Oniviro Cottage Fiji

Oniviro Cottage Fiji, is a one bedroom rental on Ovalau Island (Central Fiji) The Cabin is located at Oniviro about 1km north of Levuka, the Old Capital of Fiji.
It is surrounded by a beautiful tropical garden, right next to the Pacific ocean. Behind the Cottage stands Gun Rock cliff, a landmark of Ovalau’s history.
Levuka Holiday Cottage offers one bedroom has a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, toilet, and shower.
Its the perfect accommodation for a couple or a small family as a base to explore real life in the Fiji Islands.

Rate Oniviro Cottage

F$ 590 per month
+ cost for Utilities (Gas Water Electricity) approx F$ 70 per month

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About Oniviro

Location

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

Gun Rock cliff, is a landmark in Ovalau’s history. The cliff was targeted in 1849 by Captain Erskine of the HMS Havannah to impress the Fijian Chiefs with the power of 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 annexation 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 significance as a historical port town and has been the first permanent European settlement in the south pacific islands.
Levuka was Fiji’s first capital from 1874 until 1883 when the capital moved to Suva.

Ovalau Islands is a lush tropical volcanic island of about 100 square kilometers surrounded by large coral reefs. Today the population is approximately 3000 and it is still the administrative, educational and agricultural center 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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Weather in Fiji

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 till 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.

Activities

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.

Levuka Museum
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

Hiking
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
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.

Island Tours
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.

More info on Levuka and Ovalau

Getting there

Getting to Levuka and Ovalau

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

By Bus and Ferry
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 hours to Natovi Landing, gets onto the ferry for a 60 min crossing, then another around 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$ 4

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

Contact

For more information contact your hosts Leba and Yasha:

cottage@owlfiji.com

Tel: (+679) 847 8421

Oniviro Cottage, Box 149, Levuka, Fiji Islands