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Warrior Burial Cave

Warrior Burial Cave (Taveuni Island) – located on Taveuni island (a one-hour flight northeast of Suva), is another of Fiji’s unusual historic sites. It is thought Taveuni’s greatest warriors were buried and hidden in this cave (“the Warrior Burial Cave”) to protect the remains from being discovered by enemies. Many of the large bones have […]

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Vatulele Island

Vatulele Island – this small island, which is off the southern coast of Fiji Island, is home to various archaeological sites. Some of these include caves with early rock drawings and paintings. The island is now exclusive to guests staying at Vatulele Island Resort, which runs tours to the sites where visitors can view these […]

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Udre Udre’s Grave

Udre Udre’s Grave (Rakiraki, north coast of Viti Levu island) – along Kings Road that wraps part of Viti Levu, Rakiraki is located halfway between Fiji’s international gateway town of Nadi and Suva (the capital). This district has an unusual place in Fiji’s history. Udre Udre, an early 19th century tribal chief from Rakiraki, earned […]

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Suva City Library

Suva City Library (Victoria Parade, Suva) — the Suva City Carnegie Library was opened in 1909 and bears the name of the Scottish-born American philanthropist who funded it (Andrew Carnegie). It is now run by the Suva City Council and serves the Central and Eastern Divisions of Fiji. Hours: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm (Monday- Friday), […]

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Tavuni Hill Fort

Tavuni Hill Fort (Sigatoka, Fiji Island) – located two hours (126 km) west of Suva, is this semi-restored ancient Fiji fort. Since the items in this fort are almost perfectly preserved, this site provides visitors with a direct view into the island’s history. During the 18th century, invaders from the South Pacific island of Tonga […]

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Sacred Heart Cathedral

Sacred Heart Cathedral (35 Pratt Street, Suva) – a.k.a. Cathedral of Suva, this is the main ecclesiastical building of the Roman Catholic Church in Suva. Suva Cathedral was built by French missionary priests in 1902 with sandstone brought from quarries near Sydney, Australia. Its architecture is inspired by the Roman Catholic churches in Rome, Italy. […]

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Presidential Palace

Presidential Palace (Queen Elizabeth Drive, Suva) — the Presidential Palace which was rebuilt in the year 1928 for the then British Governor, is now known to be the residence of the current president of Fiji, retired Major General Jioji Konrote. Originally erected in 1882, this place had to be rebuilt following its destruction by lightning […]

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Momi Bay Gun Site

Momi Bay Gun Site (Momi Bay, Fiji Island) – located three hours (178 km) west of Suva, this site is a reminder of Fiji’s place in World War II history. In 1941, New Zealand forces installed two 6-inch guns in this area to protect Fiji against the Japanese. This site has an unobstructed view out […]

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Fiji Museum

Fiji Museum (Cakobau Road, Suva) — Fiji Museum holds a remarkable collection, which includes archaeological material dating back 3,700 years and cultural objects representing both Fiji’s indigenous inhabitants and the other communities that have settled in the island group over the past 200 years. The Museum is a statutory body governed by the Fiji Museum […]

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B26 Bomber Wreck

B26 Bomber Wreck (Beachcomber Island) – this small island located off the west coast of Fiji Island has an unusual offshore site. Scattered across the sea floor near this island are the remains of a downed B26 bomber aircraft. Tourists conducting diving excursions in this area will come across pieces and entire wing sections & […]