Adventure Awaits in Fiji!
You might think of Fiji as a place to spend lazy days on the beach. And, sure, there’s a lot of that. But for those who want some action on their holiday, you are in for a treat. Skydiving, helicopters, jet boats, white water rafting, shark diving, river tubing and much more can be enjoyed in and around the islands of Fiji! With warm weather, warm waters and warm Fijian hospitality, why would you want to experience adventure anywhere else?! So start ticking those epic things you’ve always wanted to do off your bucket list, (and add a few unique surprises that you’re only bound to find in Fiji), with this list of adrenaline activities in Fiji.
1. Jet Ski in Paradise
If you have ever wanted to blast across fluorescent blue waters on a high-powered jet ski then Fiji is the place to do it! There’s nothing like the rush you’ll feel when powering over the rolling waters, whether you’re jumping on the vehicle solo or tandem. While many island resorts have jet skis for freedom hire, guided jet ski tours are also available – a super option for first-time jet skiers. You’ll get a full tutorial before hitting the water with your guide to check out the best hidden gems around Fiji. Jet ski tours are available in Nadi with Evolution Fiji, as well as with other providers on the Coral Coast, Lautoka, the Mamanuca Islands and Denarau. Find out more about jet skiing in Fiji with our 5 Best Fiji Jet Ski Tours.
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2. Skydive Over the Islands
Freefall at 200km/h while taking in the breathtaking views of Fiji’s archipelago islands, coral reefs and vibrant blue waters. Get strapped to a beautiful stranger and enjoy a scenic flight on the way up to your chosen altitude: 8,000ft – 14,000ft with Skydive Fiji or 10,000ft to 14,000ft with Free Fall Fiji. Each skydive company offers ways to vamp up your experience, with Skydive Fiji doing outer island landings (what a way to arrive at your island resort!) and Free Fall Fiji gives you the option to jump from a helicopter! Both companies offer transfers from accommodation in Nadi and Denarau.
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3. Scuba Dive with Sharks
If diving face-to-face with giant bull sharks, having no cage in between you, is on your bucket list then you are in luck! Several shark diving experiences exist around the islands of Fiji. The most famous of which is at the Beqa Lagoon along the Pacific Harbour, Viti Levu. Here, dives take place in the aptly-named Shark Reef Marine Reserve where shark feedings attract an array of squabbling sharks, as well as other amazing marine species. Shark dives on the Pacific Harbour can be booked with Aqua Trek. A similar operation runs from the Barefoot Kuata Island Resort in the beautiful Yasawa Islands, where there’s also the option to snorkel with reef sharks. For more information, see 5 Best Places to See Sharks in Fiji.
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4. Jet Boat Thrill Rides and Excursions
Yes, Fiji has taken on jet boating as an exciting way to get visitors to the isolated villages of Viti Levu’s rugged interior, as well as giving tourists a spin-tastic thrill ride along the beaches of Denarau Island. Jet boats use a jet propulsion system where water is pulled up into the system and blasted out at high speeds. What does it mean? Not only will you boat go through the shallowest waters, but can manoeuvre swiftly on top of the water, even achieving 360-degree spins! To really see what these bad boys can do, join a jet boat tour from the Denarau Marina, or take a jet boat trip to the Malamala Beach Club with Excitor (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor). Alternatively, jet boat excursions take you up the Sigatoka River on the Coral Coast with Sigatoka River Safari (on Viator and Tripadvisor) and the Navua River on the Pacific Harbour with Discover Fiji Tours (on Viator and Tripadvisor), to visit remote Fijian villages and weave through magnificent river gorges.
5. Zipline Through the Rainforest
Get harnessed onto an 80m-160m-long zipline and fly through the forest like one of the native birds! Ziplining is the adrenaline activity that is taking Fiji by storm, with four different ziplining courses throughout Fiji’s mainland, Viti Levu. Whether you’re travelling with kids, or a kid at heart yourself, you’ll love the high-speed thrills of flying through the forest. It’s possible to reach speeds of 40km/h on these giant ziplines. Zip Fiji has locations in Nadi (on Viator and Tripadvisor) and the Pacific Harbour (on Viator and Tripadvisor). Find out more in our 5 Best Zipline Tours in Fiji.
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6. Parasail Over the Islands
More fun adventure activities for the whole family can be found in the parasailing activities dotted across the islands. Float above the islands or water on parasailing trips departing from Denarau Marina, or take a boat excursion to one of the island resorts offering parasailing as one of their many watersports. Check out this day cruise to Mana Island from Nadi and Denarau where parasailing is available at an extra cost, or take this boat excursion to Beachcomber Island where more parasailing adventures await. Each trip is available with South Sea Cruises.
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7. Fly Over the Islands by Helicopter
Nothing feels more epic than flying in a helicopter, and there are plenty of reasons to do that in Fiji! Scenic flights can take you over the archipelago giving you an awesome perspective of the islands or into the rugged interior of Viti Levu where you’ll have close encounters with waterfalls and towering mountains. But, since we’re talking about adrenaline activities in Fiji, you can definitely vamp up the experience by doing a Helicopter and Quad Bike Combo with Pacific Island Air! Spend half your time speeding through the Nadi countryside on quad bikes, visit villages, then end your journey with a scenic helicopter flight. Find out more about helicopters in Fiji with The Epic Guide to Helicopter Tours in Fiji.
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8. Off-Roading in Paradise
In Fiji, it’s not all just about the water. The heart of Viti Levu holds some sensational landscapes over rugged and wild terrain. Needless to say, the best way to explore the rough interior of Fiji’s mainland is on an off-roading tour. There’s plenty of opportunities to do a self-drive excursion with a guide leading the way, such as a 5-hour waterfall trip with Terra Trek Tours in the Pacific Harbour, or visiting various Fijian villages on a Cultural Quad Bike Tour with Go Dirty Tours (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor). What’s more, they are the perfect activity to do if the weather is not great, because, let’s be honest, the mud is more fun! Alternatively, for those of you who don’t want to drive, explore the Naihehe Caves only accessible by an off-roading van with Off-Road Fiji on the Coral Coast (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor). Start planning with our list of 5 Best Off-Road Tours in Fiji.
9. White Water Rafting in Deep River Canyons
On a river fed by more than 70 waterfalls, rafting on the Upper Navua River is an awe-inspiring experience. You’ll see a side of Fiji that you never knew existed as you ride the rapids through a deep river gorge shrouded in lush rainforest. This trip with Rivers Fiji stops by waterfalls along the way in between negotiating challenging rapids with your experienced guide. The trip also includes lunch, as well a few hikes in this action-packed day of adventure. Rafting downriver is also included in the Discover Fiji Tours’ jet boat tour, offering something a little more relaxing than what’s on the mighty Upper Navua River.
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10. Tube Down the Rapids
There’s nothing more silly and ridiculously fun than jumping in an inflatable tube and floating your way through the rapids of the Navua River. Join a tour with River Tubing Fiji, who offer pick-ups from Suva, and visit the pristine waterfalls, authentic Fijian villages and lush rainforest lining the Navua River. The trip starts with a longboat ride up the Navua River, then it’s up to you to float back down on your tube! (Don’t worry, your guides will be with you the whole time).
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