Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park

Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park

Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Sculptured through the workings of wind, water and vegetation, the Sigatoka Sand Dunes stand out as one of Fiji's most unique wonders. In 1989, 390 acres of the Sigatoka Sand Dunes was established as Fiji's first National Park- The Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park. A key contributor to its protection is the archaeological treasures buried beneath the dune sands. These artefacts have contributed to the history of man's first arrival in Fiji. Today, evidence of this past continue to be unearthed by the wind. The Park is home to a unique Dune forest which is now home to a myriad of wildlife. Some notable inhabitants of this forest include the Fijian Swallow tail Butterfly, the fruit bats, the Goshawks, the giant stick insects and cryptic Pacific Boa. The National Park is a Fijian heritage, rich in both natural and cultural attributes.
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  • Salsgang
    Freeport, Maine133 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sand Dunes - Most worth a visit!
    Very nice walk at Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park. $10 FJD per person. It was fairly hot mid-day the day we went, so we opted for the 1 hour "short route". The 2 hour longer route brings you to bigger and more impressive sand dunes, but the short route is still quite scenic and you get a sense of the sand dunes. The vistas and views from the hills are quite impressive. We saw a number of birds even mid-day, a hawk, and also towards the end of the hike we say hundreds of Pacific Flying Foxes (aka Large Bats) hanging from the trees. Most impressive! Some hills need to be managed and bring lots of water, sunscreen and hats, but this is a most impressive park. Well worth the visit!
    Visited June 2023
    Written 31 May 2023
  • TommoTNZ
    Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An excellent experience
    After checking in at the reception, and receiving a warm welcome and good advice about the trek, we enjoyed a relatively gentle walk up the long track to the top of the highest dune, where we were treated to fabulous views. We descended to the beach and walked along to the teepee structures before heading through the forest, seeing the fruit bats, reconnecting with the reception and realising that we had done it with energy to spare. WOW!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 July 2023
  • Eduardo Pereira
    San Jose, California175 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You MUST do this when you visit Fiji!
    If you are vacationing in Fiji and you love the outdoors, especially while hiking or witnessing incredible scenes of nature and wildlife, then visiting Sigatoka Sand Dunes is a MUST. It is a relatively short hike assuming you don't make many stops. The gentleman who worked the front desk said that the longest trail was about 4 hours total if I can remember correctly. However, if you are like me then you are probably going to take the entire day to experience this park since I love to photograph everything while exploring as much as I can. What I loved about this park is how you go through different types of environments in one trek. It starts off as a nice, grassy field leading you into a lush jungle. Eventually you reach the amazing sand dunes which take you onto a stunning, scenic beach. At some point you pass by the witch teepees and go through another jungle area where you meet the "tree huggers." It was all so incredible, it has to be one of the most beautiful parks I've ever been to. If that wasn't enough to make for an excellent hike, what I also loved when visiting Sigatoka was all the really cool wildlife and critters that my girlfriend and I got to see in our journey. Lovely butterflies were everywhere and would flutter all around making it seem so surreal. There were lots of pretty birds and flowers adding to the variety and natural beauty of this place. if you love insects and spiders then be prepared to see some pretty big ones if you have a good eye. My girlfriend and I got lucky enough to see a HUGE giant orb weaver!! (see my pictures). On top of that, there were fruit bats near the end of the trail that were just hanging around right above us in the trees, they were making a whole lot of noise with their shrieks and it was totally awesome!! 🤘 If you plan on going to this wonderful park please don't forget to take sunblock and a hat since there is no shade once you reach the dunes and the beach area. The day my girlfriend and I were there the wind was very strong so the sand was being blown all over us and by the end of the hike we were covered in it, so I would suggest wearing something to protect your eyes, face, and your skin. If you plan to stay at this park for a while like we did, I would also suggest bringing a foldable beach chair, plenty of water, and some snacks to replenish your energy. And most importantly of all, have fun and enjoy the scenery because it is certainly worthwhile!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 October 2023
  • Bobby N
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sand Dunes
    Absolutely amazing trip amazing venue, peaceful quiet the operators of the Sandune's were so kind and generous and always smiling and accommodating us. Be sure to book ahead, as they sell out really fast we stayed in sigatoka at the Intercontinental Hotel, so it was close for us, but in the mornings, which is the best time to do it because it's a lot cooler the roads do tend to get packed up with local traffic. But heck you're on vacation so, who cares?
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 October 2023
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Michael L
20 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
It was a bit challenging to find this park because Google Maps was a little bit off and steered us to a nearby village.

When we arrived, there was no one on duty inside a very run down visitor's center and there were no paper maps to direct us.

So we decided to try to walk out onto the dunes and towards the ocean without any maps. The signs were poorly marked and in disrepair but we were able to find our way.

Once we reached the dunes and the ocean it was a beautiful setting and these were the largest waves we had seen since arriving in Fiji. This is definitely an area where you do not want to try to swim as the waves are strong and dangerous so it is best to view them from a distance.

The ocean view was so nice that we wished we could have stayed there longer but we were getting close to closing time and did not want our rental car to get locked inside the parking lot.

As we were leaving, a taxi finally entered the parking lot and we paid the entry fee of 10 FJD per adult to a person who told us he was the visitor center host.

While the facility and signs are run down, you'll love the natural beauty of the sand dunes and the ocean!

