Hong Kong Observation Wheel

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Hong Kong Observation Wheel

Hong Kong Observation Wheel
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Amusement & Theme Parks • Points of Interest & Landmarks
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
Located at the iconic Central Harbourfront, the Hong Kong Observation Wheel offers spectacular day and night views of Hong Kong’s famous skyline and much more. Our ferris wheel rides are priced at just HK$20; as we want to make the experience affordable for all to enjoy. Online reservation is also available to ensure a smoother experience. With just a quick stroll from the Central/Hong Kong MTR Station and Central Ferry Piers, you will not only be greeted by our Ferris wheel, but also an open lawn, yummy snacks and free healthy initiatives at our wellness-themed park: AIA Vitality Park. The AIA Vitality Park hosts a variety of classes and events including fitness classes, yoga, kickboxing, swing dancing and even Capoeira. We will continue to introduce new elements to this iconic landmark including a Classic Carousel which is now open to public.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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The area
Neighborhood: Central
When people think of Hong Kong, most imagine movies with famous skyscrapers dominating the skyline. The area widely known as Central is the major financial hub and entertainment district, which truly lives up to the saying, “work hard, play hard.” Bars stay open late into the night and there just happens to be a street party every weekend. Although everything seems to be operating at lightning speed, Central is full of quiet, hidden gems. Nestled between office towers are wet markets and some of the city’s oldest restaurants dating back to the 1960s. Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Retreat from the crowds by exploring beautifully restored historical buildings and even a green oasis of botanical gardens.
How to get there
  • Hong Kong • 5 min walk
  • Central • 7 min walk
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Ken-Ye
Hong Kong, China90 contributions
The spending power of 20HKD in Hong Kong
Oct 2021 • Family
If you're travelling to Hong Kong, the Victoria Harbour undoubtedly is a must-visit spot. You can witness the prosperous of the city built on both sides of the harbour.

Here, you can enjoy the sun rising on one side of the harbour and sun setting in another side. When the night comes, the stunning view of Hong Kong cityview will appear along the Victoria Harbour.

Locate just beside the Central Ferry Pier, the observation wheel of Hong Kong, will only cost you 20HKD for a 10-minute ride (was over 100HKD/ride before the acquisition).

This is our third time here and the family is still enjoying the view much. I must say, this 20HKD is one of the best well spent 20HKD in Hong Kong.
Written October 4, 2021
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Nicole Thompson
2 contributions
Great way to see the harbour
Jul 2021 • Friends
Love this place. Came with a group of friends! And it’s free today due to some celebration. The queue is not too long
Written August 20, 2021
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EastmeetsWestAB
London, UK1,332 contributions
Nothing to wow about!
Mar 2021 • Couples
For HKD 20 per person it's OK. We have our own pod which was great, however, was not that impressed as the pod was quite misty and hence taking pictures from the pod was not ideal. It was an OK ride. I was bored pretty quickly as there is not much to do. The wheel just goes round 3 times.
Written March 14, 2021
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom4,950 contributions
A Fraction of the Cost of the London Eye
Jul 2020
This has to be the best value tourist attraction in Hong Kong. Hong Kong’s version of the London Eye is located down by the harbour opposite the Star Ferry terminals. Tickets are HK$20/$10 for kids (a fraction of what you’d pay in London). Recently I haven’t seen any queues so there’s no need to pre-book. Just walk up and get your tickets on the spot.
The gondolas are fully enclosed although you may have to share the gondola with others. As there are few tourists right now, I think it’s a fairly safe to assume that you will probably have it to yourself. However, for around the same cost as a single ticket on the London Eye, you can pay to have the gondola to yourself.
There is a very small fairground style area, ‘AIA Vitality Park’ although there’s not a lot here other than a carousel.
GETTING THERE: From the MTR Central Station take Exit A to the Central Piers. If you’re coming on the Star ferry, then you’ll see it in front of you as you come out of the ferry terminal.
TIP: There is a lovely promenade walk which starts pretty much at the wheel and follows the harbour all the way around to the Exhibition Centre at Wan Chai. It is a brilliant flat, paved walk with great views, parkland and artwork along the way (I’ve included a separate review).
Written October 17, 2020
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Hi Mairwen1, Thank you for your informative review! Our tickets are reasonably priced so that people of all walks of life can enjoy the Wheel, in fact seniors 65+ and children 3 & below can ride the Wheel for free. We also aim to have all sorts of free entertainment for public enjoyment during the weekends, including wellness classes, live music & children's activities at the AIA Vitality Park, so do check our Facebook page @HKOWOfficial for updates.
Written October 19, 2020
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China139,124 contributions
AIA Vitality Park at the Central Waterfront Promenade
Oct 2020
The Observation Wheel area on the Central Waterfront Promenade has been given a neat little makeover in what is called the AIA Vitality Park. This is designated space for fostering wellness-themed activities and healthier, better lives.

