The Top Places to Visit Near Suva
Take a break from the capital to discover the real Fiji! There are many exciting day trips from Suva, from excursions to majestic waterfalls hidden in the rainforest to Fiji’s “Adventure Capital”. We go through some of the best self-drive day trips from Suva, as well as list guided day tour alternatives, in this ultimate list of the best places to visit near Suva.
While you’re here, get more trip-planning wisdom in The Complete Travel Guide to Suva.
The Best Day Tours from Suva
Before we dive into the amazing self-drive day trips from Suva, here are some guided options where all of the transport is included:
- Jewel of Fiji Tour with Discover Fiji Tours (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor)
- Suva Nature and Waterfall Tour with Kay Services Tour (on Viator and Tripadvisor)
- Orchid Island Day Trip with Kay Services Tour (on Viator and Tripadvisor)
- Pacific Harbour Zipline Tour with Valentine Tours Fiji (on Viator and Tripadvisor).
Colo-i-Suva Forest Park
The Best Day Trip from Suva for Families
Escape the heat, hustle and bustle of the city to Suva’s very own rainforest backyard at the Colo-i-Suva Forest Park. Find a number of short walking trails here to various waterfalls and swimming holes. Have lunch at the Colo-i-Suva Rainforest Eco Resort and look out for native birds flittering in the trees.
The Best Day Trip from Suva for Couples
Less than an hour’s drive from the capital lies the Pacific Harbour, dubbed “The Adventure Capital of Fiji“. Such 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.
The Best Day Trip from Suva for Budget Travellers
Travel time by car: 35 mins one way
A lesser-known waterfall day trip from Suva is the Wainadoi Waterfall. In Wainadoi along the Queens Road, take the righthand turnoff after the bridge and follow the road for about 2.5km (1.5 miles) all the way to the river where you’ll need to walk the rest of the way to the small waterfall and swimming hole. Note there is a small entrance fee. Also in the area is the Zip Fiji zipline course (on Viator and Tripadvisor), as well as the high-wire obstacle course of Kila Eco Adventure Park.
Check out more waterfalls to seek out in the 10 Wonderful Waterfalls in Fiji.
The Best Day Trip from Suva for Foodies
Travel time by car: 2h15mins one way
The hub of the Coral Coast, Sigatoka sits on the banks of the Sigatoka River bustling with the Sigatoka Market, authentic eateries and shopping opportunities. Surrounding the town are also some of the Coral Coast’s top attractions, from the Kula WILD Adventure Park (on Viator and Tripadvisor) to the Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Heritage Park. Needless to say, there’s plenty to keep you busy on this day trip!
Discover more day trip ideas in the 10 Must-Dos on the Coral Coast.
Ovalau Island (Levuka)
The Best Day Trip from Suva for Luxury Travellers
Travel time by car: 40 mins one way
Travel time by flight: 10 mins one way
From almost anywhere in Fiji, there’s a token island excursion to be had; in Suva, it’s Ovalau Island. The island holds historical significance being home to Fiji’s first capital and UNESCO Heritage Site, Levuka. Wander the beautifully preserved colonial streets, check out the Levuka Museum, walk up the steps of Mission Hill to absorb the views and much more.
Be inspired for more day trip activities on Ovalau with our 10 Must-Dos in the Lomaiviti Islands.