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Address: Wailoko Rd, Nadi, Viti Levu, Fiji
Phone Number: 6722701
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Description: Wander through this incredible plantation of over 2000 different types of...
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.
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Nature Oasis

The bumpy unmade road belies the beautiful and well manicured Orchid Gardens. Really enjoyed seeing the flowers and open gardens, trees and ponds.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Bilambil Heights, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful spot and we are glad we went. But to be honest, it is not my thing. We wanted to do all the things that were recommended to us as I am sure most visitors would, but its not a place to spend hours in. We walked through and had a rest in the hammocks that are... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The bumpy unmade road belies the beautiful and well manicured Orchid Gardens. Really enjoyed seeing the flowers and open gardens, trees and ponds.

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Just down the road from the Hot Springs and mud pools this garden is a must see. The orchid varieties are amazing. After a hot walk you are greeted back with a refreashing tropical fruit juice.

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Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Wonderful. Organised a private Taxi who picked us up from Nadi airport, drove to Garden, waited 2 hours then drove back to Port Denarau. $60 round trip. gardens lovely. Walking can be a bit difficult if not physically able. Not good for walking frames, or wheelchair access. Steps all wooden and rails shaky in places but loved it.

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Valrico, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My wife, my son and I visited this great garden in mid april 2015. The garden itself was started by The famous american actor Raymond Burr. It has done quite well and is very beautiful ! Orchids of all colors can be seen here.Visiting in the morning is best as it does get quite hot and humid. Wear comfortable shoes... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We took a day trip with a local taxi driver (instead of an expensive rigid tour) and 1st stop was the Gardens. Beautiful, peaceful after the noise of the resort and a great local guide who knew her fauna and flora, which was a pleasant surprise to my father in-law who is somewhat of a botanist.

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Camarillo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

If you need a quick getaway from the resorts and beaches then go here. It's beauty is amazing. Not just for the orchids but for the beautiful green jungle like atmosphere and if you hike up a little more the views are amazing! Husband and I rented a car from Denarau and it took only a few minutes to get... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

It was beautiful but not value for money. The tour only took us a short way and then you were left on your own but not really a lot to see on the whole. Drink offered after walk was welcome

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Devon, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

A small gem of a preserve with a fascinating history. Orchids and other plants and knowledgable staff to guide you. A photographer's dream. Not to be missed.

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Otago Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

So pleased we got up early to view these gardens before flying back to NZ later in the day. Beautifully laid out tracks, pathways, steps & the orchids are all colours & so lovely.Some of the steps & paths are steep if you are older or not fit, but easy enough if you take your time. Nice to do this... More 

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