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ULTIMATE GUIDE OF BEST THINGS TO DO IN OCEAN PARK HONG KONG

INSIDE: Everything you need to know about the best things to do in Ocean Park Hong Kong with kids in tow! 

Toddlers and young kids are the ideal guest at Ocean Park Hong Kong.

Full of vitality and exuberance, kids are not afraid to squeal with delight when seeing all the Ocean Park animals up close and personal. 

Ocean Park also has interactive shows AND fun transport to get around the park.

And if you are after kid-friendly rides at Ocean Park Hong Kong toddlers have plenty!

Take a look to see what you’ll find at Ocean Park for kids below.

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WHAT TO DO IN OCEAN PARK HONG KONG

This is one of the two main Hong Kong theme parks. (The other being Hong Kong Disneyland). 

These are the best Ocean park attractions for families. 

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No.1: Visit Ocean Park Hong Kong Animals

First stop should be the giant pandas. 

Take the opportunity at Ocean Park in Hong Kong to:

  • meet Australian animals including koalas and wallabies
  • journey deep underwater to see sharks, sawfish, rays and the zebra shark with leopard-like spots
  • spot the world’s smallest monkey
  • see the world’s smallest toucan in the rainforest from aboard a raft, and
  • visit the world’s largest aquarium dome.

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Animals at Ocean Park Hong Kong

Explore the North and South poles at the Polar Adventure and meet walruses, arctic foxes, and penguins

There’s also red pandas, alligators,  jellyfish, giant salamanders, plus a GRAND aquarium filled with goldfish!

Did you know you can also enjoy up close personal encounters with some of the animals at Ocean Park, including dolphins, penguins, seals, walrus, and sea lions?

You can!

Take a look here for details of these tours.

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No.2: Take the Ocean Park Cable Car

Ride the world famous Cable Car from the Waterfront and the Summit and you’ll see spectacular views of the sea and the surrounding Hong Kong landscape.   

It’s also a great way to check out what you’ll head to first! 

Balloon Up Up nAway

Image credit: Ocean Park Hong Kong via Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0

No.3: Whiskers Harbour for Toddlers 

 Whiskers Harbour is the centre of the best toddler attraction at Hong Kong Ocean Park theme park. 

Start elsewhere with animal shows, and save this destination for when the kids need a run.

Say hello to the Talking Tree when you are there too.

PS: The park is located on the southern side of Hong Kong Island.

Expect hills!

The Waterfront (lower park) and The Summit areas are connected by the Cable Car and Ocean Express funicular train.

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No.4: Best Ocean Park rides for toddlers

These are the best rides for toddlers at Ocean Park Hong Kong. 

  • “Balloons Up Up and Away” Elegant Balloon Carousel Ride that goes up and down  (for ages 1 +) 
  • “Bouncer House” Jumping Castle
  • “Castle of Redd” giant playground with a maze of tunnels and lookouts
  • “Jungle of Giants” playground featuring “Whiskers & Friends” 
  • Merry-go-round
  • Sea Life Carousel
  • “Toto the Loco” train ride
  • Expedition trail into the heart of the rainforest
  • Ocean Park Hong Kong Cable Car  
  • Ocean Express via the Ocean Express Station (a 4 minute-ride that replicates a fantastical underwater journey in a submarine. Creatures of the deep make surprising appearances along the way, turning this 1.3 kilometre trip into an adventure.

Hot tip: Catch the Ocean Express up, and the Cable Car down, or vice versa.

Rides for kids

Kids 5+ years may also like: 

  • The Rapids
  • Rev Booster
  • Raging River 
  • Bumper blaster bumper cars 
  • Crazy Galleon rocking pirate ship
  • Ocean Park Tower observation deck
  • Flying Swings

Super brave people can try the roller coaster, or the thrill rides. 

dolphins at whiskers theatre by xiquinhosilva

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No.4: Watch Ocean Park Shows

Click here for the Ocean Park show schedule. 

Whiskers Theatre

Whiskers Theatre is the spot to watch explorations of the marine world at Ocean Park amusement park.  

