Levuka Historical Port Town - UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Onivoro Cottage is located at Oniviro about 1km north of Levuka.

Gun Rock cliff, is a landmark in Ovalau's history. The cliff was targetet in 1849 by Captain Erskine of the HMS Havannah to impress the Fijian Chiefs with the power his ship’s cannon.

The cliff was shot at again in 1874 by the naval guns of the H.M.S. Pearl under Commodore Goodenough during the anexiation ceremony of Fiji to become part of the British Empire.

The scars in the rock face are still visible.

Levuka was designated a historic town in 1989 by the National Trust of Fiji. It has been inscribed as a  UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013 for its significants as a historical port town and having been the first permanent european settlement in the south pacific islands.

Levuka was Fiji's firts capital from 1874 until 1883 when the capital moved to Suva.

Ovalau Islands is a lush tropical volcanic island of about 100 square kilometres surrounded by large coral reefs. Today the population is approximately 3000 and it is still the administrative, educational and agricultural centre of the Lomaiviti group.

Levuka and Ovalau are still of the main tourist track, but its a destination to experience the real Fiji. Even it appears to be a place off 100 years ago, all important infrastructure is found in Levuka.

Supermarkets, grocery stores, bakeries, hardware & appliance stores.
clubs, café and restaurants, churches, museum and library, post office, document and freight couriers, internet access,  banks, customs & immigration and a new modern hospital.
Accommodations, tours and activities, daily ferry and flight services.

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Levuka/Ovalau weather is a coastal tropical maritime climate with no extreme temperature fluctuations.
The summer from November till April is warm and humid with calm and sunny days often with short but heavy afternoon or night showers. The warmest and calmest  is February/March with Temperatures are around 30 Celsius.
Winters from May til October bring dryer south east trade winds that can cause the evenings to be cool and windy. August usually is the coldest month temperatures can drop just under 20 Celsius on overcast days. 

Getting there

By Road and Sea
Nadi to Suva, by Express Bus trip along the Coral Coast, takes about 3.5 hours and cost is 16 Fiji Dollars. There are two major bus companies:
Sunbeam Express www.sunbeamfiji.com or
Pacific Transport www.pacifictransport.com.fj

From Suva to Levuka, by Patterson Brothers Shipping a bus and ferry service.
Bus departs Suva Main bus Station at 1 PM (find Paterson Bus opposite the Flea Market). The bus takes about 2 houres to Natovi Landing, gets onto the ferry for a 60 min crossing, then another ouround the island to Levuka.
Booking and ticket office at Epsworth House, Nina Street, Suva,
Ph. : 331 5644 or e-mail: patterson@connect.com.fj. . FJ$ 35 one way

Taxi from Levuka town to Oniviro is F$ 3

By Air
Northern Air Services flights to Levuka from Monday to Saturday, departing Nausori (Suva) Airport at 8.00 AM for a 12 minute flight
Return flight to Nausori at 8.40am. Bookings online or by phone +679 9958162. FJ$80.00 one way

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Tel: (+679) 344 0166
Oniviro Cottage, PO Levuka, Fiji Islands