Historic inland walking treks across Viti Levu in Fiji Islands


This trek is for the adventurous it takes you from Nadrau to Namuamua to Naroro.

Your Fijian guide, Tamana and Eramasi show you the remains of old villages where their cannibal-forefathers once lived. You will walk the same tracks as Thomas Baker, the missionary who was infamously killed by the Fijians in the 1800s and then cannibalised. There is about 12 hours walking in total so get a pair of comfy shoes - remember you will cross rivers on your way.

Your guides

Tamana (in white shirt)

Eramasi Tui from Namuamua

The trek takes you along the same route as the first Fijians who made their way from First Landing near Lautoka, through the centre of Viti Levi (Fiji's largest island) across to the village of Namuamua just inland from the Coral Coast at the town of Navua. The trip also includes a trek up Fiji's tallest mountain, Mount Victoria, and a visit to the famous Tavuni Hill, which includes a.one night stay at the Tavuni Hill Fort.

From 2 to 36 people (costs per person rise slightly for smaller groups numbering less than six because of transport) - booking enquiries at this link
Cost per person in groups of six or more (includes accommodation, transport, guides and all meals etc): F$590.00

Recommended age groups: 16 up to 50 - men and women of average or better fitness. Do NOT go on this trek if you are not well, have a heart or medical condition and NOTE that you go on the trek at YOUR OWN RISK. This is an amazing adventure - enquire here.
Recommended gear to take with you: your sleeping bag, some warm clothes, bottles for water, insect repellent, cameras and video recorders, torch, comfy walking shoes.
There are no snakes on Viti Levu.

You can find out more on the day to day itinerary below.

Seven Day Itinerary (all costs included)

Day One:
Nadrau

  • leave Nadi and travel by taxi north past Ba to Tavua town where you take a four wheel drive along the scenic road to Nadrau;
  • on arrival at the village of Nadrau the Chief and mataqali welcome you with a traditional sevu-sevu
    (more on sevu-sevu's at this link);
  • after the sevu-sevu you are given a tour of the village and nearby historic village where you will see the killing  stone where acts of cannibalism took place in the past.

Image right: The source of the Sigatoka River - on the way to Nadrau

Day Two:
Nadrau
  • trek to the top of Mount Victoria, Fiji's highest mountain, where you will (on a clear day) be able to see the entire coastline of Viti Levu and the Yasawa Islands;
  • relax in preparation for the great trek

Image right: In Nadrau you sleep in one of the biggest bures in Fiji (sleeps one hundred)

Day Three:
Koro Levu
  • Tamana, your guide from Nadrau takes you to the spot at the village of Nabutautau where the British missionary, Thomas Baker, was killed in 1867 by cannibals (see image right for location);
  • this walking path takes you through some beautiful inland areas of Fiji before you arrive at the remote village of Koro Levu
  • participate in a traditional sevu-sevu with the villagers at Koro Levu;
  • orientation and tour of the village;
  • sleep in your sleeping bags at Koro Levu.

Image right: the spectacular views from the village of Nadrau (looking towards Sigatoka)

Day Four:
Nakoro
  • this walking path takes you through some beautiful inland areas of Fiji before you arrive at the remote village of Nakoro
  • participate in a traditional sevu-sevu with the villagers at Nakoro, where you will meet your guide, Eramasi, who has walked from Namuamua and who will take you the rest of the way to his village;
  • orientation and tour of the village;
  • sleep in your sleeping bags at Nakoro.
Day Five:
Namuamua
  • Eramasi takes you through the most isolated parts of inland Fiji along beautiful bush walks taken by the early Fijians travelling to the coral coast;
  • You will pass amazing waterfalls, cross streams and rivers with water as pure as can be and just soak up the scenery.
  • the comfortable walk, lasting most of the day culminates at the village of Namuamua where you are greeted by the villagers and participate in another traditional sevu-sevu.

Day Six::
Namuamua
  • Ema takes you up the Wainikoroilova river to one of the most amazing waterfalls in Fiji. On your way there you will see the devastating landslides that followed the fall of 425mm of rain in just seven hours on April 15th 2004. At this time much of the village of Namuamua (including the school) was under water.

Image right: the cool waters under the massive Wainuta waterfall at Namuamua

Day Seven:
Naroro
  • leave Namuamua by water taxi - the 90 minute river trip takes you past some of the most beautiful waterfalls in Fiji (including the site used by the 2003 film "Anaconda Two");
  • catch a taxi from Navua Town to the village of Naroro;
  • participate in a traditional sevu-sevu with the villagers at Naroro;
  • guided tour of the historic Tongan Village ruins at Tavuni Hill.
  • transport back to your hotel or port of departure anywhere on Viti Levu.

