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Whale’s Tale

This perennial Levuka favourite is a charming little place with big windows for watching the world go by and a bamboo thatched kitchen at the back. The fish and chips is a classic, but look out for local river prawn…
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 long a…
Pizza in Levuka

Horizon Restaurant

You can get curries, fish and chips, and other European meals here, but locals recommend it because of the pizza, which is, apparently, very hit and miss – ‘either one of the best pizzas you’ve ever tasted or a tota…
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 from…
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 Suva. T…
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 guide…
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 exhibit…
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 was h…
Chinese in Levuka

Kim’s Paak Kum Loong

This is the best place to get Chinese food in Levuka, situated above the Westpac Bank. The menu has a bit of Thai and Fijian influence thrown in, while if you come in the morning it does a good line in cooked breakf…
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 ultimate…