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Hidden Fijian Adventures

Published 19th Feb 2018

Fiji is well-known for its vast selection of adrenalin-pumping adventure tours but some of the most unique and authentic experiences are hidden away in the lesser explored areas. In this latest blog post, we’re sharing all the hidden adventures that get overlooked by a lot of travellers, because sometimes the most memorable experiences are the ones that you have to truly endeavour to find.

Fiji’s Secret Adventures:

Sawa-I-Lau Caves:

Located in the Yasawa Islands, the Sawa-I-Lau Caves are a stunning series of caverns that can be explored from both above and below the waterline. Steeped in mystery and legend, the real excitement comes when you dive through the underwater tunnel that takes you from the first cavern into the second.

Recommended Accommodation: Yasawa Island Resort and Spa

Shark Diving at Shark Reef Marine Reserve:

Beqa Lagoon is home to the Shark Reef Marine Reserve, considered to be one of the best shark diving locations in the world, where you will get up close and personal as part of a cage free dive. Home to over eight different species of sharks as well as a host of other marine species, a dive here is not for the faint of heart and is only an option for fully-qualified divers.  

Recommended Accommodation: Beqa Lagoon Resort

Waterfall Excursion:

For those looking for ‘soft’ adventure, you might want to consider Koro Sun’s waterfall excursion. This exciting tour takes you on a short trek to the picturesque waterfall hidden atop a tropical hillside. You’ll also find a natural pool with refreshing clear water to explore.

Recommended Accommodation: Koro Sun Resort and Rainforest Spa

Bamboo Rafting on Navua River:

Fiji’s Navua River in the Pacific Harbour region is often overlooked by tourists who prefer the white sand beaches and crystal-clear lagoons, however it is the perfect adventure spot for thrill seekers. With more waterfalls than you can keep track of as well as plenty of rapids to careen down, you’ll be spoilt for choice. We highly recommend opting for the more authentic option, using bamboo rafts to navigate the bends and curves of the river as traditional Fijians have for many years.

Recommended Accommodation: Uprising Beach Resort

Book Your Fijian Adventure Today:

Fiji holidays can extend far beyond the pristine beaches and luxury resorts that are often advertised. Adventurous travellers, fear not, for Fiji holiday packages have plenty to offer when it comes to off-the-beaten-path experiences.

One such hidden adventure awaits in the depths of Fiji's lush rainforests. Embark on an exhilarating zipline tour with Zip Fiji, based in the heart of the rainforest, just a short drive from Nadi. Ziplining in the canopy offers a unique perspective of the rainforest, giving adventurers a bird's eye view of the rich flora and fauna during their Fiji travel.

For a completely different Fiji holiday experience, plan a day trip to the Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park, the first national park in Fiji. These impressive sand dunes, located on Viti Levu's south coast, offer a challenging hike and panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. As part of your travel to Fiji, visit the park early in the morning to avoid the midday heat, and don't forget to check out the archaeological site, where pottery shards and even human remains dating back 2600 years have been discovered.

Fiji holidays also offer the chance to explore the mystical Sawailau Caves on the Yasawa Islands. These ancient limestone caves are filled with clear, blue waters and hold significant cultural importance to Fijians, being considered the resting place of the ten-headed ancient Fijian god, Ulutini. This is an excellent addition to your Fiji holiday packages if you're looking for a blend of adventure and cultural immersion.

Lastly, for those with a keen interest in bird watching, the island of Taveuni, also known as 'Garden Island,' is home to a variety of bird species, many of which are endemic to Fiji. The island's Vidawa Rainforest Hike provides ample opportunities to spot these unique birds in their natural habitat.

When planning your Fiji holiday, consider these lesser-known adventures for a unique and exciting travel experience. Each hidden adventure offers a fresh perspective on the stunning natural beauty and rich culture that make Fiji such a remarkable destination.

As South Pacific specialists, Spacifica Travel can help you plan and book a truly unique and authentic adventure holiday in Fiji. Get in touch on 1800 800 722 to speak with a travel agent today, or check out some of our current Fiji Holiday Package Deals.

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