199 Steps of Mission Hill

Ovalau & the Lomaiviti Group

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 closer to 185 steps.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Ovalau & the Lomaiviti Group attractions

1. Navoka Methodist Church

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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…

2. Church of the Holy Redeemer

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Levuka's Anglican Church of the Holy Redeemer (1904) is notable for its colourful stained-glass and altar of yaka and dakua wood.

4. Levuka Village

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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…

5. Masonic Lodge Ruins

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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…

6. 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),…

7. Old Police Station

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

8. Sacred Heart Church

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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…