Take a zip line to the island
For the adrenaline junkies, the first activity you should definitely try is the zip line from the zipwire tower at Gapyeong to the island itself! Instead of a ferry boat ride, you’ll certainly be travelling in a much more exciting and adventurous way right from the beginning of your island exploration!
Snack on a hotteok
This Korean red bean pancake is a favourite among locals and tourists alike, and is a must-try when visiting South Korea! It is served fresh and hot and makes for a great snack to take along while exploring the rest of Nami island.
Walk down Metasequoia Lane
Metasequoia Lane is one of the most popular and iconic spots to visit on Nami Island. Lined with redwood trees affectionately called the living fossils of the island, the scene is a postcard-perfect image capturing the essence of natural beauty. As you walk through the gigantic lean trees, it’s as if you’ve been transported to another whimsical dimension — definitely a must-see experience!
Visit a Memorial Garden
The island also plays host to a couple of memorial gardens, testament to the island’s rich cultural heritage. The Sujaewon Garden remembers the founder of Nami Island with a stone statue of Minn Byeong-do, while the Champyeongwon Garden celebrates the spirit of sharing and creativity espoused by him. The memorial gardens offer a spectacular hideaway from the typical walking paths and are great for picnicking.
Butterfly-watch at Hampyeong Butterfly Park
Because of the untouched nature on the island, the fields of nectar-producing flowers readily attract colourful butterflies! Visit the Hampyeong Butterfly to catch some pollination in action, and do check out the annual butterfly festival held around April and May.
Spot some wild animals
Animals are commonly seen roaming freely around the whole Nami Island area. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to spot some exquisite species of deers, squirrels, rabbits, and plenty of birds.