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Tours of  Taveuni Island

Explore the "Garden Island" of Fiji

Taveuni is the third-largest island in Fiji, after Viti Levu and Vanua Levu.  Only a 15 minute boat ride from Sau Bay resort, it is easily accessed for a day trip or two while you enjoy diving and other activities at our resort.   

 

The cigar-shaped island is the remnant of a massive shield volcano which rises from the floor of the Pacific Ocean.   The island has a land area of 434 square kilometres (168 square miles) and is 1,241 m (4072 ft) high at its tallest point (Mount Uluigalau).  Its is known for its prolific birdlife and lush vegetation - hence the name "Garden Isle".  The most popular attractions on Taveuni include:

  • Bouma Waterfall

  • Lavena Coastal Walk

  • Waitavala Waterslide

  • The International Dateline

  • Wairiki Mission

  • Gaia Tree Sanctuary

We typically conduct tours to Taveuni where we visit 2-3 of these sights on a full day outing (leaving after breakfast and returning at sunset).  On occasion, we also combine the Taveuni tour with one of our other offerings.  We leave you with the option of having a private tour or join a couple of our other guests.  A discount is available for tours including 4 our more guests.

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Bouma Waterfalls

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Bouma Falls, offically known as the Tovoro Fallls, is also a playground for adventure enthusiasts. Whether you're craving an exhilarating swim in the cool waters beneath the falls, a refreshing dip in one of the natural pools, or a hike through the surrounding rainforest to soak in panoramic views of Taveuni's stunning landscape, Bouma Falls has something to offer every type of traveler. Guided tours are available for those seeking expert insights into the flora, fauna, and cultural significance of this enchanting destination. Beyond its natural splendor, Bouma Falls also holds cultural significance for the people of Fiji. Set within the Bouma National Heritage Park, the falls are not only a pristine natural wonder but also a sacred site revered by locals. Visitors have the opportunity to learn about the rich cultural heritage of Fiji and gain a deeper appreciation for the profound connection between the Fijian people and their land.

 

The Falls are actually comprised of three waterfalls; the first is an easy ten minute walk from the main road. The area around the first waterfall has picnic tables, benches and a changing room. The waterfall is approximately 60 feet in height and falls into a large pool where one can go swimming. About 100 feet high and perhaps more dramatic, a second waterfall takes about forty minutes to reach along a trail which has steps, handrails and benches for rest stops. You cross a stream about fifteen feet wide (you can pull along the heavy rope that runs over the stream). The walk to the third and final waterfall takes about thirty minutes more along a dirt trail which can get muddy. This waterfall is only about 25 feet high but the beauty is in the remoteness of the area and the perfect stillness – a wonderful place to meditate!.

Nestled amidst the lush tropical paradise of Taveuni, Bouma Falls stands as a testament to the island's breathtaking natural beauty and offers an unparalleled experience for those seeking adventure and tranquility alike. As one of Fiji's most iconic attractions, a day trip to Bouma National Park promises an unforgettable journey into the heart of Fiji's pristine wilderness.

Lavena Coastal Walk

Past Bouma Falls you travel to Lavena, one of the most picturesque villages on the island. Here, you can immerse yourself in the untouched beauty of Taveuni and discover the enchanting allure of Lavena Falls. Tucked away in a pristine rainforest sanctuary, this majestic cascade captivates visitors with its ethereal beauty and tranquil ambiance.  You also have the option of experience the waterfalls cascading into the ocean by taking one of the local guided boat tours.

Lavena also has one of the most beautiful beaches of Taveuni, and is the location of the movie ‘Return to Blue Lagoon’. White sand and crystal clear water make this an ideal spot for swimming, snorkeling and picnicking. A good track takes you from Lavena Village along the coast.

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International Dateline


Standing as a testament to Fiji's unique geographical significance, the International Dateline Monument on Taveuni beckons travelers to witness where today meets tomorrow. Located at the 180th meridian, this historic landmark allows visitors to straddle two calendar days at once, an experience found in only a handful of places worldwide. Beyond its symbolic importance, the monument offers stunning panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding islands, making it a must-visit destination for those seeking a blend of cultural intrigue and natural beauty. Explore the boundary between time zones and create timeless memories at this popular stop on Taveuni.  
 

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Wairiki Mission

The lovely old Catholic mission at Wairiki. The mission is set into the hillside and overlooks the site where Taveuni warriors turned back thousands of Tongans in a
battle which was fought in canoes just off the beach. This battle was of historical significance as it was the first

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place in where the Tongans were defeated. The warriors then celebrated by cooking the Tongans in a lovo and eating them with breadfruit.

Guests are welcome to attend Mass on Sunday mornings. Sunday Mass is at 07.00am, 09.00am and 11.00am. The singing is magnificent!

Waitavala Waterslide

Waitavala Experience the thrill of nature's own water park at Taveuni's Vatavala Water Slide. Nestled amidst lush rainforest and cascading streams, this natural wonder offers an exhilarating ride down smooth rock formations polished by centuries of flowing water. Adventurers can plunge into refreshing pools below, surrounded by the verdant beauty of Fiji's tropical landscape. With each slide, feel the rush of adrenaline as you glide along nature's own aquatic playground, surrounded by the sights and sounds of untouched wilderness. Vatavala Water Slide promises an unforgettable experience for those seeking adventure and natural beauty in equal measure.

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Gaia Tree Sanctuary

This is the perfect tour for foodies, or those interested in local produce grown in Fiji. Enjoy a small-group tour to Gaiatree Sanctuary to learn about Taveuni Island tropical fruits, herbs, and spices. Discover behind-the-scenes secrets that you likely wouldn’t uncover otherwise, such as what happens in the nectar lab, and how produce is grown on the farm. A highlight is the delicious farm-to-table lunch from the Fiji Food Forest!

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