Jeju Olle

Fully Guided Hiking Tours

Fully Guided 6 Day Hiking Tour

The Jeju Olle is a set of 26 hiking trails on Jeju Island, off the south coast of South Korea. The trails total over 400km on this extinct volcano. Each trail is between 12 and 20km in length. There are a few hills (extinct volcanic vents, actually!) but none are steep or higher than 200M. In the centre of the island sits Mount Hallasan which is just under 2,000M high. If you’re looking for an eco-friendly vacation spot where you can enjoy beautiful scenery, climate and culture, while walking on a well-maintained trail, there’s no better place to go than Jeju Island.

Trip dates

Departure Date Tour Duration Price Spots remaining
Sun, 9th Oct 2022 Jeju Olle 6 days 5 nights $AU1,590 12
Sun, 16th Oct 2022 Jeju Olle 6 days 5 nights $AU1,590 12
Sun, 19th March 2023 Jeju Olle 6 days 5 nights $AU1,590 12
Sun, 26th March 2023 Jeju Olle 6 days 5 nights $AU1,590 12
Sun, 15 Oct 2023 Jeju Olle 6 days 5 nights $AU1,590 Fully booked
Sun, 22nd Oct 2023 Jeju Olle 6 days 5 nights $AU1,590 12

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Frequently asked questions

The tour is 6 days and 5 nights and the cost is $AU1,590 per person. For  prices in other currencies, please contact us.

Included

  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Welcome dinner and farewell dinner
  • luggage storage while hiking
  • Boat and bus fares
  • A guide for the six days

Not included

  • Airfares
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Passport, visa (if applicable) and travel insurance

Minimum group size is 6 guests and maximum is 12 guests plus the guide

If less than 6 bookings received one month from departure date, then the trip will be cancelled and all deposits refunded.

Day 1

  • Arrive at Jeju International airport. Transfer to our Hotel in Seongsan
  • Accommodation at Seongsan in 3-4 star hotel. Briefing will be before dinner. 
  • Time permitting, we will visit and walk up Seongsan Ilchulbong (Sunrise Peak)
  • Welcome dinner in Seongsan

Day 2

  • After breakfast walk Section 1 of Jeju Olle from Siheung to Gwangchigu Olle, 15.1km rated Moderate.
  • Visit the Haenyeo divers of Seongsan
  • Accommodation at Seongsan in 3-4 star hotel.
  • Dinner at Seongsan – lots of choices

Day 3

  • After breakfast we pack our luggage and store it at the hotel
  • Walk to the ferry terminal to take the ferry to U-do Island.
  • Walk 11.3km around U-do island. Rated Easy. Take ferry back to Seongsan.
  • Transfer from Seongsan to our 3-4 star hotel at Seogwipo
  • Dinner at Seogwipo – lots of choices

Day 4

  • After breakfast there are two options
  • Option 1 – Walk 22km to the top of Mt Hallasan and return. This is a difficult walk with 1,250m of ascent.
  • Option 2 – Walk Section 7 of the Jeju Olle Trail. Rated Moderate.
  • Accommodation at Seogwipo in 3-4 star hotel.
  • Dinner in Seogwipo – lots of choices

Day 5

  • After breakfast we hike section 6 of the Jeju Olle trail. 12km, rated easy to moderate.
  • After lunch free time or optional city and harbour walk.
  • Farewell dinner at Seogwipo BBQ restaurant, or similar
  • Accommodation at Seongsan in 3-4 star hotel.

Day 6

  • After breakfast there’s time for some shopping or visit the markets
  • Check out and take transport back to Jeju Airport, or continue your holiday
  • End of the tour

Bookings can be made online or manually. Click the ‘Book online’ button for online bookings. A deposit of $300 per person will secure your booking.

For bookings the bank details for the deposit are:
Home Comforts Hiking
BSB 932000
Account 500196069

Bookings can be made online or by contacting us. Click the ‘Book online’ button for online bookings.

For ‘non-online’ bookings the cost of the trip will be in the currency of your choice (if available on Wise or PayPal). We will send you details of how to pay. Please use the contact us page to book.

Please see our full cancellation and refunds policy on the “Bookings” Page

The balance is due 1 month prior to the trip start date.

Book your flights once you have paid for the trip in full, or make sure the trip has sufficient numbers before booking your flights.
We recommend that you take out travel insurance that covers cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances, medical costs, and your valuables.

Overall the hike is rated moderate. There are some hilly sections to navigate, up to a maximum of 200M. If you do the Mt Hallasan optional walk, it is rated difficult with an ascent of 1,250m. The total distance walked over 5 days of hiking is about 55-65km. We walk at a slow to moderate pace with plenty of breaks and opportunities to enjoy the sights, culture, villages, views, fauna and flora.

It is not compulsory to hike each day. If you prefer to have a rest day at any stage, this can be accommodated.

Generally, our hike includes the Mt Hallasan option, but it may not be offered as an option if weather conditions are unfavourable.

  • Small backpack with waterproof cover
  • One bag for luggage transfer
  • Shirts, pants, shorts, underwear, socks
  • Hiking shoes (slippers are available at accommodation)
  • Hiking Pole(s)
  • Rainproof jacket
  • Swimsuit
  • Your own pillow if you don’t like hard pillows
  • Money and/or Debit/Credit Card
  • Passport, Visa (if applicable), Travel Insurance docs
  • Phone and/or tablet, camera and chargers
  • Toiletries and medication

The accommodation is excellent on Jeju Island. We stay in 3- or 4-star hotels. The rooms are generous in size and all have their own bathroom. Note that bedding linen and towels are provided at every accommodation we stay at. Prices are based on twin share. Single accommodation can be arranged for an additional $AU300.

  • Breakfast is included each morning. Usually it is a mix of western and Korean food.
  • Lunch – Usually we can find a café on the trail to have some lunch. If no café is available, we will get some lunch from a general type store.
  • There are many restaurants and cafes to choose from, located near our accommodations. Lunches and some dinners are at your own cost.
  • Snacks – please bring or purchase your own snacks and ensure you have sufficient water each day.
No, but luggage can be left in your room or at the hotel. You only need to carry a day pack while hiking.

We meet at our hotel (location will be communicated 1 month prior to trip start date) at 5.00pm, in the foyer.

Alternatively, you may arrive earlier or after our meeting time. In this case you can make your way to our accommodation at Jeju. If you prefer this option, please contact me for more information.

Please contact Marcus Ludriks. Contact details are:
E: homecomfortshiking@gmail.com
M: 0490 454220
WhatsApp: +61 490 454220

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            [post_content] => Yuraygir Coastal Walk has been featured in a number of walking magazines with emphasis on the opportunity to explore long stretches of unspoiled NSW coastline and, considering the rapid encroachment of developments in its many forms on natural environments everywhere, we are so lucky that this area has been preserved. Pam Dawes' invitation to join her on a supported walk was too good to pass up: guides, bag transport, estuary crossings and a comfortable bed. Pam, a keen walker and environmental champion, was part of my Tour du Mont Blanc group in August 2017. TMB was a truly great walk with very like-minded people so I didn't think too long about the offer to join Pam for the Yuraygir Coastal Walk:



 

Day 0, 7 September 2019

The drive to Red Rock was an easy 5 hour trip with little Saturday traffic and no road works. As we neared Red Rock, the fires to the east looked serious and aircraft were water-bombing. There was plenty of smoke.

Red Rock is a tiny coastal village with one busy shop and caravan park the only retail establishments. There are however new subdivisions to the south. The group assembled and we were bused to Yamba, the driver a cheery 82 yo lady. The Yamba Hotel looked familiar and a call to Graham confirmed that we had attended Gerry Ryan's wedding there in the '80s sometime. It was in the same dilapidated state but the view could not be faulted: gorgeous.

