The international airport in Nadi is the largest in Fiji and a transfer hub for many flights into the South Pacific. It is one of two international airports on the main island of Fiji, with Suva's Nausori Airport (roughly 192km away) being the other.
For those staying in or around Nadi, there are a few options to get around. Car hire is available inside the terminal while buses and taxis wait outside.
Luxury coaches are available to shuttle passengers to hotels and resorts. Local buses give passengers a more Fijian start to their holiday and while cheaper, they are likely to drop off at less convenient locations. A list of timetables and routes is available online.
Taxis are individually owned and operated but approved by the airport. All fares should be run through the meter and be aware that a $5 (roughly $3.50 NZD) fee is imposed on all taxis leaving the airport.
Getting around Nadi
A circular road navigates around the main island of Fiji, making it easy to follow directions and get between towns, whether you're driving or taking public transport. Local buses run regularly, and the drivers are able to confirm any directional confusion.
There are plenty of taxis in Fiji, particularly in Nadi. These can be flagged on the streets, found at taxi stands or called to hotels. Taxi drivers can often be haggled down, so check with your hotel staff for ideas of reasonable fares.
What to do in Nadi
Walking tours of Nadi are popular, as they take you to the main highlights of the town. If you prefer to go alone, make sure to visit the Hindu Temple on the main street. The colourful structure is the largest of its kind in the Pacific.
One of the biggest draw cards of Fiji is its relaxing atmosphere. Sit by your resort's pool, head to a nearby beach or make use of one of the many spas nearby. For something more natural, look for tours to Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool.
There are plenty of chances to learn about the local culture. Visiting a bustling marketplace is one option, while tours of local villages or a visit to the Kula Eco Park will show off different aspects of Fijian life.
Alternatively, for a burst of adrenaline, there are two zipline parks nearby. Read up on Sleeping Giant Zipline and ZipFiji Nadi to make your choice.
As well as the main island, Fiji has plenty of beautiful islands dotted around. Head up to Port Denarau and you can find a ferry to take you to these. Tour operators often run from here to island hop, take you snorkelling or to try to spot dolphins.
Information for New Zealand travellers
So long as you hold a valid New Zealand passport, you're eligible to travel around Fiji for four months without applying for a visa.
Fiji's tropical weather means that it's warm year-round. Through summer expect average temperatures of 30-36°C, which will drop to 24-28°C during the winter. Summer is also the rainy season in Fiji.
Peak travel season to Fiji is in July to August to coincide with school holidays.
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Please note: all information is correct as of June, 2016.