Fiji’s Most Majestic Waterfalls
When you think of Fiji, you might think of scattered islands with sandy shores and swaying coconut palms. However, there’s a wilder side to the island archipelago that’s full of mountains, tropical jungles and waterfalls. And, let’s be honest, no one is above seeing a good waterfall. With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of some of the most majestic waterfalls in Fiji for your viewing pleasure, as well as details on how to get to them.
1. Wainibau Falls
The island of Taveuni is renowned for its natural beauty and particularly its waterfalls. One of the most impressive of which is Wainibau (pronounced wye-nim-bau) Falls, tucked away at the end of the 5km (3-mile) Lavena Coastal Walk. Starting the walk in the Bouma National Heritage Park, the 3-4-hour return walk takes you along sandy beaches and rocky coastline until you reach a swimmable passage with a waterfall at the end. See more walks to stunning attractions like this in the 9 Best Walks on Taveuni.
Location: Bouma National Heritage Park, Taveuni
2. Bouma Falls (Tavoro Falls)
The other famous waterfall of Taveuni, Tavoro Falls, more commonly known as Bouma Falls, is a stunning waterfall that’s easy to get to. Just a 10-minute walk in the Bouma National Heritage Park will get you to the first section of the waterfall. If you want to see more, continue on the rough walking trails for a further 1h10mins will take you to the second and third waterfall.
Location: Bouma National Heritage Park, Taveuni
3. Biausevu Waterfall
For those staying on Fiji’s mainland, Viti Levu, the Biausevu Waterfall is a popular choice! The waterfall is nestled on a one-hour walk from Biausevu Village on the Coral Coast, where you can visit the waterfall independently, on horseback organised through the village, or on a guided tour with Excite Tours & Transfers (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor), New Dawn Tours (on Viator and Tripadvisor), etc. Check out more attractions to see on foot in the 7 Best Walks on the Coral Coast.
Location: Biausevu Village, Coral Coast, Viti Levu
4. Nabalasere Waterfall
For those willing to get more off the beaten track in Viti Levu, venture to the northern coast to see the Nabalasere Waterfall. Resorts in Rakiraki or guided hiking tours, such as Go Local Fiji Transfers & Tours from Nadi can take you to the pretty inland village of Nabalasere where your walk begins. The reward for the walk is the sight of the 70m (230ft) waterfall plunging into a swimming hole. Find out more about the tour on Viator or Tripadvisor. Check out more walks in the area in the 9 Best Walks on the Suncoast.
Location: Nabalasere Village, Suncoast, Viti Levu
5. Savu-i-One Waterfall (Abaca Waterfall)
Nestled in the Koroyanitu National Heritage Park, the Savu-i-One Waterfall or the Abaca Waterfall is a two-hour walk from Abaca Village. Either drive to the village yourself with a 4WD or take a tour with Fiji Eco Tours (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor) to get to this remote village on Fiji’s main island. After a trek through the jungle, you’ll reach this picturesque waterfall that’s, you guessed it, ideal for swimming!
Location: Abaca Village, Suncoast, Viti Levu
6. Orchid Falls
Best seen in the wet season (December-April), Orchid Falls is an easily accessible waterfall in the Sabeto Valley, just behind Nadi. It’s well worth a visit if you’re already heading in that direction to try out the Sabeto Mud Pools, the Garden of the Sleeping Giant or to do the Sleeping Giant Zipline. Either head to the Sleeping Giant Zipline to see their two waterfalls on-site or join a guided tour with Fiji Eco Tours (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor) to check out a similar nearby waterfall in the Sabeto Valley.
Location: Sabeto Valley, Nadi, Viti Levu
7. Navua River Waterfalls
Ok, so the Navua River has so many waterfalls that we’re not sure if the locals have decided to give them all names, but if you want to see many waterfalls, head onto the Navua River. There are many ways to experience this epic river on the Pacific Harbour between canoeing and jetboating with Discover Fiji Tours (more info on Viator and Tripadvisor), river tubing with River Tubing Fiji (on Viator and Tripadvisor), bilibili rafting with Tours in Fiji (on Viator and Tripadvisor), and white water rafting with Rivers Fiji. On all of these tours, you’ll get to see brilliant cascades of waterfalls tumbling down the river gorge walls and even stop to swim at the waterfalls with the best swimming holes.
Location: Navua River, Pacific Harbour, Viti Levu
8. Lekutulevu Waterfall
Fiji’s second-largest yet lesser-visited island, Vanua Levu, is full of waterfall hikes. One of the best is via the village of Lekutulevu, just south of Labasa. Ask the villagers for a guided hike to the waterfall, which will be a small fee for the one-hour hike to the waterfall passing a natural rock formation shaped like a giant tanoa (kava bowl). You’ll get to snap up photos of this beautiful waterfall in the jungle and even have the option to continue hiking to an island lookout. Check out the other amazing hikes in the 10 Best Walks on Vanua Levu.
Location: Lekutulevu, Vanua Levu
9. Naiwaisomo Waterfall
Available as a guided walk from the Beqa Lagoon Resort, the Naiwaisomo Waterfall Hike is a fun way to explore Beqa Island off the shores of the Pacific Harbour. Your guide will show you local flora and fauna before arriving at the picture-perfect spring-fed waterfall. There, you’ll have time to enjoy the afternoon swimming and indulging in a picnic lunch. Check out more walks in the area in the 5 Best Walks on the Pacific Harbour & Beqa.
Location: Beqa Island, Pacific Harbour, Viti Levu
10. Kavala Bay Waterfall
A must-see waterfall on the off-the-beaten-track island of Kadavu, the Kavala Bay Waterfall Trail is a 45-minute moderate climb to a high waterfall with a natural swimming hole at its base. The waterfall trail is only accessible by boat when the tide is transitioning to high tide. Kadavu resorts that offer transport to this hike include Mai Dive Resort, Tiliva Resort, Kokomo Island and Oneta Resort.