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Fiji Driving Advice and Car Hire Info

Driving In Fiji

In Fiji, driving is on the left side of the road, with the maximum speed limit being 80 km/h (50 mph), though it is only 50km/h (30 mph) in residential areas.The majority of the sealed highways are on Viti Levu where all roads are sealed apart from 30km in the North East of the Island. To drive right round Viti Levu via Kings Road and Queens Roads should take about 12 hours and can usually be done in a 2WD car though unsealed roads will deteriorate after rain.

Vanua Levu, also has a road between Savusavu in the south and Labasa in the north that has been recently sealed. Though sealed roads are usually well-constructed, drivers should keep an eye out for potholes, as well as speed bumps on roads near some villages.Pedestrians tend to wander dangerously close to moving vehicles or sit in groups on the edges of highways .Drivers receive little formal training so driving standards are poor and tailgating and dangerous overtaking are common. Animals, such as cattle, goats and horses, are other dangers to watch out for while driving, especially at night, since they feed on the edges of highways and can wander across. After rain roads in the mountains can be treacherous and may only be driveable with a 4WD.

Fiji Car Rental –
Hertz, Europcar, Avis, Budget, Thrifty, all seem to have branches on most Islands. Also usually features on larger broker sites such as Argus Car Hire and Web discount sites such as LastMinute.com

Local companies –
http://www.sharmasrental.com/
http://www.khansrental.com.fj/

Fiji Self Driving Rules-
None of the companies specifically mention restrictions on taking their vehicles between Islands so my assumption is this is possible. Check when booking.

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