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Rafting the Upper Navua

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We were picked up bright and early at the Pearl South Pacific Fiji Resort for our day long excursion on the Upper Navua River.  The Hour and a half very bumpy drive through Fiji’s mountainous terrain viewing lush rainforest canopy was half the fun.  It is the rainy season on the island turning the entire landscape into a rolling display of rich greens in every shade.

After an hour long journey which included a quick snack stop and a chance to take in the view we reached our final destination in the middle of the Fijian rainforest at the Upper Navua River.  Here were given a life jacket, helmet and paddle and started our twenty minute hike to the mouth of the river. 

But once we reached the river, it was all business.

It was here that we met the rest of our guides and received our safety briefing.

  • If you are popped out of the boat and find yourself in the rapids don’t stand up
  • Assume the safe swimming position of feet forward and legs straight ahead.
  • Look where your are going and swim around or over obstacles.
  • Swim to a calm eddy and wait to be picked up
  • Listen to your guide and paddle when he says
  • Have fun

...Not only were the rapids a joy to go through, the view was out of this world.  As we floated 26 km down the river, we spent half of it surrounded by deep canyons on either side.  It felt like a dream to look up at the phenomenal high cliffs reaching up to 40 metres high.  With each turn we witnessed another waterfall, each completely different from the last.   Some sprayed lines of mist from high above while others spewed over with great power. Moses guided our boat directly under the waterfalls with great power so that we were thoroughly drenched and filled with great excitement.

Dave and Deb rafted with Moses from Rivers Fiji.

Written by  Dave and Deb.

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