Fiji Natural LandmarksThe Fiji Natural Monuments
In Fiji - Tourist sites and sightseeing
Fiji's tropic isles are interesting and very varied. They are known as great diving and surfing spots and also as an exciting haven - but there is much more. The most interesting sights of these isles are: the Up until recently, the Fiji Isles were home to 3-meter-long earth crcodiles, giant iguanas and unusually large, unairworthy bird species.
Over 60% of Fiji's flora can only be found here - among them such lovely species as tagrimaucia limana. Fiji's archeology is many. High Navua Gorge - Central, Viti Levu. The gorge has up to 75 meters high cliffs with about 25 - 5 meters between them.
Vatuni'epa (base rock) - North, Taveuni. A" Hutinsel " - a small, wooded isle with a large chalk stone tableland in the center, which rises up to 305 meters above sealevel. Up to 60 metres high rocks surround this platform. Tavoro Falls - North, Taveuni.
The Lower Bouma Falls are 24 metres high, the Middle Bouma Falls - 15 metres high and the Upper Bouma Falls - 10 metres. The waterfalls are situated in a wonderful rain forest environment. Biausevu Falls - Western, Viti Levu. A 20 metre high cascade that slides down a very precipitous rock face.
Central Wainuta Falls, Viti Levu. Nice, 30 meter high cascade. The Vunivia and Nasavu - Northern, Vanua Levu catchment areas are a arid rainforest. This is the last untouched stock of Fiji's rainforest with many native plant varieties. The Great White Wall - North, Taveuni, in Rainbow Reef. Tagimaucia Lake - North, Taveuni.
Koroturanga Mountain Misty Forrest - North, Taveuni. Exceptional cloudforest with very shriveled shrubbery and shrubbery not taller than 3 m. There are many indigenous tree varieties and other vegetation. Sovi Basin - Central, Viti Levu lowlands wood. This is the biggest unspoilt rainforest (19,600 ha) in a huge basin encircled by volcano crests.
Forests grow on granitic rocks. Is that Yadua Taba, Nordic? A small islet with unspoiled coastal wood. This is where the Fiji's biggest fox Iguana ( "Brachylophus vitiensis") populates - a nice up to 76 cm long mallard. The Caves of Colivoli ("Voli-Voli") - Central, Viti Levu. Remains of the large (almost 1 metre high) Megapods Megavitiornis altirostris and the smaller Megapodius amnissus were also found.
Remains of an endangered pigeon Natunaornis gigoura were found here, similar to the Mascarene Islands doodo. The Wainibuku Cave - Central, Viti Levu. Remains of other large endangered species of Fiji were also found here. Hot Sources Savusavu (Nasavusavu Springs) - North, Vanua Levu. Sea front sources, some sources can only be seen at low water.
Spring temperatures - up to 90 C. In the past, these sources were used by the local people for cooking. During the 1870s, these sources were transformed into geysirs up to 12-18 metres high for two inches. Vailotua Central Grotto, Viti Levu. Longest known caves in Viti Levu, about 1,500 meters long.
The city is full of fortification. Nearby caves - Western, Viti Levu. Fortress caves, which served as a refuge for the Fijis during the Tongan invasions. Hundrens of humans have been living in this cavern for month. It contains interesting artifacts of culture - it is a ceremonial stage, oratories. Naitabal village (Naturuku) - Eastern, Moturiki.
This is one of the oldest man-made colonies in Fiji. Neacauvadra Standing Stones and Narara Caves - Westerns, Viti Levu. Petroglyphic Vatulele Island - Westward, northwest of Vatulele. The Fiji Government Palace - Central, Suva. The Fiji Museum - Central, Suva. The biggest artefact collections on Fiji's past and present.
Navala-Western, Viti Leva. Central Thurston Gardens, Suva. It is subdivided into four main departments and dependencies - Rotuma: Several groups of Fiji's thermal spas exist, but the most famous are the Savusavu Hotsprings. Nowadays, these sources are fervent, but at the end of the nineteenth centuary, even 12-18 metre high vessels were made.
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They are located on the opposite side of the English side of the globe, as the 180 degree vertex runs through the center of the group that crosses the Taviuni archipelago.....