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The ONLY Guide You Need to Victoria Harbour

The ONLY Guide You Need to Victoria Harbour 

Victoria Harbour is like the OG spot for locals and tourists who are after Hong Kong’s scenic skyline and nightscape. But honestly, there’s so much more to discover here than the usual spots mentioned in other guides!

Today’s lineup has a little something for every traveler itching to dive into the best of Victoria Harbour. Ready to start your travel game? Let’s roll!

When is the best time to visit Victoria Harbour? 

The prime time to check out the best of what Victoria Harbour can offer is around autumn (October to November). With daily temperatures ranging from 19°C to 28°C, it’s the ideal time to explore attractions and try various recreational activities

How do I get to Victoria Harbour?

How do I get to Victoria Harbour

If you’re hailing from the Hong Kong International Airport, the easiest routes to get to Victoria Harbour are via the Lantau Highway and Airport Express lines. Another option you can take is the MTR line with cross-harbor tunnels in Tsuen Wan, Tseung Kwan O, and Tung Chung). 

As you can see, Victoria Harbour is conveniently reachable from practically anywhere because it sits right in the heart of Hong Kong. Meanwhile, if you wish to cross the harbor to do some sightseeing, we suggest you get on the Star Ferry, which has routes to Central and Tsim Sha Tsui.

What is Victoria Harbour known for?

Victoria Harbour is popular for its panoramic skyline and night view that you can’t see elsewhere in Hong Kong. 

As soon as the sun sets, cue the dazzling light show as buildings, skyscrapers, and LED panels light up and cast off their glow onto the harbor. This is the best time to marvel at Victoria Harbour’s “classic postcard” views. 

Where to Stay in Victoria Harbour

Harbour Grand Hong Kong 


Address: 23 Oil St, North Point, Hong Kong

Contact details: +852 2121 2688

It’s no secret that Victoria Harbour is filled to the brim with luxurious and amazing staycation hotels. One example of that is Harbour Grand Hong Kong. 

This swanky five-star hotel made its way to the bougie’s must-book list because it features well-furnished and acclaimed rooms, serviced suites, and Harbour Club rooms that offer different perspectives of Victoria Harbour’s skyline and nightscape. 

The amenities, as well as the leisure and recreation hub they offer, are a symphony of luxury too. 

Feel like breaking a sweat? Hit up their state-of-the-art fitness center and Health Club. Need to unwind after exploring? Just lounge at the hotel’s 27-meter-long outdoor pool, jacuzzi, and Spa by the Harbourside!

Pro tip:

  • Be a Harbour Plaza Club member to enjoy up to 40% discount off room rates and get exclusive privileges, including free access to Skyline Pavilion, unlimited free Wi-Fi, a special buffet breakfast worth HK$148, and so much more. 

Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel


Address: Harbour City, 3 Canton Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Contact details: +852 2113 0088

Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel is nothing short of exceptional, so it’s also one of our top picks when it comes to the local hospitality scene. This posh hotel offers 665 deluxe guest rooms and suites that offer panoramic views of Hong Kong, 

In terms of amenities, you’ll also be spoiled because Marco Polo features an all-day dining outlet and cafe that offers gourmet cuisine, an outdoor pool, a gym, and a lobby lounge. 

If you plan to explore, we suggest you visit nearby landmarks, such as the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Kowloon Park, and the Hong Kong Museum of Art. Attractions like Central Plaza and Signal Hill Garden are also within walking distance of this hotel. 

Meanwhile, if “shopping extravaganzas” are part of your travel agenda, search no further because Marco Polo is part of the largest shopping complex in Hong Kong (Harbour City) and is set in the bustling shopping district Kowloon. 

Pro tip:

  • Just a head up! Since it’s a five-star hotel, room rates here are on the high side. We recommend booking in advance to snag a sweet deal that’s up to 20% off. You can also save a bit if you plan to stay seven days or more because the hotel offers discounted rates and exclusive perks on extended stays. 

Where to Go for Fun in Victoria Harbour

Victoria Peak 

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Location: west of Hong Kong Island 

Contact details: +852 2522 0922  

Victoria Peak, aka The Peak, is one of Hong Kong’s rockstar attractions. And just as its catchy name implies, this spot is the tip-top of Hong Kong Island, so once you reach the peak, it’s literally views on views. 

The Peak is like the ultimate selfie central for visitors because it showcases various viewpoints of Kowloon, Victoria Harbour, and Hong Kong Island. 

Sunset at Victoria Peak is our favorite because during this time, it’s like the whole place flips a switch, and bam! The view transforms into this scenic nightscape that’s filled with dazzling lights from skyscrapers. 

Of course, it’s best to do a quick weather check before visiting. You see, Hong Kong’s weather can be a bit of a wild card – some days, it’s all clear skies, but other times, fog or clouds overcast the views. If the weather isn’t looking great, maybe save the Peak for a sunnier day. 

Pro tip:

  • If it’s your first time visiting Victoria Peak, here are four lookout points you shouldn’t miss – Peak Galleria, Lugard Road Lookout, Sky Terrace 428, and Lions Pavilion. 

Madame Tussauds 


Address: Shop P101, The Peak Tower, No, 128 Peak Rd, The Peak, Hong Kong 

Contact details: +852 2849 6966 

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday – 10:30 AM to 9:30 PM 

Madame Tussauds showcases more than 100 meticulously crafted lifelike wax figures. Here, you can be up close and personal with wax figures of your favorite local and international music icons, celebrities, historical and national heroes, and so much more.

This wax figure museum is Madame Tussauds’ first branch in Asia, so it’s a nice addition to your travel bucket list.  

What’s good about Madame Tussauds is that they keep things fresh. Occasionally, the museum rolls out the red carpet for new exhibitions and wax figures. New and upcoming stars are added every year, and some old figures are updated or replaced. 

Pro tip:

  • The best transportation option to Madame Tussauds is via the Peak Tram. However, there can be long waiting times, especially during peak season.
  • So if you want to skip the line,  we suggest you avail of their promos like the 2-in-1 Combo Package (Tickets for Madame Tussauds Admission + Peak Tram) or 3-in-1 Combo Package (Tickets for Madame Tussauds Admission + Peak Tram + Sky Terrace 428). 

Avenue of Stars 


Address: Ave of Stars, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Contact details: +852 2918 1722

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday – Open 24 hours 

The Avenue of Stars is a shoreline promenade that offers killer views of the harbor, skyline, and our favorite sparkly show, the Symphony of Lights. 

Here, you can relax and spend a chill afternoon with your friends because the reopened promenade features more seats, shade, water fountains, and even a place to get refreshments. 

Plus, it’s centrally situated in a spot where locals and tourists alike flock. You see, it’s within walking distance of popular attractions like Tsim Sha Tsui, IFC Mall, and Central’s Harbourfront Promenade, so you can spend your whole day exploring the area. 

Pro tip:

  • If you plan to take the MTR to visit the Avenue of Stars, hit up East Tsim Sha Tsui Station or Tsim Sha Tsui Station and go through Exit J. Meanwhile, if you’re coming from Central, it’s more convenient to hop on the Star Ferry from the pier in front of IFC Mall.  

Hong Kong Observation Wheel 


Address: 33 Man Kwong St, Central, Hong Kong 

Contact details: +852 2339 0777

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Thursday – 12 AM to 10 PM
  • Friday to Sunday – 11 AM to 11 PM 

Once you walk along Victoria Harbour, one of the first things that will probably catch your eye is the giant Ferris wheel by the harborfront – the Hong Kong Observation Wheel.

This isn’t your average Ferris wheel because it’s 197 feet tall and one of the largest and tallest Ferris wheels in the whole of Asia. Hong Kong Observation Wheel is basically Hong Kong’s version of the London Eye.

This huge Ferris wheel has 42 air-conditioned gondolas that can each seat up to a squad of eight passengers. But hey, if you prefer to go solo and enjoy the ride and scenic views alone, you can also opt for their private gondolas. 

Pro tip:

  • To make the most of your visit to the Hong Kong Observation Wheel, we recommend you check out the AIA Vitality Park located at its base. This park features an open lawn and offers free wellness classes like yoga, swing dancing, and kickboxing. 

Where to Eat in Victoria Harbour 

Cruise Restaurant & Bar 


Address: 23/F, West Tower, Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong, 1 North Point Estate Ln, North Point, Hong Kong 

Contact details: +852 3896 9898  

Operating hours: 

  • Sunday to Thursday – 12 PM to 12 AM 
  • Friday and Saturday – 12 PM to 1 AM 

Cruise Restaurant & Restaurants is a stunning rooftop restaurant where you can enjoy fresh and seasonal Asian cuisine as well as craft cocktails while taking in the panoramic views of Victoria Harbour and Kowloon. 

