Walks and Hikes on the Coral Coast of Fiji
Sure, relaxing by the pool and sipping a tropical cocktail or two is nice, but what do you do when you get itchy feet on the Coral Coast? Luckily you have a couple of fantastic options outside of the Coral Coast resorts, including the must-visit Sigatoka Sand Dunes and the spectacular Biausevu Waterfall. As for other walks, you are best choosing a resort which offers space to wander. Some of the resorts feature spectacular rainforests, coral flats and tropical gardens to explore on foot. Check out some of our top recommendations in this list of the best walks on the Coral Coast.
While you’re here, you might also want to check out 10 Must-Dos on the Coral Coast.
1. Forest Walk at Kula WILD Adventure Park
One of the most well-maintained walks in Fiji awaits at the Kula WILD Adventure Park on the Coral Coast. Your park entry gives you access to a 1-hour walk through the forest, which can easily take you 2 to 3 hours with the number of things to see! A boardwalk winds its way through lush native rainforest, crossing seasonal streams and passing by various enclosures for Fijian wildlife as part of the park’s conservation programmes. See native parrots, coral displays, turtles and the famous Fiji iguanas! There are also slides and rides to enjoy! Find out more about Kula WILD Adventure Park on Viator and Tripadvisor.
2. Sigatoka Sand Dunes Walk
Fiji’s first national park, Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park is a must for avid walkers. The park, just south of Sigatoka, is protected for its unique nature and history. Arrive at the visitor centre, open 8am-5pm, where it’s around FJ$10 per adult to access a walking trail ranging 1 to 2 hours. Highlights along the trail include archaeological sites, as well as pockets of forest for bird-watching. See more activities like this in 10 Free & Cheap Things to Do on the Coral Coast.
3. Wellesley Resort Nature Walk
Resorts on the Coral Coast offer their own walks within the resort grounds. The adult-only Wellesley Resort provides complimentary guided nature walks of the resort’s private gardens, awash with tropical trees, flowers and fruit. Learn about the local flora and fauna from your guide as you walk. See more resorts like the Wellesley in 6 Best Adult-Only Resorts on the Coral Coast.
4. Reef Walking at The Crow’s Nest Resort
A popular pastime on the Coral Coast is reef walking. Check out the inhabitants of the rock pools as you venture across coral flats. The Crow’s Nest Resort is a particularly good spot for reef walking on the Coral Coast, boasting a large area of coral flats accessible at low tide. Be sure to bring your reef shoes! For more packing essentials, see 10 Essentials to Pack for Fiji.
5. Biausevu Waterfall Walk
A breathtaking waterfall and swimming hole, Biausevu Waterfall can be walked either independently or on a guided tour. On your own, drive or take a taxi to the village of Biausevu, where local villagers will guide you to the Biausevu Waterfall, also known as the Savu Na Mate Lava Waterfall, for a small fee. The walk takes approximately one hour, but leave time for swimming and chatting with the locals. Alternatively, take a tour with Excite Tours & Transfers including a kava ceremony and a school visit (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor). For more day trips like this, see The Best Day Trips from the Coral Coast.
6. Crusoe’s Retreat Nature Walks
The surrounding lush jungle foliage and towering palms make Crusoe’s Retreat an excellent destination for walking on the Coral Coast. As part of your stay, you are offered complimentary guided nature walks where you’ll learn about the local vegetation as you delve into the forest, following picturesque cascading streams and waterfalls.
7. Waidroka Bay Resort Walks
The resort renowned for its adventure activities and wellness retreats is unsurprisingly home to some glorious rainforest walks. Enjoy rainforest trekking from the Waidroka Bay Resort, taking in the flora and fauna. One of the best views can be found on the road to the resort at Retreat Road where you’ll be able to walk up a steep driveway to a panoramic lookout of the ocean and inland mountains.