Bula! Whether you’re off on a family-friendly holiday, a trip with friends or even a relaxing get-away on your own, Fiji is the place for you. With 333 islands to choose from, you're sure to find your perfect tropical getaway.
Explore the lure of Fiji
Fiji’s waters are the most tantalising colours of blue you could ever imagine and their soft corals are famous world-wide. Pairing this with pristine white-sand beaches, it’s absolutely ideal for long, luxurious holidays filled with bliss. Being only a short flight away from Australia, it’s not hard to see why Fiji is an ever-popular destination for those of us living in the Southern Hemisphere.
Enjoy iconic sights
It's time to see the renowned beauty of Sawa-i-Lau Limestone Island with your very own eyes. Explore stunning natural caves and go kayaking through jewel coloured waters; feast on fantastic foods, enjoy BBQ beach lunches, and visit the spectacular Bouma National Heritage Park. Take a leisurely boat ride up Navua River, or jet off to discover one of Fiji's hidden gem islands.
Eat and drink in style
Fiji is a treasure trove of natural, fresh foods, with an abundance of seafood thrown in. Dishes are often made with rice, sweet potatoes, taro, cassava, coconut and fish. If you have the chance, be sure to try a traditional Lovo, the ‘feast cooked in the earth’, where meats, fish and vegetables wrapped in banana leaves and cooked over hot rocks.
The currency of Fiji is the Fijian dollar (FJD), which is broken down into 100 cents. As of November 2015, A$1 is worth FJ$1.54, and FJ$1 is worth around A$0.65.
Here’s a roundup of what you can expect to spend in Fiji, with prices in Australian dollars:
|Inexpensive meal for one – $5||Bottle of water – $1.40||0.5 litre beer – $3.25|
|Mid-range restaurant meal for one – $17||Cappuccino – $3||Local bus ticket – $0.65|
Travelling around Fiji
Chances are that you’ll land on the main island of Viti Levu by plane. After this, you’ll probably be whisked off to your island get-away by boat, small plane or ferry. These are generally organised and paid for before you leave.
In terms of travelling around the islands while you’re away, there are a range of reasonable options, including taxi travel on the more populated islands. A taxi should set you back around AU$1 as a base rate and $0.65 per km after that.
Travelex in Fiji
Before you leave for your holiday, order your cash online at Travelex. Dependent on your airport you’re travelling out of, you can even pick it up at the airport before you go (be sure to check your travel details and Travelex airport locations). Otherwise, buy online and pick up in-store a couple of days before your trip. Find a store in Australia here.
Order your Fijan dollars