The islands of Fiji are famous for some of the most stunning waterfalls in the entire world. Interestingly, however, out of the hundreds of tiny islands that make-up Fiji, only a handful of them are actually even big enough to have waterfalls on them, while the rest are either uninhabited, have very isolated island resorts or merely lack the topography of which is required for a waterfall. With keeping that thought in mind, if you are planning on heading to Fiji and are seeking to take in some of the astounding beauty that the waterfalls of Fiji have to offer, you may be required to step out of your comfort zone a little bit. Here, are some of the top most beautiful waterfalls of the Fiji islands.
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Entrenched with the thick, lush green jungles of Taveuni Island is where you will find these three remarkable waterfalls. Also known as the Bouma Falls, the Tavoro Waterfalls are some of the most sought after to enjoy in all of Fiji. The first of the three waterfalls is roughly 24m high and here, you will find a convenient changing area, along with barbecues and picnic tables, and the waterfall is just a short trek from the main visitors center. The second waterfall is about a 30 minute hike and requires you to cross a small river via a quick rock-hop. The final waterfall can be found another 20 minutes up the natural forest trail. Take note when hitting these trails that the paths to the second and third waterfalls can get a little bit slippery and can often simply be cut off during the wet seasons. All of the waterfalls have beautiful natural swimming pools to enjoy, and if you are wanting to make the trek to the third waterfall, be sure to bring a snorkel so you can view the prawns that reside in the clear waters!
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Tavoro waterfall in Fiji. Photo by Arnie
The drive to the Vuadomo Village and Waterfall is incredibly picturesque. Be sure to check out the village before you head to the waterfall, as it will certainly prove to be a memorable experience. The chief and the people of the village are very friendly and highly accommodating. You can purchase handcrafted items throughout the village itself and will be able to take in island living as it is truly meant to be. Once you have enjoyed the village, you will be able to walk up to the waterfall, it is a quick and simple walk on a nice little trail through the forest, if you don’t feel like hiking to the waterfall, you can easily drive there as well. If it is during the rainy season, the water may not be as clear as it usually is, but that in no way takes from the overall beauty or cleanliness of the water overall. It is the perfect getaway for a day away from the average stresses of the world.
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One of the coolest things about the 100% Fijian owned and operated “Adventures in Paradise”, is the fact that you get to take in so much of what Fiji has to offer. You can opt for one or both of the day trips that they offer and each of them provides you with authentic cultural and natural excursions and outings. And that certainly includes the local waterfall of Sigatoka! In fact, Adventures in Paradise Fiji, offers their all-inclusive waterfall tours; where you will be able to enjoy the 120 feet waterfall which drops from a rocky cliff into the stunning waters of the swimming lagoon below. The waterfall and lagoon are surrounded by large ferns, ancient Ivi trees, hanging vines and wild red ginger. This location is the place where fairy tales are born and is certainly a photographer’s dream come true.
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Waterfalls in Fiji. Photo Credit
Waitavala Natural Rock Waterslide in Waiyevo is an incredibly fun natural waterslide that you will certainly not want to miss! Please take note that the waterfall and slide are located on the Waitavala Estate which is on private land, so it you pass someone, be sure to ask for permission to visit, it is the respectful thing to do. Be sure to not begin the slide at the top of the waterfall or if there is too much water flowing, ask the locals what they think and follow suit as they know the safety of the water from first-hand experience.
The drive from Savusavu is a mere 20 minutes away and it is certainly worth the scenic trip! The road to the waterfall itself is a quaint little dirt road just off to the left after passing by a large church, keep driving and you will cross over a bridge to find parking. Once you park, it is about a 5 minute, easy trek to the waterfall. The waterfall is absolutely beautiful and you will love the opportunity to relax on the benches, enjoy a picnic and spend the afternoon swimming in the gorgeous waters!
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Jumping in waterfalls in Fiji. Photo Credit
If you are seeking a traditional Fijian cultural experience, planning a visit to Biausevu Waterfall in Sigatoka, is a wonderful way to do so. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by the local Chief who will welcome you with a traditional, but optional, Kava ceremony. You will be asked to pay a small fee to the Chief, which goes to helping the village maintain its survival. There are also countless souvenirs that you can opt to purchase to help the villagers as well. You will then be led to the waterfall by a local, where you will be guided along a roughly 2 km trail with slight, gradual inclines, and creek crossings before you finally get to the incredibly beautiful waterfall. The waterfall is not only remarkable stunning, but the water is crystal clear and refreshing to take a swim in. You can even choose the depth of the water that you want to swim in, from very shallow to unable to touch the bottom of. You can enjoy the water flowing from the falls and even jump from the rocks above.
The waterfalls of Fiji are incredible and are most certainly well worth the visit on your next trip to Fiji ( This guide on the best time to visit Fiji should be useful). Whether you are planning a full day of hiking, picnicking, and swimming or simply want to stop for a quick side trip, there are so many gorgeous waterfalls that you will most definitely not want to miss the chance to view and enjoy from a first hand perspective!