4 Ways to See Victoria Harbour


Victoria Harbour is irrefutably Hong Kong’s heart, and to catch its real essence we've selected our four favourite ways to view this shimmering vista. Start with a morning sail on a junk boat across the water, or come in the evening to view the spectacular Symphony of Lights, taking place every evening.

Harbour Cruises

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.

© Claire Droppert, 2017

© Claire Droppert, 2017

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The Hong Kong Observation Wheel

Victoria Harbour - Observation-wheel

Get a unique view of the harbour atop the 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.

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The Peak

Victoria Harbour Night

Victoria Harbour as seen from The Peak

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!

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Star Ferry

Victoria Harbour - Star Ferry

Hop on the Star Ferry for the cheapest way to cross the Harbour

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!

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