The Nukusere tour:

On your arrival at Nukusere your host Sakiusa, who speaks excellent English, will take you to the community hall where you will be the guests of honour at a traditional "sevu sevu" welcoming ceremony. We suggest homestay guests to Nukusere get one kilo of kava (costing about F$20 to F$30) before arrival. The market alongside your water taxi pick up point at Navua Town sells kava. This kava is presented to the village Chief at the sevu sevu - the Chief then gives you the "keys" to the village. In effect you have the Chief's blessing and have the honour of becoming a member of the village during your holidays in Fiji.

After you have finished the sevu sevu Arami, who speaks excellent English, will take you around the village of Nukusere and introduce you to villagers, show you the school, the community hall and the village green. (Arami is Sakiusa's beautiful daughter featured on Nukusere's home page).

Arami's tour will take you to the amazing Wainuta waterfall - about 15 minutes walk from the village.

Time: about one hour.

Free.

Tracking tours

The tracking tour takes you through the river banks to the remote village of Namando Gorge. You will then be shown how to catch fresh prawns.

The adventure concludes with a ride back to Nukusere on a traditional bili bili - a boat made up of bamboo lengths strung together.

Time: 2 hour round trip.

Cost: F$15 per person with a minimum cost of F$30

Day adventures:

The tracking tour takes you through the river banks to the remote village of Namando Gorge. You will then be shown how to catch fresh prawns.

The adventure concludes with a ride back to Nukusere on a traditional bili bili - a boat made up of bamboo lengths strung together.

Time: 6 hour round trip.

Cost: F$30 per person with a minimum cost of F$60

ALTERNATIVELY

You can go explore the Wainikovu river that joins the Navua slightly down stream from Nukusere. This little known river has an endless array of waterfalls and is largely untouched by any other tour operators. This is a real adventure and you MUST take a camera with you if you go...

Time: 8 hour round trip.

Cost: F$60 per person with a minimum cost of F$120

Spend a day in a Fijian Classroom

The village of Namuamua, near Nukusere, boasts a large school and would be delighted to have qualified teachers or teachers in training to join the class for the day. Nukusere has a small kindergarten - guests are welcome to help there is they want.

Image right - the teacher's desk in one of the class rooms at Namuamua

Free

Other activities include horse riding and traditional mat making.