Day Trips

  • Taroko Gorge

    The best way to see Taroko National park is on a scooter. You can quickly and easily pick which parts you want to see and won’t miss a single second of the view along the way.


  • East Rift Valley

    Hualien offers many valley sights, overlooking terraces so close to the sky. You can enjoy watching the scenic landscapes while listening to the nature. Here is where you will also find aboriginal people and their villages. Read more...

  • East Coast

    There is something special about the East Coast of Hualien. It is best location for outdoor lovers to get a feel for tribal life, ocean activities, ecology, sports, and art. It is also the perfect place to catch the sunrise from the ocean. The east coast offers it all. You will be completely immersed in local culture and creating nothing but unforgettable memories. Read more...

  • City Guides

    Biking is another wonderful way to see what the city has to offer. We created self-guiding routes for you to use while cycling around Hualien.




  • Taroko Gorge Marathon                     Nov

    An annual marathon held in Taroko National Park. It is organised by the Chinese Taipei Road Running Association. The marathon and half-marathon are held in November each year.

  • Chinese New Year                      Jan-Feb

    Chinese New Year, or the Spring Festival, is one of the largest public holidays in Taiwan. It begins on the first day of the first month according to the Chinese lunar calendar. The festival continues until the conclusion of the holiday season on the 15th day of the same month. The Spring Festival is a time for family reunions and festivities.

  • Firefly Festival                         Mar-May

    A wonderful event that is held annually at Liyu Lake and Danongdafu Forest Park. This is a great place for people of all ages.

  • Hualien Summer Carnival         Jun-Aug

    Held June through August, this music festival attracts tens of thousands of fans every year.

  • Joint Indigenous Harvest Festival   


    One of the largest events in Hualien County featuring arts and crafts - such as jewelry and sculptures-  as well as great food celebrating Taiwan's indigenous culture. Check out the video on our blog!

  • Day-Lily Festival                      Jul-Sept

    "Golden Needle Flowers" as daylilies are called in Chinese, are also nicknamed “one day flower” and “forgetful grass.” They bloom every year from July to September. See the tour we offer on our Day Trips & Tours page!

  • Taroko Music Festival                        Oct

    Held each October, the festival combines the visual splendor of Taroko Gorge with the beauty of music. Over the years, different locations have been chosen for the music performances, including the grassy area beside the Taroko National Park Visitor Center, the bed of the Liwu River near the Eternal Spring Shrine, the grassy terraces at Buluowan, and a beach near the coastal Qingshui Cliff.

Events Calendar

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