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Address: Hualien, Hualien, Taiwan
Phone Number: +886 989 512 380
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Hualien Outdoors is a full service out tripping company specializing in...

Hualien Outdoors is a full service out tripping company specializing in trips to the more off the beaten path areas of Hualien and Taroko Gorge National Park in Taiwan. We offer small, high quality adventures that try to get guests into the most exciting, most beautiful and safest places in the Taroko Gorge area. Our guides are wilderness first aid certified and have years of experience in the outdoors of Hualien. We pride ourselves in offering the best river tracing, hiking, and Taroko Gorge tours in the Hualien area, bar none.

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super nice guys

Taroko Gorge has taken a big taifun beating in October 2016 and as a result several of the longer trails are closed due to substantial damage. We met Peter at the trailhead of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Taroko Gorge has taken a big taifun beating in October 2016 and as a result several of the longer trails are closed due to substantial damage. We met Peter at the trailhead of one of the closed trails while he was showing another couple around. Peter was super helpful in giving us tips and even followed up with a long... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We arranged this day trip through Hualienoutdoors.org and had Peter as our guide for the day. We arranged a train ticket on our own from Taipei to Hualien and back, and Peter met us at the train station as promised. He took us to several locations in the Taroko National Park to hike and see some great vistas. A bonus... More 

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Merion Station, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Day 1: All day trip to Taroko Gorge Park and seaside. Day 2: Drove into central mountains and then tea making facility/teahouse with tea tasting with some modification because of rain from typhoon. Matt very sharing with his vast knowledge and wisdom. Good picnic lunches. Two excellent days spent touring with Matt.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Our family were lucky enough to have a fantastic experience in taroko with Matt. We went at the end of typhoon season and a lot of paths were closed because of damage but Matt still found us a lot of great places to stop and see and hike. Best bit, we had each area to ourselves. I don't know how... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Zhuilu Old trail, then the highlight tour of Taroko National Park. To summarise, Matt couldn't have been more helpful during the booking process, the views throughout were quite simply stunning, Peter our very informative and friendly guide managed to avoid any crowds which meant we got to see everything at it's very best and allowed us to do everything at... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

I’d preface this review by saying that I did not actually manage to go on a tour with Matt and Hualien Outdoors as unfortunately my planned trip was laid waste by Typhoon Nepartak. However, I felt compelled to provide a review on the fantastic support and advice provided by Matt during the difficult period of travelling to Hualien only to... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We are a family of 4 (with 2 boys aged 10 and 12). Booked one day of river tracing in Hualien with Matt from Hualien Outdoors. The next day, we hiked in the Taroko Gorge (with a driver only booked through our BnB La Meme Histoire). This turned out to be a perfect way for us to explore Hualien in... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

My 2 friends and I booked 2 tours with Matt Hopkins via email. He was very good at communicating with us via email and letting us know what tours were available and even letting us know what physical ability it required and what not, very informative. We also got a discount for booking 2 tours. Instead of 3900ntd for 1... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

River tracing should be a bucket-list item for everyone. It is an incredible day-long journey climbing up boulders and waterfalls as you wind upstream along a beautiful river. You see amazing sights/insects/foliage, swim in gorgeous and secluded pools, cliff dive off waterfalls... I've only ever seen it offered in Taiwan (Hualien Outdoors' website says it originated in Japan), and this... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Early start around 7am with Peter bringing us a nice packed breakfast for the car ride into the park. Taroko Gorge is of course very beautiful, but Peter delivered a great tour filled with interesting facts and humour, which really enhanced our experience. We went to many places we could not have found ourselves. Lunch is included and we had... More 

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