Virgin Australia operates flights to Fiji (Nadi) every day, from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.
Nadi Airport Information
Nadi Airport is located approx. 6km north of Nadi town and approx. 12km north-west of Port Denarau, and can be accessed by various transport options, including:
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- Taxi: Taxis at Nadi International Airport are owned and operated by individual proprietors. It is mandatory for taxi meters to be utilised for all journeys. Note that the Flag Fall rate or starting rate for any journey out of Nadi International Airport is FJD5.
- Bus: Modern, air-conditioned coach trips can be booked through booking agents at tour desks located within the airport. Local open-windowed buses also serve resorts and major towns, and can be hailed from the roadside by waving to the driver.
Nadi Domestic and International Airports are connected, and can be transferred between by foot.
Things to do in Fiji
When most people dream about a tropical paradise, images of swaying palm trees, deserted beaches, scattered coconuts, crystal clear water and friendly locals spring to mind. Spurred on by popular blockbusters like Cast Away and The Blue Lagoon, these images are most commonly associated with Fiji. Located in the picturesque South Pacific, Fiji was formed hundreds of millions of years ago by volcanic activity, and inhabited in the second millennium BC. Today, the beautifully remote island nation is rich with culture and tradition, and is a popular holiday destination for families and honeymooners, and solace seekers and adventurers alike.
The Fijian archipelago boasts some of the world’s most striking scenery. Made up of over 300 islands and 500 islets, the country’s natural beauty is best experienced by island hopping. The Yasawa and Mamanuca island groups are Fiji’s most idyllic settings for island hopping adventures – offering perfect opportunities to dive, snorkel and surf Fiji’s beautiful waters. Fiji’s main island Viti Levu is also rich with adventure. A gateway to the Mamanuca Islands, Denarau Island is a haunt for the rich and famous, home to Port Denarau – one of Fiji’s finest retail and dining experiences. Tourism hub, Nadi town is dotted with a myriad of handicrafts and souvenir shops and markets and eateries. The country’s capital Suva features Fiji’s most concentrated mix of ethnicities and cultures, amid a piecemeal of colonial buildings and modern shopping centres. While the Coral Coast is speckled with small towns and rolling green hills, and fringed by reefs and the Pacific Ocean.
Nadi town is a popular shopping destination, bustling with a myriad of shops and service providers, and traffic and pedestrians. Fiji's largest merchants Jack's of Fiji, Prouds and Tappoo all have stores on Queen's Road in Nadi town, selling clothing, leather goods, electronics, perfumes and jewellery, including Fiji’s famous J. Hunter black pearls. Fijians are renowned for their handicrafts, particularly carved kava bowls, war clubs, cannibal forks, woven baskets, mats, pottery and masi cloth. Nadi Handicraft Center, Nad's Handicrafts and Nadi Handicraft Market are great places to pick up local handicrafts. Outside of the downtown area Port Denarau is a great shopping destination. As Denarau Island’s shopping Mecca, the marina features a modern mall with well-known Fijian stores and several eateries. Most Fijian hotels and resorts have on-site shopping facilities.
Fiji has two main cuisines, indigenous Fijian and Indo-Fijian. Indo-Fijian cuisine largely consists of rice, spices and chili; while indigenous Fijian cuisine focuses on fresh seafood like fish, crab, prawn and lobster, and local fruits like sweet pineapple, mango and ripe papaya. Most resorts cater for guests with several dining options – the most traditional of which is a lovo night, where food is cooked in an underground oven. Restaurants and eateries can be found all throughout Nadi and Suva, however Viti Levu’s most celebrated dining options are located on the marina at Port Denarau – where western-style and Fijian eateries have been establish to specifically satiate guests in transit to the Mamanuca and Yasawa island groups.
Kava (also known as yaquona or grog) occupies a central place in everyday life in Fiji. Kava ceremonies are crucial elements of diplomacy, and can be experienced in most villages and resorts, where guests are asked to participate with reverence and respect. Most resorts cater for guests with bar facilities; while bars and restaurants throughout Nadi and Suva, and on the marina at Port Denarau, serve cocktails and beers by the plenty catering to holidaying guests.
Fiji Holiday Packages
Experience all that Fiji has to offer, our holiday partner Virgin Australia Holidays has a great array of Fiji holiday packages and Fiji Islands holiday packages. Packages include flights, accommodation and a great variety of extras.