Resting on the northwest coast of the island Viti Levu, Lautoka is the second largest city in Fiji and is home to Fiji’s leading sugar export port. Your adventure in Lautoka will ensure a sweet and smooth journey as you cruise your way into the bustling city and surrounding natural beauty.

Stroll along Marine Dr for the dazzling stretch of waters and rest at Lautoka Sea Wall. Keep walking along towards the main shopping district for some modern shops, cinemas, local cafes and the iconic Lautoka Market exhibiting local and imported produce of exotic fruits, vegetables, an array of spices and seafood or some souvenirs as a memento. Take in the wonders at Lautoka Botanical Gardens for some relaxing walks. As Fiji has the highest percentage of Hare Krishnas per capita, visit the local Sri Krishna Kaliya Temple for a Sunday prayer echoing the sounds of beats drumming, bells singing and chanting.

Appreciate the natural wonders at Koroyanitu National Heritage Park foregrounding the panoramic view of the Viti Levu Island. Boasting with cascading waterfalls, ancient walking trails, native flora and fauna, the park is the perfect getaway from all the bustle and hustle. Make your way through small villages while observing the native fauna up to Mt Batilamu to be blown away by the ravishing views of the Mamanucas and Yasawas.

Stay by the coast as you journey south of the city local favourite scenery at Picnic Sport and into spectacular garden at Orchid Gardens at Sleeping Giant. Unwind nearby at Tifajek Mud Pool and Hotspring after zipping through Sleeping Giant Zipline, Orchard Falls and Jungle Safari. Dive right into Lautoka where a fantastic adventure awaits for you.

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