Top things to do in taveuni
Taveuni is an eco-tourist’s dream destination - with pristine rainforest flush with endemic birdlife and rare Fijian flora to discover. Activities on this island paradise range from wild to mild. Take a hike up a dormant volcano for breathtaking views of the island and surrounding reefs, or simply relax on one of the many remote beaches.
Bouma FallsBouma National Heritage Park, 150 square kilometres of coastal forest and Fijian jungle, makes up one third of Taveuni’s total area and is home to Tavoro (Bouma) Falls – the most iconic waterfalls in Fiji. The first waterfall is a short walk from the park’s visitor centre, with two more spectacular falls a longer trek away. The phenomenal views are worth the extra effort and you can cool off in the natural swimming pools.
Lavena CoastThe Lavena Coastal walk starts where the road ends on Taveuni’s wild south-eastern coast. The winding coastal track takes you to breathtaking beaches, across rock-strewn rivers and into vine-covered jungle before ending with a dip at some spectacular waterfalls. For an even wilder experience, opt for the kayak trip to explore the remote rocky coast where waterfalls fall directly into the ocean.
Des Voeux Peak / TagimouciaTake the 4WD up to Des Vouex Peak and get off the beaten track into jurassic-like jungle brimming with native birdlife. Avid bird watchers should be on the lookout for the Blue Crested Flycatcher or the elusive Orange Dove.
Serious hikers can explore further to Lake Tagimoucia, a crater lake 823m above sea level where the scarlet endemic Tagimoucia flower blooms each year between the months of October and December.