2020 OCEAN PARK + HONG KONG TRAVEL GUIDE

 

OCEAN PARK + HONGKONG TRAVEL GUIDE

Ocean Park Hong kong

 OCEAN PARK + HONG KONG TRAVEL GUIDE

Hong Kong Ocean Park

Most of the time, Ocean Parks are being taken for granted by adult tourists because they have the idea of running that these types of parks are just for kids. They tend to stereotype the idea of ocean parks into something uninteresting this might be one of the reasons why people who are working on ocean parks give their best shot to make their work entertaining, educational, and most of all, interactive! Gone are the days that you have to visit a museum park and all you will do is stare at the aquarium and look at the movements of the school of fish as they move along the water current. With the existence of present technology, it is, of course, inevitable for the ocean parks not to adapt to these changes.

OCEAN PARK + HONGKONG TRAVEL GUIDE

Ocean Park Hong kong

The Hong Kong Ocean Park invested a lot in this technological advancement to make sure that all visitors will have a one of a kind experience. Here is the list of attractions in which you may want to try these different categories as you visit this ocean park.

Animals

Ready to have a close encounter with these varied marine and land species? Then this is the perfect category for you. Not only it will make your journey a light one, but it will also be an educational one since you will get to discover how these species survive and how they manage to live and adapt to their immediate environment. Attractions under this category are the: Adventures in Australia; Arctic Fox Den; Chinese Sturgeon Aquarium; Emerald Trail; Expedition Trail; Gator Marsh; Giant Panda Adventure; Goldfish Treasures; Grand Aquarium; Hongkong Jockey Club Sichuan Treasures; Marine Mammal Breeding and Research Center; North Pole Encounter; Pacific Pier; Panda Village; Sea Jelly Spectacular; Shark Mystique; and South Pole Spectacular.

 Thrill Rides

If you are now looking for a more adrenaline-rush experience, then I would highly recommend that you try this list of thrilling rides. Well, just be ready because you will need to have a brave heart and soul to conquest these rides. They have the: Arctic Blast; Crazy Galleon; Eagle; Flying Swing; Hair Raiser; Mine Train; Raging River; Rev Booster; The Abyss; The Dragon; The Flash; The Rapids; and Whirly Bird.

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Family Attractions

If you are now after spending time with your little kids as you watch them enjoy the place and the surroundings, then you have to choose this category really. They have the: Balloons Up-Up-And-Away; Bouncer House; Bumper Blaster; Castle of Redd; Clown A Round; Ferris Wheel; Frog Hopper; Jungle of Giants; Marine World Game Zone; Merry-Go-Round; Mine Train; Ocean Park Tower; Old Hong kong; Sea Life Carousel; Toto the Loco; and Whiskers Harbour Games Zone.

 Shows

If you are more of a visual learner and you enjoy watching different presentations, then these prepared shows are for you. Watch how these different species are trained to give total performance quality. They have the: Amazing Bird Theater; Ocean Theater; Symbio; and Whiskers Theater.

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Ocean Park Hong kong

 In-park Transportation

Would you like to go to another part of the park but you are tired of walking? Or do you merely want to try a spectacular adventure? They have the following transportation ready for you: Cable Cars (The Summit and The Waterfront); Escalator; Ocean Express (The Summit and The Waterfront).

 Journey

Walking has never been this fun and informative. Take a walk in this part of the park and learn more about their respective cultures. They have the Garden of Joy and Old Hongkong.

 Wet Rides

Make sure that you will bring your proper attire and extra clothes if you ever have plans of riding The Raging River and The Rapids because one thing is for sure. You might go down for the ride soaking wet.

Whatever preferred rides you have, this Ocean Park got it all for you!

BUY OCEAN PARK HONG KONG TICKET HERE

You can skip the queue if you buy the ticket in advance for Hongkong Ocean Park.

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HOW TO GET TO HONG KONG OCEAN PARK HONGKONG

SPECIAL BUS SERVICE 629 FROM ADMIRALTY (AND EARLY MORNING DEPARTURES FROM CENTRAL FERRY PIERS AND EXCHANGE SQUARE BUS TERMINUS)


Ocean Park is served by dedicated Citybus bus service 629 (fare HK$10.60) from Admiralty (West) Bus Terminus (MTR Admiralty Station Exit B) outside the Lippo Centre on Drake Street on Hong Kong Island. Buses operate at 10/15 minute frequency from 9 am to 4 pm daily. Journey time is approx 20 minutes. Following the closure of the Tai Shue Wan entrance in early January 2011 all buses now terminate at Ocean Park’s main entrance except on certain days when Tai Shue Wan entrance is used for crowd management purposes.

