Things To Do In Fiji With Your Kids

There are endless activities available for families in Fiji. Some of the more popular ones are listed below.

ZIP Fiji
Set in the middle of a rainforest near Pacific Harbour, ZIP Fiji consists of zipping around from tree to tree on wires. The course consists of 8 zip lines ranging from 20m to 150m long and the entire experience lasts up to two hours. Kids over 5 only – there are also maximum weights limits. Cost is around $125pp. Its located in a rainforest so expect to get wet at some stage. Wear shorts t-shirts and running shoes. It can take a few hours travel to get to Pacific Harbour from Nadi.

Fiji Museum Suva
Set in the heart of Suva’s historical Thurston Gardens, the Fiji Museum is reported to be the oldest Museum in the South Pacific and one of the few cultural attractions in Fiji. Plenty of information on the history of the Fijian islands over the past hundred years and more significant material dating back thousands of years. Only relatively small you can see everything in an hour or two. Entrance cost is a reasonable F$7 and there are guided tours available.

Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Baths
Fiji’s hidden hot springs gem is believed by locals to have healing properties. Irrespective of its claims, the three pools, warm mud baths and lush natural backdrop combine to make a seriously relaxing experience. The springs are located between Nadi and Lautoka not far past the Sleeping Giant gardens (around 10 minute drive from Nadi). At the springs you get covered in mud (take old or dark coloured swimmers and a towel), then into the mud pools and finally relax in the hot spring bath. The cost is F$15 per person and a massage is also available (at extra cost). A tour can be booked through your resort or hire a car and drive there yourself.

The Garden Of The Sleeping Giant
Located 10 minutes from Nadi and features 29 hectares of beautiful gardens and showcases Fijis native plants. It takes around an hour to walk through and a cold drink is provided at the end. The gardens were created by actor Raymond Burr (Perry Mason) in 1977. Plenty of orchids and other flowers on display but may become a bit boring for children. Expect to pay around F$16 entry fee.

Mamanuca Islands
Take a half-day or full-day trip to the beautiful Mamanuca Islands. There are a number of different trips you can take -all include meals and some beverages as well. There are many beautiful islands for you to explore – some trips will only go to one island while with others you can get to see a number of different islands. Island locations include South Sea Island, Treasure, Castaway, Beachcomber, Mana, Malolo and Bounty Island. There are plenty of activities available to keep you occupied including snorkelling, sailing, kayaking or just lazing on the beach as well as utilising the facilities of the island resort you are visiting. Departure is from Denarau marina. For more info check the South Sea Cruises web site.

Navala Village
Take a tour of a traditional Fiji village. Situated close to Nadi and one of the most picturesque villages in Fiji. The villagers welcome you with a dance and you get to participate in a Kava ceremony as well as a tour of the village including a look at the school and the church. The cost to get into the village is around F$25. You can take an organised tour or catch a local bus to the village.

Sigatoka River Safari
Fiji’s original jet boating experience set on the Sigatoka river, the longest river on Viti Levu. The safari start with a scenic cruise into the Sigatoka valley then life jackets are supplied for the jet boat ride. The safari will take you to a Fijian village for a kava ceremony and a village tour. A traditional Fijian lunch is provided. The tour is a full day and gives you chance to see some Fijian culture and experience traditional village life. Prices start at F$230 per adult and F$115 for kids (4-15 yrs). For more info check the Sigatoka River Safari web site.

Colo-i-Suva Forest National Park
Located around 20 minutes from Suva heading on the back road to Nausori is Fiji’s Colo-i-Suva Forest National Park. The park is over 2 square km of rainforest. There are three pools in the that have been developed as swimming areas, the main one having a rope swing and picnic tables. The Upper pools have more facilities including toilets. There is a 5km nature trail as well as other trails, numerous pools and plenty of different species of birds to see. A great place for a walk swim or picnic and the kids will love the swing ropes. There’s a very small entry fee (F$5 adults and F$1 for kids).

For more information on Fiji check our Fiji travel guide.


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