Welcome to Rakiraki & Around
The (well-signed) turn-off to Ellington Wharf is about 5km east of Rakiraki junction and it is here that resorts collect their guests for the 15-minute boat ride across to Nananu-i-Ra. A small shop sells hot and cold drinks, plus the odd snack, for those waiting for their boat. Tickets to Suva from Ellington Wharf cost $13.25; buses drop off/pick up at a covered stand by the turn-off.
Rakiraki is the more commonly used name for the town of Vaileka. It’s a reasonable place to stock up on provisions before heading offshore. Besides the bus station itself, town amenities include a New World supermarket, taxi rank, produce market, several ATMs (including Westpac) and several fast-food restaurants.