17 March : Took bus 63 from North Point to Stanley. Visited Stanley Markets, Maritime Museum and a new park just opened called Stanley Ma Hang Park. Then bus to Repulse Bay for a quick look (overcast but a nice beach). Bus then to Aberdeen where we had a ride on a sampan. Evening meal over on the Jumbo which was nice. Bus back to Central thru the tunnel then MTR to Fortress Hill.
18 March : MTR to the Wetland Park via a number of lines and ending up on the Light Rail. There were very few people at the Park, maybe due to dull weather or a weekday. Returned by bus 967 to Admiralty. Had a delicious late lunch at Luk Yu Tea House and returned to Gu’s Embroidery in Hollywood Road to buy the ‘painting’ I so much liked and wandered around Central area again. Evening meal at our Hotel, Le 188 restaurant.
19 March : Today was wet but that didn’t change our plans and off on the Ding Ding to the Museum of Coastal Defence which is a hidden gem, then MTR over to the Science Museum in TST with evening meal at Lei Garden in Mody Road. Walked back along Avenue of Stars area (again), ferry and MTR back to hotel.
20 March : Sadly today was our last day so we revisited Hong Kong Park, and up to the Peak and walked up to Victoria Peak Garden and right up to the end of the road. No views due to cloudy weather but still a good walk. Returned to Wonderfish Spa again at The Peak Galleria for my feet, which surprisingly weren’t covered in blisters despite the amount of walking done. Mid afternoon returned to Airport for some plane spotting, after buying a 2 person group ticket for the Airport Express. Then a 7.15 pm departure back home via Auckland.
21 March : Return to Christchurch. Needless to say, we had a wonderful trip. There is so much more to Hong Kong than just a few days stop over, it is full of beautiful parks surrounded by highrises, the people are friendly, most places of interest signs are in English and the Octopus card sure beats cash. Get some self guided walking maps and your Octopus card and get ready to explore Hong Kong as you won’t be disappointed.