Hong Kong Island is the political and economic center of Hong Kong. This is also called the ‘Central’. This is the place the British took as their own.
And so if you are looking for historical sites from the territory’s colonial past, then this is a good place to explore.
- Fun Things To Do
- Use The Peak Tram To Reach Victoria Peak
- Ride the Star Ferry
- Do The HK Free Walk
- Explore The Cat Street Market
- Visit Madame Tussauds
- Go Shopping At Causeway Bay
- Visit The HK Zoological and Botanical Gardens
- Explore Victoria Park
- Where to Stay on Hong Kong Island
- Wrapping Up
Most people visit Hong Kong Island to see the skyscrapers, museums, shopping malls and restaurants.
However, behind the skyscrapers and busy streets, there are fun things to do on Hong Kong Island which you cannot find in any other place.
Fun Things To Do
Here are some wonderful things to do on Hong Kong Island.
Use The Peak Tram To Reach Victoria Peak
The Peak is the highest peak in Hong Kong. From this spot, visitors can see the scenery of Hong Kong.
The evening is a good time to see the sparkling skyscrapers in Hong Kong.
The Peak is also famous as an elite location in Hong Kong since colonial times. So, it can be a good idea if you want to witness the greatness of Hong Kong city from the peak.
The historic Peak Tram runs continuously from 7am until midnight and gives passengers plenty of time to see all the views of the city.
Get on board from the Garden Road terminus in Central and its only HK$65 for a return ticket.
Ride the Star Ferry
Since 1888, the Star Ferry has been providing transport by boat from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon.
Today, the Star Ferry vessels continue to operate and has become a top tourist attraction to enjoy.
The Star Ferry can be boarded at the Central terminal going to Tsim Sha Tsui terminal.
At 8pm everyday, you can see the light show from the ferry.
Do The HK Free Walk
The Hong Kong free walking tour in Hong Kong is simply is a guided walk on either Hong Kong Island or Kowloon.
The walk tour is free and the volunteers guides operate on a tips-only basis.
As you walk around Kowloon or Hong Kong Island, you will learn about the local history, economy, politics and see interesting places that are off the tourist track. The tour takes around 2 hours.
Explore The Cat Street Market
Cat Street Market is a little off the beaten track but it is not crowded. At the market you will find antiques, and unique gifts, Mao Tse Tung memorabilia, coins and much more.
Also, Cat street has a few decent boutique beer houses and coffee shops nearby.
Visit Madame Tussauds
Madame Tussauds Hong Kong, part of the chain of wax museums founded by Marie Tussaud. And is located at the Peak Tower on Hong Kong Island in Hong Kong.
The entrance fee prices range from HK$120 up to HK$440. This can depend if you pay online which is cheaper and if it’s a combo package.
Go Shopping At Causeway Bay
Causeway Bay is one of the world’s great shopping areas, with shopping malls and markets selling a whole range of goods.
It also a with a range of family friendly attractions, restaurants and even rooftop bars.
Visit The HK Zoological and Botanical Gardens
The HK Zoological and Botanical Gardens is one of the oldest zoological and botanical centres in the world.
It is an area of 5.6 hectares, on the northern slope of Victoria Peak in Hong Kong.
Explore Victoria Park
Victoria Park is a big, open public park, that was named after Queen Victoria.
It is located in Causeway Bay, on the north of Hong Kong Island between Causeway Bay and Tin Hau MTR stations.
Victoria Park is a great place to relax from the bust streets of Hong Kong. And you can going jogging, play basket ball, walk away and more.
Where to Stay on Hong Kong Island
Hong Kong Island has a good variety of guest houses, hostels and hotels. Here are a few places to check out and give you an idea of what is available on Hong Kong Island.
Remember to check the reviews and book a place that suits you interests while traveling.
Dorsett Mongkok, Hong Kong
Rating 8.0, $85 for a Double Room
The 4-star Dorsett Mongkok, Hong Kong is a short walk from Olympic MTR Station. Free Wi-Fi is available.
The air-conditioned rooms with each room or suite comes with free use of smart phone with free 4G internet and personal hotspot for multi-device connectivity.
Hang Ho Hostel
Rating 8.0, $40 for a Double Room
Hang Ho Hostel is in Hong Kong. It features basic air-conditioned rooms. Free Wi-Fi access is available.
It is only one metro stop from the bustling Tsim Sha Tsui, where a wide selection of shopping malls and restaurants can be found.
Residence G Hong Kong – by Hotel G
Rating 8.1, $101 for a Double Room
Residence G is centrally located in Hong Kong, just a 5-minute walk from Tsim Sha Tsui Station. Free Wi-Fi available.
The rooms here will provide you with air conditioning. They are artfully decorated and feature a private bathroom equipped.
Finally, as you can see, there are so many things to do in Hong Kong Island. And, the list above is only a few of them. There is many more activities that you can enjoy.
And that’s it for now! I’d love to know if this guide on the things to do in Hong Kong Island has helped you. Let me know if you have any questions and let me know if you go.