Shark Mystique of Ocean Park in Hong Kong
Shark Mystique of Ocean Park Facts
Shark Mystique. Shatter the myths and fears surrounding the ocean's top predators at Shark Mystique, a unique exhibit showcasing over a hundred sharks and rays! Get 360 degree views of incredible sea life, such as the sawfish with its saw-like rostrum and the zebra shark with leopard-like spots all over its body!
Chinese Name: 香港海洋公园寻鲨探秘
Type: Ocean Park
Address: Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong Island
Best Seasons: All year round
Recommended Visiting Hours: about 2-3 hours
Why is Shark Mystique of Ocean Park so Special?
Ocean Park’s Shark Mystique is one of Asia’s largest shark exhibits. A wonderful educational and interactive presentation of over a hundred sharks and rays of all kinds in a fantastic layout over three levels and a 360 panoramic display.
Where is Shark Mystique of Ocean Park?
Ocean Park, situated on the southern side of Hong Kong Island, is Hong Kong’s premier educational theme park. The current park covers more than 915,000 square metres of land and features a diverse selection of world-class animal attractions, thrill rides and shows divided between the Waterfront and the Summit.
History of Hong Kong Ocean Park
Opened in January 1977 by the Governor of Hong Kong, Sir Murray MacLehose, Ocean Park was constructed as a subsidiary of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, with HK$150 million of funding. The land was provided free by the Hong Kong Government. Between 1982 and 1984, the Jockey Club put a further HK$240 million into developing facilities at Tai Shue Wan and thrill rides at the Summit.
Ocean Park ceased to be a Jockey Club subsidiary on 1 July 1987, becoming its own statutory body, with a Government-appointed Board. The Jockey Club established a HK$200 million trust to ensure the Park’s continued development. At present, Ocean Park is managed by the Ocean Park Corporation, a financially independent, non-profit organisation.
Main Attractions of Shark Mystique
Shark Mystique is the first major new attraction from Ocean Park’s Master Redevelopment Plan (MRP). Commenting on the attraction Dr. Allan Zeman, Chairman of Ocean Park said, “Shark Mystique pays homage to Hong Kong’s passion for marine conservation as nurtured through the city’s origin as a fishing village. The new attraction has an additional layer of historical meaning for Hong Kong people as it represents an evolution of our former Atoll Reef exhibit, a legacy attraction where generations of local guests fell in love with marine life.
Through extensive displays and state-of-the-art interactive games, the entire family will come away with fun facts about sharks’ many amazing adaptations and a better appreciation of their role in helping maintain healthy oceans. Equally important, we have enhanced accessibility so that more people – even the wheelchair-bound – can enjoy the exhibit. ”
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How to Get to Shark Mystique of Ocean Park
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Ocean Park station on the South Island Line is located adjacent the main entrance of the park. The stop opened in December 2016 and connects Ocean Park directly to Hong Kong’s MTR system.
The Citybus Ocean Park Express (Route 629) used to provide departures from Central Piers to Ocean Park only. This route has since stopped its regular service due to a decline in passenger numbers.
Passengers may use any of the Aberdeen Tunnel bus routes and walk to the park from the Aberdeen Tunnel Toll Plaza bus stop.
The Park is also accessible by taxi, private hire car or personal car. The park provides some car park spaces close to the main entrance, however the car park can be busy during peak times. Road access is via Route 1 (Aberdeen Tunnel) from central and eastern districts of Hong Kong or Pok Fu Lam Road from western districts.
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- Taxi is one of the most popular ways to and from the Hong Kong International Airport. It is fast, comfortable and offers point-to-point travel. The taxi rank is located outside the Arrival Hall on the left side. Follow the direction signs. The estimated fare is HK$220-230 plus HK$5 for each piece of luggage stored inside the baggage compartment, and each piece of luggage with total dimensions (length + width + height) exceeding 140cm stored inside the cabin. The journey time is about 30-40 minutes. The fare and time depend on traffic conditions. Hong Kong taxi drivers know all the major hotels, but it is a good idea to note the address of your hotel or destination point on a piece of paper.
- Also, visitors to Hong Kong may take the Airport Express train. The journey to Kowloon station costs HK$90 and takes 21 minutes. The trains run every 10 minutes from 5:50am to 1:15am daily. There are discounts up to 40% for those who travel in a group or family. HK$140 for a group of 2, HK$190 for a group of 3 and HK$220 for a group of 4. Then take a taxi or Free Airport Express Shuttle Bus to your hotel or destination point.
- Tel:+852 3923 2323