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Discover Fiji

Luxurious blues and romantic whites, the islands of generous smiles

There is a warmth to Fiji that is only partly explained by the gorgeous year-round temperature. The communal spirit so inherent in Fijian culture translates to visitors being welcomed generously, with each vibrant greeting of “Bula” accompanied by a sincere and gracious smile. Such unaffected kindness has earned this Pacific nation a reputation for being one of the world’s friendliest. Fiji as a travel destination is synonymous with romance and luxurious getaways, an association that is truly justified - though Fiji is like a diamond, with each facet reflecting the nation’s diversity. Its blend of Melanesian, Polynesian, Micronesian, Indian, Chinese and European cultures results in a multicultural society - though Fiji hums with a unified community spirit. Encompassing more than 330 islands and 500 islets, the ample charms within Fiji’s arms satisfy the needs of every traveller, from the adventurous to the languorous. From resort-style to traditional Fijian; lush forests to sparking Pacific waters; relaxation to exciting adventure – the beautiful diamond of Fiji can be enjoyed from every angle.

Fiji Trademarks

  • The tourism capital of the South Pacific
  • Flawless hospitality and service
  • Luxury and romance – the wedding and honeymoon destination
  • The soft coral capital of the world
  • Pristine beaches of the whitest sands and bluest waters
  • Some of the world’s best dive sights
  • Great surf breaks
  • The hub of land and sea adventure sports
  • Fijian firewalking
  • Beautiful singing and acoustic guitar serenading
  • Eco tourism and marine conservation
  • Virtually crime-free
  • Affordable luxury
  • The idyllic location of Hollywood movies ‘Castaway’ and ‘The Blue Lagoon’

Fiji Activities

  • Diving, kayaking, snorkelling, yachting, fishing, jet skiing, parasailing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, white water rafting
  • Coral reef exploring, including coral plantations
  • Swimming with sharks and manta rays
  • Mountain trekking and exploring ancient limestone caves
  • Bird watching
  • Day trips to outer islands
  • Visit Kula Eco Park – Fiji’s renowned wildlife park
  • Climbing and sight-seeing at Sigatoga Sand Dunes
  • Spend time at a traditional Fijian village
  • Listen to beautiful church singing on Sunday
  • Cooking classes Fijian style
  • Learn traditional handicrafts
  • Play golf on some of the world’s best courses – at least 14 courses in Fiji

Fiji Information

  • Location: 2780km northeast of Brisbane
  • Flight time from Brisbane: 3 hours 30 mins
  • Flight frequency: Daily (and some twice-daily) flights from Australia. Nadi airport receives more than 30 international flights a day.
  • Number of islands: 330 islands and around 500 islets. Around 110 islands are permanently inhabited.
  • Political Status: Gained independence from Britain in 1970. Official name is The Republic of Fiji
  • Language: Three official languages – English, Fijian, and Fiji Hindi
  • Currency: Fijian Dollar (FJD)
  • Capital: Suva
  • Population: 860,000
  • Weather: Warm year round with minimal extremes. The warmer and wetter season is from November to April, and the islands are cooler from May to October. The average annual temperature is 25°C, though it can reach above 30°C in December/January and sink to 18°C in July/August
  • Original Settlers: It is believed that the Lapita people (ancestors of the Polynesians) settled the islands first around 5000 years ago, though the islands were also settled by Melanesians at some stage

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