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HANG UP THE HAMMOCK!: Fiji has action-packed adventure for those who love a good thrill

Fiji has some of the best water sports adventures in the Pacific from snorkelling with manta rays to diving with sharks, plus you can trek, zipline and off-road drive with the backdrop of a lush tropical island.

Fiji has some of the best water sports adventures in the Pacific from snorkelling with manta rays to diving with sharks, plus you can trek, zipline and off-road drive with the backdrop of a lush tropical island.

Sure you can “fly and flop” in Fiji, but you’d be missing out on a big adventure! From exploring the seas in a kayak to driving off-road through the lush forest trails, or going on a safari in a fast-flowing river, there’s so much more to Fiji than I realised.

You might like pina coladas, but you might also love an adrenaline-fuelled break and an unexpected take on a well-loved destination. Get your adventure on next time you visit Fiji!


Zipline through the trees

Fiji is a string of volcanic islands and this mountainous terrain happens to be the perfect spot for a bit of ziplining. Zip Fiji will have you flying through the canopies of Nadi’s tropical forests with 16 giant ziplines and over 5 kilometres of lines to explore. The views from up here are incredible and they are ones you will not get from your resort sunbed!


Get dirty on an off-road adventure


Why not explore the island by quadbike, buggy, ATV or motorbike? These tours, with Go Dirty Tours, will show you stunning parts of Fiji you didn’t even know existed as you travel through pine forests and past plateaus overlooking the Mamanuca Islands before stopping in at a remote Village for a traditional kava ceremony with the villagers. Exciting and educational – a must do.


Slip and slide along a wild river


On a Sigatoka River Safari you will be doing Fiji’s original and the world’s first Jet Boat and Village Safari. This experience is guaranteed to get the adrenaline flowing and delight all as it transports you deep into the heart and soul of Fiji, aboard custom-built safari jet boats. Also your jet boat driver and guide takes this adventure to the next level with the introduction of the rich culture of the people of Fiji and by sharing the history, customs and legends of the area with you.


Bike your way through paradise


Fiji has one of the most unique cycling experiences in the world, let alone the Pacific, where you can ride the Ecotrax – electric bicycles mounted on tracks from the old sugarcane railway – and cruise gently through the scenery to picnic, swim or snorkel on a deserted beach. Exploring a tropical island by bike allows you to fully appreciate the scenery; it is hands down one of the best ways to see the island. And it is suitable for all ages and levels of mobility and fitness – you’ll love it!


Explore below the water


The “Soft Coral Capital of the World”, Fiji is home to a network of brilliant coral reefs surrounding 333 islands. With around 1000 species of fish and several hundred types of coral and sponges, Fiji offers snorkelling all throughout the beautiful waters – and if you want to get even more adventurous it’s time to dive! The hot place to stay at is Beqa Lagoon Resort as from here you can get the dive of your dreams – only 15mins from the resort by boat is Beqa’s Cathedral dive site, known as a once in a lifetime, thrilling adventure experience – a dive you will mark in your logbook as the best there can be.


Go on a dolphin adventure


Experience Volivoli Beach Resort’s new Dolphin Safari Adventure – picture yourself on an epic 3 hour excursion in the Bligh Waters, a marine paradise home to plentiful fish life (which is also home to world famous dive and snorkelling sites and you will have the opportunity to snorkel one of the many soft coral reefs available in the area!) where you can see pods of up to 100 dolphins and enjoy the Sun Coast at it’s very best – awesome!


Glass blowing – get creative in a thrilling way!


Guaranteed to get the adrenalin pumping and creative juices following, Hot Glass Fiji offers you a unique experience to learn this ancient art and create your very own glass artwork. This is one of those activities that can work for everyone from families to couples to groups of friends – and the best bit is you get to take home what you make to remind you of your holiday in paradise.

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What adventure do you want to go on?

Written by Paul Chai, KARRYON contributor

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