Garden of the Sleeping Giant

Garden of the Sleeping Giant

Garden of the Sleeping Giant
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
About
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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  • HahnTravels
    Liverpool, Australia1,236 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyed the gardens
    Gardens here are nice, colourful and and varied. Reasonably easy to wamder around. Was a warm, sunny day when we went. In wet weather would be more difficult. Track that heads to a lookout is a bit more difficult but worth the view. Complimentary juice on finishing was fantastic. Friendly staff. Fiji $25 entry
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 May 2023
  • gypsy_jane
    Adelaide, Australia557 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoayable with bonus exercise session involved
    Visited Garden of Sleeping Giant during month of June. Walked through the tropical gardens and up a steep hill to overlook Nadi, Port Denarau and beyond. Climb to top for lookout was exhaustive but worth the effort. Word of advice…. Take water. At the conclusion of trek we were given a tropical drink for our efforts. Allow about one hour. A bit overpriced at $25FJD per adult but who comes this far and misses out.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 June 2023
  • Toni Z
    Hong Kong, China121 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Relaxing walk
    Not a must go as compared with the beaches and sun. Relaxing and interesting to see orchids growing in the wild. It took around 1 hour to walk around depending on how many photos you wish to take. Have to hire a taxi for round trip to go thrre.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 July 2023
  • Melinda S
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Most beautiful garden
    This is one of the most beautiful, colorful places I've ever visited. We went on a rainy day, which was actually perfect, because it brought out all the colors of the flowers, the plants, everything! Just listening to the rainfall on the plants and ground was magical. A must visit!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 August 2023
  • Grandvisitor
    Whitianga, New Zealand318 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit
    We needed to hire a taxi to visit these gardens, once off the main road the local road was very much in need of maintenance. Be prepared for a very bumpy ride. The gardens themselves are well worthwhile visiting, lots of beautiful orchids, however I was a little disappointed that there was only one variety, although lots of colours. There was also some lovely flowering trees in particular the Star bush from Papua New Guinea.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 15 August 2023
  • Rowan H
    Cairns, Australia1,389 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Poor mans botanic gardens
    The garden of the sleeping giant was established in 1977 by late actor Raymond Burr and has served as a botanic gardens of sort since his passing. It features plants indigenous to Fiji. Firstly the logistics of getting here are a bit complicated. Its located north of Nadi. To get here you need to drive along the queens road, but then turn off and travel a number of kilometres down a dirt road. I don’t believe you can access here on public transport. At least not without a long walk anyway. Car hire would be ideal - parking is available free of charge. Alternatively a taxi can be arranged from Nadi but I imagine it would cost a bit. Its generally included as a stop in most of the day tours of Nadi. The cost of entry is 25FJD each. This affords the customer a approximately 45 minute walk along a boardwalk and a complementary non alcoholic beverage at the end. On the positives the display of orchids was impressive. On the negatives - a lot of the boardwalks were broken at the time of our attendance and a few were under repair. Given the fairly high cost of entry I was a bit disappointed by this. I also felt the garden was quite small given the cost of entry. I thought for the cost and logistics of travel this attraction was fairly average. It doesn’t really hold enough weight on its own to justify a visit and only really serves as part of a larger tour of the Nadi area, in my opinion.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 August 2023
  • kiwitripper64
    Auckland Central, New Zealand616 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unexpected delight
    Stunning area that has been wonderfully landscaped. The road to get here is a bit rough but worth the drive. Once here you enter the gardens and the temp drops a few degrees to a nice comfortable setting. There are more orchids and plants here than I could fathom. There is a walk to an observation point. This is in the open, uphill and hot, but there is an amazing panorama at the top. Bring cash.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 August 2023
  • Jeff Y
    144 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Underwhelming
    I was frankly expecting more especially for 25 FJD. Tricky to find and like most places in Fiji, requires a drive down a very rough dirt road. There were some flowers in the first portion and then the rest of the park is boardwalk through the jungle and then a steep climb up to a rise with a pleasant, but not amazing, view out toward the ocean. Kept thinking maybe I had missed something, but nope, I saw it all. Enjoyed a free drink back at the reception area and then moved on. Not bad overall, but not a great value.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 25 September 2023
