Saturday, August 25, 2012

Part 5: Hong Kong - Macau Trip Day 2 - Ocean Park in Hong Kong


On our second day, we visited another famous park in Hong Kong: Ocean Park!


How To Get There

You can check out the Ocean Park's website on how to get there http://www.oceanpark.com.hk/html/en/plan-your-visit/transportation/city-bus.html 

What we did is one of the available options: get into the MTR train from Tsim Sha Tsui to Admiralty Station exit B.  (Check my previous posts for the map)

From Admiralty Station, there's an available CityBus 629 bus that will lead you to Ocean Park's main entrance.

CityBus 629 Route Schedule
From Admiralty: 9am-4pm every 10minutes
From Central(Star Ferry):  9:45am-3:45pm every 20-60minutes

CityBus 629 Route Fare - You can use your octopus card.
Adult: 10.6 HKD
Children: 5.3 HKD


A lot of people are going to the park so do not worry to get lost. :)

Where To Buy Ocean Park Admission / Entrance Ticket
  • Ocean Park Main Entrance
  • All 7-Eleven stores in Hong Kong
  • Citybus Bus Route 629 Terminal (Mon to Fri before 3:00pm; Sat, Sun and Public Holiday before 4:00pm) near Admiralty MTR (exit B)
  • Ocean Park Website
 As in our case like in Hong Kong Disneyland Park, we bought our tickets from Golden Crown Guesthouse, with discount. Sweet!

Ocean Park Hong Kong
Website: http://www.oceanpark.com.hk/
Opening Hours: 9:30am - 10:00pm
Summit close: 10:00pm
Car Park: 9:00 am to 30 minutes after the park is closed

NOTE: Food and drinks are not allowed inside.

Ocean Park General Admission Rate / Entrance

Adult (aged 12 and above): HK$ 280
Child (aged 3-11): HK$ 140

*Please check their website for updated rates

Bought from Golden Crown Guesthouse.  We still need to fall in line with the Ocean Park's ticketing booth to exchange these into Ocean Park's entrance ticket at no extra cost.

And now, the Ocean Park!  Map will be provided upon entrance so feel free to roam around!


Hong Kong's Ocean Park is a lot bigger than Hong Kong Disneyland.  Aside from seeing different acquatic animals, there are so many extreme rides to choose from.  If you're into rides, then I must say you'll definitely enjoy it here.

The Waterfront Station

The Grand Aquarium

Upon entering Ocean Park, we went straight to the Grand Aquarium.  Needless to say, you'll be able to see lots of fishes here.

small fishes

some sharks to see as well

"Mameng" or Humphead wrasse.  Luckily I  watched Born to Be Wild in gma tv before coming to Hong Kong so I was able to recognized this endangered fish in the Philippines.

At the end of the Grand Aquarium, souvenirs are available for your family and friends.


The Hong Kong Jockey Club Sichuan Treasures

After the Grand Aquarium we  were able to see a Panda.  Not really that close.  It's my first panda experience. :)


 Ocean Express at Waterfront Station

To get into the other side of the park, you have two options available.  Ride a cable car or take a train called the Ocean Express at the Waterfront Station.  During our visit, cable car is on maintenance.  We didn't mind at all cause part of our itinerary was to ride a cable car in Ngong Ping.


The Summit Station

Arriving at the Summit Station via Ocean Express train, beautiful view of ocean awaits you. You can also try Bungee Trampoline and the Flash here at Summit Station.


Ocean Park Tower

Ride here if you wanted to see great view of the park in a larger scale.


The Escalator

I know this might be ignored, but hey the escalators are so steep (because Ocean Park is on a mountain I guess) you might want to try it. :)


Mine Train

A roller coaster ride right before the ocean, tricky enough, you feel like you're going straight to the ocean. Afraid but gladly I enjoyed this ride.  :)



Space Wheel

Wanna get dizzy after a ride? 


More extreme rides below: The Abbys, The Dragon, Eagle, Crazy Galleon and Ferris Wheel


Pacific Pier

Sea lion being fed here in Pacific Pier.


Sea Jelly Spectacular

Jelly fishes.  Lovely sight.


We rode the Ocean Express again going back to the Waterfront Station. 

TIP: There's newly launch Polar Adventure in Ocean Park so watch out for it too!

Giant Panda Adventure

The Panda experience upclose!  We really had a great time here.


Goldfish Treasures

Just beside the Giant Panda Adventure is the Goldfish Treasures where you can see different goldfish species. 


We were tired but we're up for more! Still on Day 2, The Peak!  Thank you for reading!

Check out my Hong Kong - Macau blog series!

Part 1: HK-Macau Day 1 - Getting to Hong Kong
Part 2: HK-Macau Day 1 - Our Accomodation: Golden Crown Guesthouse
Part 3: HK-Macau Day 1 - Hong Kong Disneyland
Part 4: HK-Macau Day 1 - Exploring Mong Kok
Part 5: HK-Macau Day 2 - Hong Kong Ocean Park
Part 6: HK-Macau Day 2 - Peak Tram, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, Sky Terrace at The Peak
Part 7: HK-Macau Day 3 - Macau Travel Guide | Getting to Macau
Part 8: HK-Macau Day 3 - venetian Hotel, Senado Square, Ruins of St. Paul's
Part 9: HK-Macau Day 3 - Grand Lisboa, Wynn Hotel, Fisherman's Wharf
Part 10: HK-Macau Day 4 - Cable Car Ride at Ngong Ping 360
Hong Kong - Macau Travel Guide | 4 Days / 3 Nights Itinerary and Expenses



9 comments:

leandra said...

hello po! been following these series and anticipate every new post hehe! we're also going in December kaya researching as much as i can, DIY trip din hehe! kaya salamat ng marami!

i also love your very comprehensive Ilocos trip series! hope we'd have a chance to go din sa Dec (3 wks lang kasi bakasyon ko,

anyhows, keep the great writing! really appreciate esp. the details and tips! Thanks so much! :)

adventurousfeet said...

thank you for your kind words. i highly appreciate it and comments like this motivates me to write informative posts. hope you'll have fun there as much as I did :)

Ian | Going Places said...

You're capture pics are enough to entice to visit HK someday... Nice adventures.

melvin said...

i love ocean park! pero sinumpa ko ang mine train and abyss.yung abyss parang wala akong maramdaman when were being dropped.yun pala ang feeling pag weightless ka.

Nomadic Samuel said...

Lovely photos! Although I've been to HK and Macau a few times you've given me some new ideas for the next time I am there :)

adventurousfeet said...

thanks!

Anonymous said...

Ligaya :salamat sa info. i know this will help me alot kasi where going to HK- Macau_ shenzhen this april 8-12, 2013..

Anonymous said...

Mhy:


Great blog! details are good, very helpful. Planning to visit HK by August, thnks!

Elal Jane L. Lasola said...

Wow! Nakakita ka na ng Mameng girl. Nainggit akoooo :D

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