights of Ocean Park Hong Kong

Amazing Asian Animals is one of the most unique attractions in the park – a pair of rare giant pandas and a red panda live in a habitat modelled after their home in Western China. Other attractions in the area include Gator Marsh and Goldfish Treasure. 

From the Waterfront, you can enjoy a cable car ride to Summit, which houses Ocean Park’s amusement rides. The 8-minute ride offers a great view of Hong Kong Island and Repulse Bay. A crowd favourite at the Summit is the Hair Raiser rollercoaster, which whips and rolls passengers with 4G force.

Spanning 225 metres in length, the Ocean Park escalator is one of the world’s longest outdoor escalators – it offers a great view of the South China Sea. At the other end of the escalator, you’ll find attractions like the Japanese Garden and Ocean Park Tower.

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Ocean Park Hong Kong Features

Shows take place at the Ocean Theatre and Whiskers Theatre every day. On special occasions like Halloween and Christmas, special themed shows take place around the park and there are educational programs like Honorary Pandas Keeper and Dolphin Encounters for children.

A visit to Ocean Park Hong Kong will likely take up the entire day, so be sure to allocate plenty of time if you’re planning to stop by during your holiday.

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Ocean Park Hong Kong

Location: Ocean Park Hong Kong, 180 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong

Open: Daily from 10am to 6pm (hours vary by season)

Phone: +852 3923 2323

Paul Smith | Compulsive Traveller