Ocean Park

Gate of Ocean Park, Hong Kong
Gate of Ocean Park
 Ocean Park Pictures
Ocean Park is a major attraction in Hong Kong, the luminous pearl of the Orient and world financial center in southeast China. The city's mild climate and coastal scenery, attracts throngs of visitors annually from all over world. Any visit to Hong Kong should include the world famous sea park.

The Hong Kong Ocean Park is located on the south end of Hong Kong Island. The larger of two sections is on the headlands of Nam Lang Shan Mountain. The smaller section is in the Wong Chuk Hang Valley lowlands. With an area of 69 hectares (170 acres), it's one of the largest ocean park in the world.

Imagine a virtual trip through the park from the lowland (waterfront) section to the headland (summit) section:

Aqua City

The trip starts from the Main Entrance, through the Ocean Square. Aqua City is an all new marine themed area opened up to visitors in early 2011. The 3-storey Grand Aquarium in this area features various aquatic animals, especially over 5,000 precious fish of 400 species. The Lagoon district has amazing fountain show, Symbio, every night. Hilarious clowns, daring acrobats and delightful jugglers welcome you to the Skyfair Celebrations with a happy carnival setting. There is also a big and beautiful helium balloon which is 22 meters in diameter and lift off to 100 meters into the air. The young people would love to go to the Sea Life Carousel, having a ride on animal stars of the Grand Aquarium on the revolving platform.
Dolphin Performance, Ocean Park
Dolphin Performance

Amazing Asian Animals

Then you come upon the Amazing Asian Animals. Hong Kong Jockey Giant Panda Habitat, home to two lovely giant pandas. Both are very popular and appear contented in their lush green environs. You enjoy watching them eat and sleep. Beside the Giant Panda Habitat, there is the Ocean Express Waterfront Station, where you can take a fantastic train journey to the summit, the Rain Forest at first.

Waterfront Plaza

Around the Waterfront Plaza of Hong Kong Ocean Park, there are also additional wildlife exhibits on the lowland section including the Amazing Bird Theater Emerald Trail, Goldfish Theater, as well as Sea Life Carouse which is just close to the cable station to the summit.

Whiskers Harbor

Continue forward to the waterfront, you are coming to the Whiskers Harbor area in Hong Kong Ocean Park. The Whiskers Theater has Mini Bird Show, Sea Lion Fun Time and delightful interactive Whiskers & Friends Show. More suitable for young kids, there are Animal Story Corner, Interactive Shadow Play, Whiskers Harbor Playground, Bouncer House, Frog Hopper, Whiskers Harbor Skill Games, etc.

Shark Aquarium, Hong Kong Ocean Park
Shark Aquarium

Marine World

Taking the cable-car, visitors ascend to the Marine World, in the headland section. From the cable-car, you will have an unparalleled spectacular view of Hong Kong Island and the sublime South China Sea beyond. From here you can see the expanse of the marvelous maritime landscape comprised of Sea Jelly Spectacular, Chinese Sturgeon Aquarium, Ocean Theater, Ocean Park Tower and more others.

Chinese Sturgeon Aquarium

Chinese Sturgeon Aquarium tells a fascinating story of the Yangtze River. You will get to learn how the biodiversity of the Yangtze River. Chinese Sturgeon is an endangered Chinese fish species, regarded as the living fossil. You can also see endemic species of China Yangtze River, such as Chinese sucker fish, largemouth bronze gudgeon, Chinese spined bard.

Ocean Theatre

Ocean Theater of Hong Kong Ocean Park is the most famous and popular spot in the whole park. It is an open-air theater in which dolphins and sea lions stage a wonderful performance in a huge pond. Under the guidance of trainers, adorable dolphins and sea lions stand in a line or jump into water and raise theirs heads out of water. You will be thrilled by their theatrics.

The tower in the headland section is another aerial vantage point, with a height of 72 meters (about 236 feet). It's slowly revolving cabin enables one to catch a panoramic view of the whole park when it rotates from the ground to the top.

Ocean Theater, Ocean Park
Ocean Theater

Rain Forest

Another new themed area open in 2011 is the Rain Forest, a kingdom of nature and animals. The Expedition Trail takes you to get close to more than 1000 animals of some 70 species, including the smallest monkey in the world and the world’s largest toucan. Take the Rapids raft river ride to have a fun exploration of the Rainforest.

