Albert Park, Suva

Albert Park, Suva

Albert Park stands proudly opposite the Fijian Parliament House and government buildings. After undergoing a substantial $17 million redevelopment, the park was officially reopened in September 2016, solidifying its status as a significant cultural and recreational hub.

This iconic park serves as a multifunctional venue, playing host to crucial sporting events and serving as the epicenter for community gatherings such as Constitution Day celebrations and the Hibiscus Festival. The comprehensive refurbishment included the installation of four rugby and soccer grounds, two cricket fields, modern lighting, and the construction of a state-of-the-art 1000-seat grandstand, corporate lounges, and VIP rooms.

Albert Park holds a special place in aviation history, notably associated with Charles Kingsford-Smith's legendary trans-Pacific flight from Oakland, California to Brisbane, Australia in 1928. The park served as an emergency landing site for the Southern Cross. The plane left Oakland, California on May 31, 1928. After resting in Hawaii, the crew took off on the second leg to Suva, Fiji. The flight took 33 hours and 34 minutes, covering a distance of 3,144 miles (5,060 kilometers). On June 5, 1928, Southern Cross landed at Albert Park. It was the very first airplane to land at Fiji.

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Sight Name: Albert Park
Sight Location: Suva, Fiji (See walking tours in Suva)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Located on the southeast coast of Viti Levu, the main island of the Republic of Fiji, Suva is the country's largest metropolitan area and primary port. Serving as the nation's political, economic, and cultural hub, it also holds significance as the economic and cultural capital of the South Pacific.

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles