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Planning the ultimate adventure

Hong Kong is one of the world’s most exciting destinations. From sleek, modern architecture to beautiful colonial buildings and ancient Chinese temples, not to mention its lively neighbourhoods and rustic outlying islands, Hong Kong has it all.

It is definitely one of the food capitals of the world. You’ll find an abundance of mouth-watering street food and local delicacies through to high-end Michelin-starred meals. If it’s shopping that you’re after, exploring the local markets will do the trick. Delve into Hong Kong’s neighbourhoods that are bursting with arts, culture and history. There’s so much to see and do that you could spend days or weeks in Hong Kong and still be left wanting more.

So, if you’re looking for the ultimate destination, we’ve found it – Hong Kong.

Now, how do you plan your adventure?

Hong Kong’s annual events calendar is an excellent starting point.

You could plan your trip around one of the many cultural festivals, sporting events or celebrations. May-September is the cultural zenith of the year, with the Cheung Chau Bun Festival in May, the Dragon Boat Carnival in June and the Mid-Autumn Festival in September all fascinating local celebrations.

Is it food you’re after? Try booking your trip in late October or early November, when the Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival and the Great November Feast take place.

Or you could celebrate a special Christmas and New Year with the Pulse Light Festival and epic New Year’s Eve countdown on Victoria Harbour. You may even plan to be in Hong Kong around Chinese New Year, when the region hits top gear to celebrate its most vibrant cultural festival.

With a proliferation of self-guided food, history and cultural day tours; museums, galleries and attractions, and the surrounding islands and countryside you can plan a Hong Kong holiday for any time of year and still capture all the excitement the region has to offer.

Make sure you check out the Discover Hong Kong AU website. Here, you’ll find all you need to know about getting to and around Hong Kong, its neighbourhoods and surrounding islands and countryside, as well as the latest promotions, holiday packages and travel kits to inspire your planning.

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