Hong Kong Ocean Park

A Daily Show at Ocean Park
••• Ocean Park Dolphins. Courtesy of Ocean Park

The Bottom Line

If you're looking for a place to take the kids, or to unleash the kid in you, Hong Kong Ocean Park is a must. With gut-wrenching rides, magical animals and spectacular views, Ocean Park can deliver something for everyone. Jump in below to find out more.

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Pros

  • Excellent mix of education and fun
  • Fantastic Sealife section
  • Good rides
  • Relatively short queues
  • Competitive price

Cons

  • Construction works taking place

Description

  • Address: Ocean Park, Abeerdeen, Hong Kong Island
  • Tel: +852 2580 9092
  • Hours: 10am- 6pm, or 10am - 11pm in summer
  • Transport: Bus 629 from Admiralty MTR travels directly to the park.
  • Price: Adult HK$250. Child (3-11) HK$125

Guide Review - Hong Kong Ocean Park

Ocean Park Hong Kong remains the city's most popular theme park. After spending much of the nineties in the doldrums, the last few years have seen both investment and accolades. Dozens of new rides and world class sealife attractions have been added. The park even gained entry into Forbes top ten theme park list. Despite competition from Hong Kong Disneyland, the park remains by far the city's best theme park.

Education

The park aims to combine education with entertainment, and does it very well. The park is packed with creatures from the deep, including; sharks, dolphins, jellyfish and a horde of other fishes.

Dolphin shows are put on a number of times each day, while the new Jellyfish exhibition has received rave reviews from local press. The park also boats four pandas, housed in a state-of-the-art panda enclosure. The park can also arrange tours for those who want to get up-close and personal with the dolphins.

It's also worth seeing Old Hong Kong. This themed area recreates the style of Hong Kong's streets before the skyscrapers took over. There are recreations of many Hong Kong landmarks long lost to progress and some traditional food to try as well. 

Thrill Seekers

For thrill seekers, there is more than enough to keep you happy. Roller coaster fiends should head for The Dragon: Boasting three loops and corkscrew turn this isn't for the faint of heart., and you may want to forgo that extra hot dog before you get on. The Absyss is ideal for those who want to take their adventure to new heights, literally: The Absyss will transport you 62 metres skyward, where you can enjoy some breathtaking vistas of the South China Sea - before leaving them (and your stomach) behind, as you drop the equivalent of twenty stories.

Need to Know at Ocean Park

There are no hotels at the park, but there are a couple nearby. See our best hotels for Ocean Park article for the pick of the closest and the best.