Garden of the Sleeping Giant
- Type: Parks and Gardens
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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The Garden of the Sleeping Giant is located in the foothills of the Nausori Highlands. The highlight here is the garden's collection of vibrant orchids. First planted in 1977 by the Canadian TV actor Raymond Burr, the orchids have thrived in Fiji's tropical climate. Another must-do is the "jungle walk," which wanders past a lily pond and through a native rainforest.
Travelers report mixed feelings about whether this garden is a worthwhile venture. While some say that the beautiful array of orchids and rainforest walk are to die for, others, like this TripAdvisor user, sing a different tune: "The flowers were ok and the lily ponds were probably the best part but it was a little disappointing."
You'll find this garden on the island of Viti Levu, just about a 10- to 15-minute drive north of central Nadi. It's open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday.