Sigatoka Sand Dunes
Sigatoka Sand Dunes information
One of Fiji's natural highlights, these impressive dunes are a ripple of peppery monoliths skirting the shoreline near the mouth of the Sigatoka River. Windblown and rugged, they stand around 5km (3.1mi) long, up to 1km (0.6mi) wide and on average about 20m (65ft) high, rising to about 60m (197ft) at the western end.
Do not expect golden Sahara-like dunes, as the fine sand is a grey-brown colour and largely covered with vines and shrubs. The dunes have been forming over millions of years and archaeological excavations here have uncovered pottery more than 2600 years old, as well as one of the largest burial sites in the Pacific.