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Nearby Attractions

Being in the heart of the city Victoria Harbour is near many of the important attractions of the city.

The Hong Kong Observation Wheel

This giant ferris wheel is worth a ride!  Read more about it at the guide:

Dragon Boat Festival

Once a year during the dragon boat festival there will be races in Victoria Harbour.

The City Center

To the north of the harbour is Tsimshatsui, which is itself an interesting area which attracts many visitors to Hong Kong for the hotels, dining and shopping as well several of the major museums such as Space, Art, History and Science which are all very close to the harbour.

On the south side of the harbour is Hong Kong Island with it's various important districts, the most well known is simply called Central and is where the major international banks, the stock exchange, and various flag ship stores are located including the Apple Store.

The harbour is also overlooked from the Island Side by the districts of Wanchai, and Causeway Bay to the east, and Sheung Wan to the west. Each with its own unique character and interesting reasons to visit.

They are all connected by the Harbour and of course various tunnels and ferry services, including the famed Star Ferry which goes from Tsimshatsui across the harbour to both Central and Wanchai.


Outside the city center

While the official area of our harbour extends just past the central area of the city both west and east (see map) in practice it is a continuous area spreading out towards the Pearl River estuary on the west and the open sea on the east.

To the west is of course the access to Lantau Island with its many interesting attractions, from grand hiking to Sunset Peak, visits to the Big Buddha statues, rides on the Nong Ping 360 cable car and for the majority of visitors of course an entry and exit via the international airport of Hong Kong at Chep Lap Kok.

Many people will enjoy their visits to the two great theme parks of Hong Kong, both overlooking the sea, which are always popular and busy places.  To the west on the edge of Lantau Island is the Hong Kong Disneyland which brings the Magic Kingdom to life with all the regular lands you may be familiar with from other Disney locations around the world.

Unique to the Hong Kong Disneyland is that the daily firework show is visible from boats in the harbour, and whether you have chartered a pleasure Junk, taken a scheduled dinner cruise, or simply picked just the right commuter ferry it is possible to see the fireworks display from the sea!  Check with the HK Disneyland website for their daily schedules as it varies according to the season.

More uniquely Hong Kong is of course Ocean Park, the original Theme Park of the city which opened in 1970s and continues to go strong with an updated range of shows, displays and rides all focusing around the Ocean and marine conservation.  Overlooking the sea from a headland on the south side of Hong Kong Island the park is in multiple parts linked by an elevated cable car system.

Don't miss out on their dolphin shows which run several times daily, visit the cuddly Giant Pandas, and see their small red panda cousins as well.