University of the South Pacific
National Aquatic Centre
Built for the 2003 South Pacific Games. Enter by the open side gate before 7am.
Parliament of Fiji
Opened in June 1992, the parliament complex must be one of the world’s most striking political hubs. It was designed in the post-1987...
Shree Laxmi Narayan Temple
Just east of downtown, this bright orange and blue temple generally has a caretaker around to let you in for a look.
Rugby teams tough it out here and the match atmosphere is huge. You can also catch players training hard at Albert Park during the week.
Check out this restaurant, housed in a beautifully restored cottage that’s a five-minute taxi ride above town. There’s great fresh food...
Laucala Bay Rd · interesting places nearby
University of the South Pacific information
While not necessarily a must-see from a tourist’s perspective, this is the foremost provider of tertiary education to the island nations of the Pacific region. The governments of 12 Pacific countries jointly own the university and mingling among the Fijian students you’re likely to see young academics from the Cook Islands, Kiribati, Tonga, Vanuatu and Western Samoa. As this is a fee-paying institution, many of the 11,000 or so students rely on scholarships, and the competition for them is fierce. The USP’s main Laucala Campus (built on the site of a New Zealand seaplane base) offers some fascinating people-watching and picturesque strolling through a small botanical garden .
On most weekday mornings, the Oceania Dance Theatre and other performance groups can be found rehearsing in the Oceania Centre for Arts & Culture , where you can also see temporary exhibits of paintings and carvings. The uni bookshop nearby is stocked with many texts of Pacific fact and fiction.