The Top Places to Visit Near Nadi
Take a break from Fiji’s bustling arrival town to discover the real Fiji! There are many exciting day trips from Nadi, from excursions to hidden waterfalls in the mountains to stunning islands just offshore. We go through some of the best self-drive day trips from Nadi, as well as list guided day tour alternatives, in this ultimate list of the best places to visit near Nadi.
While you’re here, plan more of your Nadi vacation using The Complete Travel Guide to Nadi.
5 Best Day Tours from Nadi
Before we dive into the amazing self-drive day trips from Nadi, here are some guided options where all of the transport is included:
- Kula WILD and Village Tour with Valentine Tours Fiji (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor)
- Tivua Island Day Cruise with Captain Cook Cruises (on Viator and Tripadvisor)
- Lautoka Sightseeing Tour with Excite Tours & Travel (on Viator and Tripadvisor)
- Mt Koroyanitu Heritage Tour with Highlander Twinny Tours Fiji (on Viator and Tripadvisor)
- Jewel of Fiji Tour with Discover Fiji Tours (on Viator and Tripadvisor).
For more ideas, head over to the 10 Best Day Tours in Nadi.
The Best Day Trip from Nadi for Families
Lining the southern shores of Viti Levu, the Coral Coast not only hosts its own array of beautiful resorts but offers some of Fiji’s top sights for day-trippers. The hub of the Coral Coast is the town of Sigatoka, which sits on the banks of the Sigatoka River bustling with the Sigatoka Market, authentic eateries and shopping opportunities. Surrounding the town are top attractions, from the Kula WILD Adventure Park (on Viator and Tripadvisor) to the Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Heritage Park.
Discover more day trip ideas in the 10 Must-Dos on the Coral Coast.
Denarau (and the Mamanuca Islands)
The Best Day Trip from Nadi for Luxury Travellers
Travel time by car: 15 mins one way
Travel time by boat: 30 mins to 2 hours one way (depending on Mamanuca Islands location)
Relevant tour: Tivua Island Day Cruise with Captain Cook Cruises (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor).
A manmade island topped with a premium golf course, shopping centre and five-star resorts, Denarau Island not only makes a fun day trip from Nadi but is the gateway to Fiji’s gorgeous Mamanuca Islands. Hop on one of the many island day trips from Port Denarau to experience idyllic islands with sand, snorkelling and yummy inclusions.
For more experiences from Denarau, see the 10 Must-Dos on Denarau Island.
The Best Day Trip from Nadi for Foodies
Head north to Fiji’s second-largest city, which many describe as a better version of Nadi. Pass through the landing place of the first Fijians at Viseisei Village and arrive in the city with historical and cultural highlights like the Lautoka Sugar Mill, Krishna Kaliya Temple and the huge Lautoka Market. The town also presents excellent shopping at the TappooCity mall, as well as authentic Fijian and Indo-Fijian eateries.
Plan more of your day trip pitstops using the 10 Best Things to Do in Lautoka.
Koroyanitu National Heritage Park
The Best Day Trip from Nadi for Budget Travellers
For an active day trip from Nadi, set your sights on the natural wonders of the Koroyanitu National Heritage Park. Drive down the gravel road deep into the park where the residents of Abaca Village will meet you and set you up with either a guide or a map to enjoy one of the gorgeous walks here, including a two-hour waterfall walk and a full-day mountain hike.
See more active day trips, as well as more information about the Koroyanitu hikes, in the 5 Best Walks in Nadi.
The Best Day Trip from Nadi for Couples
Dubbed “The Adventure Capital of Fiji“, the Pacific Harbour might be a bit of a long day trip from Nadi but many would agree this exciting destination is well worth the journey. Adventures can be found inland with jet boat and white water rafting tours taking you up the Navua River to Fijian villages and endless cascades of waterfalls. Out on the ocean is the Beqa Lagoon surrounded by one of the world’s largest barrier reefs excellent for snorkelling and scuba diving.
For more day trip ideas, head to the 10 Must-Dos on the Pacific Harbour & Beqa.