A special person’s special birthday

Many visitors who have travelled to Nubutautau over the years would have met Vilitati Rokovesa, or as he’s affectionately known, Mr Roko. It’s hard to believe when you see him out on the trail or on his farm, but he recently celebrated his 60th birthday, and sets an example for...

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A hike across Viti Levu: Fiji beyond the beaches

Nearly two years ago now, I asked my husband what he wanted for his 40th birthday, I thought he might want to upgrade his Garmin, head to New Zealand on holiday or just go to the beach for the weekend. ‘How about we hike across Viti Levu?’ he said.

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We want to get hiking again, but we want to do it right

Fiji has many beautiful hidden places and we’ve been incredibly privileged to work with communities in the interior to make some of these places a bit more accessible to visitors through hiking. This has involved a lot of talanoa with each community, and it is vital that we, our guests,...

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Talanoa Treks goes tramping in NZ

“Last Christmas, I gave you my heart”…..Focus Marita, you’re supposed to be writing about our last Christmas trip tramping in NZ as a reflective lockdown activity. People find it strange that we go hiking when we’re on holiday. ‘Isn’t that a lot like work?’ We set up a hiking company...

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