  • Julene M
    Wellington, New Zealand8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Plant lovers and nature walk paradise
    I really love plants and orchids in particular so this was a lovely walk. It’s about a 30 min loop through a tropical forest type setting. Bug spray is a must. Would recommend early or late in the day to avoid the large tourist buses.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 January 2024
  • VeilsideR
    Gold Coast, Australia2 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Okay but not worth the money
    $25 FJD/person entry for some orchids and walk over disintegrating forest board walk. Lookout was not worth the hot hike, orchids at the start and initial forest canopy area were all that's worth seeing in our opinion which could be done in 10-15 mins, included fruit juice at the end was a nice touch. The government need to fix the entry road too (nothing to do with this operator). Overall we were disappointed.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 March 2024
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Karen8w
4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Nice gardens, not orchid season so not many blooms but lovely to see what was out. The road up is pretty rough. Some of the boardwalks are in great disrepair, the asset has definitely been sweat! The highly revered "juice" at the end that so many reviews mentioned is powered chemicals full of aspartame, yellow sunshine and tartrazine. Not a fruit has been near it.
Written 28 March 2024
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Loren L
Chillingham, Australia66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Had a lovely time at the gardens. Our guide was very knowledgeable and gracious. Enjoyed learning about native orchids and discovering just how beautiful they are. A gorgeous garden to visit. Very friendly staff
Written 27 March 2024
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VeilsideR
Gold Coast, Australia2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
$25 FJD/person entry for some orchids and walk over disintegrating forest board walk. Lookout was not worth the hot hike, orchids at the start and initial forest canopy area were all that's worth seeing in our opinion which could be done in 10-15 mins, included fruit juice at the end was a nice touch. The government need to fix the entry road too (nothing to do with this operator). Overall we were disappointed.
Written 10 March 2024
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Bonnie P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
The gardens are absolutely beautiful and well thought out. The staff were very welcoming and knowledgeable. Their hospitality is unmatched
Written 25 February 2024
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Ed B
San Jose, CA161 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
No where near the amount of orchids advertised. This is just a walk through typical countryside and not worth the admission fee - even with the great juice they provide.
Written 15 January 2024
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Julene M
Wellington, New Zealand8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
I really love plants and orchids in particular so this was a lovely walk. It’s about a 30 min loop through a tropical forest type setting. Bug spray is a must. Would recommend early or late in the day to avoid the large tourist buses.
Written 7 January 2024
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SCMGorms
New South Wales, Australia216 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Lovely gardens and peaceful environment staff very attentive offering a cool drink after your tour. Needs more signs as to which way to go and if you’re on right path. More for garden lovers
Written 4 January 2024
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newzealnder1
Nelson, New Zealand97 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
The gardens are lovely but it is small we were there for less than an hour and thought the $25 per head a bit high for what it was. The free tropical juice is a great touch. Staff are excellent.
Written 4 January 2024
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NS77
Australia3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Ticketed entry, can skip. Quick walk through a botanical garden. Not much information available. Friendly staff.
Remember to carry a bug spray.
Written 27 December 2023
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SteveLicata
Monrovia, CA300 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
This is an easy taxi ride from Nadi hotels and definitely worth the visit - especially if you get there soon after they open (9:00 AM). The flowers in the soft light are very impressive and this makes for a great "introduction to the jungle" experience because there are so many aspects to enjoy: vines, trees, orchids, lotus flowers in ponds. etc. Be sure to wear good walking shoes (tennis shoes not sandals) as the trail can get steep, especially if you do the optional 15-minute hike over unpaved trail to the spectacular lookout point.
Written 21 December 2023
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