Written 5 January 2024
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Yuna
Wellington, New Zealand12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
I didn’t expect a lot, but it ended up to be one of the best nature sightseeing we did. It’s hard to climb the dunes and you get very sandy because of the wind, but really awesome to feel you are at the end of the world. I recommend 2hr trail
Written 12 November 2023
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Bobby N
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Absolutely amazing trip amazing venue, peaceful quiet the operators of the Sandune's were so kind and generous and always smiling and accommodating us. Be sure to book ahead, as they sell out really fast we stayed in sigatoka at the Intercontinental Hotel, so it was close for us, but in the mornings, which is the best time to do it because it's a lot cooler the roads do tend to get packed up with local traffic.
But heck you're on vacation so, who cares?
Written 3 October 2023
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Eduardo Pereira
San Jose, CA175 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
If you are vacationing in Fiji and you love the outdoors, especially while hiking or witnessing incredible scenes of nature and wildlife, then visiting Sigatoka Sand Dunes is a MUST.

It is a relatively short hike assuming you don't make many stops. The gentleman who worked the front desk said that the longest trail was about 4 hours total if I can remember correctly. However, if you are like me then you are probably going to take the entire day to experience this park since I love to photograph everything while exploring as much as I can.

What I loved about this park is how you go through different types of environments in one trek. It starts off as a nice, grassy field leading you into a lush jungle. Eventually you reach the amazing sand dunes which take you onto a stunning, scenic beach. At some point you pass by the witch teepees and go through another jungle area where you meet the "tree huggers." It was all so incredible, it has to be one of the most beautiful parks I've ever been to.

If that wasn't enough to make for an excellent hike, what I also loved when visiting Sigatoka was all the really cool wildlife and critters that my girlfriend and I got to see in our journey. Lovely butterflies were everywhere and would flutter all around making it seem so surreal. There were lots of pretty birds and flowers adding to the variety and natural beauty of this place. if you love insects and spiders then be prepared to see some pretty big ones if you have a good eye. My girlfriend and I got lucky enough to see a HUGE giant orb weaver!! (see my pictures). On top of that, there were fruit bats near the end of the trail that were just hanging around right above us in the trees, they were making a whole lot of noise with their shrieks and it was totally awesome!! 🤘

If you plan on going to this wonderful park please don't forget to take sunblock and a hat since there is no shade once you reach the dunes and the beach area. The day my girlfriend and I were there the wind was very strong so the sand was being blown all over us and by the end of the hike we were covered in it, so I would suggest wearing something to protect your eyes, face, and your skin. If you plan to stay at this park for a while like we did, I would also suggest bringing a foldable beach chair, plenty of water, and some snacks to replenish your energy. And most importantly of all, have fun and enjoy the scenery because it is certainly worthwhile!

Written 3 October 2023
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h0llyhb
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Really great experience. Very nice walk - I used GPS and it was 3 Miles. Interesting mix of flora and fauna. Saw many butterflies and fruit bats. Highly recommend. Deserted beach with amazing shells was the best part.
Written 9 September 2023
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robeats1963
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
DON'T MISS THIS PARK!! Amazing hike - we did the 2 hour loop. Took us about 3 hours as we took our time and had some sandwiches on the beach. It is not for the weak and not so hard ! Starts in a forest, then a grassland, then a huge set of sand dunes (hiking up the big dune was challenging - but very fun!) , then a crazy wild beach, then return back via dunes and ended in a lovely Mahogany forest. Great experience! Clean and well taken care of. Bring plenty of water and a snack. Wear sturdy shoes. If the coconut guy on the first bit of the hike offers - have a coconut - it will sustain you! Be prepared for great scenery that changes all the time. Well worth the stop.
Written 16 August 2023
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Andrew C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
The Sigatoka Sand Dunes are super cool. We went on an overcast day and walked the short trail. Very scenic and lovely, I'd say moderate physical walk - up and down hills so probably not for the elderly or under 5. Highly recommended!!
Written 26 July 2023
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TommoTNZ
Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
After checking in at the reception, and receiving a warm welcome and good advice about the trek, we enjoyed a relatively gentle walk up the long track to the top of the highest dune, where we were treated to fabulous views. We descended to the beach and walked along to the teepee structures before heading through the forest, seeing the fruit bats, reconnecting with the reception and realising that we had done it with energy to spare. WOW!
Written 5 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Salsgang
Freeport, ME133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Very nice walk at Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park. $10 FJD per person. It was fairly hot mid-day the day we went, so we opted for the 1 hour "short route". The 2 hour longer route brings you to bigger and more impressive sand dunes, but the short route is still quite scenic and you get a sense of the sand dunes. The vistas and views from the hills are quite impressive. We saw a number of birds even mid-day, a hawk, and also towards the end of the hike we say hundreds of Pacific Flying Foxes (aka Large Bats) hanging from the trees. Most impressive! Some hills need to be managed and bring lots of water, sunscreen and hats, but this is a most impressive park. Well worth the visit!
Written 1 June 2023
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HahnTravels
Liverpool, Australia1,236 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
This was cool! Didi the short walk uphill from the village - hard work! Once there the dunes spread out before us. Great views and photo opportunities along with great view over Sigatoka and the river as well. Really enjoyed the walk - well worth a visit if passing by on Queens Rd.
Written 17 May 2023
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