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10 Things to Do on the Coral Coast with Kids

© Mark Snyder – Tourism Fiji

Family-Friendly Activities on the Coral Coast

The Coral Coast of Fiji is one of the family destinations where one holiday is never enough! Adventure parks, jet boat rides, cruises, glass-bottom boats, waterfalls and village visits – that’s just some of the amazing things to do on the Coral Coast with kids outside of your resort. Within the family resorts of the Coral Coast; that’s a whole other list of adventures to do all together as a family or even separately so mum and dad can spend some alone time together. Get inspired for your next family holiday with this quick list of the family-friendly activities on the Coral Coast!

While you’re here, check out more advice in our The Guide to the Coral Coast for Families.

1. Waterslide, Zipline and Check Out the Wildlife at the Kula Wild Adventure Park

Families can’t visit the Coral Coast without stopping by the fantastic Kula Wild Adventure Park. The wildlife sanctuary holds fascinating Fijian birds and reptiles that are bound to even amaze mum and dad, let alone the little ones! If that wasn’t enough, the park has a water park complete with slides, a treetop rail zipline and lots more to make a full day of fun for all ages! For an extra special treat, help take care of the animals in the “Ranger for a Day” experience. It also features in our 10 Must-Dos on the Coral Coast.

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things to do on the coral coast with kids© Kula Wild Adventure Park

2. Go Horse Riding

On the theme of children loving animals, another great experience is horse riding on the Coral Coast. Go horse trekking on the beach with Natadola Bay Horse Riding, based beside the family-friendlyInterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa. Additionally, horse riding is also available at the Gecko’s Resort and Mango Bay Resort – two more incredible family resorts that we feature in our 10 Best Family Resorts on the Coral Coast.

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3. Let Your Kids Loose in the Kids’ Clubs

Many of the family resorts on the Coral Coast have full days of action-packed itineraries available for children. Treat your kids to a day making friends, making Fijian crafts and playing games, while mum and dad get some time to reconnect. Check out our 7 Best Kids’ Clubs on the Coral Coast for more information.

things-to-do-with-kids-coral-coast-© Mark Snyder - Tourism Fiji

4. Jump on a Jet Boat Tour on the Sigatoka River

Kids and kids at heart will love the high-speed thrills of a jet boat speeding up the Sigatoka River! Watch the super scenery go by and stop by Fijian villages for the whole family to learn more about the Fijian culture. This whole other side of Fiji, in contrast to the beaches and coral reefs, is well worth discovering. Book your trip with Sigatoka River Safari.

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things to do coral coast with kids© Sigatoka River Safari

5. Do Some Sightseeing from a Railbike

For something a little quirky and a little unique, try the rail bikes at EcoTrax! The whole family, including even the youngest sitting in baby seats, can hop on one of the specially-designed electric-assisted rail bikes and check out the breathtaking scenery of the Coral Coast. The journey follows an old sugarcane line and ends at the crystal clear waters of Vunabua Beach.

coral-coast-things-to-do-with-children© Ecotrax Fiji

6. Try Out Glassblowing

The Coral Coast’s Korotogo is home to Hot Glass Fiji where both kids and adults can make their own Fijian souvenirs in a glass-blowing workshop. Don’t worry, if you create something unworthy, there’s always an array of stunning glass products to buy. Either pop into Hot Glass Fiji yourself or join Excite Tours & Travel including additional stops at a furniture maker, shops and Natadola Beach for a picnic lunch.

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family activities on the coral coast© Excite Tours & Travel

7. Watch a Cultural Show at Your Resort

What resort on the Coral Coast doesn’t have a night full of entertainment? At least once a week (but usually much more), resorts host Fijian cultural nights where guests partake in rituals, watch meke cultural dancing and much more! Fiji Hideaway Resort is particularly famous for its family-friendly nightly entertainment, including quiz nights, frog races, limbo dancing, Polynesian dance shows and more. Check out some of the experiences in our 10 Best Ways to Experience the Fijian Culture.

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8. Do a Beginner’s Scuba Diving Lesson (8 Years+)

If scuba diving is on your’s or any of your family member’s bucket lists, then the Coral Coast is a great place to learn. There are spectacular dive sites close to shore, such as the Votua Reef. Many of the resorts have their own dive operations and there are also dive shops like Diveaway Fiji based in Namolevu offering exciting PADI-endorsed courses for young ones starting from eight years old.

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9. Go for a Dip at the Biausevu Waterfall

If your tribe feels like going on a bit of an adventure, a trip to Biausevu Village is a must! One of the village guides will meet you in the village of Biausevu and take you to a stunning waterfall and swimming hole. The walk to the waterfall is less than an hour, so most kids can handle it just fine. Either drive there yourself, book a tour through your resort or join a multi-stop guided with Excite Tours & Travel. Check out more family-friendly trips in The Best Day Trips from the Coral Coast.

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things to do coral coast kids children© Excite Tours & Travel

10. Go for a Walk at the Sigatoka Sand Dunes

The Sigatoka Sand Dunes is a natural attraction offered to teens in some of the resort’s teens’ clubs, but also makes a great day out for families with older children. Entry is via the visitor centre located about 4.5km (2.7miles) southwest of Sigatoka where you’ll be given directions for a walk through the magnificent dunes topped with shrubs and ancient archaeological sites.

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Author

Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of Fiji Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in the South Pacific over 10 years ago with nothing but a backpack and a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to explore a paradise such as Fiji. She knows the islands inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience Fiji’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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