It takes about 2 to 3 hours by train from Taipei to Hualien, or you can drive to Hualien which is more convenient and fun.
Car rentals, driving from Taipei to Hualien
Trust me, driving is the best way to visit Hualien. Driving from Taipei to Hualien with friends is not only comfortable, but also you can go wherever you want, which is very convenient.
Reserve your style car: click here.
It doesn’t matter if you choose to take the train to Hualien, you can also rent a scooter at Hualien train Station after arriving in Hualien.
Most Taiwanese prefer scooters over other forms of transportation. We helped you search for the cheapest and the most convenient way to rent one, so you can easily happily ride a scooter around.
Book a scooter: click here.
Rafting on Hsiukuluan River
The water flow of the Hsiukuluan River in Hualien is very fast, so many people will raft downstream and revel in the beautiful countryside. When you go to Hualien, you must go to the Hsiukuluan River for rafting. Not only are there professional guides who speak English and Chinese to teach you, but you can also meet many Taiwanese friends on this rafting trip. Everyone laughs together and looks at the natural scenery along the river. Be sure to experience it!
Because the place where you can go rafting is very special, we recommend that you book tickets before going to Hualien.
To book the Hsiukuluan river rafting activity, click here.
In Hualien, you can see both beautiful mountains and beautiful beaches. If you enjoy the beautiful scenery of Hualien from a high altitude, it will be even better. Hualien has a paraglider experience. In addition to offering professional instructors, the price is not expensive at all. This is the best way to see Hualien and we recommend you take part in this experience!
Book a paragliding experience, click here.
Forest Road Motocross Experience
Have you ever ridden a dirt bike? Dirt bikes can be ridden in special places such as forests, mountains, and deserts. They are very awesome bikes. And in fact, riding a dirt bike is not difficult if you have a professional teacher. Hualien has many beautiful natural forest roads and you can choose from a variety of routes that you want to explore. It is an unforgettable experience to enjoy the beauty of Hualien while riding an off-road vehicle!
To book the Forest Motocross Experience, click here.
Take a boat to watch marine organisms
Do you like marine organisms? Because Taiwan is surrounded by the sea, it is easy to see sea creatures, especially in Hualien. In Hualien, you can take a boat to watch whales, dolphins, and other lovely marine animals, and there will be friendly Taiwanese to explain everything to you, like an interesting marine biology class.
There is now a discounted boat ride to see marine animals, click here.
Play “Paintball” to meet Taiwanese friends
Have you ever played paintball? A paintball gun is a kind of gun that will make colored spots on another person. Playing “paintball” will not only allow you to leave good memories with your friends but also make some new Taiwanese friends.
Now there is a discounted “Play Paintball” to meet Taiwanese friends, click here.
Qingshui Cliff SUP
A cliff is a place with tall mountains on one side and a vast sea on the other side. “Qingshui Cliff” is the most famous landmark in Hualien, where you can enjoy the Pacific Ocean, the largest ocean in the world. Go to Qingshui Cliff and do some stand-up paddleboarding. You can also enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery, which is super worth it.
To reserve Qingshui Cliff SUP, click here.
Can’t wait to come to Hualien? Don’t forget to book your hotel first!
If there is a holiday in Taiwan, because Hualien City is a very popular attraction, the hotels
in Hualien will be more expensive, and also may not be available! Therefore, some people in Taiwan like to book hotels much earlier or travel on weekdays!
Reserve a nice room to chill in Hualien: Click here.