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5 Best Shore Excursions from Denarau

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Denarau Tours for Cruise Ship Passengers

If your cruise of the South Pacific is bringing you to Port Denarau in the islands of Fiji, then make the most of it with these shore excursions. From island day trips to scenic flights to adventure activities, there’s a vast range of shore excursions from Denarau. We go through some of the best in the list below.

For more cruise tips, head to The Guide to Taking a Cruise to Fiji. Plus, check out some alternative excursions in The Best Day Trips from Denarau.

1. Castaway Island Day Trip

The scattering of islands with sandy beaches, turquoise waters and stunning resorts is what Fiji is all about. Getting to such islands from Port Denarau is as easy as an island breeze with a huge range of day trip cruises heading out to the Mamanucas, just a 20-30-minute sail away. One of your options is heading out to the beautiful Castaway Island with South Sea Cruises. You’ll get the day to relax, snorkel, make use of the non-motorised watersports equipment, swim in the ocean waters or the resort’s swimming pool and much more. Check out more island day trips like this in the 10 Best Island Day Trips in Fiji.

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5 Best Shore Excursions from Denarau© Castaway Island Resort

2. Natadola Beach Day Trip

Experience one of Fiji’s most stunning beaches without even having to leave the mainland on the Natadola Beach Day Trip with Mick’s Fiji Transfer & Tours. After being picked up from Port Denarau, you’ll be whisked away to the Coral Coast where you’ll enjoy a 45-minute horseback ride along the beach. You’ll also have the opportunity for snorkelling and swimming, as well as hair braiding if you’re with little ones or a relaxing beach massage.

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5 Best Shore Excursions from Denarau© Natadola Bay Horse Riding

3. Nadi Tour

See most of Nadi’s top sights in just one shore excursion on the Nadi Tour with Iconic Tours Fiji. Listen to your guides’ commentary of Fiji’s culture, history and environment as you visit sights like the Sri Subramaniya Temple, the Nadi Market and a local village before moving onto the lush Garden of the Sleeping Giant. After your short walk around the orchid gardens, you’ll get to lather up in wet mud at the Sebato Hot Springs where you’ll wash off in the relaxing hot pools. Learn more about these activities in Nadi in the 10 Must-Dos in Nadi.

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4. Island Discovery Scenic Flight

A stunning way to see the gorgeous archipelago of Fiji is on a scenic helicopter flight with Pacific Island Air. Not only does the Island Discovery Flight take you over the Mamanuca Islands, but even inland to Fiji’s mainland interior where you’ll the Garden of the Sleeping Giant and the Evans Range mountains from above. Flights depart from Denarau Marina’s floating helipad and take approximately 45 minutes, giving you plenty of time to check out some of the other attractions in Denarau.

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5. Nadi Zipline & Mud Pool Tour

Combine adventure and relaxation on the Nadi Zipline & Mud Pool Tour with Valentine Tours Fiji. The trip takes you to Zip Fiji where you’ll get to try out an awesome zipline course featuring Fiji’s longest zipline. You’ll also get to see some stunning caves and canyons during the ride, before your tour guide takes you to the next attraction, the Sebato Hot Springs. Get muddy then wash off the pools fed by natural hot springs for a rejuvenating experience. The tours also include a Filipino style-chicken kaldereta lunch and drinks. Plus, this tour has a place in our 10 Best Fiji Shore Excursions.

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5 Best Shore Excursions from Denarau© Chris McLennan - Tourism Fiji


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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