There will be sponsored yoga and exercise sessions at AIA Vitality Park. Additionally, guests will find several kiosks, numerous tables and benches, a large scale jumbotron screen, carousel, a handful of family-friendly installations and open space with artificial grass for the children to run around. It is a neat little addition to the Observation Wheel, providing more reason to visit and spend time at the Central Waterfront along Victoria Harbour.
Written October 6, 2020
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China139,124 contributions
Good family-friendly activity at the Central Waterfront Promenade
Nov 2019
I've enjoyed the Observation Wheel a couple times over the past year, finding it to be a fair attraction, something particularly enjoyable for those visiting Hong Kong with families. Opening hours are 11am to 11pm daily.

Ticket prices are much cheaper these days (HK$20 per adult, HK$10 for children and seniors and free for those under 3 years of age). You can buy in advance on their website or at the ticket kiosk just near the ferris wheel.

In short, the Observation Wheel is a modern ferris wheel with 42 enclosed gondolas which can carry a max of 8 people. It rises to a height of 60 metres, affording nice views of the Hong Kong Skyline to the south and east and of Victoria Harbour and Kowloon to the north. A full cycle around the Observation Wheel takes approx 5-6 minutes and tickets are usually good for 2 or 3 spins depending on the queue sizes.
Written May 6, 2020
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Hong Kong, China3,893 contributions
Unbeatable value!
Mar 2020 • Couples
Lots of things are expensive in HK: rent, groceries, alcohol...but not this! For an unbelievably low HK$20 (around £2), you get a great view of the harbour and the buildings on both sides. When compared to other similar rides around the word, that is an amazing price. At the moment, with the city having so few tourists, there are no queues either and you’ll probably be able to get your own gondola without paying the full HK$160 either.
Written March 5, 2020
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RalphCunn49
London, UK11 contributions
Birthday spin
Feb 2020 • Family
The sightseeing attraction on the harbourfront on the Hong Kong Island side of Victoria Harbour labours under the prosaic title, the Hong Kong Observation Wheel. It would be called in eye in other cities that have such a feature. It's a great way to see the city, at least the immediate vicinity of the harbour and Central beyond. Booking is straightforward, with the handy kiosk metres away from the gondolas. It was quiet when we we were there, presumably because of the coronavirus. The short queue meant we were soon next in line. Once you're inside your cabin, the wheel moves at a gentle pace through the air, circling high above the city. Even for those nervous about heights, it shouldn't be taxing or worrisome. After a trip of about 15 minutes - two or three spins - you're back to ground again. The staff are attentive,helpful and efficient. At HK$20 for adults, the experience is economical for most and well worth fitting into your Hong Kong stay.
Written February 10, 2020
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Tom S
Shenzhen, China196 contributions
Outstanding evening...great atmosphere and 360 view
Feb 2020
Yeah, its' a tourist trap....but it's worth it.....20 HKD if you wanna share or 160 HKD if you wanna have your own gondola. We really enjoyed the entire adventure. The views are outstanding.
Written February 1, 2020
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jenkle89
Hendaye, France387 contributions
The Big Wheel
Jan 2020 • Couples
We took a ride on the Hong Kong Observation Wheel on an evening. It was good value 20HK$ for 15minutes (3 loops) and with this we had free entry to the fairground. We had lovely views of the surrounding skyscrapers and over the fairground that was all lit up.
Written January 26, 2020
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  • Mon - Thu 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Fri - Sun 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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