Vanua Levu’s Pristine Forest

 The Waisali Rainforest Reserve is one of the few remaining unexploited forests on Fiji’s second largest island – Vanua Levu. Co-managed by the Waisali Community and the National Trust of Fiji, the Reserve is an important education and recreational centre for both local and international visitors.


You may be fortunate to see or hear the red breasted musk parrot, or the beautiful orange dove – both endemic and rare bird species. Also present are the curiously striking endangered Fiji Ground Frogs and the startling endemic Fiji Tree Frogs. Surveys recorded 14 species of bird and the native tree frog (Platymantis vitiensis). It is likely that a further 20 bird species, Fiji boa, and some species of bats and lizards may be found.

Lower Pool

Before commencing the climb back towards the Visitor Information Centre, take time to rest in the bure beside the lower rock pool which is part of the Savuqoro Creek. Seven finfish species, eel, prawn and freshwater snails, all native, have been recorded in the Reserve. The Reserve freshwater fauna are unique so the pool is kept undisturbed and is not suitable for swimming.

Visitor Information Centre

✓ No smoking

✓ Do not harm the Vegetation

✓ Stay within the walking trails

✓ Please bring your rubbish back with you


Monday to Friday: 9am – 4pm

Saturday: 9am – 2pm

Sunday – CLOSED


Phone: (679) 951 7277 / 934 5790


The Reserve is a 30 minutes drive north west from Savusavu town or a 90 minutes drive south west if you travel from Labasa town. Taxis, resort vehicles, and the public bus service can get you there and back.


Adults – FJ$3.00 per head

Children – $1.00 per head (12yrs and under)

Children 5yrs and under – FREE

For School Excursions contact

Telephone: 330 1807 or

Email: jravuso@nationaltrust.org.fj