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‘Domoika Waterfalls and The Yasawas’

Domoika Hike, Waterfall, and Rock Climbing Adventures, a day-adventure in- land tour company, opens this weekend, in the interior of Namosi.
10 Jun 2022 15:44
‘Domoika Waterfalls and The Yasawas’
Matelita Katamotu

Domoika Hike, Waterfall, and Rock Climbing Adventures, a day-adventure in- land tour company, opens this weekend, in the interior of Namosi.

The brainchild of accountant Matelita Katamotu, it has gained traction since she took a Dubai guest on a trek last week.

At 32, the single mother to a five-year old, is behind moves to further the commercial interests of the Namosi in-land tours company.

It follows the success to deliver on her concept a communally-owned sustainable eco-tourism project for her people of the mataqali Nadakunibure, in Waivaka Village.

 

Ms Katamotu holds a certificate in Bachelor of Commerce in Economics and Accounting, and a Certificate in Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Accounting.

An affiliate of the Fiji Institute of Accountants, she is pursuing an associate membership with the Certified Practising Accountant programme.

“Communal ownership of the land deserves an equally communal ownership of the rewards and returns,” Ms Katamotu said.

 

In setting up the project, she had to ensure the communal component was clear from the business model to the beneficiaries, and the scholarship trust fund.

The initiative dates back to the 90s.

Ms Katamotu picked up on the project to lead it to where it is today.

It is her personal tribute to her elders for enabling a sustainable financial and eco-safe future.

 

What Is One Place In Fiji You Would Take Friends To?

Domoika Waterfalls.

The hike through our sacred lands leads to one of our biggest waterfalls.

It was 27 years since I went up to the waterfalls.

I was in awe of the resources in our village backyard.

 

It is also an area that is highly sought-after by potential mining and hydro investors.

A visit to the water-falls would be great as a team-bonding exercise. Individuals who want to disconnect from the world for a day to disappear into nature’s wild-life would find this excursion soulful.

Our guest reviews are a testimony to the success of these adventures we offer.

 

 

What Is Your Favourite Spot For a Coffee/ Pie?

On the beach, watching the sunset, is a reminder of how blessed we are to have lived another day.

The scenic respite saturates me with a great sense of peace.

 

What Is Your Favourite Backyard Spot?

We have little yaqona farms located near one of the waterfalls in Domoika.

It’s a great spot for some adventure.

 

Yasawa Island .

Yasawa Island .

What Is One Place in Fiji That Is On Your Bucket List?

The Yasawas.

I have always had an interest in the place, particularly so now as my fiance hails from there.

 

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