By Nicole Fuge
With Insta-worthy beaches and bottomless mojitos, Fiji may just be our favourite location for a laidback family vacay.
But did you know it’s also fast becoming a hot spot for adrenaline junkies and adventure-seekers? Just because you are a mama, it doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to your BADASS!!
Nanuku Auberge Resort at Pacific Harbour (aka Fiji’s adventure capital), has more than 50 land and sea adventures depending on your level of fearlessness. Take things slow with a gentle kayak up Navua River or test your skills with heli-golf at Natadola Bay. Set your heart racing with deep sea game fishing or settle into a picnic lunch on your very own private sandbank. Ah, yes please!
Our fav intrepid adventures at Nanuku:
1 // OVERNIGHT CAMPING ON A PRIVATE ISLAND
It doesn’t get any better than this… Being whisked away to Nanuku’s private island with nothing but the sound of the cascading waves and ocean as far as the eye can see. Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime night under the stars – just you, your private island, a tent and a bonfire. Pure bliss!
2 // WHITE-WATER RAFTING
Experience the thrill of riding Namosi’s rapids as you pass through majestic waterfalls and hanging cliffs.
3 // WILD RIVER EEL NETTING
Take a drive inland to the still waters of a rural creek and experience the traditional eel netting methods of the local villagers who fish with their bare hands. Prepare to get muddy and wet!
4 // WAISESE WATERFALL HIKE
An Indiana Jones-style adventure for experienced hikers only. Cut through the winding jungles of Serua to see the various native species of plants which are still widely used in Fiji for medicinal purposes.
5 // SURF FRIGATES PASSAGE
Attempt one of the world’s best kept secrets… Frigates Reef located 19kms from Fiji’s mainland. Try your luck at this world-class surf spot offering left-hand barrels over bright coral in crystal clear water. Gnarly!
6 // RAKA RUGBY TRAINING
Test your skills in a three- or five-day intensive, challenging training regime with ex-pro rugby players. They’ll put you through the paces with vigorous gym, beach and sand sessions to see first-hand what it takes to become an elite athlete. It’s time to put your game face on.
7 // MOONLIGHT PRAWNING
It doesn’t get any fresher than this… casting nets in the glow of the moonlight as you catch freshwater prawns, then prepare and cook your catch in local Fijian homes.
8 // TERRA-TREK
Take an off-road buggy and enjoy Fiji’s only self-drive guided tour where you can explore the jungle clad mountains behind Pacific Harbour.