Pacific Harbour Activities You Can’t Miss!
Fiji’s adventure capital is right here in the Pacific Harbour. Located on the southern coast of Viti Levu, Fiji’s main island, and under an hour away from Suva, the Pacific Harbour and Beqa have a surprising array of varied and unique activities in Fiji. We’re talking shark dives, 4WD adventures, big game fishing, white water rafting, jet boat tours and countless other adventures! But don’t worry, you’ll still get your relaxing “Fiji time” in some of the Pacific Harbour and Beqa Island resorts. So start adding items to the “must-do” list with these things to do in the Pacific Harbour and Beqa!
While you’re here, why not check out our Complete Guide to the Pacific Harbour, as well as our 10 Best Resorts in the Pacific Harbour.
1. Scuba Dive in the Beqa Lagoon
With so many unique activities on the Pacific Harbour, it might seem weird that we are kicking off this list with an activity that you can do just about anywhere in Fiji. Nevertheless, scuba diving in the Beqa Lagoon is far too exciting to leave until last! The warm waters, incredibly visibility and breathtaking underwater scenery make the Beqa Lagoon well worth considering for your chosen dive location in Fiji. The lagoon is home to almost 100 dive sites where divers immerse themselves into an underwater environment home to colourful coral, fish and other fascinating marine life. The sheltered waters often make it for a smooth and calm experience. Book your dive with Aqua-Trek.
2. Catch Some Whoppers!
Big game fishing is must for any angler exploring the Pacific Harbour. Local fishing tours will be more than happy to take you out to the best spots to catch Wahoo, Spanish Mackeral, Blue Marlin, Yellow-fin Tuna and much more that you can see on our What Types of Fish Can You Fish For in Fiji. Every resort will have their resident fishing guy so inquire for an awesome day out on the water.
3. Catch Some Surf at Frigate Passage
Fiji is known for its competition-level waves on outer reefs, but not many reef breaks in Fiji have views like Frigate Passage. The backdrop of the Pacific Harbour’s inner mountains is just as awesome as the waves at Frigates with its consistent surf and powerful left-hand breaks. This surf spot is only a 20-minute boat ride from the Pacific Harbour resorts. Check out 10 Best Surf Spots in Fiji for more surf spots to hit.
4. Watch a Cultural Show at the Arts Village
Get a spectacular insight into the traditions of the Fijian culture at the Arts Village. The complex is not only home to shops and eateries, but it also hosts captivating cultural tours and shows as you explore a replica of an ancient Fijian village. Tour the village by foot or by boat, watch mesmerising “meke” dancing and traditional fire-walking shows, and learn about Fijian legends. After it’s all done, there’s a pool and bar to relax in.
5. Go Ziplining!
The adventure continues on the Pacific Harbour with ziplining! Whoosh down eight giant ziplines while you take in the amazing views of the Wainadoi Valley. This tour with ZipFiji is an awesome mix of adrenaline and nature as you zipline over forest canopies. What’s more, it’s suitable for both the young and the young at heart!
6. Do White Water Rafting on the Navua River
An epic inland adventure awaits with Rivers Fiji. Jump on a white water rafting raft and discover the thrill of white water rafting mixed with unmatched scenery! The towering gorge walls and tropical rainforest surrounding the Navua River is a sight not many people are lucky enough to see. Waterfalls are around every corner, as are fun grade 2-3 rapids making this an ideal trip for ages 8-years and above.
7. Take a Self-Drive Dune Buggy Tour
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 enjoy 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!
8. Visit a Local Village
Fiji’s culture is extremely accessible, especially by visiting local villages. One of the best places to do a village visit from is the Beqa Lagoon Resort, which lies between Raviravi and Rukua villages. The resort takes guests on guided tours to observe the daily life of villagers and watch traditions being played out the same as they have been done for hundreds of years. Villagers are super friendly and often jump at the chance to talk with guests!
9. Dive With Sharks
There’s diving in Fiji… Then there’s shark diving in Fiji. Just off the coast of the Pacific Harbour is the astonishing Shark Reef Marine Reserve where conservation efforts help these majestic creatures thrive. It also means that those travellers keen for an adventure can jump in the water too and watch up to eight different species of sharks up-close. Experienced shark diving guides will show you some of the ocean’s most remarkable marine species on safe, exhilarating and eco-friendly tours. Book your dive with Aqua-Trek.
10. Take a Trip to Suva
Fiji’s capital city is only 45 minutes away, so it would be a shame to miss the excitement of this bustling city. See iconic historic buildings, learn more about Fiji at the Fiji Museum, check out the markets, and so much more! Get more inspiration in our 10 Things to Do in Suva article!
11. Jet Boat on the Navua River
Experience the exhilarating speed of jet boating on one of the most stunning rivers in the South Pacific! Discover Fiji Tours takes you down the Navua River to a majestic waterfall for a swim and inflatable fun down some rapids before stopping for lunch at a local village. Taste the local flavours and learn more about Fijian traditions during this cultural portion of the tour then hop back in the boat to conclude this awesome tour.
12. Play Golf
Set among beautiful tropical rainforest and winding canals, The Pearl Golf & Country Club is an 18-hole par-72 golf course with challenges to suit every level of golf. Face obstacles such as lily ponds, bunkers, rivers and more on this adventurous golf course. After the competition is done, relax in the clubhouse or swimming pool in this well-equipped golf club. Find out more about playing golf in Fiji with our The Complete Guide to Golf in Fiji.