Xiuguluan River

The first place for river rafting

"The Xiuguluan River originates in the Central Mountain Range, flows along the East Rift Valley through Rei Shui, turns east, cuts through the coastal range and empties into the Pacific Ocean at Da Gangkou. At 104 km long, it is the longest river in eastern Taiwan and the only river that cuts through the Coastal Mountain Range. It's a great classroom for geology and topography.
The Xiuguluan River from Rei Shui to Da Gangkou is known as the Xiuguluan River Canyon. Here, the river has over twenty sets of rapids and is a popular spot for river-rafting."


  • Brief explanation
  • Visitor Centre
  • Exhibition Hall
  • Parking lot
  • Toilets
  • View Point
Contact Us

215, Sec. 3, Zhongshan Rd., Ruisui Township, Hualien County MAP

Recommended Tour
【First day】 The Tropic of Cancer Landmark Xiuguluan River Kiwit
【Second day】 Jici Beach Fanshuliao Shuilian & Niou Mountain
Going south: Follow Highway 11 to Taidong, pass The Tropic of Cancer Landmark. At the 68 marker, you will see Xiuguluan River.

Going north: Follow Highway 11 and go north. Pass Yue Cave, at the 68 marker, you will see Xiuguluan River.
Going south: Take a bus from the Bus Station in front of Hualien Train Station to Fengbin, Jingpu, or buses that go to Taitung.

Going north: Take a bus from the Taiwan Tour Bus or from Ding Dong Bus that go to Hualien by the coastal line in front of Taitung Train Station.
1.While rafting, please ensure to follow the rafting safety rules.

2.Summer sun can be harmful, please take precautions.

3.Next to the River, it is necessary to pay attention to safety

4.After heavy rain, please check road conditions in advance and watch out for landslides and falling rock on the road.