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Compare Cheap Flights from Brisbane to Fiji
If you’re looking for a quiet escape out of the city, Fiji could be the perfect destination for you. Located in the South Pacific, Fiji is made up of 333 beautiful islands with white sand, bright blue water, and lush green nature. Whether you prefer to relax on holiday or stay busy with activities, Fiji has plenty to offer you. Along with its beaches, Fiji has some of the best reefs in the world for diving and snorkelling. It’s full of great hikes and has an interesting culture with some of the friendliest locals you’ll ever meet.
Brisbane is a great start-off point for tropical holidays. In just 3 hours 35 minutes, you could depart Brisbane and land in Fiji Airport. Each week, there are about 175 cheap flights from Brisbane to Fiji on Qantas, Virgin Australia, and Fiji Airways. Each airline offers direct flights that will get you to Nadi Airport (NAN) in no time at all. Even travelling to Fiji’s smaller airport, Nausori Airport (SUV), you can get there in less than 6 hours with a short stopover in Nadi.
Are you ready to escape to the peaceful islands of Fiji? Webjet compares cheap airfares from Brisbane to Fiji from across the web to find you the best deals. With so many affordable return flights from Brisbane to Fiji, there’s nothing to stop you from experiencing paradise. Use Webjet to book cheap flights from Brisbane to Fiji, and use our guide to make the most of your BNE to SUV holiday.
Things to do in Fiji
Snorkel or Scuba Dive
Fiji is surrounded by some of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world. And of course the best way to experience them is to go snorkelling or scuba diving. This will give you the opportunity to see colourful coral and lots of different fish up close and in their natural habitat. Most Fijian beaches have beautiful reefs off the coast, but the absolute best places to snorkel or scuba dive are the Namena Marine Reserve, Somosomo Strait where you’ll find the Rainbow Reef, and the Great Astrolabe Reef.
Try Out Some Water Sports
As a series of tropical islands, one of the top things to do in Fiji is to get out on the water and get active. Some popular water sports to try in Fiji are paddle boarding, kayaking, and canoeing. With the clear ocean water, you’ll be able to see the colourful fish and coral below you and get some beautiful views of the islands. If you’re an adrenaline junkie, you could also rent a jet ski for a high speed trip through the water.
Participate in Fijian Traditions
The best way to experience the culture of Fiji is by meeting locals and participating in some traditional Fijian ceremonies. Many small villages love to welcome tourists and teach them about their island traditions. Kava ceremonies are popular ones to join in on and are focused around kava—a Fijian drink made from kava root that tastes like an earthy tea. Another exciting Fijian tradition is the lovo. A lovo is the Fijian version of a barbecue where the food is wrapped in banana leaves and cooked over hot rocks.
Relax on the Beach
You can’t book return flights from Brisbane to Fiji without spending some time at the beach. And with 333 islands, there are a lot of beautiful beaches to choose from! Many hotels and resorts have their own private beaches, and there are a number of private islands. There are even some private islands you can visit for the day when you reserve a spot in advance. Some of the top non-private beaches to have on your radar while visiting Fiji are Liku Beach, Natadola Beach, Yasawa Island Beach, and the beaches of Mana Island. All of these beaches feature soft white sand, bright blue water, and lots of beautiful palm trees.
Go for a Hike
Head inland from Fiji’s beaches and you’ll find lush forests, waterfalls, and mountains. Going for a hike is the perfect way to experience a different side of Fiji. To see lots of beautiful waterfalls, try out the Bouma National Heritage Park. The park makes up more than a third of Taveuni—the third-largest island in Fiji. For a challenging hike with an amazing view over Fiji, visit Des Voeux Peak. Once you’ve reached the summit, you’ll be rewarded with a view over several islands including Taveuni and Vanua Levu. From there, you can continue your hike to Lake Tagimaucia—a crater lake sitting 823 metres above sea level.
Go Zip Lining
Fiji is a country full of adventure sports. Its beautiful landscape and lush forests make it the perfect place to go zip lining. Many tour operators have zip lining tours that take you through the Fijian jungle with views of waterfalls and the ocean. Zip lining is the perfect way to get your adrenaline going between relaxing island activities.
When should you book cheap airfares from Brisbane to Fiji?
With warm temperatures all year long, there isn’t a bad time to book cheap airfares from Brisbane to Fiji. Being in the tropics, Fiji can be prone to some tropical storms. Rain is especially common from January to March but, even then, storms tend to pass quickly. It can be raining one minute and bright and sunny ten minutes later.
Fiji’s high season lasts from July to September. During this time, Fiji is busier and prices for hotels increase to match the demand. For a quieter experience, check out flights from BNE to SUV for the beginning or end of high season in May, June, or October. Weather is perfect during this time with little rain and a serene Fijian atmosphere.
Departing from Brisbane
Located northeast of the city, Brisbane Airport is one of the largest Australian hubs for international flights. Each day, about 25 flights depart Brisbane for Nadi Airport (NAN) and Nausori Airport (SUV) in Fiji. Qantas, Fiji Airways, and Virgin Australia all offer cheap airfares from Brisbane to Fiji and have direct flights to Nadi.
Getting to Brisbane Airport (BNE)
Brisbane has an Airtrain that can take you from the CBD to the airport in just 20 minutes. The train runs every 15 minutes during peak time and every 30 minutes outside of peak time. It operates 5AM-10PM on weekdays and 6AM-10PM on the weekends. The Airtrain also has connections from the Gold Coast and Brisbane suburbs, so you can easily get to the airport no matter where you are travelling from in the Brisbane region. The Airtrain varies in price based on which station you travel from, and tickets can be purchased for a discount on the Airtrain website. Tickets from Brisbane Central Station cost $18 for adults.
You can also catch a taxi or an Uber to Brisbane Airport. The journey from Brisbane’s CBD to the airport takes about 20 minutes, and the ride costs between $45-$55.
Parking at Brisbane Airport
If you plan on driving to the airport, Brisbane Airport offers several affordable parking options. For the best rates, pre-book your parking spot through the Brisbane Airport website.
AIRPARK Everyday is under 24/7 surveillance and is ideal for long-term parking. If your trip from BNE to SUV will be more than 10 days, you can use this car park for only $5 a day when you pre-book. If your trip to Fiji will be a quick one, the car park is still a good option at $10 a day. A complimentary bus is available to take you from the car park to the airport terminals.
For the same cost as AIRPARK Everyday, you can also book a covered spot in AIRPARK Undercover—ideal for sheltering your car from the Brisbane sun. AIRPARK Undercover is only available to book online and also offers a complimentary shuttle bus to the airport terminals. This car park fills up quickly, so be sure to book your spot in advance.
Arriving in Fiji
The main island of Fiji, Viti Levu, is home to two airports. The main airport is located in Nadi on the western side of the island. Each day, there are about 15 return flights from Brisbane to Fiji Airport landing in Nadi. Located on the other side of the island is Suva, where you’ll find Fiji’s second international airport. Nausori Airport (SUV) is much smaller than Nadi Airport (NAN) and doesn’t receive any direct flights from Brisbane. However, you can book flights into Nausori with a stopover in Nadi. Each day, there are about 10 cheap flights from Brisbane to Fiji that will get you to Nausori Airport (SUV).
Getting to your hotel from Nausori Airport (SUV)
Nausori International Airport is located about 20 km away from Fiji’s capital city, Suva. If you are connecting from Nadi, the final leg of your flight will only take a half hour.
Once you arrive, you can catch a public bus from the airport to many resorts and large towns. Buses from Nausori Airport (SUV) offer both express and local services into Suva. The local bus makes five different stops in Suva, and tickets range between 70 cents to $1.90. The express bus costs $2 and takes you straight to the Suva Bus Station. You can also catch a bus to many other towns in the southern and eastern parts of Viti Levu.
If you prefer to take a taxi, there are taxi drivers who can take you into Suva and the various other towns in the eastern part of the island. A taxi into Suva takes a half hour and costs about $30.
And of course, if you are staying at an island off of Viti Levu, there are transportation options to get you there. From Suva, you can catch a variety of ferries, water taxis, seaplanes, and helicopters to your destination. Many hotels and resorts will help you arrange your transfer from Suva. Some hotels are even located on their own private island and offer complimentary transportation from Nausori Airport (SUV) to the hotel.