Navoka Methodist Church

Ovalau & the Lomaiviti Group

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 ultimately led to the chief handing Fiji over to Britain.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Ovalau & the Lomaiviti Group attractions

1. 199 Steps of Mission Hill

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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 –…

3. 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. 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…

5. Former Town Hall

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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),…

6. Old Police Station


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

7. 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…

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…