Papageno Resort to waterfalls – Kadavu, Fiji

Waterfalls near Papageno Resort on Kadavu Island, Fiji.

The hike from Papageno Resort to the waterfalls in the hills south on Kadavu Island is a steep climb through thick rainforest, but on a well-marked path that is not quite 3 miles round trip.

The path is mostly dirt but a few smooth rocks make for a footing challenge if it rained recently. And since it is tropical Fiji, it almost surely has rained recently!

The pools under the waterfalls (the tallest is about 20 feet high) make for a refreshing dip after an elevation gain of about 650 feet. There are a lot of caterpillars making their home around the pools.

If you’re lucky, some of the resort’s resident dogs will accompany you on the trail. And let me know if you find a pair of sunglasses… I lost mine after slipping on a rock in the path. (It had rained recently!)

  • Bure at Papageno Resort on Kadavu Island, Fiji.
  • Waterfalls near Papageno Resort on Kadavu Island, Fiji.
  • Waterfalls near Papageno Resort on Kadavu Island, Fiji.
  • Dogs play in the pools below the waterfalls near Papageno Resort on Kadavu Island, Fiji.
  • Waterfalls near Papageno Resort on Kadavu Island, Fiji.
  • Waterfalls near Papageno Resort on Kadavu Island, Fiji.
  • Beach at Papageno Resort on Kadavu Island, Fiji.

Directions: Just ask the friendly staff at Papageno to direct you to the start of the trail! (Hint: It starts back by the water power generator in the stream.)

Elevation profile:

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