We are teaming up with our partners at Moon Tours to offer an outstanding Kiteboarding holiday to Taveuni Island in Fiji for August 2016! MOONTOURS ITINARARY FIJI 2016 print
August 16 – 26. Wonderland of lagoons, waterfalls & waves.
- 10 nights, 11 Days from $1999AUD pp twin/double share
- Includes clinics, coaching, demos to skyrocket your kiting potential.
- Additional nights at $199
- – Private Bure twin/double share, pool garden area $100 pp
- – Superior Private Bure twin/double share, pool garden area $250 pp
- – Ocean View Private Bure twin/double share. Ideal for couples wanting complete privacy $350 pp
Bring friends or the whole family along this adventure packed exploration of tropical waters, rainforest, waterfalls and remote villages in this far northern end of the Fiji island nation. We have had the most amazing times in this place over the years and we can’t wait to share it with you. This is more than just a kiteboarding holiday, we will have you immersed in the local culture and people, we’ll show you some of the most picturesque, stunningly beautiful places on this planet and it’s all on the small island of Taveuni. This is a very special place.
We cannot guarantee anything especially when it comes to mother nature and we do not offer refunds if she does not play fair. Children 12 yrs and under sharing family villa, $500 per child.
- 13 yrs and over, sharing a family villa, $975pp per child.
- 13 yrs and over, private villa twin share $1450pp
Inclusions – Twin share/double accommodation at Maravu Plantation Resort in a private room, beautiful grounds, pool and a spectacular restaurant entertaining area. All group meals, IKO support/ coaching, boat support, group vehicle, kiting tours around the island, down winders and wave expeditions. Island tours to Lavena, Bouma World Heritage NP, waterfalls, snorkeling tours, natural rock waterslides, village, town and marker tours. Beach parties and band nights & a few moon surprises!
ABOUT – When you think of Fiji, especially kiteboarding in Fiji, there a lot of misconceptions. We want to guarantee you that this is unlike any Fiji you or anyone you know has probably experienced before. Taveuni Island
is very unique & located in Fiji’s remote far northern island chain. Taking a 1hr25m internal flight or overnight boat trip you will end up on Fiji’s garden island. With it’s unique flora and fauna, the island is about 45km long and 15km wide with Fiji’s Des Voeux peak, the small island nations highest mountain creates steep run off, untouched rainforests, over 600 waterfalls, the international dateline and the only World Heritage NP in Fiji. Moon Kite & Adventure Tours works closely with local villagers, making sure they benefit from kiteboarding activities thus maintaining good relationships & giving our clients the opportunity to enjoy Meke’s (traditional Fijian feast and dance nights) with villagers venturing inside the village & local schools for a real cultural experience.
HOW TO GET THERE – No lost time or jetlag, in just a 4.5hr flight from Melbourne and as little as 3hrs from Brisbane you will arrive in this paradise called Fiji! We take a second scenic flight 1.5hr over the stunning Som Somo Straights arriving at our little paradise in Fiji’s far north.
Generally speaking you can get flights Melb – Nadi (main island) return between AUD750 – 1000 keeping in mind an additional internal flight to Taveuni Island. This internal flight is partner airline to Fiji Airways, formally Air Pacific. It is important to note that if you fly Fiji Airways, also a QANTAS partner, that your international luggage allowance carries on. If you fly Virgin, for example, for the main leg you can expect to get charged fairly heavily for excess luggage on the internal flight. Melbourne – Nadi – Taveuni return with Fiji Airways is approx 1100-1200
LUGGAGE ALLOWANCE – It’s important to check with your carrier. As a general rule the 23kg checked & 7Kg carry on rule applies, so a total 30kg. Most of the airlines are happy to spread the weight if you check in as a group or will allow the kite bag to be more than 23kg (no more than 32kg) if the carry on weighs less than 7kg. Expect to pay some excess for over size luggage even if you are within the 30kg limit although if you have small looking kite bag on wheels you have a good chance of avoiding this.
Alternative to the internal flight there is an over night fairy option which you need to consider when booking original flights, so that you don’t loose a day on tour. To do this you will need to take a 5hr bus ride from Nadi to Suva where you can catch the Ferry. The Ferry only departs 2-3 times per week.
Let us take care of getting you the right flights, minimising excess charges and layovers. We can match any comparative quote plus our $25 ticketing service fee.
KITEBOARDING – Taveuni & it’s surrounding islands are offering up endless opportunities to kite flat water and waves, many have never been experienced or named. Our local lagoon is a good couple of square kilometers of flat shallow water, vehicles are parked on the beach amid coconut trees while the village kids love
to come and play in the shallows when you kite. An hour or so drive down the coast and you come to the end of the road
at Lavena Village, this place is untouched inside the National Park & offers a lot waves as well as flat water for intermediate riders.
Kiteboarding Level – We can cater for every level from beginner to advanced and those that prefer flat water and waves. Every trip has an IKO instructor available for support and coaching. We do require at a very minimum that you have completed your lessons and have your own equipment. Talk to us regarding the best trip for you.
WEATHER – The weather in this region of Fiji is generally slightly cooler than in the south due to the height of Des Voeux Peak which creates more inland cloud cover and rain fall, pair this with the cool SE trade winds and the temperatures day and night are perfect. Expect a warm tropical climate and less rain during the windy winter months. Average day being 25-28 degrees, and over night average of 20 degrees.
WHAT TO BRING
Kite Equipment – You will need to bring your own. A two-kite quiver and twin tip does the trick, but you should definitely pack a surfboard if you are keen on waves. The key is to pack light and leave unnecessary weight at home. Discuss with your group who should bring the pump and only pack one bar in good condition.
