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The ultimate guide to Ocean Park Hong Kong

  • Written by Localiiz

Plan the perfect family day trip to Ocean Park

As Hong Kong’s longest-running family-friendly theme park, Ocean Park Hong Kong is a treasured attraction where many locals have created special childhood memories they hold close to their hearts. With fun activities and thrill rides, dining spots, and even educational options all packed into one convenient setting, Ocean Park makes for a perfect day trip for both families in the city as well as travellers who wish to experience a true, authentic Hong Kong with their younglings.

Where to get tickets and transport

Tickets can be easily purchased in all parts of Hong Kong, such as in 7-Eleven stores and travel agencies. However, if you’re looking for a good deal, check Ocean Park’s website for regular ticket deals or even hotel packages that include tickets to the theme park. The easiest way to head to Ocean Park is by MTR. Interchange to the South Island line in Admiralty station and you’ll reach Ocean Park station in 6 minutes. 

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Popular attractions

Upon entering the park, you’ll arrive at The Waterfront, home to attractions such as the world-class, marine-themed Aqua City, interactive exhibit Amazing Asian Animals, and the activity-filled Whiskers Harbour. You’ll be able to engage in child-friendly carnival games at Whiskers Harbour, where little ones can hop on rides like Bouncer House, Frog Hopper, Merry-Go-Round, and Toto the Loco train ride.

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Crossing over to The Summit via the iconic cable car ride, tourists can admire the beautiful green mountains and glistening sea. If you want to skip the cable car queues and reach The Summit faster, take the 4-minute Ocean Express train, which simulates an underwater adventure inside a submarine! Once you’re at The Summit, be prepared for a splash on The Rapids and Raging River wet rides and remember to put on your biggest smile for the cameras as the boat rushes down the giant water slopes. Not thrilling enough for you? Go on some scream-inducing rollercoasters such as the Hair Raiser and The Flash for an exhilarating experience. Last but certainly not least, don’t leave without going to The Abyss for a VR space voyage, where you’ll be transported through space on an extra-terrestrial mission before plummeting back down to earth through virtual reality headsets.

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Educational encounters

For visitors who prefer a deeper educational experience, Ocean Park has plenty more animal exhibitions. Observe otters at Panda Village and furry koalas at Adventure in Australia, discover native pandas at Amazing Asian Animals and sharks at Shark Mystique, and check out the adorable king penguins at Polar Adventure! The theme park also offers special animal experiences, where you and the kids can get up close with animals, learn about wildlife conservation as well as animals’ daily routines, and see for yourself how their trainers take care of them. 

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A rest with a view

There is a lot of ground to cover at Ocean Park, so for a midday break, catch a show at the Ocean Theatre about an adventurer’s journey to discovering the beauty of the sea and its inhabitants. Afterwards, make your way towards Ocean Park Tower, a rotating, 360-degree observation tower that soars 200m above sea level for guests to look beyond the park and appreciate the gorgeous views of Aberdeen and the outlying islands.


Bring the day to an end by taking photos at Old Hong Kong, a street dedicated to the 1950s to 1970s era in Hong Kong with retro decorations, street food, games, and souvenirs — a perfect set-up for visitors to understand and get a glimpse into Hong Kong’s past. For a touch of night-time fun, your Ocean Park experiences continue into the evening with Gala of Lights, an interactive multimedia show filled with dazzling performances and an immersive dance of light and fountains. Get swept away on an oceanic adventure to round out your trip!

Where to eat and stay

Next door to the theme park, Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel is a vibrant, nature-inspired hotel with three different family-themed rooms — Whiskers Submarine, Redd Forest, and Bao Bao Paradise. The close proximity to Ocean Park and cheerful decor make it an ideal place to stay for family getaways. Alternatively, The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel Hong Kong offers a relaxing and tranquil retreat adjacent to the Water World Ocean Park, with well-appointed guest rooms overlooking the South China Sea.

Neptune’s Restaurant

As for dining options, there’s no need to fret if you get hungry during the day. Families can settle down at Neptune’s Restaurant for some Chinese fine dining next to the restaurant’s giant viewing panel of the Aquarium, chow down on delicious pizza and other East-meets-West fusion dishes at Tuxedos Restaurant, or enjoy a relaxing night of open-fire charcoal-grill Thai food at Ginger Grill. If you’re staying at the Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel or the Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel Hong Kong, dine at the hotels’ restaurants, or treat yourself with 24-hour room service if you’re looking to escape the crowds for a few hours.

Useful tips

  • Seasonal activities and special festive events will take place during summer holidays, Halloween, and Christmas at Ocean Park. Bigger crowds are expected.

  • Visitors planning to spend a long time at the penguin exhibition should consider bringing a jacket to stay warm in the 8-10°C room.

  • Download the Ocean Park Hong Kong mobile app ahead of time to check show times and the park map.
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