Our Source

It all starts in the beautifully lush tropical lowlands in Nabukavesi, Namosi, in the Fiji Islands. A special place that enjoys four to five metres of fresh rain each year. This rain filters down through multiple layers of rock before reaching the aquifer from where VaiWai® is extracted.

Being in an aquifer deep below the surface helps keep the water pure, and far from contamination from humans or other activities- it keeps it safe in a totally natural environment. To further safeguard our precious source, we also ensure that our surrounding areas remain pristine and that no contaminating activities take place in or near the water catchment. Our farm, on the surrounding land, uses sustainable organic farming practices at the ‘Kila Organics’ farm. We also have a conservation program in place with Nature Fiji to raise endangered palm species native to the area.

The 420 acre property and land above the VaiWai® source is endorsed by Australia’s Southern Cross Organic certification. The stringent certification process, along with our world-class extraction and bottling practices mean that you can rest assured knowing that your water is pure and safe yet loaded with good natural mineral content.

Our surrounds are lush

Our source is located 29 km away from Suva, Fiji’s capital city and about 161 km from Nadi, Fiji’s main hub for tourism. It is right at the entrance of the rain forest which covers most of Viti Levu island. It’s lush tropical rainforest at it’s finest.

Greens of every colour can be seen as you venture through the rainforest. The main trees and plants you will find around are red palms, tree ferns, mahogany plants, peppers and vanilla.

When it comes to fauna, the forest is the home of boa snakes, barking pigeon, parrots, flying bats, freshwater prawns and eels. It truly is a natural paradise.

Our province, Namosi is rich in life, yet people & few and far between

VaiWai’s® source is located in the Namosi province. Namosi is one of the 8 provinces of Viti Levu island in Fiji. The overall population of Namosi province is only about 7,000 people which makes it the least populated province of all Fijian provinces.

Our island home, Fiji is paradise

For most people, Fiji is a dream destination with white sand beaches, crystal clear seas and coconuts trees all around. And you know what? This idyllic image is actually true… but that’s not the only thing about Fiji, we also have an abundance of lush tropical rainforest.With about 330 islands, of which 110 are inhabited, Fiji offers lots of amazing places to simply relax with breath-taking sunsets every evening. Having said that, most of the island is covered by hills and mountains with thick rainforest.

As soon as you move away from the coast, the ground starts raising and even though most of the landscape is rather smooth and low, the highest peak culminates at 1,323 meters.Viti Levu island, where VaiWai’s® source is located, is the biggest of all Fijian islands and is about 10,400 km2. Viti Levu is home to more than 70% of the population but this does still not make it a very densely populated island as the total population of Fiji is still under 1 million. There are only a few cities as such across Fiji (Suva, Sigatoka, Nadi, Lautoka, Ba, etc) and the rest of the population lives in villages on the coast or deep inside the mountains. Villages by the coast tend to rely on tourism for their income while villages in the interior are mainly self-sufficient with very low crops sales to distant markets.The southern-eastern side of the island experiences heavy rainfall, while the western side is noticeably drier. Accordingly, sugar cane production thrives in the west, while a dairy industry is being built in the east.

Our future focus

VaiWai® is brought to you by a manufacturer in Fiji who values the environment and sustainability as core business outcomes and values. Our focus on finding a water bottle which does not harm the environment is only one demonstration of our commitment to the environment. We are dedicated to continually reducing our impact on the environment and improving the environmental situation for future generations. We are proud to say that we are still leading the way with sustainable business practices.

In March 2012, the GREENPLEASS campaign was launched with the aim of identifying and reducing the company’s ecological footprint across all its activities. Recycling, reusing and reducing are the initiatives that we live by and work continuously to improve.