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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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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48 helpful votes 48 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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I really enjoyed these gardens - the kids however found it a bit boring. The refreshing fruit cocktail was very refreshing. The tour lady was very informative and showed us some plants that I had never seen before..

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Port Mcquarie, NSW
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

we went a few years back and was very dissappointed so i wouldnt recomend it to anyone, it didnt appeal to us at all but then you cannot please everyone

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Raymond Burr created a haven in Fiji with the establishment of these gardens. There are many different gardens to enjoy as well as a hill too lookout, wedding space, lillie ponds, orchid arbor and after concluding your visit a complimentary refreshment. Best $16 FJD I spent!!! It would be good if a brochure with a map of the gardens and... More

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Nadi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Beautiful and well kept - lovely way to spend the day, you won't be disappointed. The staff are very knowledgable, it's almost hard to believe you are in nadi where most other areas at the time were brown and dusty - this is like an oasis in the dessert

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