Nakoroloaloa Cave

Snake God Cave - Wailotua Cave - Wailotu Caves

Useful Information

Location: Wailotua Village, Viti Levu Island, Fidji
Open: All year daily.
Fee: Adults FJD 15.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst Cave
Light: bring torch, lamps provided.
Guided tours:
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Address: Wailotua Cave, Kings Road Wailoatua, P.P. Box, 5219 Lautoka, Tel: +679-666-8773.
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Nakoroloaloa Cave is as close to a show cave as you can get on Fiji. The cave has a rough trail and there is no light, but there is an advertisement sign, two guides with each tour, and even a facebook page. If you come to the place during daylight and there is nobody at the cave just ask at the village, any villager will inform the guides. They actually have two guides, one for telling the stories and walking ahead, and one for walking at the end and collecting the strays. Tours are held in English and Fijian.

The cave is named Snake God Cave because of a strange formation of six stalactites, which resemble snakes.

The cave has a small limestone ledge with a hole. It is possible to sit on the ledge, but it is not very comfortable. According to legend this place was used when a married couple had problems. Divorce was not allowed, so they tried to fix it. The whole village went into the cave with the couple, and they had to sit on the ledge. Then every villager stuck his hand through the hole to shake hands and talk to them. At the end the couple had to stay on the ledge sitting back to back and talking about their problems. The procedure took a full day but seems to have worked.

The next stop is the is the cannibalism prison. It was the place were the food was kept fresh. Prisoners of war, disobedience to chief's orders, and strangers