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Relax and discover

Stopover in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is one of our favourite stopover destinations on the way to Australia or New Zealand. In this Asian metropolis, there are plenty of new and exciting things to do and see. Here, you can find an assortment of delicious food, authentic Asian culture, great shopping, and luxurious wellness experiences. Marvel at the spectacular skyline, visit the Big Buddha, or explore the incredible nature.

Hong Kong offers an excellent public transport system, which makes it ideal to get around the city. Some may say that the transport system is even better than in many major European cities. Hong Kong is a special part of the world, and we recommend flying there with Cathay Pacific.

Be astounded by the bright lights of Hong Kong

Best travel time

Hong Kong is great to travel year-round. The climate is mild from mid-September to the end of February. Between May and September, the weather is quite warm and humid.

Approximately 80% of the rainfalls occur in Hong Kong between May and September, and August is the wettest month. If you plan to travel to Australia or New Zealand during the European winter, you can expect mild and dry weather in Hong Kong.

Repulse Bay is a must-do!
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Your holiday starts as soon as you board the plane. Sit back and relax as you make your way to Hong Kong. Fly in comfort and style with Cathay Pacific and arrive at your stopover destination safely and relaxed - no matter what class you fly.

You will arrive at Hong Kong International Airport, which is the major hub for Cathay Pacific Airways. After you have reached the airport, there are plenty of options for a transfer into the city including the Airport Express. Take advantage of a Hong Kong stopover package and enjoy your layover to the fullest.

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Lantau Island

If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, we highly recommend visiting Lantau Island. You can reach this part of Hong Kong’s New Territories by ferry. The largest of Hong Kong’s 263 islands, Lantau is the perfect place for nature lovers.

Here, you will find lush forested mountains and a collection of beautiful hiking routes. The absolute highlight of the island is the 34-metre high Tian Tan Buddha statue, which is enthroned on a mountain above the island.

Imposing, the buddha directs her gaze towards the Chinese mainland. Once you are up the top, you can enjoy an amazing view of the entire landscape. Other attractions include the Po Lin Monastery and the fishing village of Tai O.

If you seek culture, a visit to Lantau Island is a must-do!
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Indulge in nature and discover a collection of buddha

Entry requirements

Details and information on the current regulations for a trip to Hong Kong can be found here.

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