Levuka and Ovalau Island are very much untouched from tourism. Take a stroll along the main road of Levuka and you feel moved back to another era. Bring time to 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.
There are numerous hikes into the interior. Explore the wonderful rainforest with its flora and fauna.
Silana 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 day tour.
Unfortunately destroyed during in Cyclone Winston!
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
Bobo’s Farm at Rukuruku
Bobo’s 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.
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.