Internal Transport

Internal transport in Fiji may be by road vehicle (see separate page for buses), railway,
shipping or aircraft.
Here are some photographs to illustrate the diversity which may be found.

Road and Rail

sugarcane truck

A sugarcane lorry photographed at Nadi, 2 July 2007.

sugarcane train

There is an extensive network of railway lines, operated by the
Fiji Sugar Corporation, on the Western side of Viti Levu and also
in Vanua Levu; trains run only during the cane-harvesting season
and do not convey passengers. This photograph of loco number 10
and train was taken near Lomolomo on 3 July 2007.

Sugarcane rail wagons

Sugar cane railway wagons.

Steam locomotive number 7

Steam locomotive number 7, preserved at the Raffles Gateway Hotel, Nadi Airport.

Vuda Back Road

Minor roads usually do not have metalled surfaces and may be difficult
to navigate, especially in wet weather. This is a section of the Vuda Back Road, Viti Levu.

Changing a wheel

A spare wheel is essential! Photo taken near Nagigi, Vanua Levu.

Hibiscus Highway

Roads can also be of excellent quality. This is a section of the Hibiscus Highway,
near Savusavu on Vanua Levu.


Shipping

Inter-island and tourist services are provided by a number of vessels, among them:

Spirit of Harmony at Natovi

The Spirit of Harmony, photographed at Natovi Landing on 25 June 2007.
This vessel is operated by Patterson Brothers Shipping.

Island Navigator at Natovi

The Island Navigator, off Natovi on 25 June 2007.
This vessel is operated by Patterson Brothers Shipping.

Princess Ashika at Natovi

The Princess Ashika at Natovi Landing, 31 August 2008. This vessel
was operated by Patterson Brothers Shipping but was subsequently sold.
It was reported to have sunk off Nuku'alofa, Tonga, on 5 August 2009.

Spirit of the Fiji Islands

The Spirit of Fiji Islands, generally known as "SOFI", at Savusavu
on 30 June 2007. This vessel was owned by Consort Shipping Line Ltd.
and operated between Suva, Koro, Savusavu and Taveuni.
It was reported to have run aground at Koro in March 2013
and that it has subsequently been sold.

Westerland

The Westerland, at Savusavu on 1 July 2007. This vessel was owned
by Bligh Water Shipping Ltd., serving Natovi and Savusavu/Malau.
It ran aground at Savu Savu in February 2017 during Tropical
Cyclone Winston; following repairs, ownership was transferred
to Interlink Shipping Line Ltd.

Seni Kabuta at Savusavu

The Seni Kabuta at Savusavu on 30 June 2007.
This vessel is a landing craft of 263 gross tons, owned by Cruz Holdings Ltd.

Seni Kabuta at Lami

The Seni Kabuta at the cement factory, Kalekana, Viti Levu, 23 June 2007.

Marama SeniKabuta at Lami

The Marama Senikabuta at the cement factory, Kalekana, Viti Levu,
on 30 August 2008. This vessel may have subsequently been renamed.

Bawaqa at Lautoka

The Bawaqa at Lautoka, 29 August 2008. This vessel, operated by
Western Shipping, a subsidiary of Ba Provincial Holdings Ltd., struck a reef off
Viwa Island on 10th September 2009 and became stranded. By the end of December
only the stern was reported to be above water.

City of Nadi at Port Denarau

The City of Nadi at Port Denarau, 28 August 2008.

rowing boat at Savusavu

Of course, there are smaller vessels as well...

Floating restaurant, Suva

... and not all vessels are used for transport. This is Tiko's floating restaurant in Suva.


Aviation

Fiji Airways (formerly called Air Pacific) operates international services to Australia,
New Zealand, Hong Kong and the USA and there is also a network of internal air
routes, the principal operator being Fiji Link (formerly called Pacific Sun), a subsidiary
of Fiji Airways. Fiji Link also operates to other destinations in the Pacific. Air Fiji, some of
whose aircraft are pictured below, is no longer operational.

Taveuni airport

The runway at Matei airport, on the Northern tip of Taveuni. This,
like many small airports, is operational during daylight hours only.

Savusavu airport

Terminal buildings at Savusavu airport, July 2007.

Air Fiji Twin Otter DQ-FIL at Levuka Airport (Bureta) on 30 March 1999

Air Fiji Twin Otter DQ-FIL at Levuka airport (Bureta) on 30 March 1999.
The airport is some distance from Levuka town.

Air Fiji Harbin Y12, DQ-AFR, at Nausori Airport (Suva) on 27 June 2007

Air Fiji Harbin Y12, DQ-AFR, at Nausori Airport (Suva) on 27 June 2007.

Air Fiji Harbin Y12, DQ-AFR, at Savu Savu Airport on 1 July 2007

Air Fiji Harbin Y12, DQ-AFR, at Savu Savu Airport on 1 July 2007.

Air Fiji Harbin Y12, DQ-FHF, at Nausori Airport (Suva) on 27 June 2007

Air Fiji Harbin Y12, DQ-FHF, at Nausori Airport (Suva) on 27 June 2007.

Air Fiji Harbin Y12, DQ-FHF, at Savu Savu Airport on 27 June 2007

Air Fiji Harbin Y12, DQ-FHF, at Savu Savu Airport on 27 June 2007.

Pacific Sun ATR42, DQ-PSB, at Nausori airport (Suva) on 27 June 2007

Pacific Sun ATR42, DQ-PSB, at Nausori airport (Suva) on 27 June 2007.

Air Pacific Boeing 737-800 at Brisbane

Air Pacific Boeing 737-800, DQ-FJH, at Brisbane Airport on 26 August 2008.

Air Pacific Boeing 747-400 DQ-FJK at Nadi Airport

Air Pacific Boeing 747-400, DQ-FJK, at Nadi Airport on 30 August 2008.

Air Pacific Boeing 747-400 DQ-FJL at Nadi Airport

Air Pacific Boeing 747-400, DQ-FJL, at Nadi Airport on 6 July 2007.

Air Pacific Boeing 767 DQ-FJC at Nadi Airport

Boeing 767-300 ER, DQ-FJC, at Nadi Airport on 5 July 2007. This aircraft made its
last flight in Air Pacific service on 15 January 2012, from Nadi to Hong Kong.

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