Our accommodation was on the second floor and our room had a huge sliding window that opened at waist height with a drop to the cement many metres below. An OH&S disaster waiting to happen! The place was thumping, literally, as it was Saturday night with a band and lots of backpackers and locals enjoying the entertainment. Pam and I searched out some food in town for the next day, and later, wished that we had bought/brought more. Even at 5.00 pm, there was not much open. The bus trip and dinner provided an opportunity to glean some first impressions of our walking companions and they were all positive: a very nice bunch. As well as Pam Dawes from Manly, there was Sarah, Steve and Claudia from Port Macquarie, Tony from Byron Bay, Derek from Mosman, plus Marcus and his wife Marika, their daughter Monica with husband Dave and daughter little, 12 months old, Ashlin. Steve had camping gear and used it for some of the nights. Home Comforts Hiking proved to be a well-organised and friendly crew.  

SMOKE Day 1, 8 September 2019 - Angourie to Brooms Head - 17 km - 4 hours walking - 226m elevation gain - 183m elevation loss - av temp 27 deg C

Mara Creek Campsite is the starting point for the Yuraygir Coastal Walk and this site is historically-significance as it was a source of fresh water and fish for the local Goorie (Aboriginal) people. A natural fish trap on the rock platform below the Shelley Beach path is clearly visible. So it is with an appreciation of the timelessness of this stunningly beautiful area that we set off, a family of sorts. A group photo is taken. Little Ashlin is strapped into her carrier and Monica steps out strongly with tales of her walk along the Pacific Crest Trail (4,270 km) that makes our 65 km effort over 4 days seem insignificant. But it is good to chat about ultra trail events and great walks and to hear Monica describe her new interest: trail running, her long legs perfectly built for that. The walk to Lake Arragan via Shelley Headland is varied, with the beach and sand dune trails offering views of ochre-coloured rock platforms and coffee rock sand cliffs to the south. Whales and dolphins are spotted by some of the group but I'm not quick enough to focus. We follow the coastal emu footprint signs and although we come upon wallaby or kangaroo footprints in the sand, we see no emus. Heath and woodland vegetation is diverse and we enjoy a springtime flush of flowers - flannel flowers, orchids, boronias. Coastal banksias, pandanus palms and paperbarks (complete with a native beehive) shade the trails. By midday, the air became quite smoky from the fires to the north-west of Lake Arragan and as we walk on, we speak with locals who have packed up their pets and driven to Plumbago Headland to be well away from the fires. Later we are told that the picnic area near the lake where some of the group enjoyed a bracing swim was burnt out the next day and National Parks closed the section of the walk from Angourie to Laka Arragan until further notice. We end the day with views of Red Cliff and Grey Cliff Headlands and drop down to the beach via stairs - newly repaired. We walk briskly along the beautiful beach to Brooms Head with its stately Norfolk Island pines but as we a glance northward, we are reminded that the fire situation is worsening. Devastating for so many. Our accommodation is adequate - spacious and clean, the only problem being that the bathroom door doesn't close but we aren't too fussed and manage. The bathroom light globe pops but is replaced promptly. The shop is run down as is the owner, the shelves barely stocked and the food is outrageously expensive eg 50g of coffee $12.95! Dinner at the Bowling Club is pleasant and we finish the day with a lively game of BOMB.  

SAND and FLIES Day 2, 9 September 2019 - Brooms Head to Minnie Waters - 20 km - 6 hours walking - 228m elevation gain, 208m elevation loss

