The seemingly small seaside territory of Hong Kong is brimming with gorgeous beaches, busy metropolises and opulent historic sites. In this hub for international commerce and arts, dip into new flavours and experience different cultures at every turn. From quiet temple gardens to bustling night markets and excellent entertainment, “The Fragrant Harbour” promises the perfect holiday, with fabulous hotels in Hong Kong near every must-see sight on your itinerary.
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Book hotels in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour for access to the mainland and island towns. In the nearby Mid-Levels neighbourhood, immerse yourself in the flora and fauna of the region at Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens, a lush oasis among the high-rises. From that vantage point, enjoy the stellar view of Hong Kong’s unmistakable skyline.
When night falls, make sure you’re on the north side of the harbour for people-watching while chowing down on sweet and savoury treats at the Temple Street Market. Further north, slow the pace at the towering Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery near the banks of the Shing Mun River.
But if hanging out with your favourite mouse in red trousers is what you’re all about, then book your Hong Kong Disneyland® Park Admission with Transfer and queue up for fun!
Once you’ve arrived in Hong Kong, you’ll have ample public transport at your command, including ferry rides across the bay. For quick commutes to top Hong Kong hotels, ride the rails on commuter trains and the subway, or hop on a double-decker bus. The city’s transport networks are some of the most intricate and famous in the world, which makes navigating the island an adventure in its own right. Whether you’re travelling from Australia or by way of another international location, flights to Hong Kong are just the start of something great.
Sure, the mild weather and international fusion of cultures keep Hong Kong hopping even without an official party, but there are plenty of those, too! And as summer breezes into Hong Kong, so do fantastic festivals and events. From June through August, Hong Kong is carving out some serious time to celebrate one of the local pastimes—shopping till dropping and then shopping some more. Enveloping Fashion Week, the Hong Kong Summer Spectacular is the time to treat yo’self!
Fancy yourself to be more of a minimalist? Well, the Hungry Ghost Festival, which runs for the entire month of August, may be more your style. To prevent tormented ghosts from bringing misery to the living, locals dance and burn their earthly possessions in the streets, and eat some of the best food in Hong Kong. Sounds like quite the party!
Sure, Hong Kong has a built-up landscape and includes its fair share of concrete and high-rises. But when the locals need a moment of Zen, they have loads of green space to choose from. Away from the fray, on the north side of Kowloon, is Diamond Hill: a peaceful oasis on the edge of a city brimming with cat cafes and a full-size replica of Noah’s Ark. Atop Diamond Hill, Nan Lian Garden is home to lovely pagodas and streams. You might forget that you’re still in the middle of a huge metropolis. If that happens, just look up. The surrounding skyscrapers will put things in perspective!
If you really, really want to escape on this big city getaway, then take the ferry out to Lantau Country Park on Lantau Island. Ride a sky tram over acres of wilderness, interrupted only by the regal presence of the Big Buddha. Hey, he makes everything more chill. And at over 34m high, he’s also the tallest likeness of the renowned prophet—and he’s not even standing up. Score beachy Hong Kong hotel deals on the coast of Lantau to savour the quiet side of the city. Yes, there is a quiet side.
If you had just one day in Hong Kong (or even one year), that wouldn’t be enough time to see, taste and do everything that makes this city awesome. But after climbing Victoria Peak for a breath of fresh air and fabulous view, the best place to put yourself “in the thick of it” is between the towering urban guesthouses and flats of Chungking Mansions. These enormous high-rises aren’t the sprawling estates you might expect from the word “mansions”, but they are the real Hong Kong, where locals live and shop and tower over the city.
Dim sum isn’t just something you see in Hong Kong—the real goal is to eat as many of these delightful dumplings and finger foods as you can. Many restaurants serve this easy-to-eat treat from wheeled carts as diners point at whatever strikes their fancy, while other venues appeal to the planners among us with menus—turnip cakes taste delicious no matter how they get to your plate. By the way, it’s OK to laugh and cry when you open the steam baskets to reveal prawns and veggies wrapped in cosy dough—“dim sum” literally means “touch your heart”. So go ahead and eat your feelings. You can sleep off the food coma in our Hong Kong accommodation.
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Hotels in Hong Kong SAR start at NZ$28 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.