On the water board shorts and a rash vest is all you will need, or a neo top if you really feel the cold.There is no kite shop on the island so a basic spares kit is essential. Trent and the crew can carry out most minor repairs, but catastrophic failure will have to wait until you return home. When you’re in a group there is always spare kites around if required.
Clothes – For the most part shorts, singlets and going out thongs is all you will need. We’re not trying to impress anyone; unless you suffer from a serious bout of cold’ism you will only need one jumper and one pair of pants if any.
FOOD – Traditional Fijian food is a wonderful amalgam of fresh, local ingredients found in the tropics and the traditional preparations and cooking methods passed down the generations.
With a mixture of western, Fijian & Indian inspired meals. Maravu serves up a massive variety with a meat or vegetarian option every night. A pizza night or 2 at our favorite beach bar Tromotos, plus traditional lovo night in a local village.
LUNCHES: We mix the days up with packed beach lunches, fresh sandwiches, hamburgers, traditional roti & restaurant lunches. Depending on where we are kiting or what activities we have planned.
OTHER THINGS TO DO – Taveuni is home to some of the most beautiful natural wonders and people you can find anywhere in the world. With famous dive sights like the Great White Wall in the Somo Somo Straights, rated in the top 5 soft coral dives of the world. Check out the game fishing to get you hooked, over 600 waterfalls and inland rivers to discover with water so clean you can drink from the stream. Lavena Coastal tour is a must and leaves everyone blown away with waterfalls emerging from pristine rainforest, out over sheer cliffs and into the blue waters of the South Pacific Ocean. Village tours and special dinner invitations with traditional cooking and dancing is a favorite, walk the out door markets or discover the locals wet n wild natural rock waterslide park.
With over 15 years sailing these waters, Moon Kite & Adventure Tours partners up Vacala Bay Kite Resort developer & Sailing Fiji owner Paul Negro who will have you sailing the aptly names Looping, a 43ft catamaran, exploring, kiting, surfing, SUP’ing, snorkeling & fishing the surrounding pristine islands & vacant atolls. Flat-water lagoons like Nanuku or the dormant volcanic atoll Cobia (Thombia) in the Ringolds group. These sailing trips add an extra special optional element to any kiting holiday.
ACCOMADATION – Our standard accommodation is classic Fijian at Maravu Plantation Resort, twin or double share room with power for fans and lights plus three meals a day.
FREE WIFI is included around the pool and restaurant area.
Maravu is built amongst an old coconut plantation on 88 acres, a beautiful place to stroll around. A short 5 min walk to a picturesque swimming/snorkeling beach and our favorite sunset bar, Tramontos. Every nights a Kava guitar night! The local boys at the lodge put on nightly entertainment that often ends in sing along kava mat sessions.
Moon Kite & Adventure Tours can cater to any clients
needs with the ability to offer personalized and customized adventures, from budget to exclusive, upward & beyond
$2000USD per person per day.
TYPICAL 11 DAY ITINARY
Day 1: Arrive on Taveuni; lunch will be at the resort or packed picnic, rest/relax or straight to the kite beach.
Day 2: Is our big welcome night for guests. Spend the day at kite beach exhausting yourself and enjoying the shallow warm tropical waters.
End the day with a big welcome dinner, drinks, snacks and acoustic music.
Day 3: Breakfast watching the palm trees bend over next to the kite lagoon and hit it. Beach or resort lunch followed by an afternoon of your choice, more kiting and or a town market tour followed by sunset drinks, dinner and generally a quiet night.
Day 4: Breakfast followed by your choice of kite sesh or the Natural Rock Water Slide tour, return for lunch and kite the afternoon away. Grab our boat for support and kite to the outer reef.
Tramontos bar, sunset drinks, Dinner and Kava night (Kava night is pretty much every night if you want to join in the circle)
Day 5: Early morning kite session followed by a special assembly put on by the kids at Nselleselle Village Primary School, join in a game of rugby, netball or soccer.
Every year “Moon Kite & Adventure Tours” donate school supplies, education materials and arrange Meke’s (traditional dances) to raise money for the school.
Day 6: Breakfast and your choice of flat water or wave session at Lavena before the most beautiful coastal boat trip tour and walk you might ever do. It is a full day and one of the most magical places you’ll ever see. It involves a nice drive down the coast, a boat trip, a kayak trip and a coastal walk. You’ll see some incredible untouched coastline, waterfalls and rain forest anywhere in the world. Picnic lunch included.
Day 7: Relaxed breakfast, spend the day kiting with all the kids from the village playing in the shallows.
Day 8: Usual breakfast followed by your choice of kiting, town market, beach, snorkeling and picnic lunch at the kite beach or Bouma Waterfalls.
Day 9: If you’ve had enough kiting and need a rest or there is
a no wind morning or afternoon we’ll take you to some of the coolest places on the island. A quick road trip and we hit up the local natural rock water-slide. A waterfall with a low gradient and rocks that have been smoothed by the constant flowing water over millions of years. Here you can use the waterfall as a natural slide covering a good 100 feet. Super fun!!
Day 10: Breakfast followed by a morning session, packed beach lunch and late arvo will start drying out your gear for those on a morning flight.
Day 11: Morning kite for those on the afternoon flight or relax by the pool for a couple of hours, taking in the serenity.
Afternoons as with mornings can go either way. Generally it will be kiting, a down winder or a kite from the beach to the outer reef with a boat in tow.