Hong Kong—it’s a country, it’s located in mainland China and it’s an island. Say what? While that seems complicated, the facts about “The Pearl of the Orient” are pretty simple. You’ll find the most Rolls-Royce vehicles per person between its coasts, eating noodles here is both delicious and considered lucky and Hong Kong holidays are baller. That means you’re about to experience the best trip you’ve ever taken. So pack your bags for big city adventure, start practicing your noodle slurping and scope out the best Hong Kong packages right here on lastminute.com.au. Things to Do in Hong Kong
Good luck finding things you can’t do in one of the largest cities in the world, mate. The northern district, adjacent China’s Guangdong Province, is called Kowloon, while the large island is Hong Kong Island. To get around, book one of our sweet as Hong Kong car hire options, or take advantage of one of the best public transportation systems in the world. Even in this urban jungle, “jungle” is the operative word, as you can ditch the skyscraper smorgasbord at Nan Lian Garden in San Po Kong in Kowloon. Like what you see? Hike north through Lion Rock Country Park or climb up Victoria Peak. From Victoria Peak, you can look out over the entire city. To trade views from the top for views from a harness, strap in to the high flying rides at Ocean Park in the Aberdeen neighbourhood on the southern coast. Of course, no Hong Kong holiday is complete without a jolly boat, or “junk” ride through the harbour—aka booze cruise, aka drunk on a junk. You’re welcome. Shopping, Dining & Nightlife
If you want to see a spectrum from luxury shopping to sidewalk bargain “Marc Jacobs”, go for some serious retail therapy in Causeway Bay, located just east of Times Square Hong Kong. In Kowloon, stay up late for a trip to Temple Street Market, a night bazaar with hundreds of food and gift stalls, where you’re sure to score authentic Hong Kong deals.
Imagine devouring sweet and sour pork, wonton soup, shrimp dumplings and veggie chow mein for days. Days. If you want to be a little adventurous, try the “phoenix talons”, which are actually glorified and glory-fried chickens’ feet. Wash it all down with Hong Kong-style milk tea, served hot and steamy all day.
Speaking of hot and steamy, many travellers come to Hong Kong for the nightlife. For trendy stomping grounds, drop it like it’s hot when the sun goes down in Lan Kwai Fong. Located in the Central District between Wyndham Street and D'Aguilar Street on Hong Kong Island, this neighbourhood is quite westernised, with signs in English—which is helpful in the wee hours. What’s Next?
Obvs, it’s time to take your pick of our Hong Kong holiday packages. With heaps of deals on airfares and accommodation, you can mix and match your dream getaway. If “Go big or go home” is your mantra, throw in a holiday to Asia too, because you definitely are not going home.
Reviewed on 24 Oct. 2019
^Savings based on all package bookings made with Flight + Hotel on lastminute.com.au from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.