Fiji’s national museum is in Suva and has one of the best collections of Fijian artefacts in the world, including kava bowls, weapons, necklaces and breastplates and tools.
At the entrance to the museum, the Thurston Gardens are located on the original village site of Suva. The gardens make a lovely spot for a stroll with many species of magnificent flora from the South Pacific region.
Indulge in a spot of shopping and pick up some unique clothing, jewellery or
. The city markets are a good place to shop for crafts, and you'll find a range of stores down Victoria Street.
Suva's sights include fine colonial buildings, the Roman Catholic Cathedral (1902), the impressive Government Buildings, rusting shipwrecks on the reef, the old cemetery with its Chinese area, the bustling city market and the adjacent fish market.
Suva's only dive company offers daily trips to beautiful Beqa Lagoon, west of the city.
The city's giant outdoor Olympic swimming pool is a great place for a cooling swim on a hot day.
Colo-I-Suva Forest Park
In the hills at the back of Suva, this 245ha park is only 11km from downtown Suva. Fresh, green and unspoiled, it has lovely forest walks through native and mahogany trees, as well as birds, lizards and animals. The entry fee is F$5.
The Hash House Harriers meet at 5.30pm on Mondays in Suva.
The Fiji Golf Club is located in Suva's Vatuwaqa suburb.
Suva hosts a Hobie Cat 16 fleet based at the new National Sailing Centre at Beach Road, Suva Point, Laucala Bay. Phone 999 8811 to arrange a ride for weekend fleet racing, or a fun sail.
The Rucksack Club (phone Fiji Visitors Bureau on 330 2433 for a contact number) has day and weekend hikes. Colo-i-Suva is an easy trip from the city and has some well maintained bushwalks with mountain pools and waterfalls en route. A longer hike, near the town of Lami, climbs to the top of Mount Korobaba. There are guided highland treks through the province of Ra from May to October, with overnight village stays.
You can travel by boat to the surf break near Suva lighthouse. The Fiji Surf Association (phone 999 7719) has details of conditions.
Operators pick up at Suva hotels for rafting and canoeing tours down Navua and Nasori Rivers, west of Suva.
Fiji Spice Gardens
Located between Navua and Suva, the gardens grow and sell spices including nutmeg, vanilla and cardamom.
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