A day of two extremes: a delightful 8 km walk along the hard sand of the beach in the morning to Sandon and a horrible 10 km walk on a 4 wheel drive soft-sand track in the afternoon, fighting the flies all the way. But the sun shone, the crossing with Lance in "the BOBSTA" at Sandon was efficient and the wildflowers were gorgeous. Interpretive signs alerted us to the possibility of seeing white-bellied sea eagles (yes) and humpback whales (no), but we did see lots of pelicans at Sandon and yellow-tailed black cockatoos in the coastal cypress thickets in the afternoon. They were magnificent. Sandon is a pretty place with an estuary separating the camping ground and the renovated beach shacks; some are pretty flash. Life is in the slow lane here as access is limited. There is a clear message in the lack of garbage bins - take care of this special place. There was time to have a swim but the wind was cold so a sit in the sun, lunch and a wander around the camping area and along the inlet filled in the time nicely. The break provided an opportunity to read the information signs and appreciate that this stretch of coast is protected by Sanctuary Zones and Commonwealth Marine Reserves. The environmental campaigns of the '80s and '90s are to be applauded. There could not have been a greater contrast to the Brooms Head shop in the Minnie Waters shop: pleasant people run it, well-stocked shelves, pricey...yes but good quality. I eyed off the cheeses... not this time. The sign on the window said it all: Kitchen and Coffee close by 4 (or earlier if there are waves or we just wanna) and the local facilities indicate a community at work here. And what a peaceful end to the day's walk through the Angophoras for the last kilometre to the comfortable cabins at the caravan park. The late afternoon light was magical. We were all feeling a little worn out after the soft-sand slog in the afternoon but showers and pre-dinner drinks followed by a hearty barbeque dinner prepared by Marcus and the family is just what we needed. I need to add that when we left Brooms Head in the morning, there was a possibility that the road would be closed due to the fires and Dave and the trailer would not make it to Minnie Waters. All was well however and Dave was able to bring the gear through as well as the BBQ makings.  

WIND Day 3 - 10 September 2019 - Minnie Waters to Wooli - 16 km - 3.5 hours - 335m elevation gain, 364m elevation loss - av temp 24 deg C

This was to be an easier day of just 16 km and it started well with walking conditions in the morning perfect. There were some rock platforms to pick our way across but overall just more gorgeous beaches. We had morning tea at Diggers Camp Back Beach then walked onto Boorkoom Camping Area and Wilsons Headland for lunch before setting off along Wooli Beach. Unfortunately. a cool southerly wind had sprung up and battered us for 6.5 km. We were pleased to arrive at Wooli River Lodges mid-afternoon. What a nice place. Shady, well-maintained gardens; lodges with good linen; an outdoor fully equipped kitchen; and just 5 minutes to the local store and hotel. We enjoyed dinner at the hotel and this was followed by a gathering in the outdoor kitchen to wish Dave a happy birthday with party hats and cake. It seemed like a long day and I headed back to our lodge while most stayed to play 31. I was surprised to find it was only 7.30 pm but the opportunity for an early night was too good to pass up.  

ROCKS Day 4, 11 September 2019 - Wooli to Red Rock - 15.1 km - 3.5 hours walking time - 335 m elevation gain, 364 m elevation loss - av temp 25 deg C

As he had each morning, Marcus delivered a delicious freshly-brewed coffee and it was a greatly appreciated start to the day. A Wooli Wooli River crossing had been organised for 8.30 am and we were transported to the boat by the proprietor of Wooli River Lodges. Low tide was essential for this section of the walk as off and on for the first 6.5 km there was some rock scrambling. After lunch, we crossed Station Creek estuary easily as it was only wading depth. Then there was another beautiful beach walk to Red Rock River and our final boat crossing to Red Rock. Press play on the following link: https://www.relive.cc/view/v1vjpeABDY6 Pam and I had intended to spend the night at Nambucca Heads but as it was only 2.00 pm when we arrived at Red Rock, we canceled our motel booking, thanked and fare welled our walking family and drove home to Caves Beach. What a wonderful walk along a beautiful, pristine coastline in good company, thanks to Home Comforts Hiking – we couldn’t ask for a better few days! [post_title] => Yuraygir Coastal Walk 7 – 11 September, 2019 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => yuraygir-coastal-walk-7 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-04-07 03:15:51 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-04-07 03:15:51 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://homecomfortshiking.launchingsoon.com.au/?p=538 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) )