Rides inside Hong Kong Ocean Park

The park is also famous for its many thrilling rides on the headland. The Abyss Turbo drop moves vertically on a 185 foot tower. As the platform slowly ascends, riders have an overall view of the whole park. The platform stops briefly at the top before it drops abruptly, surprising even the prepared. The thrill is hard to express. Flying Swing is another ride where tourists are swung in chairs as high as seven meters (about 23 feet) through a gyrating wave. When it begins to swing, it seems riders will be thrown off. Another very visceral ride is the Roller Coaster, the longest one in Hong Kong. It twists and swoops with a maximum speed of 77 kilometers (almost 48 miles) per hour. Screams reach a crescendo as trilled riders are briefly suspended upside down. The thrill remains even after the ride is over.

Headland Rides, Hong Kong Ocean Park
Headland Rides

Thrill Mountain

Grandly opened in December 2011, the Thrill  Mountain is a place full of screams and shrieks of excitement in a carnival atmosphere. There are several exciting rides, roller coaster 'Hair Raiser', 'Flash', 'Whirly Bird, 'Bumper Blaster' and 'Rev Rooster'. Go and test your bravery with every twist, turn and drop of the roller coasters!

Polar Adventure

The Polar Adventure invites visitors to meet with animal ambassadors from wintry wonderlands of the North Pole and South Pole, and to feel the chill of the tundra.

Hong Kong Ocean Park will fill your day with wonder, pleasure and excitement and reward you with satisfying memories.

How to get to Hong Kong Ocean Park

1. Take South Island Line and get off at Ocean Park Station, Exit B.
2. Take bus 48, 107, 629, or 973 to Hong Kong Ocean Park directly.
3. Take bus 71, 71P, 72A, 75 or N72 to Wong Chuk Hang. Then, you will see the Park.
Entrance Fee HK$480 (Adult);
HK$240 (Children between 3-11 years old);
Free for kids under 3 years old
Park Hours
(January 6, 2022 - ...)

Currently Closed

Theater Shows Wings of Wonders at the Entrance of Amazing Asian Animals: 10:35, 11:45
Emperors of the Sky at Amazing Bird Theater: 15:30, 17:00
Ocean Wonders at Ocean Theater: 12:00, 15:30, 17:00
Bamboo Jam at Bamboo Stage: 11:00, 12:00, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30, 17:30
Ocean Heroes at Whiskers Theatres: 12:00, 15:15, 17:30
Time is subject to weather permitting without prior notice.

Further Reading:
Top 10 Things to Do in Hong Kong

12 Best Places to Visit in Hong Kong for First-Time Travelers

- Last updated on Apr. 18, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Ocean Park
Asked by Pureza Ekid from PCPHILIPPINES | Feb. 06, 2024 02:12Reply
Does Ocean park give special rates for Senior citizens??
Answers (1)
Answered by Mia | Feb. 06, 2024 19:37

It seems the half-price discount is only eligible for the local senior citizens.
Asked by Ela | Oct. 04, 2020 16:08Reply
Is it free entrance of Hong Kong Ocean Park if its birthday?
If its birthday free entrance?
Answers (1)
Answered by Hailey | Oct. 11, 2020 23:57

As I know, only Hong Kong citizens can enjoy this policy.
Asked by Faye stewart from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 10, 2019 04:55Reply
upgrade ocean park ticket in park
if I buy a standard ocean park ticket can I upgrade it in the park to a fast access pass if its busy, or do I need to purchase prior please?
Answers (1)
Answered by Winifred from DENMARK | Nov. 11, 2019 23:43

No, you need to purchase the extra fast access pass.
Asked by Jojo from PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Sep. 12, 2019 17:21Reply
How do I get to Hong Kong Ocean Park from Hoi To Hostel?
Answers (3)
Answered by Claire from CANADA | Sep. 16, 2019 01:15

You can take MTR from Causeway Bay - C exit (Island Line) to Admiralty station, and transfer to South Island Line to Ocean Park - B exit. It takes 35 minutes with HK$5.5.
Answered by jojo from PNG | Sep. 16, 2019 15:06

thank you for your guidance
Answered by jojo from PNG | Sep. 16, 2019 15:14

Please I also need the following ways:
1. From Hoi To Hostel to Disneyland
2. From Hoi To Hostel to Macau
3. From Hoi To Hostel to Lantau Island with cable car?
Thank you in advance.
Asked by Aileen from PHILIPPINES | May. 03, 2019 15:55Reply
How do we get to Hong Kong Ocean Park from chungking mansion?
Got 2 kids. Is there a direct bus available?
Answers (1)
Answered by Rom from UNITED KINGDOM | May. 06, 2019 20:36

You can take MTR Tsuen Wan Line from Tsim Sha Tsui to Admiralty and then transfer to South Island Line to Ocean Park. Get out of the Exit B, you can see the park. It takes about HKD12 per person and 30mins to get.
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