Explore Ovalau and Levuka
Things to do on Ovalau include: Visiting Fijian Villages, Kawa drinking, meeting locals, Bush hiking, Waterfalls, Snorkeling Swimming, Kayaking, Barbecue, Fishing, Hiking…
Levuka and Ovalau Island are very much untouched by tourism. Take a stroll along the main road of Levuka and you feel moved back to another era. Bring time be patient and experience a different Fiji.
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 Tomb (where Fiji’s first and second Roman Catholic bishops are entombed), are more places of historical interest.
The Museum is the original building of the Morris Hedstrom merchant company dating back to 1868. The Levuka Museum displays an interesting collection of historical artifacts, as well as a large shell collection and also accommodates a library.
Take the Levuka Historical Tour with local historian, Tabaki Metusela and hear about the towns magnificent history
A popular for the fit is up through tropical jungle to the mountain peak behind Levuka.
Epis Lovoni Trip
Epi’s tours offer 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.
Silana Village is located in the north of Ovalau. It is a community project of Aravudi Village that allows you view from gun rock towards Levuka to experience the old traditions, customs, and handicrafts. Unfortunately, this place got destroyed during Cyclone Winston in January 2016. They do not take Overnight guest but you may contact the hosts for a day tour.
Whales and Dolphin in Fiji
Ovalau’s location in Lomaiviti’s Koro Sea and the Vatu-i-Ra Seascape make the area part of a very diverse marine Ecosystem. During the winter month of July to September, whales may even be seen off the coast.
Bobo’s Farm at Rukuruku
The Farm is nestled in the Rukuruku valley, on a riverbank, a one-hour truck ride from Levuka. One self-contained guesthouse is available, excellent home cooked meals are available on request.
A great destination for a day trip.
Feeling more for relaxing on postcard beaches? Take a day trip to one of the Islands, Leleuvia Island, Caqalai or Lost Island.
In 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.
Fiji Medical Elective
Medical students that need to complete one or more overseas medical electives often choose Levuka Hospital which is only a 10 min walk away.
Electives in Fiji are organized through the Fiji School of Medicine (FSMed), a school of the Fiji National University, and are between four and six weeks for international students. More about Overseas Medical Electives in Fiji.
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