Tavoro Waterfalls


Fiji, Tavoro National Park, Taveuni Island, Middle Bouma Falls

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Framed by thick, ridiculously green jungle, these three waterfalls (also known as the Bouma Falls) epitomise the 'Garden Island' epithet Taveuni is famous for. The first waterfall (24m) has a change area, picnic tables and barbecues; it's an easy stroll from the visitors centre. It’s a 30-minute climb (and river-rock hop) to the second one; the third involves a hike along an oft-muddy forest path for another 20 minutes. Rocks and paths leading to the last two falls can get very slippery; they can be cut off during wet season.

All waterfalls have natural swimming pools; at the third – if you bring a snorkel – you'll see hundreds of prawns.

You must sign in (and pay) at the visitors' centre before heading off. Do not go alone: this is a very isolated spot.