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“Beautiful Park” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bouma National Heritage Park

Bouma National Heritage Park
Bouma,Taveuni | Fiji, Taveuni Island P.A bouma,Taveuni, Fiji
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Type: National Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: This magnificent rainforest park offers superb swimming and hiking, and harbors the mysterious tagimoucia flower, said to grow only here and thrive no place else in the world.
Perth, Australia
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“Beautiful Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

The park covers a large portion of the Eastern side of Taveuni Island. It contains many tourist attractions including Tavoro Falls, Lavena Coastal Walk, Waitabu Marine Park and Daveoux Peak. It is a magnificent area and in my opinion a MUST for all visitors to Taveuni.

We found the best way to get there was by Taxi but you can also catch the local bus.

Taxi's are about FJ$80 to FJ$100 return from Matei (where the Taveuni Airport is located) and for this price the driver will wait a few hours for you. The first part of the road is sealed, but most isn't. It takes about 40 minutes to get there. Visiting by taxi is reassuring on the safety side of things as if you have an accident it is such a remote area that you could otherwise be in strife. The bus on the other hand is cheap but VERY unreliable. We were told it could run early, but was usually quite late and rarely on time. We tried to take the 9.30am Matei bus, so we arrived early (at 9.10am), waited until 10am, then decided to call a taxi. What a surprise to see the bus already at Bouma when we arrived!

It would be impossible to see all tourist areas of the park in one day. Allow half a day for each of the main attractions, and only try to combine hikes like the Lavena Coastal walk then past Tovoro Falls to the other falls in one day IF YOU ARE VERY FIT. Otherwise hike for half the day, then enjoy things like diving, fishing, snorkeling, dining etc and return to Bouma another time for the other hikes. It would have to be one of the best places to hike so take your time to enjoy.

Visited September 2012
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Riverton, Wyoming
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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“Harry the driver got us there”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

Harry joined us birding on the trails up to the second falls.. spectacular and refreshing swims as well.. great birds!

Visited April 2012
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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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“beautifil”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

the flowers and the greenery and the hills. The person who greeted us at the entrance booth was very informative about the park and the flowers in bloom.

Visited April 2012
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Montreal, Canada
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“very knowledgeable guide”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

The gides are highly knowledgeable. They know all the birds and wildlife around and if you are keen to observe it, they are keen to find it for you! When we did the walk they were building a hut to be able to bird early in the morning. The view was just lovely.

Visited July 2012
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Niwot, Colorado
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“Bouma Falls”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

breathtaking falls without the touristy feel. Worth the entrance fee which helps fund the care taking of the gounds and preservation of the park

Visited May 2012
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