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“Dated railway, dreary town”

Coral Coast Railway
Ranked #14 of 26 things to do in Sigatoka
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Owner description: Chug past a scenic coastline or through a thick green forest, stopping at the Muka Caves for a refreshing underground retreat, on this enchanting train ride.
Sydney, Australia
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67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Dated railway, dreary town”
Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

My kids are pretty easily impressed but when they saw the train they said "what's that dad?!' It was one carriage and rather ramshackle. After being funnelled through the shop and asked to buy water we boarded the train. Patched up all around it wasn't until one if my boys opened the window and the window fell to pieces that we realised quite how in disrepair the train was. No rides with driver and no lollies on sale anymore. Boys enjoyed sticking their heads out of the window into the tree branches much to the horror of dad. Sigatoka is well worth avoiding as there is nothing of interest there - especially the awful tourist trap "tappoo"!

Visited September 2013
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English first
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“fun family adventure”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

A must do for a cheap fun Fijian adventure. We boarded the very old rusty sugar cane train with our 6 year old train lover, who got to sit in with the driver and our 2 1/2 year old who both just loved the trip. We took the half day trip which was 10am from the outrigger until 2pm which travelled through rugged bush, past beautiful coastal beaches, cows, horse, pigs, very friendly Fijians who waved and yelled bula, and lots of happy children who ran from their houses to chase the train. You can buy lollies on the train for $2 a bag to throw, but would recommend bringing your own or throwing some 20 cent pieces to the kids that are close.The train stopped at a local village where we went to a kindergarten and were welcomed by very happy and excited kids who sang and danced for us, was such a highlight. we then continued on to sigatoka and try to save some lollies as their are kids chasing the train all the way to town. Was such a fun day for all ages, yes a bit rough but that made the experience so much fun.

Visited August 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A rough Fijian diamond!”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

Firstly, if you're not slightly adventurous or can't handle 'roughing it' for a couple of hours, then give this little gem a miss. But for everyone else, it's a great trip! Our six year old loved it, especially standing up the front of the train and dodging the bush as the little train pushes its way through. The 18month old thought it was hilarious and really loved visiting the kids at the preschool. You'll see the real Fiji on this relatively short train ride: basic villages, pigs, cows, horses and farms, as well as some of the most stunning untouched coastline and genuinely friendly local Fijians going about their daily lives.
I'll be back with my boys next time we're in Fiji.

Visited June 2013
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5 Thank CHA589
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“a wonderful experience”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

I had such a wonderful trip on the train and met other Australians also on the trip. The preschool kindergarten was a joy seeing the children performing. Also the staff on the train could not do enough to help you. Gai Hhodgson Budd.

Visited June 2013
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2 Thank Gai H
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Brisbane, Australia
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45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Good for familys”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

Jump aboard bottos train, travel through local villages meeting the locals and kids along the way. Go shop to you drop in Sigatoka town. Good day trip for the family 6/10 rating

Visited January 2013
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