The last bus back from Ocean Park to Admiralty is at 9 pm. 629 Ocean Park bus at Admiralty (West) Bus Station above Admiralty MTR Station

There are also special departures of service 629 (fare HK$10.60) daily from opposite Central Pier 6 (same bus stop as service 15 for The Peak) at 9-45am, 10-05 am, 10-25am, 10-45am, 11-45am,12-45pm, 1-45pm, 2-45pm and 3-45pm. This service also calls at Exchange Square Bus Station (MTR Central Station Exit A) and Admiralty Bus Terminus. Journey time is approx 25 mins. From Ocean Park to Central Piers, departures are at 12-00 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm.

There are also additional services of bus 629/629A to Exchange Square Bus Station, Central from Ocean Park at 4 pm, 5 pm, 5-20pm*, 5-50pm*, 6 pm, 6-20pm* and 7 pm.

OTHER BUSES 

Ocean Park is located very close to the Aberdeen Tunnel entrance/exit on the Aberdeen side. There are numerous very frequent bus services from early morning until late night from Central, Admiralty, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay and parts of Kowloon and the New Territories which either pass the main entrance to the park (if heading towards Stanley) or about 3 minutes walk from the main entrance (if heading towards Aberdeen). On all services, the stop to disembark for Ocean Park is the first stop immediately after the bus exits the Aberdeen Tunnel. Ocean Park is clearly signed from these bus stops. However, on Sundays and public holidays only, route 41A, 48, 72A, 73, 90, 107, 170, 171 and 973make a short diversion to drop and pick up passengers from outside Ocean Park’s main entrance. 

FROM CENTRAL, ADMIRALTY AND WAN CHAI 

Citybus/NWFB services from Exchange Square Bus Station via Queensway (outside Admiralty MTR Station) Queens Road East Wan Chai and Aberdeen Tunnel;

6A, 6X, to Stanley (HK$8.4)
260 to Stanley (HK$10.6)
70 to Aberdeen (HK$4.7)
75 to Sham Wan (HK$4.70)
90 to Ap Lei Chau (HK$4.70)
97 to Lei Tung Estate (HK4.70)
M590 to South Horizons (not Sundays) (HK$6.90)

FROM CAUSEWAY BAY

Citybus/NWFB services from Moreton Terrace Bus Terminus (behind Hong Kong Central Library);

72 to Wah Kwa Estate via Yee Wo Street (Sogo) and Hennessy Road (HK$4.7)
72A to Sham Wan via Yee Wo Street (Sogo) and Hennessy Road (HK$4.5)
92 to Ap Lei Chau – circular route via Happy Valley (HK$4.5)
96 to Lei Tung Estate via Yee Wo Street and Hennessy Road (HK$4.7)
592 to South Horizons via Morrison Road and Hennessy Road (HK$4.7)
65 (Sundays only) to Stanley from North Point via Kings Road, Hong Kong Central Library, Hennessy Road and Happy Valley (HK$8.9)

FROM TSIM SHA TSUI (KOWLOON)

973 Citybus/KMB (jointly operated) service to Stanley from Concordia Plaza, Science Museum Road via Mody Road, Salisbury Road (New World Centre and also near Star Ferry Pier), Canton Road, Jordan Road then via Western Harbour Crossing, Pok Fu Lam and Aberdeen (HK$13.6). On Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, most buses on this route make a short diversion via the Ocean Park Bus Terminus instead of stopping on the main road outside.

