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Cairns(CNS) ⇒ Hong Kong(HKG)
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One of the world’s most significant commercial and financial centres, the thriving city of Hong Kong is a global city with a unique and distinct culture. Hong Kong’s persona exudes a culmination of traditional Chinese Buddhism structures with the new world skyscrapers. It is mostly widely regarded as the perfect juxtaposition of the West and the East.
Tip: Although the time difference between Cairns and Hong Kong is usually just two hours, the flight time is quite long. It is better you give yourself an extra day for relaxation if you’re prone to jet lag.
Getting to Hong Kong
The moment you land in the island strip runway at the Hong Kong International Airport you are immediately hit with a dose of the technological prowess of this island city-nation. You can head to the town via ferry or buses. However, the fastest way to get to the inner city is via the MTR. Singapore Airlines, SilkAir, Cathay Pacific and Qantas provide service from Cairns to Hong Kong. Qantas schedules direct flights to Hong Kong. Fly with Virgin Australia for cheap flights from Cairns.
Tip: Honk Kong is very well connected by public transport systems. More than 80% of the city’s population use public transport. As soon as you land in the city, head to the China Travel Service counter at the arrivals hall or right outside the airport and pick up a tourist Octopus Card. This pre-paid card allows you to travel by all 8 public transport services available in the city and solve all your city travel issues with one swipe.
Things to do in Hong Kong
There are several things you can do in Hong Kong that are fun for the whole family. To get a bird’s eye view of the city while enjoying a good cuppa, head over to The Peak via the tram that climbs the incredibly steep hill at one go. At the top of this peak is Ocean Park, an adventure park complete with thrilling rides and dolphin shows. Of course the most important adventure park in the city is Hong Kong Disneyland. You can also visit the Madame Tussauds in Hong Kong.
For a quaint day that takes you on a picturesque hill climb, visit The Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery. The journey to the island itself is a beautiful ride that you can take via cable car that goes over the hills and the sea. Once on the island, you can also choose to have your lunch at the monastery itself, which serves a traditional Chinese Buddhist vegetarian meal each day.
Tip: You can pick up beautiful Chinese teapots more when you’re at Lantau Island.
Dining and Shopping in Hong Kong:
Hong Kong is well-known for its distinct Cantonese cuisine. No trip to the city is complete without trying dim sum. You could always visit exclusive restaurants or rooftop bars in the city to get the most delectable treats in the CBD. However to get the real Hong Kong feel, try the street-side food stalls known as Dai Pai Dongs that serve delicious noodle and rice dishes.
For the shopaholics, Hong Kong is the ultimate paradise. You can find everything here from the haute couture to the slickest streetwear. There are several famous malls in Hong Kong, but the biggest and most famous is Harbour City Mall.
Tip: To indulge in some cheap thrills and get a good bargain you can also go to the Ladies’ Market or the Temple Street Night Market
There are several operators for Cairns to Hong Kong flights. However, advance booking is recommended, especially if you’re travelling during the holiday season or during Chinese New Year. If you are travelling on a budget, combine your Cairns-Hong Kong flight booking with hotel reservations for great deals.
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