The Best Day Trips from Suva
The Best Day Trips from Suva

The Best Day Trips from Suva

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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:

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Colo-i-Suva Forest Park

The Best Day Trip from Suva for Families

Travel time by car: 15 mins one way
Relevant tour: Suva Nature and Waterfall Tour with Kay Services Tour (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor).

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.

See more day trips very close to or within Suva in the 10 Must-Dos in Suva, as well as learn about the rainforest walks in the 5 Best Walks in Suva.

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Pacific Harbour

The Best Day Trip from Suva for Couples

Travel time by car: 50 mins one way
Relevant tour: Jewel of Fiji Tour with Discover Fiji Tours (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor).

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.

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Wainadoi

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.

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Sigatoka

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.

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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.

Author

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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