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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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Alternative perspective for Taiwan wilderness

We booked a couple of tours around Hualien, one with a Taiwanese guide and one with Matt from Hualien Outdoors who hails from Canada. This gave us some different perspectives of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 January 2017
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We booked a couple of tours around Hualien, one with a Taiwanese guide and one with Matt from Hualien Outdoors who hails from Canada. This gave us some different perspectives of the region. So we wanted to see Taroko and do some walks and Matt promised crowd-free hikes/walks and that was very much the case. Although he mixed some popular... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

My partner's brother took a tour with Hualien Outdoors shortly before our own trip and recommended them to us and it was probably one of the highlights of our entire trip. We spent two days in the Hualien region and on our first day, we did the highlights tour with Peter. These guys know the area really well, including local... More 

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Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Thank you Matt (owner) who took us on 2 days tours of the park. The Zhuilu old trail takes your breath away. He taught us about the history of the region & nature of the park, and organised all the required passes for the park entrance. We started our time in the park by hiking the Zhuilu trail on the... More 

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La Grange, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We had a great experience seeing Taroko National Park with Hualien Outdoors. Our guide (and owner, Matt) took us on an all day tour of the park. We were offered several different options for the day, but we opted for the Highlights of the park tour. Matt would drop us off at a highlight, let us hike it or see... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 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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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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