FROM SHA TIN (NEW TERRITORIES), CENTRAL KOWLOON AND HUNG HOM 

170 Citybus/KMB (jointly operated) service to Wah Fu from Sha Tin MTR Station via Lion Rock Tunnel, Waterloo Road Kowloon Tong, Princess Margaret Road Ho Ma Tin, Hung Hom Station (Cross-Harbour Tunnel Plaza), Cross Harbour Tunnel, Causeway Bay, Happy Valley and Aberdeen Tunnel (HK$16)

FROM NORTH KOWLOON (LAI CHI KOK, CHUENG SHA WAN, PRINCE EDWARD AND MONGKOK)

171 Citybus/KMB (jointly operated) service to South Horizons (Ap Lei Chau) via Cheung Sha Wan, Nathan Road (Prince Edward, Mongkok, Yau Ma Tei, and Gascoigne Road, Jordan), Hung Hom Station (Cross-Harbour Tunnel Plaza), Cross Harbour Tunnel and Aberdeen Tunnel (HK$11.1). Bus stops at Aberdeen Sports Ground (immediately after Aberdeen Tunnel, 5 min walk from Ocean Park, but on Sundays and public holidays departures from Lai Chi Kok and South Horizons from 1 pm to 8 pm are diverted via Ocean Park Bus Terminus.

GREEN MINIBUS FROM CENTRAL

Green Minibus number 6 (fare HK$10.50) from Man Kwong Street, Central (between IFC Mall and Central Ferry Piers) on Hong Kong Island serves Ocean Park Bus Terminus at the main entrance at 25/45 minute intervals from 08-00 to 18-30 on Mondays to Fridays and Saturday mornings only 08-00 to 09-30. The journey is via Blue Pool Road and Wong Nai Chung Gap Road and takes about 35 minutes. This service does not operate on Sundays or Public Holidays.

Green Minibus 6 at Man Kwong Street alongside Central Ferry Piers

OPENING HOURS

Monday to Saturday 10 am to 7-30pm or 8 pm*

Sundays and Public Holidays 9-30am to 7-30pm or 8 pm*

*Closing time varies – check Ocean Park website’s calendar for up to date information;

http://www.oceanpark.com.hk/html/en/plan-your-visit/calendar/

Extended opening hours operate for certain special events such as Ocean Park’s Halloween Bash. Check Ocean Park website for details.

TICKETS

Admission tickets can be purchased at the ticket booths at the main park entrance. Advance booking of tickets is not usually necessary.

“Electronic” tickets, valid for one month, can be purchased at all 7-11 convenience store outlets in Hong Kong. These tickets contain a barcode that is scanned at the Ocean Park Main Entrance turnstiles. allowing instant entry and eliminating the risk of queuing at Ocean Park’s ticket booths.

Tickets may also be purchased from the number 629 Ocean Park bus terminal at Admiralty Bus Station (near Admiralty MTR Station Exit B) and also MTR Travel Services Centre at Admiralty MTR Station.

Tickets can be purchased online up to 90 days in advance via the Ocean Park website online ticketing facility. Online tickets can be collected at either park entrance provided they are booked at least one day prior to collection or can be despatched by courier, allowing 5 days for delivery if to a Hong Kong SAR address or 7 days for addresses outside Hong Kong.

 ADMISSION PRICES (effective from 1st September 2011)

Adult – HK280

Child (3-11) – HK$140

Child under 3 – free

There is a concession of free entry for seniors aged 65 or over but this is restricted to Hong Kong Identity Card Holders only.

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Ocean Park Hong kong

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Ocean Park is part of our itinerary during our visit to Hongkong. To help you plan out your trip better, you can refer to our Hongkong Comprehensive Travel Guide – HONG KONG TRAVEL GUIDE 

INTERNET CONNECTION  WHILE IN HONGKONG

One of the first things to secure when visiting Hongkong is to get a tourist sim card which will get you connected during your entire travel time. You should remember, that it would be easy for you to locate your destination using an application from your mobile or even to avail of transport services like grab.

BUY 4G/ 3G HONGKONG SIM CARD+(HK Airport Pick Up) HERE

The moment you arrived at Hongkong International Airport, pick up your  Tourist Sim Card at Counter A13 ( Hours: 7:00 am-11: 00 pm), Terminal 1

If you wish to make a side trip to Macau, a 4G Wifi Gadget is recommended.

RENT 4G WIFI (Hong Kong Pick Up) FOR HONGKONG AND MACAU HERE

This wifi device is available for pick-up at Hongkong International Airport, Counter A08, Arrival Hall, Level 5, Terminal 1. (Hours: 24 hours/ daily)

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4 Comments

  1. Hongkong is blessed with great themed park such as this .

  2. what a fun trip, sir jo! hello to anton… 🙂

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