Waisila Falls

Colo-i-Suva Forest Park, Viti Levu Island, Fiji

About Waisila Falls


Hiking Distance: 1.5km round trip
Suggested Time: 45-60 minutes

Date first visited: 2005-12-28
Date last visited: 2005-12-28

Waterfall Latitude: -18.05892
Waterfall Longitude: 178.46727

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Waisila Falls is a small 15m waterfall deep in the Colo-i-Suva (pronounced “THOLL-oh-ee-SOO-vah”) Forest Park on the northern outskirts of the capital city of Suva.

This waterfall was thin, but the forest setting of both the trail to get here and at the waterfall itself was serene and quiet.

Thus, it contrasted nicely with the more urban scene of the city of Suva itself.

Colo-i-Suva_010_12272005 - Waisila Falls
Waisila Falls

While there were a couple of ways to walk here (there were two entrances or I guess you could think of it as an entrance and exit of a shuttle hike), we managed to walk the 750m to the falls from the “exit” of the park (on the park’s west end).

Taking this approach, we had to descend quite a few stairs before getting to the falls.

We could’ve continued on the trail to the other side of the park (and the other car park) while seeing other features like the Upper Pools and Lower Pools, but this was where we turned back.

The entire excursion (the out-and-back hiking and photographing) took us about an hour.

However, we very easily could’ve extended this excursion if we had chosen to visit other sights nearby.

Authorities

Waisila Falls resides in the Colo-i-Suva Forest Park on the island of Viti Levu, Fiji. For information or inquiries about the area as well as current conditions, visit the official Fiji Tourism website.

Colo-i-Suva_012_12272005 - Sign for Colo-i-Suva Forest Park
Colo-i-Suva_001_12272005 - The trail enters the bush here
Colo-i-Suva_002_12272005 - Looking in the direction of the Pacific Ocean
Colo-i-Suva_005_12272005 - Waisila Falls seen through foliage from a distance

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There were two car parks for the Colo-i-Suva Forest Park. One car park is for the Upper Pools. We took the other car park, which was right off the Princes Road near the Forest Park Visitor Information and Ticket Office (about 10km north of Suva).

We didn’t park at the Upper Pools so we can’t really say anything about its directions other than it’s off the unsealed Kalabu Road, which also leaves the Princes Rd near the Visitor Center.

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Tagged with: colo-i-suva, suva, western division, viti levu, nausori, waila city, fiji, waterfall, princes road



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