22 March, 2006
New picnic areas along the Suva seawall
A walk or drive along the Suva seawall along Queen Elizabeth Drive from the Suva Bowling Club to The Post Fiji Stadium, Laucala Bay, provides pleasant scenery and a good opportunity to get fresh air along a quiet road. Although the road is bumpy at some places, you have a good view out of Suva from the Lami/Waiqanake coast at one end, to Nukulau Island as you get to the end of the drive. The place also has newly built picnic huts and seating and provides a good respite for afternoon reading, a place to sit while you have a swim, or even have a family picnic. While the huts are not busy during weekdays, most locals and tourists use them on Saturdays and Sundays. On Saturdays, there are local competitions like cricket, baseball at Albert Park, touch rugby at Veiuto grounds, volleyball, soccer or rugby at the National Sporting Complex, swimming at The National Aquatic Centre, which are all along the way or close by. Take your family or friends to watch those competitions and have a picnic later at one of those huts. I'm sure it will be a good experience for you all.