Picture Fiji and imagine lazy days’ sunbaking, sampling cocktails and catching up on a few good books?
Well that may be for some, but plenty of travellers picture heart racing, adrenaline pumping fun and adventure. And, with so many activities available you can discover a new one each day. Here’s a few to get you started.
See yourself hurtling at breakneck speeds through the rainforest, attached to a cable suspended high above the ground, racing over the rivers, around sharp bends, up and down steep ravines ,then ziplining is for you.
Zip Fiji loves sending tourists souring through the tree tops at their two locations on the mainland, Nadi and Pacific Harbour.
First in Fiji to offer this canopy tour, their ride in Pacific Harbour is over 2km long, while the new location in Nadi boasts 360 degree ocean views and a ride of over 5km, culminating with a breathtaking finish inside a limestone cave.
For more information, visit www.zipfiji.com
OFF ROAD DRIVING
Careering along muddy tracks, splashing through rivers and navigating dusty roads on a two-seat quad bike sound like fun? Then head to Go Dirty Tours Fiji where their motto is “go dirty or go home”. They will show you parts of Fiji you didn’t know existed on their range of tours.
For more information, visit www.godirtytoursfiji.com
So you’re pretty handy with a skateboard, then you’ll be a natural at Flyboarding. This relatively new adventure activity is one of the many you can test your balance and agility against at Fiji Hydro Sports. Once you’ve mastered hovering above the water, try strapping a jetpack to your back. Then assume your James Bond pose and zoom around conquering acrobatic flips and turns.
How about a Jetski safari to get your blood pumping? Over two hours of thrills as you reach heady speeds on your journey to the beautiful Natadola Beach and back. Or, if you’d prefer to try your hand at water skiing, wake boarding or knee boarding , the crew at Fiji Hydrosports have all the necessary equipment at their base near the Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort.
For more information, visit www.hydrosportsfiji.com
SKY DIVING & PARAGLIDING
Not usually the first thought that comes to mind when thinking of Fiji and best not done straight after your first Kava ceremony, but for those who don’t mind jumping from great heights into the wild blue yonder it certainly is something you can do while in this tropical paradise.
For more information, visit www.skydivefiji.com.fj