Soul of the Ocean

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind immersive spectacle created by Montreal-based, award-winning multimedia studio, Moment Factory, similar to Cirque de Soleil.

It’s a story brought to life with acrobatics, lasers, lights and more. 

Visions of Hong Kong at Aqua City

Watch this dazzling multimedia fountain and lights show at night before you leave, featuring the world’s first 360-degree water screen.

Also created by Moment Factory

Amazing Bird Theatre

Emperors of the Sky is a bird show about conservation featuring 70 odd species of birds, hosted at the Amazing Bird Theatre.

You’ll see extraordinary birds of prey up close while learning how to protect these birds and their habitats.

Keep an eye out for the brightly coloured Macaw!

Ocean Theatre

At Ocean Theatre, you’ll meet ocean animals in person during this fun and interactive show.

It’s a real laugh-a-minute adventure!

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Roving entertainment 

Keep an eye out for roving entertainment and pop-up shows too.

Old Hong Kong Ocean Park

We also suggest popping into Old Hong Kong.

It’s the place to find the must try Hong Kong food options.

Plus, it’s incredible to see what Hong Kong was like in the 1950’s to 70’s.

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No.5: Eat at Ocean Park Hong Kong restaurants

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Do not miss Panda dumplings at the Panda cafe!

For a unique experience, visit Tuxedos Restaurant where you can enjoy your meal while watching 70 penguins frolic on ice.

Neptune’s Restaurant offers Hong Kong’s first aquarium dining experience!

There’s also a bakery and a number of cafes on site, including Happy Snack, Mei Lam Kee, Kam Cha and Chan’s Noodle. 

Head to Old Hong Kong to find all the original Hong Kong street food, including:

  • Egg Puffs
  • Steamed Rice Roll
  • Fried Noodle with Soya Sauce
  • Pan-fried Dumplings 
  • Minced Beef Ball
  • Beef Balls or Pork Balls
  • Spicy Fish Ball
  • Steamed Fish Dumpling
  • Trappist Daily Yoghurt
  • Hong Kong Style Milk Tea (Hot/Cold) 

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No.6: Ocean Park Hong Kong souvenirs

Pick up a giant stuffed panda, or two.

Or any kind of animal plush too.

There are HUNDREDS to choose from.

You’ll also find lots of:

  • velour backpacks for kids in the shape of animals
  • panda and octopus toy keyrings
  • postcards
  • Ocean Park cups, coffee mugs, and travel mugs
  • Ocean Park caps and headwear
  • Ocean Park tshirts
  • decorations
  • home decor and housewares
  • keychains, magnets & pins
  • photography
  • stationary
  • toys

In fact, all the regular souvenirs themed for Ocean Park. 

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No.7: Ocean Park Conservation Foundation Hong Kong

Panda Breeding Program at Ocean Park

Watch a video and learn about the Panda Breeding program at Ocean Park

No Straws

Ocean Park has stopped automatically giving out straws (now only on request) as  part of their mission to help keep plastic debris out of our landfills and seas.  

Good move, OP!

Funding of Conservation Projects

Ocean Park Hong Kong is committed to promoting and supporting animal conservation in Hong Kong and throughout Asia.

Part of the proceeds from admission tickets and some retail items will go towards the Ocean Park Conservation Foundation Hong Kong to support wildlife conservation projects.

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No.8: Tips this Hong Kong water park

Free Wifi

Ocean Park has FREE WIFI!

Download the Ocean Park App

Get the Ocean Park APP here.  

Here’s why! 

Do the Virtual Guided Tour

The Virtual Guided Tour is an on location video and audio that lets you explore animal exhibits for a more fun and in-depth visit!  

Available in the Grand Aquarium, Amazing Asian Animals, Shark Mystique and Hong Kong Jockey Club Sichuan Treasures, Marine Mammal Breeding and Research Centre and Chinese Sturgeon Aquarium – Yangtze Exploration

Fastrack Pass

Pick your three favourite attractions among 9 specified attractions and the app will help reserve the visit time for you to avoid long queues!  

