Koronayitu National Park
Fiji Islands

Koronayitu National Park Fiji Islands
Resorts Nearby
Vereni Falls
Savuione Falls
Batilamu Track

Waterfront Lodge, Lautoka
First Landing Resort
Anchorage Beach Resort

Around 10km southeast of Lautoka, Koroyanitu National Heritage Park (F$8 admission) has the most accessible walking trails of Fiji's two National Heritage Parks. The park was created in 1992 to preserve the area's natural forests and endemic bird life from clearing for pine forest and encroaching grasslands.

Access to the park is by 4WD from Lautoka via Tavakubu Road off Drasa Avenue. It takes thirty minutes to reach Abaca village, headquarters for the park, travelling up a steep dirt road past the dramatic volcanic escarpment of Castle Rock. There are no public buses to Abaca but a carrier van from opposite Lautoka bus stand will cost F$25.

At the entrance to Abaca is a small visitor centre (Mon-Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 8am-10am & noon-5pm) where you can pick up pamphlets and local information. There are two walking tracks from here. The most challenging is the Batilamu track which snakes uphill through forest for two hours until it reaches the summit of the 1,163-metre Mount Batilamu.

The mountain forms the belly of the Sleeping Giant and from the summit you can see all the way back to Lautoka and across to the Yasawa Islands. Alternatively, an easy two-hour loop trail follows a grassy ridge to Savuione Falls which tumbles 80m in two tiers to a deep swimming pool. From the falls, the trail descends into thick dakua forest back to Vereni Falls close to Abaca Village.