Taveuni Island (Naselesele), Fiji
Taveuni is Fiji’s third largest island, situated 9km from southeast of Vanua Levu. It is known as the “Garden Island of Fiji” for its lush rainforest and beautiful flora and fauna, making it popular with bushwalkers and nature lovers. It is also an excellent location for divers who are drawn to famous dive spots such as the White Wall, the Purple Wall and the Yellow Wall.
Attractions on the island the Bouma Forest Park, Waitabu Marine Area for snorkellers, mountain and coastal walking treks, waterfalls and beautiful white sandy beaches and panoramic views around the island. There are a few sites of archeological interest on Taveuni, including the remains of the old Vuna village hill fortification in the south near Vuna Point.
Things to see and do
* Snorkeling & scuba diving
* Lake Tagimaucia
* Bouma Waterfalls
* Warrior Burial Cave
* Vunivasa Tour
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Fiji dollar (F$)
Language – Fijian, English & Hindustani
Land Area – 435 km²
Population – 12,000 approx
Electricity – 2 angled flat pins and 1 round pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT plus twelve hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 679
Port Location – There is a jetty located at Wairiki on the western side of Taveuni island.
Transport Links – Matei airport services flights from Nadi, Suva and Savusavu. The main road on the island runs through Matei airport and is approximately 65km long. An existing air strip on Laucala Island is used to service its resort guests. Domestic ferries from Suva, Koro, Buca and Savusavu operate to Taveuni.