Pacific Harbour: The Adventure Capital of Fiji!
Most know Fiji as a tropical paradise for rest and relaxation but did you know there is a wild side? The Pacific Harbour and Beqa, located on the southern shores of Viti Levu (Fiji’s main island) are nicknamed the “Adventure Capital of Fiji” and for damn good reason. In the region’s rugged interior, you have white water rafting, jet boating, ziplining and river tubing. Meanwhile, on the waters surrounding the Beqa Lagoon, jet skiing, scuba diving and cageless shark diving are all in the mix. Swap lazy days by the pool for a taste of the real Fiji with these adventure activities on the Pacific Harbour and Beqa.
1. Blast Up the Navua River by Jet Boat
As you’ll discover from the first half of this list, the Navua River is where many adventures occur on the Pacific Harbour. Offering a handful of excursions up the river, Discover Fiji Tours takes adventurous travellers of all ages on a stunning journey into the heartland of Viti Levu. Ride in a jet boat upstream, stopping by a Fijian village for a cultural experience and a swimming spot at a secluded waterfall. On the way back, there’s the option to raft on an inflatable raft or a traditional bamboo raft known as a bilibili. Find out more about Discover Fiji Tours on Viator and Tripadvisor, as well as in The Best Jet Boat Tours in Fiji.
2. Dive Cageless with Bull Sharks
Sure, normal scuba diving from the Pacific Harbour is sensational and we’ll get more onto that later. However, we can’t go without first mentioning the cageless shark dive! That’s right, the nearby Shark Reef Marine Reserve is a protected area for around seven different species of sharks (including huge bull sharks) and around 300 species of fish. Join these majestic creatures on an adrenaline-fuelled dive. Book your trip with Aqua-Trek Beqa (on Viator or Tripadvisor) or through your Pacific Harbour resort.
3. Experience River Tubing
An adventure or just plain ridiculous fun? Either way, everyone should consider trying river tubing down the Navua River. Trips with River Tubing Fiji take you upstream via colourful longboat to encounter spectacular waterfalls, epic scenery and visit Fijian villages. After a village tour, you’ll have the opportunity to jump into an inflatable rubber tube and raft on the gentle rapids down the river. The whole tour is guided and lunch is also included. Find out more about River Tubing Fiji on Viator and Tripadvisor. It’s also one of the adventures to have with kids.
4. Do White Water Rafting on the Navua River
An epic inland adventure awaits on the upper waters of the Navua River with Rivers Fiji. Jump on a raft and discover the thrill of white water rafting mixed with unmatched scenery in the rafting company’s very own conservation area. The towering gorge walls and tropical rainforest surrounding the Navua River is a sight a rare few adventurers are lucky enough to see. Waterfalls are around every corner, as are fun grade two to three rapids. Plus, lunch is included in this full-day adventure. Check out more 10 Epic Adrenaline Activities in Fiji.
5. Do a Zipline Course
Ziplining in the forest is one of the rare adventure activities on the Pacific Harbour where you won’t get wet! With Zip Fiji, you’ll soar through the jungle canopy of the Wainadoi River Valley on exciting ziplines covering 2km (1.2 miles) through a private eco-reserve. It’s another one for the whole family to enjoy. For more details on the Pacific Harbour zipline course, see Zip Fiji’s listing on Viator or Tripadvisor. Plus, check out the 5 Best Zipline Tours in Fiji.
6. Scuba Dive at One of the World’s Largest Reefs
If you know anything about the Pacific Harbour and Beqa Island it’s that in-between is one of Fiji’s best scuba diving spots, the Beqa Lagoon. Surrounded by one of the world’s largest barrier reefs with over 306km (190 miles) of coral, the Beqa Lagoon is a must-hit scuba diving spot for experienced and non-experienced divers alike. Scuba diving is on the agenda of most resorts on the Pacific Harbour and Beqa Island, so be sure to get a couple of dives in while you’re there! Learn more about this watersport in The Guide to Scuba Diving in Fiji.
7. Surf on the Famous Frigates Passage
About 19km (12 miles) off the coast of the Pacific Harbour is one of Fiji’s most famous surf breaks, Frigates Pass. The long and heavy left-hand barrel that is known to break for over 150m (500ft) is a thrill for experienced surfers. Trips to Frigates Pass and the other surf breaks on the Pacific Harbour can be organised with most Pacific Harbour resorts. Learn more about surfing in The Complete Guide to Surfing in Fiji.
8. Try Sports Fishing or Spearfishing
Whether it’s the excitement of freediving in spearfishing or reeling in Pacific whoppers with sports fishing, you can bet fishing on the Pacific Harbour is an adventurous experience. Try open-ocean spearfishing with the Nanuku Auberge Resort or fish for game species like mahimahi, wahoo and yellowfin tuna at resorts like The Pearl Resort, Waidroka Resort and more! Find out more in The Complete Guide to Fishing in Fiji.
9. Jet Ski Around Beqa Island
Those staying on the shores of the Pacific Harbour can still experience the magic of Beqa Island on a thrilling self-drive jet ski tour! Jump on one of the Yamaha VX700 jet skis with Jet Ski Safari and follow your guide across the Beqa Lagoon to your first landing on Beqa Island. From there, you’ll continue around the island to a stunning snorkelling spot on a coral reef before stopping off for a picnic lunch. This is a great option for couples, as listed in the 10 Romantic Activities on the Pacific Harbour for Couples.
10. Drive a Dune Buggy to an Epic Waterfall
Getting to Fiji’s hard-to-reach places just got more epic with Terratrek! Drive yourself on this guided adventure to waterfalls, mountainous terrain and panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. Don’t forget to take your camera for all the breathtaking scenic stops along the way. Many of the tours are catered to what you want to do so don’t be shy, just ask! See more of the 5 Best Off-Road Tours in Fiji.