May 9, 2016

David Attenborough - Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to the man who started both H and I on our journey into the natural world we live our lives with our conservation and eco principles... Sir David Attenborough, the voice of nature.

December 20, 2015

Bouma National Heritage Park - Lonely Planet

This national park protects over 80% of Taveuni's total area, covering about 150 sq km (57 sq mi) of rainforest and coastal forest.

The park includes the three Tavoro Waterfalls near the falls' visitor centre, each with natural swimming pools. The first waterfall is about 24m (78ft) high and only 10 minutes' walk along a flat cultivated path.

 The second waterfall, 30 or 40 minutes along, is a bit smaller but also has a good swimming pool.

The track is quite steep in places but has steps, handrails and lookout spots to rest. If you are a keen walker, try the Vidawa Rainforest Trail.

Bouma National Heritage Park , Fiji
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December 13, 2015

Waitabu Marine Park - Lonely Planet

This area has decent snorkelling and a gorgeous white-sand beach. It is only possible to visit with a guide. Waitabu village has set up a half-day tour ($60 per person) that includes a guide, snorkelling, a bilibili (lashed bamboo raft) ride, and afternoon tea.

There’s also a Backpackers’ Tour ($40 per person) with guided snorkelling.

You must book in advance; trips depend on daily tides. You can arrange to sleep at the campground (own tent/hired $15/20); contact them for homestay options.

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Waitabu Marine Park - Lonely Planet

February 28, 2015

Waitabu welcomes a Student Intern from Inner Mongolia, China

Kun Ma, a student intern from Inner Mongolia, China, spent 6 weeks in Fiji in October and November 2014.
Kun spent 2 weeks in Suva, assisting with data entry for the Great Fiji Shark Count , then travelled to the island of Taveuni where she lived with villagers in Waitabu village for 4 weeks, carrying out projects related to the sustainable management of the Waitabu Marine Park.
Kun was a great favourite in the village, spending the entire 4 weeks with her host families, and dazzling them with the sari she had bought to wear in Suva for the Hindu New Year (Diwali), at her farewell dinner.

Waitabu welcomes a Student Intern from Inner Mongolia, China:

January 31, 2015

Blast from the Past – Sport Diving Magazine – January 2004

A friend just gifted us an old copy of Sport Diving Magazine – January 2004 and in it is a great article about the moorings being installed at Waitabu Marine Park. Here is the article in its entirety!
Look how young everyone is!

Blast from the Past – Sport Diving Magazine – January 2004

January 16, 2015

New kayak added to Waitabu Project

Waitabu Marine Park has added a new facility to its existing snorkel experience – a double kayak that will allow guests to explore the larger area of sea front, and the mangrove river at Wai settlement.
Kayak launch
Kayak launch
New kayak added to Waitabu Project

December 30, 2014

Lindblad Expeditions – National Geographic visits Waitabu, Fiji

It was a very exciting day for Waitabu village on Taveuni when the Lindblad Expeditions/ National Geographic ship Orion came to visit.
Spending 2 days on Taveuni, they visited two of the Bouma Heritage Park projects, Tavoro Waterfalls and Waitabu Marine Park.

Full story here: Lindblad Expeditions – National Geographic visits Waitabu, Fiji:

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