Koroyanitu National Park

If you want an overload of nature, you can get a good dose of it in Koroyanitu National Park in Viti Levu. Aside from the sceneries, you can also indulge in your favorite outdoor activities here, such as camping, hiking, and trekking.

There are interesting trails inside the park. These trails will lead you to great bodies of water, small settlements, and the spectacular Mount Batilamu. There are also six villages here, which are part of the ecotourism project in the country.

If you do not want to tire yourself out doing rigorous physical activities, you can always choose to do laidback activities such as mingling with the locals. Expect to be delighted at how friendly they are and how willing they are to share insights, trivia, and other useful details about the place.

Kadavu Island

Kadavu Island, the fourth largest island in the country, is among the top eco-tourist destinations in Fiji. Spanning 410 square kilometers, this island can be found near another top tourist site, the Astrolabe Reef.

A word to the wise: the views in Kadavu Island may be fascinating, but the area is tough to conquer, so be ready. The place has few roads, and most of its land is covered with stiff mountains. In fact, the island can be reached by means of small boats and ferries.

On the other hand, the beauty of the island can make the trip all worth ig. Kadavu Island is heaven for those who are into sea kayaking, scuba diving, trekking, surfing, snorkeling, fishing, and bird-watching.

Taveuni Island

Taveuni Island is also referred to as the “Garden Island of Fiji,” because of its abundant flora. This cigar-shaped island is the third largest island in Fiji, with a land area of 435 square kilometers.

You can find the Bouma Falls in this island. The Bouma Falls are the most famous waterfalls in the country.

Taveuni Island has three major diving spots as well.

You will also find a rare flower, the tagimaucia, in this top tourist spot. In fact, almost all indigenous plants and some endangered marine animals in Fiji can be found here.

Most tourists flock to Lake Tagimaucia when they happen to be at the island. The lake has a volcanic crater, which has an altitude of 800 meters.

Colo-I-Suva Forest Park

Colo-I-Suva (pronounced “Tholo ee Suva”) Forest Park is another great place for swimming, bird-watching, and hiking. Two and a half square kilometers of this rainforest houses numerous types of birds and tropical fauna. The nature reserve has up to 4 ½ kilometers of land that have natural trails and which can lead you to lush forests and natural bodies of water where you can indulge in a good swim.

In fact, a few of the park’s pools have been developed specially as swimming areas. Still there are other pools, preserved in their natural state, which are shallow enough for children to play in, with adult supervision.

The best time to visit the Colo-I-Suva is during the dry season because the streams can flood in heavy rains. The park is also located higher than the rest of Suva, so the weather there tends to be cooler and wetter than in the low grounds.

Tavarua

Surrounded by a coral reef, this heart-shaped island used to be a private surf resort, but it was finally opened to the general public on July 1, 2010. Tavarua measures 29 acres and can be reached by boat.

Tavarua is a nice place per se, but no one can appreciate more than a surfer. There are three main breaks that can be found here. They are dubbed Restaurants, Cloudbreak, and Tavarua Rights. All these are considered world-class waves. The most famous of the three is Cloudbreak, while Restaurants is one of the most perfect waves in the world and breaks at the same spot every time.

Fijians take advantage of the pristine state of the island and the great surfing spots by hosting professional surfing competitions every year.

 

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