Republic of Fiji, or Fiji, is an island country that occupies a total area of 18,274 square kilometres or 7,056 square miles. Home to 858,038 inhabitants as of 2012, the island country can be found in Melanesia in the South Pacific Ocean, northeast of New Zealand’s North Island, with countries such as Tuvalu, Tonga, and Vanuatu, to the north, east, and west, respectively. The official languages within Fiji are English, Fijian, and Fiji Hindi. The country experiences a tropical climate that is pretty warm all year around.
Where to go
Nadi Airport, the main airport of Fiji has flights to local destinations such as Kadavu, Labasa, Mana, Rotuma, Savusavu, Suva, and Taveuni. Points of interest within the country, however, include Denarau Island, Kula Eco Park, Sri Siva Subramaniya temple, Vuda Point, Fiji Museum, and Colo-i-Suva Forest Reserve, to name a few. Fiji Museum, located in Suva, Fiji, can be found within Thurston Gardens, with an extensive archaeological collection that dates back around 3,700 years. The museum houses relics of the country’s indigenous cultural history, among others. The museum has served as the host institution for the Pacific Islands Museums Association (PIMA) secretariat, until 2006. Fiji’s Sri Siva Subramaniya temple is a Hindu temple located in Nadi, Fiji. The temple is considered as the largest Hindu temple in the Southern hemisphere. The temple was constructed in the traditions of ancient Dravidian Indian temple architecture, along with the principles of sacred Vastu Vedic traditional architecture.
As the main airport in Fiji, Nadi International Airport operates short-haul flights to international destinations such as Noumea, New Caledonia and Brisbane, Australia; for more or less two to three hours. Noumea offers attractions such as Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie, Amédée lighthouse, Musée de Nouvelle Calédonie, and Nouméa Cathedral; while Brisbane has Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, City Botanic Gardens, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, and Museum of Brisbane. Highlighting Museum of Brisbane, the museum features displays that related to the history of Brisbane, Australia. Located in the Brisbane City Hall, the museum houses a collection of approximately 5,000 pieces, with more or less three million visitors since its opening in 2003.
Nadi International Airport has flights to long-haul destinations such as Hong Kong; Los Angeles, California; and Seoul, South Korea. When flying to these destinations the flights will take approximately ten to 11 hours. Destinations in Hong Kong include Victoria Peak, Ngong Ping 360, Po Lin Monastery, and Hong Kong Disneyland; Los Angeles, California has Hollywood Walk of Fame, Universal Studios Hollywood, Santa Monica Pier, and Hollywood Sign; while Seoul, South Korea has National Folk Museum of Korea, Lotte World, COEX Mall, Deoksugung, and Namdaemun. Highlighting, Seoul’s Namdaemun, also referred to officially as Sungnyemun, is among the Eight Gates in the Fortress Wall of Seoul, in the country of South Korea. The gate dates back to the 14th century and is located in Jung-gu between Seoul Station and Seoul Plaza, with the Namdaemun market next to the gate. Lastly, the historic pagoda-style gateway is the first ever designated National Treasure of South Korea.
How to get out
Via Nadi International Airport, some of the local and international destinations that can be reached include Nouméa, Wallis Island, Tarawa, Auckland, Christchurch, Honiara, Port Moresby, Brisbane, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Kadavu, Majuro, and more. The airlines that serve these destinations are Aircalin, Air Kiribati operated by Our Airline, Air New Zealand, Air Niugini, Air Vanuatu, Fiji Airways, Fiji Airways operated by Fiji Link, Jetstar Airways, Korean Air, Nauru Airlines, Solomon Airlines, and Virgin Australia. Located at -17.755278 latitude, 177.443333 longitude, Nadi International Airport is the main international airport of Fiji. The public airport is the hub for airlines such as Fiji Airways and Fiji Link, and has two asphalt runways measuring at 2,136 to 3,273 metres or 7,007 to 10,739 feet.
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