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“Considerations when visiting Sigatoka Sand Dunes”

Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park
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Owner description: Sculptured through the workings of wind, water and vegetation, the Sigatoka Sand Dunes stand out as one of Fiji's most unique wonders. In 1989, 390 acres of the Sigatoka Sand Dunes was established as Fiji's first National Park- The Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park. A key contributor to its protection is the archaeological treasures buried beneath the dune sands. These artefacts have contributed to the history of man's first arrival in Fiji. Today, evidence of this past continue to be unearthed by the wind. The Park is home to a unique Dune forest which is now home to a myriad of wildlife. Some notable inhabitants of this forest include the Fijian Swallow tail Butterfly, the fruit bats, the Goshawks, the giant stick insects and cryptic Pacific Boa. The National Park is a Fijian heritage, rich in both natural and cultural attributes.
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Considerations when visiting Sigatoka Sand Dunes”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

Just returned from a recent visit to the sand dunes and felt I needed to update potential visitors with the following:

1) Wear covered shoes when visiting the dunes, there's a fair bit to walk upslope in a forested area
2) Not sure if the place suits families with toddlers as the place cannot accommodate prams and I also noted leeches on the ground

Visited March 2013
3 Thank thambi117
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Sigatoka Sand D, Manager at Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Good considerations have been offered by this reviewer.

The only comment we have to make is that our National Park or Fiji does not have leeches. The 'leech' that the reviewer saw is our common ground slug.

Thank you
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

We had difficulty finding the entrance and drove back and forth on the Queens Highway several times before stopping and asking for directions. The lady with whom we spoke said there was a sign and the entrance was next to a rubbish tip. Well indeed we had seen a rubbish tip several times as we drove back and forth; we turned around and immediatley after the rubbish tip was a drive way into the National Park but no sign! The rangers at the Visitor Center advised us that it blew down during a storm in December! How long is it going to take to get it back up?

We paid the F$10.00 per person entrance fee and the rangers described and showed us on a map the walks you can take; we signed our names and the time we were departing and elected to take the shorter walk. There are some hills but the climb is an easy one and the view from the top is superb. The varying vegetation was interesting and the driftwood cluttered beach was quite a contrast.

We spent two and a half hours doing this walk; we made many stops to enjoy the vegetation and scenery and collected shells on the beach. Upon our return to the Visitor Center, we signed in.

This was a fascinating and interesting morning.

Visited February 2013
1 Thank azulferro
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Sand and Rainforest”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

We ended up at the Sand Dunes as part of our village tour. A guide took us up to the dunes and told us about the history of the place, such as the planting of the forest to protect the area and the types of tree they used and why. Not too interesting for the kids as it's a long walk and on our day the sun was particularly brutal. Walking back through the rainforest was quite pleasant.

Visited March 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Sand Dunes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

The guide was a student and volunteer and provided lots of information; and answered all my questions. The heat and humidity was heavy. Best to do this in the early morning.

Visited March 2013
5 Thank Antonietta P
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Poplar Bluff, Missouri
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“Amazing Views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

We had a guided tour and we chose to do the longer hike. The information was interesting. We went from the grassy area overlook to the sand dunes (which were hard to climb) and then walked beside the ocean. It lasted about 2.5 hours.

Visited February 2013
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