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“Spectacular South Pacific Jungle scenery”

Koroyanitu National Heritage Park
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Full-Day Abaca Village and Koroyanitu Park Tour
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Lautoka
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Owner description: This magnificent park has something for everyone: a chance to explore waterfalls and forests, swim in a mountain stream, picnic, hike or take a rigorous mountain bike trip.
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This place is a little hard to get to. Requires an expensive tour of around $200(Fijian) per person, or a 4X4 taxi can be hired just outside the Lautoka market for $80-$100 round trip total for up to 5 people. It's about a half-hour drive to the village of Abaca where you'll be given a traditional kava welcoming ceremony, charged a $15 fee, and offered a guide, and have the trail options explained. There's a short 30-minute trail to the river with some nice cascades for swimming and an overlook just beyond and across the river of a stunning view of cliffs, waterfalls, and beautiful jungle flora and fauna. This is the only place in FIji where I saw their national bird, the kula or lorikeet. Also saw the bright green and red parrot finches here. This is as far as I got on a rainy and overcast day, but I'd love to return to hike the hour to the waterfall and possibly climb the mountain.

3  Thank MtRainierDave
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I really suggest you hire a guide to lead you to the best places and help you along the route. This is not for amateurs! The steps are steep and often wet. I recommend shoes that you keep on even in the water. Bring bug spray, as there were lots of mosquitos. Our guide took us to
a waterfall for a swim when we were ready to get into that icy water and get rid of the sweat from the hike. It was cool and refreshing!

1  Thank annarc6
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

If you are into hikes with rewarding views, this one is not to be missed. We drove to Abaca village from Denarau with our 2 kids (10 and 12) and I recommend a SUV or 4WD but we made it with our sedan, though at times, it was a bit nerve wrecking. Once you get to the village (google Abaca Project), it's $15FJD/person for the entry and $25 for the guide (I highly recommend taking the guide if you opt for the longer hike to the big waterfall) as the trails are not well marked. The views are breathtaking from the beginning to the end. We are avid hikers and this hike was somewhat challenging due to some steep inclines and a couple of creek crossings.

3  Thank Wendy Y
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

Koroyanitu National Heritage Park has the most accessible walking trails of Fiji’s two National Heritage Parks. The park was preserves the area’s natural forests and endemic birdlife from clearing for pine forest and encroaching grasslands. At the Abaca visitor centre you can pick up pamphlets and local information, and you’ll find two walking tracks from here. The most challenging (and our favourite!) was the Batilamu Track, which snaked uphill through forest for two hours until it reaching the Mount Batilamu!

3  Thank KarolaRS
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

During our trip to Fiji, my girlfriend and I decided that we wanted to see some of the "real" Fiji. From our hotel in Nadi we took a bus from the centre of town to the city of Lautoka. In Lautoka we found a four-wheel drive taxi driver, who offered to drive us up to the remote village of Abaca (pronounced "Abartha"). As the road to Abaca is essentially a dirt track through the jungle, a normal taxi will not take you there. The taxi ride cost us FJ$80 return, which was fairly steep, but the only option. It took about 45 minutes from Lautoka to get to Abaca. In the village we were greeted by a man who was in charge of tourism in the park. We were offered a guide but we decided against it. We began the hike to the top of Mt Koroyanitu, which was 5 hours return. Unfortunately due to the heat and our own lack of fitness we decided to turn back after about an hour. The climb was very steep and completely exposed to the sun. We made our way back to Abaca and then began the other hike, to the waterfall. It took us about 45 minutes to reach a group of clear swimming holes in the river, and we stayed there for several hours as the water was incredible. The people were so friendly and welcoming and definitely recommend visiting this beautiful place!

12  Thank Toka26
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