TOURISTS splashed and waded through the Korotari River outside Labasa Town as they tried out the latest tourism activities.
The light showers and cloudy day provided a cold swim for about 18 tourists from around the world that were part of the Captain Cook Cruises. They cruised down the river on inflatable tubes.
On their way down the river the tourists shared stories and sang while enjoying the scenery of the mountain ranges of Suweni in Cakaudrove.
Geoff Wakeley, an Australian tourist was amazed by the scene.
"It's just so beautiful out here. This is my sixth visit to Fiji but the first time to come to Labasa and I'm so amazed at what nature provides in this area," he said.
Another tourist, Megan Savell said she loved the locals.
"People here are so friendly and always smiling. The place is beautiful just like the people."
Guided by Savusavu hotelier Sharon Wild, the group safely floated down river dodging floodwater debris along the way. She said Labasa offered beautiful attractions for tourists particularly in the interior. "It just needs to be recognised and developed into a tourist attraction so more tourists can come to Labasa," she said.
"I am glad to be coming from Savusavu to help tourists who come to Labasa see more of this place and Korotari River was an area I visited sometime ago before this activity started for tourists," Ms Wild said.
The 18 tourists were part of the 80 tourists that visited Labasa yesterday on board the Captain Cook Cruises.