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Tavuni Hill Fort

Naroro, Sigatoka, Viti Levu, Fiji
679 6520 818
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Ranked #5 of 10 attractions in Sigatoka
Type: Historic Sites
Traveler Description: Tavuni Hill Fort is said  to have been built by Maile Latamai Finau a Tongan chieftain and his followers on their arrival from Tonga via Kadavu and... more »
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Derby, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Allow at least a couple of hours for this vist plus extra to cope with actually reaching the site which is up a gravelled country track. The Fort is in the process of renovation, but the extremely knowledgeable site curator managed to bring the whole site to life, perched as it is, on the top of a steep hill above... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Half of the road is unsealed to this site so if you are getting a taxi ensure they realise you want to visit the hillfort before you agree a price. Not all taxis from Sigatoka will drive up here. The short trip inland is interesting itself, passing by real village life. Once you arrive at the hillfort, you go into... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We were so happy that we took the time to visit the Hill Fortress. The views of the Sigatoka Valley are truly breathtaking and the history of this significant site is almost palpable! It's a bit of a climb (not difficult) but very worthwhile!

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New York City, New York
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Tavuni Hill Fort is a historic site where cannibalism took place. The road leading to the fort is 5km inland adjacent to the Sigatoka River, just follow the signs. The guide (F$12 each) was knowledgeable about the area and also explained the vegetation in the area which made it more interesting as the native Fijians are also great herbalists and... More

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Lower Hutt
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Very knowledgeable local guide from nearby village. Did not realise that cannibalism was so common pre european.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Again, the visitor center staff was very helpful and offered to take us on a guided tour of the property and give us the historical background of the Fort. Very informative and interest to learn about how Tonga had influence over this area.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

I visited last year after hiring a driver from Port Villa. I couldn't find this site or the Sigatoka National Park on any tour - but they were a highlight of my trip to Fiji. The guide was knowledgable and clearly very proud of his people's history. He made all the stories interesting while still allowing me to take in.... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Did self-guided walk, beautiful views of Sigatoka River and snapshots of life in the past. The walks around the fort might be difficult for those with walking difficulties and are not suitable for young children. Suitable footwear a must. Well worth visiting to experience another aspect of Fijian culture.

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Wellington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

we enjoyed the exploration and the excellent views of the Sigatoka river. We drove here, which allowed us the freedom to explore a bit. There was a $12 charge, which seemed excessive, but was less than a tour group would have cost

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Winnipeg
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5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Great opportunity to learn about Fiji history. Involves walking on poorly maintained stairs and pathways, with some climbing involved. Guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Great views of the river valley from some points.

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