Flying to Taveuni
The most direct way to get to the island is by airplane. Taveuni has an airport at Matei, and you can fly in from the main island of Viti Levu from either Nadi International or Nausori Airport (Suva).
- Flights leave from Nadi airport to Taveuni at least 2 times a day, sometimes stopping off at Savusavu airport (Vanua Levu) or Nausori Airport, Suva.
- They also leave once a day from Suva (Nausori Airport).
- If you have a number of you going to Taveuni, you can also charter flights both from Island Hoppers or Northern Air (from Suva only), which may be a cheaper option (minimums apply).
Twin Otter Airplane
landing at Matei Airport
Aerial view of Matei
There are currently three operators of flights to and from Taveuni from either Nadi International Airport or Nausori Airport (near Suva), with only one major operator, Fiji Airways, ( who have the most competitive prices), so getting flights can sometimes be a little bit tricky if you decide to book at the last minute.
- Fiji Airways
- Island Hoppers
- Northern Air (From Suva (Nausori airport) only
It takes about 90 minutes to fly to/from Nadi airport and about 1 hour to fly to/from Nausori airport.
Costs can vary dramatically according to time of the year, how many planes in service, and how close you are to your departure date
So, be warned to book your flights as early as possible, otherwise you may either miss out completely or pay a premium (closer to the day) for FJ$600-$700 per person, one way, (normally around FJ$300).
Tip: If you are flying Fiji Airways, then it is cheaper to buy your ticket from where you are coming from (e.g Melbourne or Sydney) to Taveuni directly. If you decide to stop off at Nadi and then purchase a separate ticket to Taveuni, then it will be more expensive.
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Last updated April 17, 2015