Take a walk on the wild side with the flora and fauna of Fiji's Kula Eco Park. Situated on the Coral Coast of the main island of Viti Levu, the wildlife sanctuary is a showcase of the furry, the feathered, the aquatic and amphibian in the South Pacific.
The park traverses hillside and valley forests and seasonal streams through walk-through aviaries and animal displays which you can explore from the extensive wooden walkways to the elevated path through pristine rainforest. All around you the sounds, smells and sights of nature entice and enthral. The majority of the inhabitants of the park are hundreds of species of colourful birds such as parrots and doves in the most amazing primary hues. There's also iguanas, lizards and boa constrictors which you can handle; tropical fish, turtles and soft corals in an aquarium and flying foxes. Time your visit just right and you can also feed the sea turtles by hand at 11am, 1pm and 3.30pm daily.
This colourful cacophony of creatures is complemented by the lush botanical gardens with a mix of local floral, fruit and medicinal plants and trees. The ecological reserve has also established captive breeding programs for some of Fiji's endangered wildlife species, and this popular attraction has won many awards for tourism, as well as raising awareness about the environment, ecosystem and nature conservation.
Entry to Kula Eco Park is FJ$26 for adults and FJ$13.50 for children which directly funds the attraction. The park is located across the road from Outrigger on the Lagoon resort. To visit from the nearby town of Sigatoka, Kula Eco Park is a seven-minute taxi or car ride and 8km away.