Ruins in Levuka

Masonic Lodge Ruins

This stone shell was the South Pacific’s first Masonic lodge (1875). This was once Levuka’s only Romanesque building, but it was burnt to a husk in the 2000 coup by God-fearing villagers. Local Methodists had...

Historic Building in Levuka

Marist Convent School

The Marist Convent School (1882) was a girls school opened by Catholic missionaries and run by nuns, but is now a lively co-ed primary school. It was built largely out of coral stone in an attempt to protect it...

Monument in Levuka

Pigeon Post Site

The site of Levuka's original Pigeon Post, marked by a nondescript drinking fountain in the centre of the road. From the timber loft that stood here, pigeons provided the first postal link between Levuka and...

Church in Levuka

Sacred Heart Church

Sacred Heart Church dates from 1858. The clock strikes each hour twice, with a minute in between. Locals say the first strike is an alarm to warn people who are operating on 'Fiji time'. The light on the spire...

Historic Building in Levuka

Former Morris Hedstrom

The 1868 former Morris Hedstrom (MH) trading store is the original MH store in Fiji. Behind its restored facade are the Levuka Community Centre, a library and a branch of the Fiji Museum, which holds a small...

Architectural in Levuka

Levuka Village

Tidy little Levuka village, once the home of Tui (Chief) Cakobau, is 200m further north. In the cemetery next to the village's Methodist Church, is the grave of American consul JB Williams who died in 1860. It...

Church in Levuka

Navoka Methodist Church

In the cemetery next to the village’s Methodist Church is the grave of former American consul John Brown Williams. It was his claim for financial compensation that started Cakobau's financial troubles which...

Hill in Levuka

199 Steps of Mission Hill

There are many old colonial homes on Levuka's hillsides, and the romantically named 199 Steps of Mission Hill are worth climbing for the fantastic view – although if you count them, you might find there are...

Historic Building in Levuka

Former Town Hall

The former town hall (1901) is built in typical British colonial style (although not to celebrate Queen Victoria’s silver jubilee as is commonly thought), and under renovation to restore it to community use.

Museum in Levuka

Levuka Museum

Fiji Museum offers a fascinating, if chaotically organised, glimpse of old Levuka, through its wonderfully atmospheric displays.

Historic Building in Levuka

Old Police Station

The little weatherboard building on the corner of Garner Jones Rd and Totoga Lane was Levuka’s original police station (1874)