Being in the heart of the city Victoria Harbour is near many of the important attractions
of the city.
The Hong Kong Observation Wheel
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
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
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.