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“Hiking the Dunes”

Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park
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Full-Day Sigatoka Cultural and Historical Tour
Ranked #3 of 32 things to do in Sigatoka
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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.
Reviewed June 13, 2014

There are two hikes, 2 km and 5km. I took the 2km. It was spectacular scenery. Don't miss the "treehuggers" in the mahogany forest.

Thank Christie H
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"hour walk"
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"mahogany forest"
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"longer walk"
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"drift wood"
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"great walk"
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"visitor center"
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"lots of water"
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"wear closed shoes"
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"information centre"
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"fjd per person"
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"rugby team"
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"entry fee"
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"walking shoes"
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"small fee"
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"fruit bats"
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"breathtaking views"
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"worth the effort"
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Reviewed June 10, 2014

We did the hour walk. It takes a good hour but very interesting. You will see lots of drift wood along the beach and the walk through the forest is lovely. The walking sticks given to us were very helpful.

Thank Jean S
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Reviewed May 18, 2014

The Sand Dunes National Park was one of the starred attractions on our list on our recent visit to Fiji. Staying in the Coral Coast area (Korotogo), the sand dunes were a short drive from Sigatoka. The visitor center is modern and attractive, and the park personnel were very helpful and informative. There are two ways to see the sand dunes, guided tour or self-walking tour. After being shown a trail map of the area, my wife and I chose the self-walking tour being somewhat experienced hikers. We chose to do the 1km loop (there is a 2-km loop as well), climbing 3 sets of stairs to an nice overlook of the area. The only difficult part of the hike was a steep climb up the sand dune trail which could challenge older folks. Once on the beach, we were awed by the view of the entire beach area. The hike back through the mahogany forest, seeing the treehuggers and viewing the fruitbat were just as amazing. There is a small entrance fee of FJ$10 per person. Fiji is more than sitting on the beach or sitting by the pool, get out there and experience the real Fiji.

6  Thank doctorbobf
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Reviewed May 11, 2014

Although the ground did not physically move whilst we were standing on it, the dunes themselves are constantly on the move!.
Whilst the small visitor centre certainly has room for improvement, the lady on duty was very helpful, and full of tips as to how we could get the best from our visit, with a gentle warning that it could get very hot on the exposed stretches of the walks, and that a hat, sun cream and lots of water would be fairly essential!.
There are a number of well signed, and indicated, walks across the dunes with excellent views, and involving both forested as well as completely open areas, where one is totally exposed to the sun. Reasonably strenuous, with some steepish paths (but accessible, in our own time, to us 74 year olds) but well worth the effort
Suggest a visit outside the hours of 11.30 to 14.30. to avoid the peak sunny hours and whilst the visitor centre has bathroom facilities and minimal food/ drink available for purchase, you are completely on your own when out on the dunes! .

1  Thank john t
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Reviewed May 10, 2014

It was a hot day with not much cloud cover and we were advised by the staff to wear closed shoes, wear plenty of sunscreen and take water, glad we did but even more glad we went!
Our guide Jim was a great character, full of knowledge and full of personality.
The landscape is amazing, the run up the dune was tough but worth it, jumping off the dune was fun, the dig site was incredibly interesting.
Highly recommended for anyone!
Cost was 10FJD per person. Drinks afterwards a must!

Thank greentea84
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