Nadi Day Tours: The Best Ways to See Fiji from Nadi
There’s more to Fiji’s arrival city than chilling in your resort. For those of you without a car, one of the best ways to get around and explore Nadi is on a guided tour. Check out highlights of Nadi town and the surrounding countryside all within a day or half-day, or how about getting a taste of Fiji’s idyllic islands on a day cruise from Nadi? ATV tours, cultural tours, tours to the Coral Coast and Suva are all available from Nadi. Take a look at some of our favourite options in this list of the best day tours in Nadi!
1. Coral Coast Tour – Uniquely Fiji
You didn’t come to Fiji to stay in Nadi city, did you? Escape the hustle and bustle and discover the real Fiji on an exciting and authentic cultural tour with Uniquely Fiji. Their Coral Coast Tour is a highlight, giving you a cultural insight into the lives of Fijians with a preschool and village visit, a pottery village tour including crafting demonstrations, visiting the acclaimed Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park and much more! If you prefer a more nature-focussed tour, check out their Biausevu Village and Waterfall Tour, also on the Coral Coast or stick to the Nadi highlights with the Nadi Day Tour.
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2. Mud Pool Tour – Valentine Tours Fiji
See another side to Nadi away from the hustle and bustle of the city on the Mud Pool Tour with Valentine Tours Fiji. You’ll be transported to the Sabeto Foothills to get muddied up at the Sabeto Hot Pools and wander around The Garden of the Sleeping Giant. The half-day tour includes accommodation pick-up from Nadi and includes stops at a handicraft market, the Namaka produce market, as well as time to explore the orchid gardens and tropical forest of The Garden of the Sleeping Giant. The tour ends with a mud pool experience and bathing in geothermal pools.
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3. Tivua Island Cruise – Captain Cook Cruises
Get out and explore Fiji’s glorious islands for the day on the Tivua Island Cruise with Captain Cook Cruises. With Nadi hotel transfers included, you’ll be whisked away on a tall ship to the island of Tivua in the Mamanuca Islands. There, you’ll have free time to snorkel, canoe or take the glass-bottom boat to see the tropical fish beneath. What’s more, you’ll never run out of steam with morning tea, afternoon tea, a barbecue lunch and unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks all included.
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4. Cultural Discovery ATV Tour – Go Dirty Tours
Yes, not only can you tour Nadi by minivan or ship, but you can explore the highlands by ATV! Join Go Dirty Tours for their Cultural Discovery Tour of Nadi’s rural villages. This tour mixes culture and adventure, whizzing past Nadi town, the Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple, exploring pine forests and getting awesome views of the Nakala Mountains. The tour is fully guided, includes a village and school visit, free tour photos and departs from Nadi.
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5. Malamala Beach Club Cruise – South Sea Cruises
Escape to an island paradise at the Malamala Beach Club with South Sea Cruises. The full-day experience takes you from your Nadi accommodation to Port Denarau where you’ll enjoy a short cruise to the private island, Malamala Beach Club. You have the whole day to enjoy the island the way you want, whether it’s making use of the non-motorised watersports equipment available to explore the surrounding reefs or relax by the pool. There is also a restaurant on the island, allowing you to choose your desired meals and drinks. For more day trips like this, check out the 10 Best Island Day Trips in Fiji.
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6. Nadi Tour – Iconic Tours Fiji
There is no lack of tours in Nadi taking you to the Sabeto Hot Pools and The Garden of the Sleeping Giant. Another fantastic day tour in Nadi is the Nadi Tour with Iconic Tours Fiji. Squeeze in the city’s top sights, including a local village, local markets, The Garden of the Sleeping Giant and the Sabeto Hot Pools, all within five hours. Learn about Fiji’s culture and history from your guide as you travel from attraction to attraction in an air-conditioned vehicle. A bottle of water is also included, as well as hotel pick-up.
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7. Cloud 9 Day Trip
Discover Fiji’s one and only floating pizza bar on the Cloud 9 Day Trip. All the logistics are sorted for you to have a good time: hotel transfers, boat transport, and a FJ$60 bar tab per person. Once you get there, you’ll be able to enjoy wood-fired pizzas, local and international drinks and use of the water sports equipment and vessels available. Note that Cloud 9 is a credit card-only facility. Use of the watersports equipment comes at an extra cost.
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8. Whale’s Tale Cruise
One last cruise to consider taking from Nadi is the Whale’s Tale Cruise of the Mamanuca Islands. Explore an uninhabited island, ideal for snorkelling and kayaking. The tour is on a sailing schooner and includes a continental breakfast with bubbles onboard. On the island, you’ll also be treated to a barbecue lunch in between swimming, relaxing and enjoying this island paradise. Pick-up is available from Nadi accommodations. Discover more amazing adventures on the water with The Best Boat Tours in Fiji.
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9. Mt Koroyanitu Heritage Tour – Highlander Twinny Tours Fiji
For the more active traveller, consider a private day trek adventure with Highlander Twinny Tours Fiji. Join your local hosts for the Mt Koroyanitu Heritage Tour, which takes you down the 4WD roads of the rugged heart of Viti Levu to the acclaimed Mt Koroyanitu National Heritage Park. You’ll be greeted by the custodians of the park at Abaca Village before embarking on an easy-going waterfall trek followed by the option to extend your hike up Mt Batilamu for some outstanding vistas. The tour concludes with a well-deserved traditional Fijian lunch prepared by the Abaca villagers.
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10. Jewel of Fiji Tour – Discover Fiji Tours
Last by certainly not least, this full-day adventure with Discover Fiji Tours takes you to Fiji’s “adventure capital”, the Pacific Harbour. After your pick-up in Nadi and the long but scenic drive along the Coral Coast to the Pacific Harbour, journey by boat up the Navua River to a remote village to experience a kava ceremony, hear about the village’s history and watch a war dance. You’ll also enjoy a traditional lovo lunch in the village and watch the local women weaving mats. The tour also includes a stop by a stunning waterfall and rafting on a traditional “bilibili” raft. For more tours to Fijian villages, check out the 10 Best Village Tours in Fiji.
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Sigatoka Shopping Tour [Tour no longer operating]
Get some serious retail therapy on the Sigatoka Shopping Tour with Rosie Holidays. The half-day tour, which includes a local guide and hotel pick-up, takes shopaholics to the town of Sigatoka on the Coral Coast. The town is famous for its handmade pottery, duty-free shopping and authentic handicrafts. Browse the local produce markets while mingling with the locals, wander the village shops and spend time in the small handicraft outlets where you’re bound to find the perfect souvenir. Learn more about shopping in Fiji in Where to Buy the Best Souvenirs in Fiji.
Abaca Village Tour [Tour no longer operating]
Delve into the Koroyanitu National Heritage Park and meet the locals of Abaca Village on the Abaca Village Tour with Fiji Eco Tours. The full-day tour, which includes Nadi hotel pick-ups, takes adventurous travellers through one of Fiji’s most pristine natural areas full of Pacific kauri forest and grasslands. You’ll be welcomed into Abaca Village with a kava ceremony then head out for a walk to a stunning waterfall for a swim and a spot of bird watching.
More About Day Tours from Nadi
That’s it for our list of the best day tours from Nadi, Fiji, but it is by no means the end of our Nadi recommendations! Take a look at the following to plan more epicness in Fiji’s popular town:
- 10 Best Resorts in Nadi
- 15 Best Things to Do in Nadi
- The Food Guide to Nadi: Places to Eat & Food Tours
Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in The Complete Travel Guide to Nadi.