Ocean Park, Hong Kong's ever-popular homegrown theme park, was set up in 1977 to create one of Asia’s most popular theme parks mixing entertainment, education and conservation in an exciting package. The 80-hectare park, situated on the southern side of Hong Kong Island, features thrill rides as well as amazing aquarium exhibits and performances by various sea creatures. A cable car system links the lowland and headland sections, offering spectacular views en route.
New and fun-filled entertainment facilities are introduced from time to time. It also works to promote and support animal conservation in Hong Kong and throughout Asia. It has, in cooperation with other conservation organizations, launched various conservation programs for a number of endangered species, including whales and dolphins. In addition, it has successfully bred rare species of birds, sharks and butterflies.