Fiji is an archipelago of around 300 islands in the South Pacific. The main island where tourism has been well developed is Viti Levu and around 75% of all Fijians live around the coast on this island. Vanua Levu is the second largest island in Fiji but is very different to Viti Levu in that it has been much less developed. The Opwall projects are in the Natewa Peninsula at the south-eastern end of the island and access is along dirt track roads.
This picturesque village of around 50 households is on the edge of Natewa Bay and backed by the forested mountains of the Natewa peninsula. Volunteers stay here for a couple of nights in homestays with local Fijian families, both to learn about Fijian culture and ...Find out more
There is a range of mountains that run down the length of the Natewa peninsula and in the middle of these mountains is a plateau area where the Natewa Camp was established to survey the northern part of the peninsula. Accommodation is in tents ...Find out more
This villages on the north-western tip of the Natewa peninsular and is where students will stay that are going to the north-west camp. Students will be based here for two nights with one full day of cultural activities. Accommodation is in local Fijian homestays ...Find out more
This is a new camp being established for the 2018 season to survey the north-western end of the Natewa peninsular. Accommodation will be a mixture of local houses that have been rented for the survey season and tents on platforms with mattresses and covering tarpaulins. ...Find out more
This centre is on the shores of Natewa bay which is the largest bay in the South Pacific. Incredibly despite the abundance of reefs in the bay and even a 500m deep sea channel in the middle of the bay there has been no ...Find out more