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Tavuni Hill Fort

Naroro, Sigatoka, Viti Levu, Fiji
679 6520 818
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Ranked #6 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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Canberra, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We really enjoyed this little slice of Fijian and Tongan heritage. It was amazing to see remains of shells and outlines of properties of the people who once lived here. Our guide was very informative and our driver joined us for the expedition. I would recommend bringing walking shoes and a bottle of water. The guide gave us a grapefruit... More

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Townsville, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

A great spot for a bit of history and lovely scenery - the government should be giving this more support - thanks to Miriam for taking us on the tour.

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Pennsylvania
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11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We really enjoyed our visit to the Taveuni hill fort. A super nice guide took us around, highlighting the history of the fort as well as some of the local flora and fauna. We really enjoyed the views, although we'd recommend you be careful on the gazebo type structure, it doesn't look all that steady. Also, wear enclosed shoes -... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

If you're around Sigatoka I would recommend this to get some local history as well as spectacular views of the valley

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

A very interesting and informative tour from a woman who is directly related to the original Tongan settlers. The views are absolutely AMAZING! Well worth the visit and the drive up the dodgy road!

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Derby, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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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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