Geography of Fiji
Fiji’s 330 islands are predominantly volcanic in origin, with some smaller coral or limestone islets. Of these, only 106 are actually inhabited. At 18,272sq km, Fiji has the greatest land mass in Polynesia. The highest peak is Mt Tomanivi (1323m) on Vitu Levu (Great Land), Fiji’s largest island. Vitu Levu also has a highland plateau above 1000m. Here, the nights and winter daytime temperatures are considerably cooler than the coastal lowlands. The country’s capital, Suva, is located on Vitu Levu’s eastern side. It is the country’s largest city and major port. Vanua Levu (Big Land), with its wild and rugged interior, is the country’s second largest island.
Fiji’s beautiful islands are situated 2100km north of Auckland, New Zealand, with Vanuatu to the west, Tonga to the southeast and Samoa to the northeast. Fiji has become a major crossroad for both shipping and air travel across the Pacific, and boasts one of the region’s best visitor infrastructures.
Some of the key areas are: