Fiji Islands
The National Trust of Fiji administer six National Parks designated as areas of outstanding national beauty.Our pick of the National Parks and other hiking trails include: Koroyanitu National Park, Nadi Area, Viti Levu This National Park offers several day and overnight walks, a visitor center, scenic lodge accommodation and camping. Trails into the rainforest also pass through local villages and combine the stunning natural scenery with ecotourism. Highly recommended.
Sigatoka Sandunes National Park, Viti Levu This 4-mile stretch of large windswept sand dunes along the coast is a protected environment administered by the National Trust of Fiji.The park has a very informative visitor center about the history and ecology of the region. There are several official trails to explore the sand dunes which often expose ancient pottery shards.
Colo-i-Suva Forest Reserve, Suva, Viti Levu Offers 6km of trails through rainforest less than 20 minute drive from Suva.The area has several small waterfalls, indigenous flora, bird life, scenic lookouts. However, a note of caution: being close to Suva, the park is a hot spot for crime and a recent case of rape has further scarred the name of the park. Buses go beyond Colo-i-Suva into the heart of Naitasiri. Naitasiri is a stunning region, very traditional with lots of thatch villages and small family plantations. Naitasiri and neighbouring Namosi are the best regions in Fiji to explore the experience the “old” Fiji. Bad weather is common and roads are frequently flooded. This is traditional countryside and although accessible to tourists, village protocol should be observed – before exploring present yaqona to the local chief and ask his permission – you will be encouraged to take a local villager with you as a guide.
Bouma National Park, Taveuni, Northern Islands In the beautiful Garden Island of Taveuni this park offers three separate day hikes – Tavoro Waterfalls, Lavena Coastal Walk and Vidawa Rainforest Hike, all excellent.There is also a rough trail to Lake Tagimoucia, home of the rare Tagimoucia flower that comes out in abundance between September and December.
Nausori Highlands, Nadi Area, Viti Levu This inland rural area is an impressive collection of rolling hills, river valleys and volcanic peaks.The highlands also offer fantastic views over the Mamanuca and southern Yasawa Islands to the west. The hills transform from sunburnt grassland to lush green valleys during the wet season from December to April.
Lovoni Trail, Ovalau, Lomaiviti Group The tropical mountains behind Levuka on Ovalau have some excellent trails, waterfalls and swimming pools to explore.The beauty here is that they can all be reached from the road a short walk from the historic town of Levuka. Of notable interest for hikers is an arduous day trek to remarkable Lovoni Village, isolated in the center of the island.