Image right: The spectacular views from Tavuni Hill at the village of Naroro

Map at this link


Four Day Itinerary includes - Nadrau to coastal Naroro (see images above)

This trek takes you along the same route as the first Fijians who made their way from First Landing near Lautoka, through the centre of Viti Levi (Fiji's largest island) across to the historic village of Naroro (home of the historic Tongan village - Tavuni Hill) near Sigatoka.

Image right: Your guide Tamana (the Chief's son) from Nadrau

The cost is just F$440 per person for groups of six or more (costs per person rise slightly for smaller groups because of transport costs).
This package rate includes all accommodation and transport to Nadrau, costs of guides etc

From 2 to 36 people (costs per person rise slightly for smaller groups numbering less than six because of transport) - booking enquiries at this link

Recommended age groups: 16 up to 50 - men and women of average or better fitness. Do NOT go on this trek if you are not well, have a heart or medical condition and NOTE that you go on the trek at YOUR OWN RISK. This is an amazing adventure - enquire here.
Recommended gear to take with you: your sleeping bag, some warm clothes, bottles for water, insect repellent, cameras and video recorders, torch, comfy walking shoes.

There are no snakes on Viti Levu.
Four Day Itinerary includes - Nadrau to Naroro

Day One:
Nadrau

  • leave Nadi early and travel by taxi inland to Tavua town where you take a four wheel drive along the scenic road to Nadrau;
  • on arrival at the village of Nadrau the Chief and mataqali welcome you with a traditional sevu-sevu
    (more on sevu-sevu's at this link);
  • after the sevu-sevu Tamana gives you a tour of the village and of the old cannibal village a couple of hours walk from Nadrau
Day Two:
Koro Levu
  • Tamana, your guide from Nadrau, takes you to the spot at the village of Nabutautau where the British missionary, Thomas Baker, was killed in 1867 by cannibals;
  • this walking path takes you through some beautiful inland areas of Fiji before you arrive at the remote village of Koro Levu
  • participate in a traditional sevu-sevu with the villagers at Koro Levu;
  • orientation and tour of the village;
  • sleep in your sleeping bags at Koro Levu.
Day Three:
Naroro
  • leave Koro Levu and walk down to the village of Naroro on the Sigatoka river
  • participate in a traditional sevu-sevu with the villagers at Naroro;
  • guided tour of the historic Tongan Village ruins at Tavuni Hill.
Day Four:
  • transport back to your hotel or port of departure anywhere on Viti Levu.

Map at this link


4 Day trek across Viti Levu: Nadrau-Namatakula

This trek takes you along the same route as the first Fijians who made their way from First Landing near Lautoka, through the centre of Viti Levi (Fiji's largest island) across to the village of Namatakula on Coral Coast.

Image right: Your guide Tamana (the Chief's son) from Nadrau

The cost is just F$440 per person for groups of six or more (costs per person rise slightly for smaller groups because of transport costs).
This package rate includes all accommodation and transport to Nadrau, costs of guides etc

From 2 to 36 people (costs per person rise slightly for smaller groups numbering less than six because of transport) - booking enquiries at this link

Recommended age groups: 16 up to 50 - men and women of average or better fitness. Do NOT go on this trek if you are not well, have a heart or medical condition and NOTE that you go on the trek at YOUR OWN RISK. This is an amazing adventure - enquire here.
Recommended gear to take with you: your sleeping bag, some warm clothes, bottles for water, insect repellent, cameras and video recorders, torch, comfy walking shoes.

There are no snakes on Viti Levu.
Four Day Itinerary includes - Nadrau to Namatakula (see images above)

Day One:
Nadrau

  • leave Nadi and travel by taxi inland to Tavua town where you take a four wheel drive along the scenic road to Nadrau;
  • on arrival at the village of Nadrau the Chief and mataqali welcome you with a traditional sevu-sevu
    (more on sevu-sevu's at this link);
  • after the sevu-sevu you are given a tour of the village and historic village two hours walk away by Tamana where you will see the killing  stone where acts of cannibalism took place in the past.
Day Two:
Koro Levu
  • Tamana, your guide from Nadrau takes you to the spot at the village of Nabutautau where the British missionary, Thomas Baker, was killed in 1867 by cannibals;
  • this walking path takes you through some beautiful inland areas of Fiji before you arrive at the remote village of Koro Levu
  • participate in a traditional sevu-sevu with the villagers at Koro Levu;
  • orientation and tour of the village;
  • sleep in your sleeping bags at Koro Levu.
Day Three:
Yalavou

  • this walking path takes you through some beautiful inland areas of Fiji before you arrive at the remote village of Yalavou
  • participate in a traditional sevu-sevu with the villagers at Yalavou;
  • orientation and tour of the village;
  • sleep in your sleeping bags at Yalavou.
Day Four:
Namatakula
  • arrive in Namatakula and have a traditional evening lovo feast before departing for your hotel, or stay at the village for F$70 per person for extra nights.
  • transport back to your hotel or port of departure anywhere on Viti Levu.

Map at this link