Could anyone tell me how long the ferry trip from HK yo Macau will take? Looking at doing a day trip.
The actual boat ride is usually just over an hour, but when you take into account ticket purchase, then immigration formalities at both ends it turns into at least 90 minutes - can be 2 hours + if you travel to Macau on a Friday night/ Saturday morning, or back to HK on a Sunday night.
Day trip can be difficult during the summer months due to the heat and the eventual need for your hotel room to have a rest, especially if you've children. We try to avoid day trips to Macau during the summer as they are simply exhausting because of the heat, preferring to go ahead and book a hotel room for 1 night during this time of year. During the cooler months, a day trip is great.
Yes, do spend a weekday night in Macau. You can leave your luggage with your hotel in HK and just tote along an overnight bag. There is plenty to do in Macau if you've never been there. On the first day, you can visit all the historical landmarks on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage trail such as the Ruins of St Paul's, Senado Square, Lilau Square etc. - followed by visits to the Grand Prix Museum and Wine Museum and the evening at Fisherman's Wharf and at Wynn's Performance Lake. You can take in more of the 'New Macau' on the Cotai Strip on the 2nd day, visiting the Venetian and taking a gondolo ride on one of its three indoor canals and viewing the 'Fortune Diamond' Show (free) at the recently opened Galaxy's Main Foyer and the 'Dragon Pearl' Show (MOP30) at the City of Dreams.
If the heat is an issue for you there is plenty to do inside, including the casinos, shopping, museums and the Macau tower.
You can also do a day tour from Hong Kong to Macau. then you will have a bus to get around in and minimal time outside.
Don't forget the A-Ma Temple - we loved it there!
Would like to to check whether China Ferry Terminal is located on the TST waterfront is the nearest terminal for me to catch a ferry as I will be staying at Mongkok.
If so, how do i get to the China Ferry Terminal from mongkok?
Thanks in advance
>> If so, how do i get to the China Ferry Terminal from mongkok?
How? How about taxi? Under 3 km. Should be under HKD $30.
Yes, the China Ferry Terminal, on Canton Road in TST, is nearest to Mongkok. A bit more for taxi if taking luggage with you but as you're on a daytrip only, no worries.
Can i take MTR to TST and walk to the China ferry Terminal? Is it far?
It is quite far to walk from TST MTR.
If you want to take MTR, the Macau Ferry Terminal is connected to MTR Sheung Wan Station.
If you are not dragging luggage, the walk is not too bad, 10-15 minutes, depending on your walking speed.
Historically, we have taken the underground passage from TST and East TST MTR to exit L5 Peking Road, near Harbour City and just walked street side to the terminal entrance. However, we will be trying a different approach this weekend, using the Austin MTR exist, walking back down Canton Road, it seems 600 meters to the terminal entrance. I don't particularly like walking this way on Canton Road but want to see if it is quicker.Edited: 3:03 am, August 04, 2011