Walking Trails in Fiji
See another side of Fiji, far from the coral reefs and beaches, by taking one of the walking trails. For the traveller who likes to experience landscapes on foot, Fiji offers wonderful walking trails across every island group. While a few can be enjoyed independently, some will require a local guide to take you on hard-to-follow trails to hidden gems, which, let’s be honest, is almost always a majestic waterfall. From walks to the peak of an island to jungle walks, you’ll still find enough variety to satisfy! Check out some of our top recommended walks across the different island groups in this list of the best walks in Fiji!
1. Bouma Falls (Tavoro Falls)
Arguably, Taveuni is the walking trail capital of Fiji thanks to its array of trails in the Bouma National Heritage Park. One of the top short walks on Taveuni, the Tavoro Falls walk, commonly known as the Bouma Falls walk, is a 10 to 1h10mins one-way walk depending on how far you’re heading. The walk starts from the Tavoro Visitor Centre in Korovou village (also known as Bouma Village) and costs approximately FJ$20 to walk the trail. While the first 10 minutes to the first waterfall is easy-going, the next 30mins-1 hour to the second and third waterfalls are a little more demanding. For more information on how to find the walk, see the 9 Best Walks on Taveuni.
2. Colo-i-Suva Forest Park Walks
One of the best areas for walking near Fiji’s capital city, Suva, is the Colo-i-Suva Forest Park. Suva’s own rainforest backyard features 6.5km (4 miles) of walking trails taking walkers to various streams and waterfalls. We recommend the trail to Waisila Falls and to the swimming holes of the Upper Pool and Lower Pool. Find the park is located along the Princes Road, some 10km (6 miles) from Suva. Guided walks of Colo-i-Suva are also available with Kay Services Tour (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor). See more walks in the area in the 5 Best Walks in Suva.
3. Biausevu Waterfall Walk
A breathtaking waterfall and swimming hole on the Coral Coast, Biausevu Waterfall can be walked either independently or on a guided tour. On your own, drive or take a taxi to the village of Biausevu where local villagers will guide you to the Biausevu Waterfall (Savu Na Mate Lava Waterfall) for a small fee. The walk takes approximately one hour, but leave time for swimming, relaxing and chatting with the locals. Alternatively, tours are available with Excite Tours & Transfers (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor), which include a kava ceremony and a school visit. For more walks in the area, check out the 7 Best Walks on the Coral Coast.
4. Mt Vomo Trail
A stunning mountaintop climb in the Mamanuca Islands, the Mt Vomo Trail is a must for anyone staying at the VOMO Island Resort. Get up early to catch the sunrise from the top of Vomo Island by taking the well-formed trail starting from near the resort’s helipad. It’s a steep but short climb, taking approximately 30 minutes to walk up to the top and a little longer for taking your time coming back down. Once you get to the top, you’ll see that the views were worth it. For more walks in the Mamanuca Islands, check out the 6 Best Walks in the Mamanuca Islands.
5. Naiwaisomo Waterfall Walk
Available as a guided walk from the Beqa Lagoon Resort on the Pacific Harbour & Beqa area, the Naiwaisomo Waterfall Hike takes you through the hills on Beqa Island to a natural spring waterfall. The guided walk includes studying the local flora and fauna along the way. Once at the waterfall, you’ll have time to enjoy the afternoon swimming under the refreshing Naiwaisomo Waterfall and indulging in the picnic lunch provided. The Beqa Lagoon Resort also has access to a number of easy walking trails that you can enjoy independently. Be sure to ask the resort staff for directions. Check out more walks on the Pacific Harbour in the 5 Best Walks on the Pacific Harbour & Beqa.
6. Nananu-i-Ra Island Walks
An island paradise just off the Suncoast of Viti Levu, Nananu-i-Ra is a hilly 3.5km2 (3.8ft2) island with beaches, mangroves and budget cottages and lodges. The island is good for walking offering amazing views of the mainland and the Nakauvadra Ranges from its inland 4WD tracks. At low tide, it’s possible to walk around the entire perimeter of the island in about 4-5 hours. Find out more about the island and other walks in the area in the 9 Best Walks on the Suncoast.
7. Kavala Bay Waterfall Trail
The island of Kadavu is full of walks, and unsurprisingly, many of them are waterfall walks! One of the must-do walks is the Kavala Bay Waterfall Trail, which is a 45-minute moderate climb to a high waterfall with a natural swimming hole at its base. The Kavala Bay Waterfall Trail is accessible when the tide is transitioning to high tide, so boats can get through a mangrove forest to the village where the trail begins. Check out which Kadavu resorts offer this trip in the 8 Best Walks on Kadavu.
8. Savusavu Hills Walk
For an amazing short adventure on Vanua Levu, head up into the Savusavu Hills! You can walk there from Savusavu Bay, following Buca Bay Road for about 15 minutes then turn right onto Access Road – no cars come here, so it makes a good walking track. Follow the ridge toward the west for amazing views of Savusavu and Nawi Island. Alternatively, take the part of the Access Road that turns south for about 30 minutes, which will bring you to the south coast by Nukubalavu Village to Lesiaceva Point. There, you can follow the coastline for about 7km (4.3 miles) back into town, passing by an amazing snorkelling spot at Split Rock. Guided hikes in the Savusavu Hills are also available from Naveria Heights Lodge. Learn more in the 10 Best Walks on Vanua Levu.
9. Blue Lagoon Resort to Safe Landing Resort
Walk from resort to resort on Nacula Island in the Yasawa Islands by taking the beach trail between Blue Lagoon Resort and Safe Landing Resort. The 45-minute to one-hour walk follows a well-formed trail through a mix of coastal forest, various beaches, rock pools and mudflats. The walk also passes by Nabua Lodge, where some trails leading to an old village and a lookout point can be found nearby. For more island walks in the Yasawas, see the 7 Best Walks in the Yasawa Islands.
10. Garden of the Sleeping Giant Walk
One of the closest short walks to Nadi and Denarau is at the Garden of the Sleeping Giant. Take a short walk around vibrant orchid gardens and verdant rainforest. The marked trail is easy to follow, taking around 30 minutes to complete the entire loop through the forest and gardens. Note that there is a small fee for the gardens. Tours to the Garden of the Sleeping Giant, which offer resort and hotel pick-ups, are available with Rosie Holidays (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor), Valentine Tours Fiji (on Viator and Tripadvisor) and Go Dirty Quad Bike Tours (on Viator and Tripadvisor). Check out more walks near Nadi in the 5 Best Walks in Nadi.