Walks and Hikes in Suva
Suva might be the urban centre of Fiji, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t anywhere to stretch your legs. Aside from exploring the city attractions on foot, Suva is home to the Colo-i-Suva Forest Park and a fantastic hike up Mt Korobaba. Otherwise, the city’s parks and recreational areas make excellent places to stretch your legs. Check out some of our top recommendations in this list of the best walks in Suva.
While you’re here, you might also be interested in 10 Must-Dos in Suva.
1. Colo-i-Suva Forest Park Walks
One of the best areas for walking in Suva is the Colo-i-Suva Forest Park. Suva’s own backyard rainforest oasis features 6.5km (4 miles) of walking trails taking walkers to various streams and waterfalls. Follow the trail to Waisila Falls or the swimming holes of the Upper Pool and Lower Pool. The park is located along the Princes Road, some 10km (6 miles) from Suva. Guided walks of the Colo-i-Suva Forest Park are also available with Kay Services Tour (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor). See more excursions like this in The Best Day Trips from Suva.
2. Mt Korobaba Hike
One of Suva’s only real “hikes”, Mt Korobaba offers sensational views from the top! Starting behind the cement works in Lami, a rough walking trail leads up through lush forest to a viewpoint. At the top of Suva’ highest peak, you’ll be rewarded with 360-degree views of the city, coast and beyond. The hike takes approximately 3-hours return and has some steep and slippery sections, so walking shoes are a must! See more features like this in 10 Free & Cheap Things to Do in Suva.
3. City Walking Tour
Suva is a pretty compact city, so seeing the sights on foot is a great way to spend half a day. A self-guided tour of the city is available by picking up “The Suva Walking Guide” from the Suva City Council. It points out the main attractions to hit on a loop that will take two to four hours to complete fully. Attractions around the city you will see include the Parliament House, the Government House, the Fiji Museum, the Suva Market, Holland Street and much more! Learn more about the sights in The Guide to Suva on a Budget.
4. City Park Walks
When looking for a place to stroll, Suva has several options in its array of parks. One of the most popular city-centre areas is Albert Park with vast greens to walk around and watch locals play cricket or rugby. Thurston Garden next to Albert Park is a must-visit with short walking trails among tropical trees and flowers. Ratu Skuna Park, My Suva Park and Umaria Park are more great options.
5. Mt Tomanivi Hike
While not officially in Suva, Talanoa Treks offers full-day and overnight hikes to Fiji’s highest mountain, Mt Tomanivi. After transport from Suva and a 4WD excursion, you’ll get to the base of the mountain with a steep climb through the forest. At the top, epic views await if the weather is clear! The tour also includes lunch at a Fijian village, as well as afternoon tea. See more hikes available with Talanoa Treks in the 9 Best Walks on the Suncoast.