Jan 19, 2009

Suva: Colo-I-Suva Forest Park - TripAdvisor

Colo-I-Suva Forest Park (pronounced Tholo-ee-Suva) was once a true tropical lowland rainforest, which has been interplanted with mahogany. It is in the upper drainage area of Waisila catchment, alongside Princes Road. The Department of Forestry manages the Forest Park. Colo-I-Suva Forest Park offers hiking trails, swimming, and birdwatching.

The visitor information centre located at the Forestry Station can give you useful information. The Forestry Station recommends that you start from there. You will find three pools developed as swimming areas: the ever-popular Main Pool with its rope swing and the two Upper Pools. All other pools remain in their natural state and many are shallow enough for a child.

While there are picnic tables near the Main Pool, most facilities have been built near the Upper Pools where it was possible to provide adequate parking. Both these areas have toilets. Groups of up to 40 can be accommodated at the Steep Hill Group Area.

All Picnic Tables have shelters. All have fire grates and a sufficient quantity of wood.

A 1/2 km nature trails has been built. This one-way loop begins a short distance from the Upper Pool Parking Area and interprets many interesting facets of the natural environment. If you wish to stretch your legs, hike some of the over 6.5km of trails of the area.

Birdwatching is favourite here with tours from all over the world frequenting.
Fiji Birdwatching Blog: http://fijibirdwatching.blogspot.com/
Fiji Bird Watching website: fiji-bird-watching.com/
See birs list for Fiji at Pacific Birds: pacificbirds.com

Suva: Colo-I-Suva Forest Park - TripAdvisor