Some of their signature dishes to try at least once are the Chicken Satay, Changs Pork Belly Ssam, and Rangers Valley Wagyu Ribeye.  

Aside from the fancy outdoor rooftop bar, this restaurant is also famous for its modern and stylish interior and decor. During the day, you can go here for a sunny al fresco four-course lunch or relaxing afternoon drinks, while in the evening, you can grab a cocktail and just enjoy the vibe and cool tunes. 

Pro tip:

  • Weekdays at the Cruise Restaurant & Bar are always delightful. From 5 PM to 7 PM, it’s Cruise Happy Hour time, and that means you can enjoy 50% off on selected drinks and have a fun night out with your best pals!

Paper Moon 


Address: Shop OTE301, Ocean Terminal Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Contact details: +852 2156 226  

Operating hours: 

  • Sunday to Thursday – 12 PM to 11:30 PM
  • Friday to Saturday – 12 PM to 12 AM
  • Monday to Sunday – 3 PM to 6 PM (afternoon tea/pizza/drinks) 

Paper Moon is a well-known Milan restaurant that has brought a slice of Italian cuisine to Harbour City. 

And when we say “slice,” it means a little bit of everything because this restaurant’s menu runs from soups, salads, house-made pasta, grilled meats, antipasti, seafood platters, and desserts! 

Paper Moon offers both indoor and outdoor dining spaces, but we recommend you dine at their outdoor terrace if you want the views of the Hong Kong skyline and the West Kowloon Cultural District to serve as your backdrop while you savor your meal. 

Pro tip:

  • Sweet tooth alert! Desserts are always in demand here, so we suggest you try their best-sellers – Tiramisu Paper Moon and Pana Cotta Con Lamponi.   

Where to Shop in Victoria Harbour 

Harbour City 


Address: 3-27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Contact details: +852 2118 8666 

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday – 10 AM to 10 PM 

Harbour City is a retail wonderland boasting over 700 stores and services, 50 restaurants, three hotels, and a bunch of entertainment outlets, including movie theaters, an art gallery, and an observation deck. 

This massive shopping complex covers an area of over two million square feet, and it’s split into five zones – Ocean Terminal, Ocean Centre, Star Annex, Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel Arcade, and Gateway Arcade.   

The mall is also a major hub for flagship stores as well as local and international brands, so it’s definitely a one-stop hotspot for all your shopping needs. 

Pro tip:

  • If it’s your first time exploring this mall, make sure to swing by the customer service center and grab a directory and a map. This shopping complex is massive, so you might find yourself lost without those! 

What Else to See or Do in Victoria Harbour 

Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry 

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Address: Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Contact details: +852 2367 7065  

Riding the Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry is a must-do experience if you’re in Victoria Harbour. This scenic escape is perfect for those who want to catch a glimpse of Hong Kong’s famous landmarks and attractions. 

Our favorite route runs between Central and Tsim Sha Tsui. If you wish to take Instagram-worthy pictures and reels, we recommend this route because it features the lush green views of Victoria Peak and the sweeping views of Lantau Island and Victoria Harbour. 

We always take the bottom deck to get closer and clearer views of the sea and the harbor. 

Pro tip:

  • The Star Ferry is always packed with throngs of people, so it’s best to check out the departure schedules before you visit. Also, rush morning and evening hours are from 7 AM to 9:30 AM and 4 PM to 7 PM. 

Hong Kong Museum of Art  


Address: Hong Kong Museum Of Art, 10 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong 

Contact details: +852 2721 0116  

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Wednesday, Friday – 10 AM to 6 PM 
  • Saturday to Sunday – 10 AM to 7 PM  

Hong Kong Museum of Art is a 10,000-square-meter exhibition space with 12 art galleries that highlight more than 17,000 artworks, including paintings, sculptures, calligraphy, ceramics, and other Chinese art and antique collections.

Some of the permanent exhibitions you can see in this museum are various collections of Modern and Hong Kong Art, China Trade Art, Chinese Antiquities, and Chinese Painting and Calligraphy. 

Apart from that, the museum also hosts an array of temporary exhibitions throughout the year. The exhibitions usually cover different styles and topics revolving around contemporary art installations, interactive arts and displays, traditional Chinese art, and more. 

Pro tip:

  • No advance booking is required to visit the Hong Kong Museum. And guess what? A free guided tour is available for individual visitors. However, the museum can only accommodate a maximum of 30 people per tour schedule, so make sure to come as soon as you can since it’s on a first-come, first-served basis.  
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