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Located in the heart of Suva’s Thurston Gardens, the Fiji Museum holds a remarkable collection, which includes archaeological material dating back 3,700 years and cultural objects representing both Fiji’s indigenous inhabitants and the other communities that have settled in the island group over the past 200 years.
Colo-I-Suva Rain Forest Eco
Colo-i-Suva Rainforest Eco Resort is located on Princes Road, Colo-i-Suva (pronounced Tholo-ee-Suva), opposite the Police Post and next to the Colo-i-Suva Forest Park and the Forestry Department. Princes Road is the scenic alternative route between Nausori Airport and Suva. If you are coming from Nadi, either fly to Nausori Airport (approx. 30-minute flight) or travel by bus to Suva (approx. 5 hours).
Originally located near Waimanu Road, a Botanical Garden was first established in Suva back in 1881 by the Colonial Secretary Sir John Bates Thurston, a knowledgeable amateur botanist. In 1913, the Botanic Gardens were moved to their current location and eventually renamed Thurston Gardens in 1976. The drinking fountain was presented by Henry Marks for the use of the public visiting the gardens in 1914 and shortly after that the Marks family presented the octagonal bandstand with its classical, columned clock tower. The clock tower and bandstand were officially opened in 1918, and were often used for musical concerts.
Albert Park is on of Suva’s historical site. Most of the important history of Fiji were held at this site since its inception. The park was the site of a landing by the Australian aviator Sir Charles Kingsford Smith during the first trans-Pacific flight from the United States to Australia in 1928. It was also the site of the first hoisting of the new national flag of Fiji on 10th October 1970.
Suva Municipal Market
When you come into Suva – either by sea, or on the Queen’s Road after a drive along the coast, or on Edinburgh Drive on your way from Nausori Airport – the market is one of the first reminders that this is a cosmopolitan town. With its vendors and their wares from different cultures, it is not only Suva’s major food supplier and a means of livelihood for thousands of people, but is also a celebration – a six-day fair.
Mount Tomanivi, previously named Mount Victoria and also known as Toamiivi, is an extinct volcano located in the northern highlands of Viti Levu. At 1,324 metres, Mount Tomanivi is the highest mountain in Fiji. A trail leads to the summit of Tomanivi from the village of Navai.
Nukulau Island is a small islet belonging to Fiji. It is close to Suva, Fiji’s capital, which lies about ten kilometers to the west. It is an island rich in history, which has played a pivotal role in Fiji’s demographic and political development over the past 160 years.
The district Walu Bay of Suva in Central is a district located in Fiji and is a district of the nations capital.
It wouldn’t be a visit to another country without spending time wandering around the local handicraft centre. The Curio Handicraft Centre is located at the Central Business District and provides a market place for tourists coming to Suva to purchase Fijian and Island artifacts and handicrafts. The property also has five stories of parking space which is available for short and long term lease. The Curio Handicraft Centre is located at the Central Business District and provides a market place for tourists coming to Suva to purchase Fijian and Island artifacts and handicrafts. The property also has five stories of parking space which is available for short and long term lease.
Construction of the Kings Wharf began in 1912 with a wooden structure which serviced Fiji and the Pacific Islands for nearly 50 years. In 1961 the wharf entered the era of concrete deck and piles with additional cargo sheds being built. By early 1970’s Suva Wharf was a bustling centre with the arrival of container and roll-on, roll off services.
Ratu Sukuna Park offers a pleasing and attractive location at the waterfront of Suva, with views of the harbour to the west and Victoria Parade to the east. It is also flanked by the Suva Civic Center, an arts and cultural venue, and a short walk from the Old Town Hall, an ornate landmark of the Victorian era.
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