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Things to do in Fiji range from swimming in pristine reefs to unwinding on breathtaking beaches, exploring rainforests and waterfalls to being embraced by the truly welcoming local culture.
Just a 3- to 4-hour flight from Australia or New Zealand, Fiji is perfect as a tropical stopover for a few days or as a holiday destination in its own right. With 333 islands, the country has so much to see and discover, and offers a fascinating blend of Melanesian and Indian cultures. The scenery is equally exotic, with jagged peaks draped in rainforest and spectacular waterfalls, leading down to a coastline of idyllic beaches and pristine coral reefs.
The Mamanuca islands, to the west of the main island of Viti Levu, form an exquisitely beautiful string of tiny coral atolls and small volcanic islands, and make a perfect escape from civilisation. The Yasawa islands, lying to the north-west, offer stunning beaches, bays and reefs. The northern islands to the north-east of Viti Levu are visited by relatively few but offer a taste of the ‘real’ Fiji.
Taveuni is Fiji’s third largest island, with 80% of the land protected by the Bouma National Heritage Park. Explore pristine rainforest; discover one of three waterfalls and swimming pools; and see diverse tropical flowers. Another point of interest is the 180th Meridian International Dateline, which used to run through the island – splitting one side into today, and the other into tomorrow.
Enjoy pure seclusion by heading away from Fiji’s main tourist areas to a private island. Take the time to travel to Matangi island – set on 240-acres with tropical rainforest and idyllic beaches, or Nukubati with lush rainforests and without any telephones or televisions. Be prepared for utter privacy – you may be the only travellers on the island.
With seven main islands and several smaller islets, there is plenty to explore – some are home to traditional Fijian villages, while others boast pristine beaches and little else. Stay in exclusive, 5-star accommodation, or join a Blue Lagoon cruise to hop from island to island.
Known affectionately as the ‘soft coral capital of the world’, Fiji features numerous snorkelling spots as well as the Great Astrolabe Reef – one of the largest barrier reefs in the world. Spot immense schools of tropical fish, sea turtles, manta rays, and colourful blooms of coral.
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