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- This tour is unavailable during calls to Suva on Good Friday.
- Local buses are used for transportation. These buses are very basic and have no air-conditioning.
- Don't forget to bring along Australian or Fijian currency and/or credit card to purchase Local handcrafts, please esnure these comply with Australian and New Zealand quarantine standards.
- Please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat, SPF30+ or higher factor sunscreen and bottled water.
Experience Suva’s rich history on this guided tour of its historic monuments.
Experience Suva's rich history on this guided tour of its historic monuments.
Begin your day at the Bilo Gun Battery which overlooks the Suva peninsula and was constructed to guard the entrance to the harbour in the early 1920s. As well as enjoying incredible views of Suva, you'll explore the emplacements, underground ammunition storage area and the accommodations, as your guide talks you through their history.
From here drive through reservoir road past Saint Giles Hospital, the Australian Embassy and the National Sporting Centre, site of the 2003 South Pacific Games. Suva offers great sightseeing with colonial and modern architecture including a glimpse of the Boron house. The mansion was built high on a hill in 1927 by the Honorable James M Boron for his father, James Sawers Kidston Braddock Boron. It has since played host to many famous visitors including Prince Andrew and Princess Ann. Its grounds offer 360 degree views from Suva Harbour to Laucala Bay and beyond.
Next enjoy a photo stop at the newly built Great Council of Chiefs complex and Parliament house and then to the Museum of Fiji. The museum contains cannibal-era exhibits and the rudder from Captain Bligh‟s "Bounty‟. Other displays include ancient pottery, and double war canoes and the remains of Reverend Thomas Baker‟s boots, the missionary that was cannibalized.
Before returning to the ship enjoy a quick refreshment stop at the Holiday Inn followed by a visit to town for a spot of shopping if you wish.