Victoria Harbour is irrefutably Hong Kong’s heart, and to catch its real essence you’ll need to dive right in (not literally, of course.) Have a morning sail on the sparkling water, or come in the evening to view the spectacular Symphony of Lights. Here are the best ways to take in the incredible view.
Climb aboard a harbour cruise to see the city from its symbolic centre and tour the natural harbour that has connected Hong Kong to the world for over 160 years. With everything from afternoon hop-on-and-off tours to sunset cruises, you can experience the lifeblood of Hong Kong your way. And for a truly unique experience – take Aqua Luna: the traditional red-sailed Chinese Junk Boat.
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The Hong Kong Observation Wheel
Get stunning day and night time views of Victoria Harbour on the 60 metre high Hong Kong Observation Wheel.
The wheel has 42 luxurious gondolas that comfortably seat eight passengers and also offers a unique view of Victoria Peak from a great height.
The wheel comes equipped with free WiFi, so your awesome pictures of the view can instantly go on Instagram!
If you only have time to do one thing in Hong Kong, go to The Peak. Being the highest point on Hong Kong Island means The Peak offers the most breath taking views of the city and Victoria Harbour.
The best way to get here is riding the Peak Tram – the historical railway climbing up the peak in seemingly impossible angles!
Rated by National Geographic as one of “50 places of a lifetime”, the charming Star Ferry boats have been faithfully carrying passengers from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon and back since 1888. It is still the cheapest way of crossing the harbour – less than 20p one way!