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Garden of the Sleeping Giant

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Wander through this incredible plantation of over 2000 different types of orchids, started in 1977 by the late actor Raymond Burr, of Perry Mason and Ironsides fame.
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Wailoko Rd, Nadi, Viti Levu, Fiji
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 22 October 2006

I was not prepared for this place. There are hundreds and hundreds of hand -cultivated orchids and the smell is unbelievebly beautiful. I have never seen some of the trees that grow in this garden, and there are plenty of benches when the view is...More

20  Thank Tuna1
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 6 September 2009

Before going to the gardens, I had expected "giant" flowers or something that I hadn't seen before. But I later found out, the attraction gains it's namesake from the mountains behind it, which from a distance, looks like a giant lying down, sleeping. As a...More

12  Thank eandjWellington
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All reviews raymond burr beautiful garden sleeping giant juice tropical plants orchid collection lily pond on display refreshing drink nice walk entry fee fruit drinks well worth the visit take your time guided tour worth the trip dirt road
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great collection of Orchids, beautiful walk through the gardens, I'd never seen pink bananas before, fun pics with tree-huggers & grass skirt. Finished with a complimentary refreshing drink. Rough unsealed road but worth a visit. Take some mozzie spray with you for around the pond...More

Thank Debbie R
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you are interested in nature and walk, this is for you. The orchids are very lovely. there are sitting places a few places along the trail,so you can relax and enjoy the birds chirping and the real nature.

Thank ashweeni l
Reviewed 1 week ago

The selection of Orchids is amazing. The tour takes about an hour. $18 per person entry fee, well worth it. Walking shoes are necessary.

Thank Judy A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Started by an enthusiast this ptivately owned garden has a lot of lovingly grown Orchids and other tropical flowers. Easily accesd and close to Nadi it does not take too much time or effort and is worth it. The walk around the garden takes approx...More

Thank gyanfernando
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is not easy to locate. We drove there, and missed the turn-in from the main road because there are no clear signs leading the way in. When we got there, people were somewhat cold. The people behind the counter did not appear to...More

Thank MelvinLin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Garden as part of a half-day tour, which also took in a local village and lunch in Nadi. The garden is peaceful and gorgeous to walk through. We travelled with a nine-month-old and would not advise packing the pram, as the boardwalk...More

1  Thank RebeccaLH_86
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent about 1.5 hours here, it was cloudy and so hot and humid it was like sitting in a sauna. There was a tiny thunderstorm as well but luckily umbrellas are supplied at the entrance. Also supplied is mosquito repellent which you should use...More

Thank 2018Michelle2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not that much to see. Much of it closed off because of the rain had caused slippery conditions. Just a lot of orchids and the guide shows you around for 5 minutes then disappears.

Thank Susanna I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice gardens, lovely orchards. Unfortunately the guide was wanting to do it at a very fast pace and only spoke to the front 3 people, despite there being a group of 10. This place only takes cash, if you are doing it privately.

Thank Carole2073
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

"Garden people" will love it. Non-garden people may not. I am one of those non-garden people. An hour or so looking at plants, very beautiful, is not my favorite things to do when traveling. Having said that, it is highly rated and probably deserves a...More

Thank TravelinAlan
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alissaswanson
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Response from PieterB856 | Reviewed this property |
We had rented a car. You can easily take a taxi. Or? It’s only about 10-15 minutes from nadi airport
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Fiji has recovered from cyclone Winston, which was in February 2016. I don't know why the gsgfiji website is not currently available, but there can be power can cable issues at times. One option is to contact fiji.travel to... More
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Yes there are mosquitoes in Fiji. I traveled there in June/July with my Pregnant wife and had no problems. There has been no reported cases of Zika in Fiji according to the government health body. Arrogated can by bought... More
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