Rare wildlife experience for Fiji’s Kula Park Rangers

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Outrigger on the Lagoon, Fiji encourages guests aged 7 to 12 years to be Kula Park rangers for a rare, hands-on experience with the island wildlife.

Cost is FJ$120 (approx. AUD$70, US$65) which includes two-way transport, lunch and drinks, a Kula Park ranger uniform shirt, digital photographs and 20 percent government taxes.

Rangers help out in the Diet Centre where they make special food for the soft coral and tropical fish display and prepare diets and hand feed bird species such as the Kula Collared Lories.

They also help give health checks to some of Fiji’s rarest iguanas and hand-feed baby animals such as lambs, goats (kids), peacock and quail chicks.

Kula Eco Park rangers leave their mark in Fiji by planting a tree whose fruit is part of the diet of the many wild colored fruit doves that visit the park.

All ranger activities are supervised by senior staff members at all times.

A self-guided tour of the park is also available for FJ$30 for adults (approx. AUD$17.50, US$16) and FJ$15 for children up to 11 years with a family pass for two adults and two children FJ$80.

Families booking before  September 30 can stay at Outrigger on the Lagoon, Fiji for seven nights and only pay for four.

The seven-night package starts from FJD$1680 (AUD$972, US$905) for up to two adults and two children in a Superior Resort View room, from FJD$2359 (AUD$1365, US$1271) in a Deluxe Ocean View room and from FJD$2961 (AUD$1714, US$1595) in a free-standing Plantation Bure.

Valid for stays from October 7, 2014 to March 31, 2015 (with the exclusion of December 24 to January 7), the package includes children’s meals and four days of complimentary child minding provided by the resort’s dedicated Meimei nanny service.

Bookings are subject to availability and can be made direct via: www.outrigger.com/fijifamily7

Accommodation is subject to availability. *AUD and US rates may alter slightly due to currency fluctuations.

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