When it comes to the largest of Fiji’s islands, Taveuni takes third place. The island’s shape is like a cigar. Located in the north-eastern portion of the Fiji archipelago, the island is a volcano rising from the ocean floor.
Maps of the island of Taveuni, Fiji
Maps of the island display the cities and motorways around its shoreline, the outline of the Bourna National Heritage Park and other nearby islands. The topographical maps show the higher elevations especially on the bottom half of Taveuni.
Landscape and Geographic Features of Taveuni, Fiji
Somosomo Strait – The body of water flowing between the islands of Vanua Levu and Taveuni is Somosomo Strait. This waterway has healthy soft coral beds. The Somosomo Strait is part of the South Pacific Ocean.
Lake Tagimaucia – The volcanic crater lake is known for its wildflower, the tagimaucia flower. The lake is located in the high elevations of the island’s heart.
Lava Flows – The volcano erupted in a last lava flow in the mid-1500s A.D. The flow occurred at the southern-most point of Taveuni.
Volcano – The island is like a lid over a volcano. Volcanic cones are scattered about its surface. These cones are the build-up of volcanic material spewing out of open vents in the ground over an underground volcano. The tallest of these cones is Uluigalau, a mountain rising over 1,200 metres above sea level.
Waterfalls – In the national park on Taveuni, the Bouma Falls site is a famous landmark of Fiji.