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Tavuni Hill Fort

Tavuni Hill Fort

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 Levuka is a rare display of late 19th century Pacific port settlements, and for this reason, it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2013. Luckily for visitors, this means the town will remain as it is forever – providing a lasting example of a part of Fiji’s unique history.

The helpful guides are actual descendants of the original Tongan inhabitants, and provide tourists with a rich history of those who once inhabited the fort. Two spectacular lookout points overlooking the Sigatoka River and Viti Levu Coastline offer amazing photographic opportunities, making the trip worthwhile all on their own. There are other historical sights to explore near the fort, like ceremonial grounds and the spooky killing stone, where victims’ heads were smashed with a war club.