Geoje Island

Geojedo Island (거제도)

Geoje Island 거제도 is located only 1 hour and 20 minutes from Busan by bus and costs as little as 7,000 won. It is the second largest island in Korea (Jeju being the biggest). It is a very popular get-a-away destination for people living in Busan as those with a car can reach it in about an hour. Buses can be caught from Sasang Bus Terminal which is connected to Sasang Station on the Green and Purple subway lines.

Timetable shown below:

Busan Geoje Timetable

For other locations and times please Click This Link. There are buses on the island which you can catch to the various sightseeing places.

We went to Geoje Island for 2 Days and 1 Night. We drove to Geoje after finishing work and it took about 1 hour and 20 mins as there was a bit of traffic which is to be expected at that time. If you’re wondering what there is to see and do in Geoje Island 거제도, the main attractions are:

  • Windy Hill 바람의 언덕 – A hill covered in grass and overlooking the sea.
  • Oedo Island  외도 – A botanical garden located in Hallyeo Maritime National Park.

Whether you’re catching a bus or driving, Geoje has fantastic views all around the island. As you can see in my photos below 🙂

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After arriving late at night, we woke up early the next morning to make the most of the day. I stayed at 소나무 향기 펜셴 however I would recommend this Hotel as it is in a very good location.
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Nice, cosy and warm pension.
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Getting ready to depart.
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And we’re off. On the road to see what Geoje Island has to offer.
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I believe someone is growing seaweed there.
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Some rules of the island, although we did see some people picking plants :/
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A bridge leading straight into the water, if only it was summer…..
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Some great weather for the day.
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We arrived at the first stop, Windy Hill 바람의언덕
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The famous Windmill can be seen.
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Being an island in Korea, you are bound to see seafood for sale.
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A view from the side on the hill.
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A view from the top of the hill 🙂
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The windmill (which wasn’t in motion on the day we visited, maybe next time).
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One of best views I saw in Geoje Island.
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A view of where we parked the car haha.
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A few more scenic views.
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The never-ending mountains/coastline.
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You can basically see views like this all around the island which is what makes Geoje so popular.
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Quick snap (couldn’t resist the view).
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Time for a juice and a great view.
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Angel-in-us is everywhere in Korea (as you may know).
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Next Up, Oedo Island 외도 (A botanical garden located in Hallyeo Maritime National Park).
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We left from Gujora Terminal 구조라 터미널.
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As we waited to leave, I got a toastie from the old lady across the road. You can’t go wrong with a bacon, egg and cheese toastie.
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Short line and then boarding.
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These were our travelling partners for the Geoje Island trip (family friends).
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We had the Korean version of Elvis Presley driving the boat (while dancing and singing) – not sure how I felt about that haha.
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We made it safely to Oedo Island (thank god).
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I must say Korea knows how to do transportation right. Boats, buses, trains etc are always frequent, on time and efficient.
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Some random cactuses to start the sight seeing.
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I’m not yelling (I promise) but yawning as I had a little bit of a late night.
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A nice view out towards the mainland.
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Great blue skies and green trees.
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The start of some rather unique statues.
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A small ice-cream store selling local products.
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As expected some well kept flowers.
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These look like cabbages.
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The never-ending mountain ranges here in Geoje Island.
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Through the trees to a nice lookout.
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The first time I saw this kind of coastline in Korea was at Taejongdae in Busan. I get reminded of that every time I see coastline like this in Korea.
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Some weird pose in the photo zone.
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My better-half and I 🙂 🙂
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A great view from the top of the walking course.
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Some other interesting-looking statues.
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Water colour is on point here.
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Unique-looking building we were keen to check out.
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Seems like they had some artist come through and start drawing on the walls here.
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Killing some time waiting for the boat back.
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Seagulls contributing to the island.
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People tend to like feeding the seagulls in Korea which I’m not the biggest fan of but oh well.
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On the boat back the captain (Mr Presley) takes you up close to another rocky island.
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Nothing better than fresh air while on a boat. Reminds me of my childhood.
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Seagulls rule the seas out here.
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And that’s the end of my trip to Geoje Island.

If you are wondering what else there is to do/see near Busan, please see my must-visit places in Busan. Please also see my extremely detailed Busan Itineraries. Not sure where to stay in Busan? Don’t worry, I have that covered in my post on the Best Areas to Stay in Busan.

As usual, if you have any questions please leave a comment 🙂

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