The Road to Taroko
Taroko National Park is an easy 40-minute ride from World Inn. This park has something for everyone - from waterfalls to rivers, hiking trails to temples, wildlife and the gorge viewpoint. A day in Taroko can be as casual or as active as you like. The cheapest and most economical way to Taroko is by public bus. Another popular option is to rent a scooter, but please note you will need an international license.
For your convenience, we offer scooter rental at World Inn for $450-600/day. Just let the receptionist know you would like to rent one for the day and they will gladly help assist you.
The bus serves as a shuttle and operates a round trip ride from Hualien Station to Tianxiang. The orange bus station is located right next to Hualien station and can be reached in 5 minutes by foot from World Inn. A day pass bus ticket to Taroko can be purchased inside the orange bus station, but you can skip this step if you prefer to use your Taiwan Easy Card. The bus takes you on a scenic route along the coast, with the first stop at Qixingtan Beach. We recommend that you begin your journey at the Taroko Visitor Center. It is also a good place to stop for food and for a toilet break.
Taroko is over 92000 hectares / 920 square kilometers and has 12 trails open to the public. We’ve spent a lot of time hiking through the park and have compiled a list of our 8 favorite trails that are easily accessible via the bus route.