Wetland Park Ecological Journey in Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Wetland Park is a world-class facility of ecotourism and conservation, aimed at visitors of all ages, local and tourists, to promote awareness of ecosystems and the need to protect and conserve them. This is a must-visit attraction for nature lovers or anyone interested in seeing unique amphibians in their natural habitat.
Here are some of the interesting exhibitions and areas to visit while at the Wetland Park!
Beauty of Wetland
Here, visitors can explore the many different types of plants and animals found in wetland ecosystems. For example, freshwater plants, mangroves, birds, butterflies, dragonflies, reptiles, crabs, and freshwater fish. See all the different animals and plants to be found here, and learn something new.
Immerse yourself in the natural mangrove habitat while walking on the floating mangrove boardwalk. Observe the different, unique adaptations that plants have made to adjust to the wetland habitat, and the interesting animals that live in mangroves - like mudskippers, fiddler crabs, and snails!
This beautiful garden on Wildside Walk is the best place to watch butterflies. There are over 60 species of food and nectar plants, which the butterflies feed on. Visitors are most likely to see butterflies on sunny days, so don’t forget to bring your cameras to capture these pretty, delicate animals! Learn how to conserve butterflies while you’re here.
Indoor Play Area - Swamp Adventure
Located at the Visitor Center, this is a great, fun activity for young children. There are treehouses, slides and viewpoints here. Note that there is a height limit for this room.
Human Culture at the Visitor Center
At the Central Show, visitors can watch an incredible short film on wetlands and how they interact with people across the planet, all the way from outer space right to your backyard. There are interactive games for children at the Inspiration Zone, which is a wall with projected images of water and wetlands. They tell stories of wetland monsters, highlighting the diverse history of humans and our culture.
Some More Workshops & Exhibitions
Pui Pui the Crocodile - she is definitely the celebrity and most-viewed attraction at the Wetland Park! A salt water crocodile, she was caught and introduced to the park in 2006 where she has a natural and healthy habitat.
Wetland Discovery Centre (Wet Lab) - this is a classroom open to the public at the Wetland Reserve. Adults and children can both learn about different wetland products, and also observe several wetland creatures here.
Volunteer’s Origami Station - here, volunteers demonstrate how to create origamis of 3D wetland animals, while telling visitors interesting facts about them. This is located at the Visitor Center and is run on weekends and public holidays, from 10.30 - 12.30, and 2.30 - 4.30.
Animal Encounter - this is an exhibition featuring various animal specimens like crocodile, leopard skin, ivory tusks, and more. This is a must-do activity for all visitors. Animal Encounter is open on Saturdays from 10.30 - 12.30, and 2.30 - 4.30, at the Visitor Center.
Things to Know Before You Go
Get to the Wetland Park by MTR. Take the Tung Chung line to Nam Cheong Station, and then change to the West Rail line to reach Tin Shui Wai Station. From there it is a short bus ride to reach the Wetland Park.
The park is open every day, including public holidays, from 10am - 5pm. It’s closed on Tuesdays.
This is an outdoor park, so wear mosquito repellants and covered clothing.
Bring your camera and binoculars to spot the smaller inhabitants of the park!
Grab the Hong Kong Tourist Pass before coming to Hong Kong. With packages designed to suit your needs and length of stay, we’ve got you covered whether you’ve got 7, 5, or just 3 days in Hong Kong. Included in the package are unlimited rides on public transportation (including the MTR), as well as fast-track admission into the most popular places to visit in Hong Kong, including the Hong Kong Wetland Park. So skip the queue and enjoy your visit to the maximum!