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Discover Fiji expands adventures

  Fiji’s widest river, the Rewa River, will now be a tourist destination. This is after Discover Fiji launched their new Rewa River Jet Boating Adventures this week. The jet
18 Feb 2017 11:00
Discover Fiji expands adventures
Finally... The first load of passengers at the Wairoro waterfall after a 50-minute jet boat ride up the Rewa River from Naselai Village. Photo: IVAMERE NATARO

 

Fiji’s widest river, the Rewa River, will now be a tourist destination.

This is after Discover Fiji launched their new Rewa River Jet Boating Adventures this week.

The jet boat adventure up the river takes tourists from the boat ramp at Naselai, Nausori to the Natavea-i-Ra village, before heading to the Wairoro Waterfall at the mouth of the Rewa River.

Discover Fiji manager William Danford said they invested more than $20,000 into the jet boating adventure.

“We have built a boat ramp at Naselai, Nausori, constructed a walkway to the Wairoro waterfall, built restrooms and a rest area at the waterfall, constructed a village hall and restroom room facility for tourists,” Mr Danford said.

He said the increase in cruise liners calling into Suva Port prompted the need for new products within the Suva vicinity.

“This is also part of our commitment towards sustainable eco-tourism in rural villages and settlements.

“We are excited about this new product because we also promote the Rewa River as a tourist destination.”

The jet boat adventure to the Wairoro waterfall is about 50 minutes from the Naselai Village start point.

Discover Fiji employs about 25 people in their Navua operation and support four mataqali landowners from the Namosi/Serua province.

“By bringing tours to this area, we will be providing employment and projects for nearby villages,” Mr Danford said.

“With this new operation, we are looking at employing locals from the area for jet boat driving, tour guiding, maintenance etc.”

Natavea-i-Ra villager Tomasi Nasuikau said they would benefit from this new adventure.

“There are more than 30 people in this settlement. This initiative by Discover Fiji will surely provide us with financial assistance.”

Mr Danford said they would be providing village funds and also identifying areas where individual villagers could use their resources to earn an income.

“We have been operating since 1988 and we look to expand our business to other parts of Fiji. This Rewa River operation is our first step.”

And not only is Discover Fiji recognised within Fiji.

They were also part of the Hawaii Tourism Convention from September 27, 2016 to September 28, 2016 through an invitation by the Hawaii Tourism Authority.

The Fiji’s adventure company was also awarded the Worldwide Marketing Organisation award for Quality and Excellence Service in Mexico City on October 1, 2016.

Discover Fiji currently has two jet boats with a capacity to carry 27 passengers each.



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