Around 25 kilometres north of Suva is Colo-i-Suva Forest Park, a pristine area of low-altitude rainforest. It’s a pretty place, dominated by mahogany trees, their trunks thick with parasitical tree ferns. There’s a good chance of spotting wild orchids in the park as well as endemic birds, including the Pink-billed Parrotfinch. An easy one-hour nature trail leads to a couple of small waterfalls with pools good for swimming and nearby picnic benches.
Unfortunately, the park has a reputation for theft from cars and occasional muggings – the attendant at the park entrance can arrange a guide, and can look after valuables.