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Best Hiking Trails in Fiji

Overview

Fiji consists of more than 300 islands sitting in the South Pacific. It conjures images of relaxing on beautiful beaches, but there are also mountains here to explore.  The main islands for hiking are Viti Levu, Taveuni, and Kadavu.  Some of the popular hikes include Mount Tomanivi (the highest peak), Mount Batilamu, Des Voueux Peak, as well as Sigatoka Sand Dunes and Tavoro Falls.  Some of the islands that have rugged terrain (and potential for hiking) are not very developed and are difficult to access. The best months to go hiking in Fiji are May to November. Read on for more information on where and when to go hiking in Fiji. 

Capital: Suva

When To Hike in Fiji?

May – November: For Viti Levu, Ovalau and Kadavu; May – October (for Vanua Levu and Taveuni): least rainy
December – April: Very rainy, cyclones

Climate: Tropical – which means a hot, rainy season and a cool, drier season; equatorial on some parts of some islands.  Cyclones are most common from Dec – April.  Taveuni is wettest island. 

 

Fiji Monthly Weather

Accessibility of Hiking

Medium: Need to have a guide for many hikes

Transportation required: Need a vehicle to access most trails

Where to stay in Fiji for hiking:

  • Abaca – Viti Levu
  • Nadi – Viti Levu
  • Lautoka – Viti Levu
  • Somosomo – Taveuni
  • Vunisea,- Kadavu

 

Most popular hikes in Fiji

The map highlights the five main islands where hiking is available. The highest mountain is Mount Tomanivi (1324 m), aka Mount Victoria, on the island of Viti Levu

Filter out hiking places of Fiji by month

Click on the red map pointers to see more info.

Kadavu

  • South of Viti Levu, the entire island is hilly with a sharp rise in the southern end for this peak:
    • Nabukelevu (Mt Washington) – 838 m

Taveuni

  • Known as Fiji’s ‘Garden Island’, likely the best island for hiking
  • Bouma National Park – covers about 80% of the island – www.boumafiji.com 
    • Des Voeux Peak
    • Lake Tagimaucia 
    • Mt Uluigalau

Vanua Levu

  • Second largest island
  • It’s hilly/mountainous but hard to find any info on trails

Ovalau

  • Small island very close to Viti Levu
  • Has some hikes including an extinct volcano

Viti Levu

  • Main island with capital city, has good hiking
  • Mount Tomanivi
  • Koroyanitu National Park 
  • Nausori Highlands
  • Namosi Highlands
  • Mount Korobaba

Long Distance Trails of Fiji

  • Viti Levu Cross Island Hike – multi-day hike across the island
  • Highland Escape – launched in 2023, 16 km (done over 2 days) trail on Viti Levu

Fiji's Walking & Hiking Resources

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Fiji Hiking Books: No hiking specific books

  • Moon Fiji, by Minal Hajratwala, 2019, Moon Travel – https://amzn.to/3VvT8h7
  • Lonely Planet Fiji, by Paul Clammer & Tamara Sheward, 2016, Lonely Planet Global Limitedhttps://amzn.to/3vehykR
  • FIJI TRAVEL GUIDE 2024: Ultimate Fiji Travel guide for Top Attractions, Cozy Stays, Budget Wisdom, Beaches, Hiking, Adventures, Hidden Gems, and Culinary Delights in the Country’s Gem, by Janet Woods, 2023, Independently published – https://amzn.to/4cl0Noy

 

Fiji Hiking Association/Clubs:

 

Best Hiking Trails in Fiji:

You can find more details on hiking these trails from the official hiking websites, as well as trail maps/apps and other websites:

  • Mount Tomanivi (Mount Victoria) – on Viti Levu
  • Nabukelevu (Mount Washington) – on Kadavu
  • Des Voeux Peak – on Taveuni
  • Lake Tagimaucia – on Taveuni
  • Mount Uluigalau – on Taveuni
  • Mount Korobaba – on Viti Levu
  • Mount Batilamu – on Viti Levu
  • Mount Koroyanitu – on Viti Levu

Easy Hiking Trails in Fiji:

  • Sigatoka Sand Dunes – on Viti Levu
  • Tavoro Falls – on Taveuni

 

Fiji Hiking Websites:

 

Fiji Official Tourism Organizations:

 

Fiji Hiking Companies:

  • Tanaloa Treks – Talanoa Treks – one of the few established guides on Fiji, recommended by all the guide books, company set up by UK couple 

 

Fiji Hiking Apps:

 

Fiji Hiking Maps: 

What Else To Do

  • Beaches
  • Diving/Snorkelling
  • Surfing
  • Sigatoka sand dunes

Other Important Points

  • On certain islands (the main ones) you’ll have to get permission to hike on some of the trails as they’re private property, and also have proper etiquette guidelines