Magnificent scenery can be enjoyed as the road winds down from the mountain, past Viti Levu Bay, to the region of Rakiraki, two hours north of Lautoka. The unspoilt Rakiraki area is known as the Suncoast, and combines the lush tropical climate of the east coast with the sunny climate of the west. As Viti Levu's northernmost point, Rakiraki enjoys spectacular sunrises and sunsets, and breathtaking views out to Nananu-i-Ra Island, a 15 minute boat ride offshore.

Ellington Wharf is the departure point for ferries travelling from Rakiraki to the northern island of Vanua Levu. Rakiraki has a range of accommodation and activities, and is serviced by frequent buses, taxis and hired vans/cars from Lautoka and Nadi. Access to Nananu-i-Ra Island is by water taxi.