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Garden of the Sleeping Giant

Wailoko Rd, Nadi, Viti Levu, Fiji
6722701
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Ranked #4 of 12 Attractions in Nadi
Type: Gardens
Owner description: Wander through this incredible plantation of over 2000 different types of orchids, started in 1977 by the late actor Raymond Burr, of Perry Mason and... more » Owner description: Wander through this incredible plantation of over 2000 different types of orchids, started in 1977 by the late actor Raymond Burr, of Perry Mason and Ironsides fame. « less
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Canberra, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Sadly I didn't have nearly enough time to enjoy the gardens, but I did get to see all of the orchids and they were spectacular. I also took the (quite steep) walk up the hill and through the jungle. When I returned to Reception, I was given a very welcome tropical juice, despite the fact that they were technically closed.... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Garden of Sleeping Giant is a botanical garden. only visit if you are interested in the flora and fauna!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Beautiful place, scenery's amazing. Lovely people. Amazing story of the land and its surroundings. A must do if you are interested in gardens n stuff.

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NADI
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Probably due to the drought in Nadi but the display of orchids and flowering plants is dull and limited. Only very sugary juice is served and no opportunity to buy snacks or water. WC facilities are limited and a walk away from the central complex and the walkways themselves need repair.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

beautiful gardens, beautiful flowers hard to find another place like this on viti levu. well worth a visit and FJ$16 entry which is reasonable for the size of the walkways and flowers on show.

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Booker Bay, New South Wales, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Close to Nadi but down a dirt road, this is a magnificent collection of orchids. Beautifully displayed on walks around the property. Some hill-climbing involved. Staff very helpful and provided a tropical drink at the visitor centre.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Not to be confused with the Sleeping Giant Zip Line. Along Queens Road from Nadi it is the turnoff after that. This is a sleepy and beautiful place but you will need to drive a few kilometers down a dirt road. First you walk past the flower garden and down the path. The flowers are beautiful and there are many... More

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is a nice flower garden, somewhat small. We have seen gardens in Hawaii that were much larger. The juice at the end was very good. We had a difficult time finding the road. The sign is just too small. Put a sign up at the road to the zip line, that this is not the garden.

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Mission Viejo, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

If you are a fan of mother nature then you would love this garden. Tropical forest with thousands of orchids. I was in absolute awe when I entered the green areas. I have never been to a tropical forest before and now I wish I could have the same in my backyard!! Oooooooooo and the ORCHIDS!!!!!!

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Melbourne
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22 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Thirty minutes from Denarau, the last two kms on a dirty and bumpy road, the gardens are worthy of a visit. It is historically interesting and well laid out, with welcoming staff. A good degree of fitness maximises your time there as we climbed a steep and slippery hill to enjoy wonderful views over Fiji farmland. The old trees were... More

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