and Ovalau Island are very much untouched from tourism. Take a
stroll along the main road of Levuka
and you feel yourself moved back
to an other era. Bring time be patient and experience a different
The historical buildings are in typical British Colonial
style, such as Sacred Heart Church and Navoka Methodist Church
both built in the 1860s, the museum and the library, the Town Hall
built 1898, St. John's College, Marist Convent School, and the
Ovalau Club. The Cession Site, where the Deed of Cession was
signed, Niukaube Hill (the former location of Ratu Seru Cakobau's
court and parliament house), Bishop's
Fiji's first and second Roman Catholic bishops are entombed), are
more places of historical interest.
treks to the interior village of Lovoni taking you through a
wonderful rainforest teaching about flora and fauna and telling
you myths and legends of ancient Fiji.
Village is located in the north of Ovalau. It is a community
project of Aravudi Village that allows you
to experience the old traditions, customs and handicrafts. You can
stay in their guest house or just do a daytour.
Museum is the original building of the Morris Hedstroem merchant
company dating back to 1868. The Levuka Museum displays an
interesting collection of historical artefacts, as well as a large
shell collection and also accommodates a library.
Levuka Historical Tour with local historian, Tabaki Metusela and
hear about the towns magnificent history
Farm at Rukuruku
Farm is nestled in the Rukuruku valley, on a riverbank, a one hour
truck ride from Levuka. One self-contained guesthouse is
available, excellent traditional meals are available on request.
Activities and entertainment: trekking, swimming, water
sliding, fishing, bird watching, kava-round, singing.
more for relaxing on postcard beaches? Take a day trip to one of
the Islands, Leleuvia
Island, Caqalai or
the evening after you have had a meal at your hotel or in a
restaurant, visit the Ovalau
Club for a drink
and meet more local people.
more information contact:
(+679) 344 0166
Cottage, Box 149, Levuka, Fiji Islands