Fiji is located in the South Pacific and boasting over 300 coral fringed islands. From turquoise waters with white sandy beaches to tropical rainforests, lakes, rivers and waterfalls, Fiji is one amazing Pacific Island film location after another.
Fiji offers a growing film production industry and has developed a large, skilled body of technicians as a result of the filming a number of TV productions and Hollywood blockbusters like Anaconda and Castaway.
With a destination so diverse and colourful, it seems only right that the people of Fiji are also so delightful, friendly, natural and fun. With a heritage influenced by the blend of Melanesian, Polynesian, Micronesian, Indian, Chinese and European cultures, the people of Fiji add that little extra bit of magic to an already alluring destination.
Fiji has a tropical climate and is the gateway to the South Pacific. Fiji’s climate is warm and tropical year-round, even in the islands’ “winter” months. The maximum temperature between the summer and winter months varies very little, with the maximum in the summer being 88°F (31.1°C) and in the winter being 84°F (28.8°C).
The ideal Fiji 'shoot season' is between May and November as this is the dry season with plenty of sun and little rain. It's still warm and tropical during the shoot season with an average high of around 81°F (27.2°C) and low of around 70°F (21.1°C).
The tradewinds, which blow from the southeast, usually prevail from June to October (the winter months), which are also the most pleasant months to visit and film in Fiji because it is less humid. In February and March, the winds often shift and come from the east, bringing rainfall with them.
Fiji is the gateway to the South Pacific with direct flights to Fiji from the USA, Asia, New Zealand and Australia. Flights from Australia and New Zealand are around 3.5 hours and from Hong Kong and the USA flights are around 10 hours non-stop.
There are numerous transport options in Fiji depending on where you need to go. Filmfiji can arrange all of your transportation needs to get here and then get you all over the islands including:
It is cheaper to film in Fiji than most other Pacific countries. The local currency is the Fiji dollar ($FJD). Australian, New Zealand and US dollars can be exchanged at all banks.
As a guide:
$1 AUD = $1.81 FJD
$1 NZD = $1.41 FJD
$1 USD = $1.86 FJD
At Welcome (Fiji) Ltd we're not just about providing you with top-notch film production facilitation for Fiji and the surrounding South Pacific islands. We also make sure that when the cameras stop rolling you'll have a great time enjoying all that Fiji has to offer. Whether that means sitting on an isolated beach with a cocktail, diving off a coral reef or braving the lineup surfing at the infamous Cloudbreak - Film(Fiji) Limited will help you make it happen.
Some of the fun to he had in Fiji includes: