Unleash your sense of adventure with Fiji Schoolies Reimagined as we take you on a thrilling journey through the hidden gems of this beautiful place! Step off the beaten path and immerse yourself in the genuine warmth of Fijian culture in remote villages, far away from the tourist hustle. Learn from the locals, make a difference by supporting meaningful community projects. Experience the laid-back Fiji lifestyle, while enjoying in exhilarating activities like zip-lining through lush forests and island hopping through crystal clear waters. Brace yourself for an unforgettable schoolies trip to Fiji, where breathtaking landscapes and heartwarming connections await you at every turn! Let’s go!
- Island hopping on your own private boat
- Snorkel in crystal clear tropical waters
- Visit Cloudbreak, the famous surf spot!
- Ziplining through the lush tropical forest
- Waterfalls take A dip in one of Fiji’s tallest waterfalls!
- Stay at our exclusive base with your own pool and sports fields.
- Give back to the kindest people in the world while helping out on a community project.
- Make new Fijian mates!
- Try traditional kava - a drink you may (or may not) love!
- Nightly Live music from local bands
- Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) each day in Fiji
- Quad-share accommodation at The Eco-Lodge in Momi Bay
- Schoolies Reimagined Leaders for your entire trip
- Local Fijian trip leaders
- Airport pick-up and transfers
- Private transportation
- All activities listed in itinerary (except those labelled "optional")
- 24/7 support from Infuse Travel
- Evacuation cover, medical advice and travel assistance from HX-Global
- Schoolies Reimagined party shirt
- Pre-departure package with luggage tag, stickers, and country information
Day by Day
Day 1: Arrival Into Nadi
BULA! Welcome to beautiful Fiji! You will be greeted by your Schoolies Reimagined leaders and head to your new home at our beautiful Eco-Lodge Base. After a round of introductions and orientation with the local staff, the group can jump straight into the private pool for a refreshing sunset dip.
Get settled into your accomodation which is about 40 minutes’ drive from the main town centre of Nadi and is surrounded by cane fields and local farming families, many of whom have lived here for decades. Enjoy your own private swimming pool, small gym and sports ground situated at the base.
Before you finish your first day in Fiji, you will be welcomed in the traditional way with a welcome ceremony! Learn more about the incredible local culture of Fiji as local guides lead you through the ceremony. Sharing in a kava ceremony, with guitars and traditional Fijian songs serenading as you watch the sunset from our huge deck is the perfect end to your first day in Fiji.
Overnight: Eco Lodge, Momi Bay
Day 2: Zipline through the rainforest!
Good morning Fiji! Wake up to beautiful surrounds and chat with your new friends around the Base. Today is chock full of adventure and high-flyin’ fun! Soar through the canopies of the rainforest and get your adrenaline pumping as you travel from platform to platform among the trees on a zipline.
In the afternoon head to one of Fiji’s most beautiful beaches - Natadola Beach - to chill out and relax. Grab a cheap massage and try out some of the beach snacks.
Overnight: Eco Lodge, Momi Bay
Day 3-6 Community Life
Now that you're settled in, it's time to jump into your community project! Make an impact by helping out in the local schools and getting involved in sporting activities. You will also get involved in some environmental projects to help preserve the beautiful and fragile ecosystems here. Your service will be varied, extremely rewarding and worthwhile!
In the afternoons and evenings, you will enjoy some of the beautiful natural wonders Fiji has to offer. We’ve included the following activities in the program:
- Beaches – hang out on the white sand beaches
- Hot Mud Pools – a rustic location where warm water flows from beneath the ground, offering the chance to cover yourself in rejuvenating mud and relax in warm to hot pools of water.
- Sigatoka Sand-dunes – hike over enormous sand-dunes and take in some stunning coastal vistas along the way.
- Shopping Excursion – enjoy the chance to shop for souvenirs and negotiate for Fijian handicraft bargains at the local markets and retail shops located in Nadi township.
Overnights: Eco-lodge Service Base, Momi Bay
Day 7 Island Hopping!
After a hearty breakfast this morning, you will enjoy a full-day island-hopping excursion to several of the islands located in the Mamanuca Island group. These islands are located just off Nadi and offer the chance to soak up some sun, swim in the tropical waters and snorkel to explore the underwater world Fiji is famous for.
Overnight: Eco-lodge Service Base, Momi Bay
Day 8 Catch Ya Later Fiji
For your final morning in Fiji, explore the beautiful coastline of Momi Bay, stopping for swims along the way. After lunch, you’ll travel to the airport for some high-fives and final photographs before bidding Fiji an emotional goodbye. Fiji’s doors will always be open for you to return again!
TRAVELLING – IT LEAVES YOU SPEECHLESS, THEN TURNS YOU INTO A STORYTELLER.
- Some local Fijians perform firewalking ceremonies, where they can walk on burning stones unscathed.
- Fiji is full of stunning waterfalls and jungles where you can go on thrilling hikes and take natural pool dips.
- Groove to Fiji's island music and dance traditions, like the captivating "meke" performances.
- Hello: Ni sa bula or just bula
- Goodbye: Ni sa moce
- Good morning: Ni sa yadra
- Yes: Lo
- No: Sega
- Please: Yalo vinaka
- Thank you / good: Vinaka
Good to Know
- There are three official Fijian languages Fijian, Fiji Hindu and English
- Strange but true, it is possible to be in two different time zones at the same time when on the island of Taveuni due to the fact that Fiji is spread across the international dateline.
- The currency of Fiji is the Fijian dollar.
Australian citizens do not need a visa for entry as a tourist into Fiji. On arrival into Fiji, immigration will issue Australian citizens with a tourist visa for entry into the county. No prior arrangements for Australian citizens are needed.
Participants will not be accompanied by a flight leader. Our program staff will greet participants when they arrive at Nadi Airport in Fiji. However, there will be a suggested flight route so students can fly together if they choose to.
Fiji is 3.5 hours by air from Brisbane and Sydney, 4 hours by air from Melbourne, and 9 hours by air from Perth.
The start date listed is when you need to be in Fiji and the departure date listed is the date you will depart Fiji.
This program operates on the main island of Fiji, Viti Levu at our Eco Lodge Base in Momi Bay, about 40 minutes from Nadi.
Each program will have leaders who are certified in First Aid and CPR. Some of our program leaders are also certified as Wilderness First Responders, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), Wilderness EMTs, or Life Guards.
Schoolies Reimagined maintains a minimum of 1 Program Leader for every 7 participants.
Schoolies Reimagined uses sterilization techniques to ensure that all drinking water for participants is potable and safe to drink. We ask participants to bring reusable water bottles in order to reduce plastic usage.
Travellers are allowed to bring phones on their Schoolies Reimagined program, but we recommend taking the challenge and disconnecting for a few weeks. We will communicate with parents with a safe arrival email and any other communication if necessary.
Fiji operates at 240 V and uses plug I, the same as in Australia and New Zealand.
The weather is an average of 30 degrees Celsius. Rain is likely as it is the start of the wet season.
The Eco Lodge consists of a main house with kitchen and activity space and several small houses that sleep six to eight participants on bunk-beds. Participants share rooms with others of the same gender. Each house has an attached bathroom with solar powered hot water showers, sinks, and flush toilets. There is an infinity-edge swimming pool, soccer field, small weight room, and pool table.
The Eco Lodge has its own resident chef and team of cooking staff. Participants will eat a combination of local Fijian dishes and more western-style dishes. Breakfasts typically include cereal, breads, eggs, crackers, and fruit. Lunches and dinners range from traditional Fijian lovo feasts of chicken, cassava, and dalo (root crops similar to potatoes) to barbeques, pastas, stir fries, curries, salads, and vegetables. Vegetarians can easily be catered for, and most dietary restrictions can be accommodated.
Bathrooms are western style toilets with running water while at the Eco Lodge.
Safe arrival emails will be sent out when participants settle in country. Participants will have the opportunity at least once during the week to check the Internet in town.
Laundry can be washed by hand at any time. It is best to pack without the expectation of doing laundry. Laundry can be sent out once a week for FJ$25-$50 a load depending on weight.
Please visit Smart Traveller for an up to date report on current situations regarding visiting Fiji. Staff will alert participants if any changes to safety occur within the country.
Please consult with a travel doctor or your family physician for immunisation and other medical recommendations, based on the area(s) where you will be travelling and on your own medical history. In addition to consulting with a medical professional, please visit the following websites for country specific information around immunisations and traveller’s health. Please let us know if you have specific questions.
We are a 45-minute drive away from a doctor and public hospital in the town of Nadi; 3 hours from a more advanced private hospital in the capital, Suva, and a 4-hour flight to Western-style care in New Zealand or Australia.
The Eco lodge can cater to most specific diets including but not limited to vegetarian, vegan, gluten and lactose free, as well as peanut free cooking.
AUS $100-$200 depending on the number of souvenirs, snacks and ice creams you would like.
Schoolies Reimagined works with local community leaders and organisations to identify and prioritise the needs of each community. This program will focus on various education and infrastructure initiatives.
- International airfares
- Passport costs
- Visa costs (not required for Australian citizens to Fiji)
- Immunisations (if required)
- Travel insurance (we can provide CoverMore insurance)
- Spending money for souvenirs, snacks, internet etc