  • Grand Aquarium
  • Ferris Wheel
  • Raging River
  • Shark Mystique
  • South Pole Spectacular
  • The Dragon
  • The Rapids
  • Mine Train &
  • Abyss

Ocean Park Hong Kong discount tickets 

Download the app to get access to the Ocean Park Hong Kong ticket promo eCoupon.

This gives you amazing discounts and privileges throughout the park!  

Hooray for DISCOUNTS.

We love anything that helps our family travel budget!

ocean park cable car view pic by denise chan

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THE INSIDE SCOOP: Ocean Park HK

Correct at time of publication on Roam the Gnome. Please check with venue for updates. We apologise in advance if there have been any changes we are unaware of. All prices in HK dollars, unless otherwise stated

Ocean Park Hong Kong Address: Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong Island
Telephone: (852) 3923 2323
Ocean Park Hong Kong website: Click here
Email: [email protected]

Opening Hours:

  • 10am to 6pm.  (8pm on weekends)

Ocean Park Hong Kong tickets

The Ocean Park Hong Kong entrance fee for a single day in 2020 is: 

  • $HK 498 for adults (approx $70 AUD)
  • $HK249 for children aged 3 -11 (approx $35 AUD).  
  • Children under 3 are FREE!

Buy tickets to Ocean Park with transfers here

Admission fee includes most of the facilities except skill games and coin-operated games.

Hot tip: Before you buy tickets to Ocean Park Hong Kong, check out the current offers here. 

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How to get to Ocean Park Hong Kong

Click here to get directions from your location. 

By MTR train:

  • From Admiralty on the South Island line to Ocean Park station 
  • Journey takes 20 minutes including a 10 minute (800 meter) walk from the station to the entrance

By Bus:

  • The Citybus Route 629 runs daily from Admiralty MTR Station or Central (Star Ferry).
  • The bus fares are HK$10.6 for adults and HK$5.3 for children (aged 4-11).
  • Express Route 629A operates fromOcean Park to Causeway Bay (near Times Square) and Central (omit Admiralty).  The journey takes approximately 25 minutes.

How to get from Hong Kong airport to Ocean Park:

  •  Take the Airport express from the Hong Kong international airport to Central
  • Then take the Line 260 bus to the Hong Kong country club, and walk 4 minutes (250 meters) to the entrance. 
  • The 260 bus in Hong Kong leaves every 10 minutes

Parking:

  • Parking is available at the Main Entrance.
  • Opening hours are from 9:00 am to 30 minutes after the park is closed.

Where is Ocean Park Hong Kong located?

Ocean park is situated in Wong Chuk Hang and Nam Long Shan, in the Southern District of Hong Kon.

This is on the opposite side of the Hong Kong Island to Victoria Harbour. 

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FAQ: Guest Facilities at this Hong Kong Adventure Park

Ocean Park Facilities include: 

Anti Lost Child Wristband

Grab one for free at Guest Relations.

The dual functioned wristband enables you to write down contact details on it and helps us reunite you with your child in case he/she is lost in the Park. 

(Or you could try one of these toddler wrist strap ideas to stop your little one wandering off and getting lost in a theme park.)

This wristband also records your child’s height to provide a hassle-free ride experience for your child.

Baby Care Room

Located throughout the park.

They are equipped with baby changers, bottle warmers and feeding seats.

Lockers, strollers and wheelchairs are available for rent.

The Rental Fee for a single stroller is HK$100 per day, plus a HK$100 refundable security deposit.

Lockers are HK$10 per hour, maximum four hours

Which is better Hong Kong Disneyland or Ocean Park?

Disneyland is a no brainer for us.

But OPHK is a must do attraction in Hong Kong for kids who LOVE animals.

That’s the difference. 

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Ocean Park Hong Kong Map

Visiting Ocean Park? 

Download a map of the park here.

Toadstool Rating: Ocean Park Hong Kong review

There are plenty of things to do in Ocean Park Hong Kong for kids, and toddlers especially.

Yes, it’s a tourist park designed for both local and foreign visitors, but it’s lots of fun for families. 

Don’t miss it! 
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