The Best Day Trips from the Pacific Harbour
The Best Day Trips from the Pacific Harbour

The Best Day Trips from the Pacific Harbour

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The Top Places to Visit Near the Pacific Harbour

Take a break from your resort’s pool and cocktails to discover the real Fiji! There are many exciting day trips from the resorts of the Pacific Harbour, from excursions to the capital city to stunning offshore islands. We go through some of the best self-drive day trips from the Pacific Harbour, as well as list guided day tour alternatives, in this ultimate list of the best places to visit near the Pacific Harbour!

Plus, while you’re here, get more trip-planning advice in The Complete Travel Guide to the Pacific Harbour & Beqa.

5 Best Day Tours from the Pacific Harbour

Before we dive into the amazing self-drive day trips from the Pacific Harbour, 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)
  • Navua River Tubing Tour with River Tubing Fiji (on Viator or Tripadvisor)
  • Suva Day Tour with Uniquely Fiji Tours (on Tripadvisor)
  • Coral Coast Tour with Uniquely Fiji Tours (on Tripadvisor)
  • Yanuca Island Excursion with Pacific Harbour Ocean & Island Excursions (on Viator and Tripadvisor).
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Suva

The Best Day Trip from the Pacific Harbour for Budget Travellers

Travel time by car: 50 mins one way
Relevant tour: Suva Day Tour with Uniquely Fiji Tours (more info on Tripadvisor)

Fiji’s capital is less than an hour’s drive away! Take a day trip to Suva to enjoy the sightseeing of colonial architecture, visit the vibrant Suva Market, eat authentic Indo-Fijian cuisine and check out the Fiji Museum. For those who prefer nature, the Colo-i-Suva Forest Park just outside of the city is a worthy side trip with short waterfall walks and swimming holes.

For more inspiration to drive your day trip, check out the 10 Must-Dos in Suva.

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Biausevu

The Best Day Trip from the Pacific Harbour for Families

Travel time by car: 1 hour one way

This small village along the Coral Coast welcomes visitors from across the world to visit its nearby natural wonder, the Biausevu Waterfall. Either visit independently, paying a local village guide to show you to the waterfall (or ride a horse there) or go with an organised tour to experience additions like a kava ceremony and a preschool tour on school days.

Check out more day trips in the nearby vicinity in the 10 Must-Dos on the Coral Coast.

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Sigatoka

The Best Day Trip from the Pacific Harbour for Foodies

Travel time by car: 1h20mins one way
Relevant tour: Coral Coast Tour with Uniquely Fiji Tours (more info on Tripadvisor)

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.

Discover more day trip ideas in the 10 Must-Dos on the Coral Coast.

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Yanuca Island

The Best Day Trip from the Pacific Harbour for Luxury Travellers

Travel time by boat: 45mins to 1 hour one way
Relevant tour: Yanuca Island Excursion with Pacific Harbour Ocean & Island Excursions (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor).

Viti Levu’s more popular western side isn’t the only place where you can enjoy island excursions! From the shores of the Pacific Harbour, jump on boat tours to the nearby Yanuca Island where you’ll cross the breathtaking coral displays of the Beqa Lagoon before arriving on its heavenly sandy shores. Through organised tours, you can take part in cultural activities, such as a kava ceremony and coconut husking. Otherwise, enjoy the snorkelling and hiking opportunities.

For more island excursions from the Pacific Harbour, check out 10 Luxury Activities on the Pacific Harbour & Beqa.

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Navua River

The Best Day Trip from the Pacific Harbour for Couples

Travel time by boat: 1 to 3 hours one way
Relevant tour: Jewel of Fiji Tour with Discover Fiji Tours (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor).

Admittedly, this is another one where you can’t exactly self-drive this day trip. Nevertheless, joining one of the many river tours up the Navua River is a day trip that everyone must do on the Pacific Harbour. Ways to experience the river include white water rafting, longboat tours, bilibili rafting and river tubing. Most day trips not only include stops at waterfall swimming spots but villages with cultural activities and food included.

Find out more about adventures on the Navua River in The Best Places to Do White Water Rafting in Fiji.

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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