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Garden of the Sleeping Giant

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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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Wailoko Rd, Nadi, Viti Levu, Fiji
+679 672 3418
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All reviews beautiful garden sleeping giant raymond burr juice tropical plants orchid collection lily pond refreshing drink on display nice walk fruit drinks well worth the visit worth the trip dirt road taxi driver mud pools half day tour
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The greenery and serenity is amazing it is so peaceful, we enjoyed walking around and exploring. Would highly recommend a must see.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank TraceyOD
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a great day out, scenic drive & the gardens were fantastic. Lovely open walking area, lots of exotic plants & expert guide who was very informative.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gaylelevy
Reviewed 3 days ago

Well worth a visit to the Garden of the Sleeping Giant - they certainly won't disappoint. This was included as part of our guided tour of Nadi and it is a beautiful oasis. We have two children (10 & 7 years) and they really enjoyed...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tasmanians_on_the_go
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was something we had to try as soon as we reached Nadi. We had to try out for ourselves and we weren't disappointed. Loved the peaceful and serene landscape, the tropical flowers,the peace and calm.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank eclaflin
Reviewed 6 days ago

Quite far away from Nadi, up in the mountain, this is a unique garden, mainly of orchids but not only. The path is easy for one hour visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank EnzinoKiribati
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very so - so place, I would recommend this only if you have some other things combined into your trip here like the waterfalls or a mudbath nearby if not just this garden is not worth the trip. They said the largest collection of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Augustine F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a taxi from the port of Lautoka to these gardens. Such a beautiful garden with lots of orchids, rainforest trees, lovely walks and really well set out. I believe sleeping giant is the name of the mountain behind the gardens. Toilets are very clean...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank courtresort
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice walk Plenty of plants and trees Not much guided tours Not easy with stroller or when chair Uneven wooden stairs Nice for a short visit Complimentary drink at end

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank drfs2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn’t go on a tour so had no guide but we enjoyed the walk and the quirky areas of the gardens. Not very forthcoming staff here

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 143cathyt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is located a couple of km down an unsealed road off the Queens Highway just north of Nandi airport. The 16$ Fiji entrance fee includes a glass of fruit juice. The park is a shady, beautiful haven and well worth a visit. Total...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Robert J
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Ruth H
January 8, 2019|
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Response from ChrisBluSku | Reviewed this property |
HI, Australian Dollars are best exchanged at resort or money exchange. I would need to ask specifically (and I will do), but I really doubt that they will take other currency.
September 9, 2018|
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Response from PieterB856 | Reviewed this property |
We had rented a car. You can easily take a taxi. Or? It’s only about 10-15 minutes from nadi airport
April 8, 2018|
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Brisbane, Australia
Things to do (we have a 18month old) (1 Replies)
Hi We're leaving for Fiji in 2 weeks (can't wait)!. We staying at the Outrigger on the Coral Coast for a few nights followed by a few days at the Hilton in Denarau. I have been reading this forum on things to do. We are travelling with a 18 month old. How easy / hard is it to go to places like the Garden of the Sleeping Giant and The Sigatoka Sand Dunes with a toddler? Any tips would be great! Thanks
October 25, 2009|
Response fromsydney_lindsay_80|
chilibee, i just got back from staying at sofitel on denarau which is the next hotel along from hilton. I traveled with my wife and 2 year old. we went on a 1/2 day tour through great escapes which took us to the garden a village and into nadi. my little one really didnt like being stuck in the bus for the 30 mins or so between destinations but enjoyed it when we actually got to each thing. she enjoyed the garden trying to smell the flowers and dint understand why she couldnt pull some...More
what to buy/shopping, what to see (4 Replies)
I will be in Port Denarau from 8a-6p. I will be on a cruise ship. How far is Nadi from where the ship docks? The ship offers a tour to the Garden of the Sleeping Giant but it seems kind of pricey. The ships tour allows some time to shop in Nadi, but I would rather do it on my own time instead of being rushed. Would it be possible that the tour is offered at the pier? I saw something about Vuda Lookout Tour which includes the gardens and a visit to a village. Are the gardens worth seeing? ...More
March 25, 2009|
Response fromstarfishblue|
Hi, You could definitely hire a taxi to take you to the Garden of the Sleeping Giant- the entrance fee is very reasonable. I really enjoy it- have been a few times. There is an orchid garden, then the rest of it is a walk through lush vegetation- some of it tamed (Japanese style pond) some not. I'm not sure if the recent rain/floods have effected it. You could then go to Nadi on your own. (Your taxi driver will wait for you at GSG.) I always buy sarongs or sulus- they weigh nothing,...More
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I'm looking for a local guide to pick my husband and I up from the Fiji Rejuvenation center August 14, give us a couple hour tour and drop us at the Westin. We'd like to see as many of these as possible * Garden of the Sleeping Giant * Village visit & tour * Nadi Hindu Temple * Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple * Nadi Markets Vuda Lookout Sabeto Valley Waterfalls Lautoka’s marketplace, mosques, colonial homes and the Fiji Sugar Corporation (FSC),
July 18, 2018|