The following tours are available from the resort:
• Bouma National Heritage Park
• Lake Tagimoucia
• Lavena Coastal Walk
• Rainforest Hike & Bird Watching (Full Day Hike)
• Vuna Village, Blow Hole and Navakawau
• Waitabu Marine Park
It has been claimed that the island of Taveuni is host to nearly all the bird species to be found in Fiji. In particular, Des Voeux Peak at dawn is the place to be if you are a keen birdwatcher. In particular, you may catch sight of the orange dove and the silktail, to be found nowhere else in the world.
Our local Fijian guides are available to introduce both the professional and the amateur to Taveuni's unique and interesting bird life.
Download list of Native Birds.
Bouma National Heritage Park (Opening Hours: 9am - 4pm)
The Tavoro Waterfalls is a beautiful 3 hour return hike with 3 trails of increasing difficulty taking you up into the hills above the village of Korovou past the awe inspiring waterfalls of the Tavoro River.
Bouma Falls is one of the most beautiful spots in the world. Located in Tavoro National Park, it is a perfect destination for a half or full day trip. Bouma Falls actually consists of 3 waterfalls - the first is an easy ten-minute walk from the main road. The waterfall is approximately 100ft (30m) in height and falls into a large pool where you can swim and dive off the rocks.
A wonderful trail has been built up to a second waterfall which is a worthwhile trip for the more adventurous. About 60 feet high and perhaps more dramatic, this second waterfall takes about 30 minutes to reach from the first, along a well-manicured trail which has steps, handrails and benches for rest stops. The walk to the third and final waterfall - which is only about 25ft high (8m) takes about 30 minutes on a more rugged path. However, the beauty of this waterfall is in the remoteness of the area and the perfect stillness - a wonderful place to meditate.
A famous geographical landmark on the island is Lake Tagimoucia which is located in an old crater 823m high in the mountains. The lake, which is filled with floating masses of vegetation, is located just below Des Voeux Peak which is the second highest on Taveuni at 1195m (3920ft). The highest spot on the island is Mt Uluigalau which is 1241m (4072ft) high. (These are among the highest mountains in Fiji). The hike to the lake is very strenuous and should only be attempted by the serious hiker. It takes about 3-4 hours each way; the track starts at Naqara near Somosomo. The highlands are also home to Fiji’s most famous flower, the tagimoucia (tahng-ee-mow-thia), a red white and purple flowered creeper which is linked to a local, romantic legend about love lost and love regained. It only grows above 2000ft, and usually blooms from end of September to end of December. Any attempt to transplant the flower at a lower altitude has failed.
Lavena Coastal Walk
Experience the wild and scenic coastline at Lavena. This walk is flat most of the way. Enjoy the end of your walk by taking a refreshing swim at one of the most spectacular double waterfalls in Fiji.
Rainforest Hike & Bird Watching (Full Day Hike)
Visit the Vidawa Rainforest Hike for a day bush trekking and bird watching. Guides will take you on a tour of Taveuni as taught to them by their forefathers full of local history, stories, knowledge, and wild life.
Listen carefully as they explain how they have lived off the land and shaped it to meet their needs, and how they have come to realize the need to conserve and protect their forests for future generations.
The full day trek will have you deep into the old forests of Taveuni, past ancient village sites, meandering volcanic streams, stunning views of the island and surrounding reef, and through some of the best bird watching areas in Taveuni.
Vuna Village, Blow Hole and Navakawau
At the southern end of the island is located the village of Vuna which played an important role in the settlement of the first Europeans on Taveuni. The original plantations and homes of these Caucasian people were within the jurisdiction of Vuna and thus the land was either purchased or bartered from the Tui Vuna (the chief of that area). Some of this land is still owned by the descendants of the original settlers. Beyond Vuna at the very end of the coastal road is a village called Navakawau, which literally means ‘end of the road’! It is a beautiful - though bouncy - drive along rugged coastline down to Navakawau. One of the highlights is a tidal ‘blow hole’ which is an impressive sight if the tide is right.
Waitabu Marine Park
The Waitabu Marine Park was established by 7 Fijian communities in 1998. The communities agreed not to fish or anchor in the 1 km of selected fringing reef. The park has served to provide a first hand example of the power of conservation - generating larger fish catches and an increased biodiversity in the surrounding waters. For your safety these tours are dependent on weather an tidal conditions.