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5 Fun Family Day Trips from Denarau

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The Best Day Trips in Denarau for Families

Denarau Island is the perfect place for family holidays thanks to all the amazing resorts with kids clubs. But when you want a break from your resort days, there are many fun and exciting day trips for the whole family! Whether you’re with teens looking for a bit of adventure or with younger ones still learning about the wonders of the world, there’s a day trip to suit in Fiji. So take a look at the list of day trips in Denarau to give you some ideas of how you could be exploring Fiji beyond your resort.

Haven’t decided on accommodation in Denarau yet? Make sure you check out our 8 Best Family Resorts in Denarau for our top picks on family-friendly resorts.

5 Tips for Family Travel in Fiji

  • Always ask for a family deal with every tour you book
  • Pick activities that both you and the kids will love
  • Keep your options open when planning your day with kids, in case there are any tantrums. Ask open-ended questions when asking what they want to do, giving them plenty of options.
  • When boarding a boat, a bus or a taxi, kids go first
  • Lather up the sunscreen often! Here are some sunscreens that will protect both your kids and the environment.

For more tips, see our 29 Tips for Travelling to Fiji with Children.

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Coral Coast Day Trip

Duration: 5-7 Hours

Some of Fiji’s best family attractions can found on the southern coast of Viti Levu, otherwise known as the Coral Coast. Either rent a car from one of the Denarau resorts or jump on one of the many tours taking families to the highlights of the Coral Coast. The usual tour itinerary of the Coral Coast includes a stop at the Kula Wild Adventure Park (available to book on Viator and Tripadvisor). Wildlife and adventure come together at Kula with lots of native wildlife on display as part of captive breeding programs. Plus, the young ones and the young at heart will love the waterslides and the “Crazy Canopy Flier” zipline. Adults can also stop by the local village markets for a true cultural experience.

Day tours to the Coral Coast are available with Fiji Eco Tours (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor) and Excite Tours & Travel (on Viator and Tripadvisor).

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Savala Island Day Cruise

Duration: 6-7 hours

You don’t need to be staying on an island to get that island experience in Fiji. Just take one of the many boat trips departing Denarau and you’re sure to have a blast with the kids. The Savala Island Day Cruise with Oolala Cruises is super family-friendly, with an array of activities available for the four hours that you get to spend on the private island. Show your children the spectacle of nature by snorkelling with tropical fish or teach them kayaking. With the hotel transfer, boat transport and food sorted out for you, all you need to do is spend some well-deserved quality time with the kids.

Find out more about Oolala Cruises on Viator and Tripadvisor.

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Zipline Day Trip

Duration: 3-4 hours

For those travelling with kids who are six years and over, a real adventure can be found in the forests of Viti Levu! Choose from Zip Fiji (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor) or Sleeping Giant Zipline Fiji that will take you and your family on a thrill ride you will never forget. The two ziplines offer amazing nature experiences along with their zipline rides, Zip Fiji is set among caves, canyons and ocean views, while Sleeping Giant Zipline will immerse you in an enchanting rainforest with two waterfalls. Transfers from Denarau are included in the price or can be organised at your resort reception.

Check out more tours like these ones in our 10 Adventure Activities in Fiji.

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Mamanuca Islands Day Cruise

Duration: 8 hours

Another excuse to get out on the water! The Mamanuca Islands are the closest island group to Denarau so a cruise to the Mamanuca Islands usually means you and your family have more time to explore multiple islands all in one day. Trips with Cruisin Fiji can take you to Mana Island and Monu Island for some snorkelling and swimming. Mum and dad will love checking out the uninhabited island of Monuriki where Cast Away was filmed.

Check out Cruisin Fiji on Viator and Tripadvisor. Plus, learn more about the islands you can visit in the Mamanucas with our 10 Best Islands in the Mamanuca Islands.


Nadi Mud Pools and Gardens Trip

Duration: 2-3 hours

Nearby to Nadi and Denarau is the Sebato Hills filled with awesome activities that your whole family are bound to love. Either rent a car from one of the Denarau resorts or hop on a tour with Uniquely Fiji Transfers and Tours heading out to the Sebato Mud Pools and the Garden of the Sleeping Giant. First, explore a tropical forest and its fascinating plants and trees, with plenty of space for the kids to run around. After that, head to the nearby Sebato Mud Pools where the kids are going to love covering themselves completely with mud! Seriously, it’s hilarious!

Find out more about the Uniquely Fiji Transfers and Tours on Viator and Tripadvisor. For more Nadi activities, see our 10 Nadi Must-Dos!


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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