Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park

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Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park is located on the Fiji island of Viti Levu near the mouth of the Sigatoka River.  The national park encompasses an area of 0.68 square miles (1.77 sq km) making it one of the smallest national parks in the world.

The parabolic sand dunes reach heights between 65.6 to 196.85 feet (20 to 60 m).  Hinterland erosion and traditional coastal dune development have created this sand dune ecosystem.  The dunes are thousands of years old and the park serves as an archeological place as well with various discoveries.  Along with human remains, there have been finds of pottery shards and stone tools.

The dunes are comprised of a fine greyish brown colored sediment that differs from the traditional fine sandy tan dunes in most places.  Additionally, the dunes have vines and shrubs covering much of them.

The Sigatoka Sand Dunes were the first national park declared for the country of Fiji and often described as one of Fiji’s natural wonders.

Sigatoka Sand Dunes Highlights

The national park is less than a square mile and the sand dunes are the highlight of the national park.

Trails of Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park

There are two different trails that explore this small national park.  One of the treks takes about an hour with the other one taking about 2 hours.  Both walks provide an exploration of the dunes 

Short Trail: This one-hour trek meanders through the forest and ends in the dunes at the mouth of the Sigatoka River.

Long Trail:  This 2 to 3-hour journey travels along the ridge of the sand dunes. 

Sigatoka Sand Dunes Highlights

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