With island hideaways custom-made for relaxation, resorts that know how to show guests a good time, coral reefs just perfect for diving and snorkelling, and fresh cuisine based on the ocean’s best catches, Fiji is a firm favourite with Australians for a range of reasons.
This mini destination guide to one of the world’s most popular holiday island destinations is designed to provide you with all the inspiration needed to plan your next holiday to Fiji. Whether you’re planning a honeymoon, retirement trip, relaxing solo break or intergenerational family holiday, Fiji’s relaxed pace and welcoming attitude makes it the ultimate destination for Australian travellers looking to recharge their batteries in the sunshine.
Things you must see while in Fiji
Located in Bouma National Heritage Park on Taveuni (also known as Garden Island) this isolated spot is well worth the modest entry fee. The series of three waterfalls are fringed with lush jungle and while quite slippery, clambering to all three waterfalls reveals crystal clear natural swimming pools perfect for a relaxing dip. An abundance of bird life makes this spot a dream for birdwatchers and nature lovers. This is Fiji at its finest.
Located within the Yasawa Island group, these spectacular limestone caves can be reached by a scenic boat trip. Venturing into the caverns with a local guide, visitors are often astounded at how blue the water is within the cave system. Listen to local guides tell stories of myth and legend associated with the caves, and if you’re feeling adventurous, head underwater for further exploration.
Garden of the Sleeping Giant
The Garden of the Sleeping Giant is only 6 kilometres from Nadi Airport but feels a world away. Filled with more than 2000 varieties of orchids, this serene garden’s lily ponds, waterfalls and flowers is a great family-friendly spot to spend a few, stress-free hours.
South Sea Island
A short 30 minute boat trip from Denarau, South Sea Island is the perfect place to dive, snorkel, kayak and swim. Operators run day trips to this island and often provide all the equipment needed to enjoy this tiny island with a bug amount of natural beauty. Offshore coral reefs are home to many species of colourful tropical fish, so putting on a snorkelling mask to go make new friends is one of the best ways to enjoy this part of Fiji.