Booking 2017-03-26T16:28:57+00:00

We are delighted to welcome you to Paradise Courses.

Once you’ve decided which course you want to book, just click onto that course page (all of them are set out below) : each one has it’s own individual booking form.

If you are just asking for more information, just use the much shorter CONTACT US form and we’ll get straight back to you.

In order to secure your booking, a non-refundable deposit of $400 per person is required.  If there is more than one person on your form, please allow for their deposit as well as yours when you authorise the payment. Our full terms and conditions can be seen here.

At the moment we just ask for a $400 deposit. As soon as we have reached the required minimum numbers we will confirm the course and you can go ahead and purchase your flights. Your deposit is fully refundable if the course does not happen. (We ask you to wait for us to confirm the course because, depending on what class of flight you book, airlines will normally only issue a credit or sometimes no refund at all.)

PLEASE NOTE that all our payments are processed through Flightbiz, Cremorne and if you choose to pay by credit card, your credit card statement will show Flightbiz Cremorne next to your remittance.


By category


Pen and wash workshop with Lizzie Connor July 28 – Aug 4, 2018

COURSE CONFIRMED. Lizzie returns to Fiji to get into the local community and landscape, finding ever new and varied scenes to capture in brief, evocative brush strokes. Artists of all skill levels are welcome.

Seascapes and landscapes in watercolour with Mark Dober August 4 – 11, 2018

Mark Dober is a leading Australian watercolourist, and has recently shown his watercolours of the You Yangs at Geelong Art Gallery. Mark will show you how to bring a dynamic sense of observation, and a feeling for light and atmosphere, to the tropical lushness and colour of Fiji.

  • Water and waves art workshop in Fiji

Water and waves: art workshop in Fiji with Chris Postle: Aug 18 – 25

Chris Postle leads a dynamic workshop in Fiji focussing on the theme of Water and Waves. He will take you out to see local tropical scenes and then come back to the studio and show you how to infuse your paintings with colour and vibrance.

The Travel Sketchbook of Fiji with Sheila Posner Aug 25 – Sep 1, 2018

COURSE CONFIRMED. This week is a daily exploration of Fiji that you'll remember forever as you record your travels. Sheila's classes take place both in the magnificent yoga platform that doubles as an art studio within the grounds of Daku resort, and also out on location nearby.

Drawing and watercolours: Capturing Fiji’s hidden paradise with John Haycraft Sept 1 – 8, 2018

COURSE CONFIRMED. John returns to Fiji for another entrancing week in which he takes his students out and about to see and capture scenes from the magnificent landscape of the northern island of Vanua Levu.

Fijian Macro Floral workshop in acrylics with Tracey Miller November 17 -24

Macro Floral means just that: paintings of flora in big sizes. And in Fiji the choices are spectacular: ginger flowers, croton leaves, bird of paradise plants, palm trees, hibiscus bushes, bunches of bananas, clumps of coconuts. It is large, striking and a great memento of a beautiful holiday.

  • Pastels, charcoal and sketching in Fiji Nola Cameron Paradise Courses

Pastels, charcoal and sketching in Fiji with Nola Cameron Dates to be confirmed

Working in both the Daku Resort studio and on location, Nola works on a daily basis with her class to understand shape, shade, tone and blending, producing pictures that capture the wonderful Fijian landscapes.


Tread lighter on the earth: Therapeutic hatha yoga with Liz Bennett, July 21 – 28

COURSE CONFIRMED. Kids go free. Bringing together a well- tuned knowledge of the body through physiotherapy and hatha yoga, Liz teaches in a diverse and deeply insightful style that encourages you to explore your body and discover your strength and stability through breath and body awareness with movement. During this retreat you will develop skills in your nervous system to feel and integrate your body, breath and mind; to move with more ease, and to nurture your lightness and power as you walk through life.

  • Daku-resort-Yoga-contemplation

Mindfulness based stress reduction with Nik Welsh and Mark Baxter : August 12 – 18 , 2018

A thoroughly reinvigorating retreat to rejuvenate your body and mind while immersing yourself in the themes and practices of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course, delivering a greater sense of inner peace and tranquillity.

Fiji Yoga Retreat: with Vivienne Dias September 8 – 15

COURSE CONFIRMED Vivienne is a born teacher. She injects joy and compassion into her classes in equal measure, both pushing and encouraging her students, but also taking time to rest and laugh and embrace the soaring spirit of a practice.

Pacific Yogaflow with Taonga Puoro: Oct 13 – 20 2018 with Deidre-Lee Allen and Jerome Kavanagh

Deidre-Lee Allen, Pacific Yogaflow Creator, and Jerome Kavanagh, international Taonga Puroro Artist and Practitioner, come together to bring you an extraordinary retreat: an opportunity for reflection and growth through vibrational power, movement, meditation and nature’s sounds.

Music and singing

Diving and snorkeling

  • Snorkeling and Diving Courses in Fiji

Fiji Dive Package – great combination of sites

The Northern isles of Fiji make for a rich cultural experience different from the rest of Fiji. Combining this with world class diving Daku Resort and Paradise Taveuni have come together to offer a combo package for the adventurous traveler willing to go off the beaten track.

  • Snorkelling at Lighthouse

Marine life and Pacific culture

We can put together an exciting and rewarding itinerary for your group, and we would be delighted to help you design a daily program to make the most of your time here.

Jean-Michel Cousteau Special Dive Offer

Dive the soft coral capital of the world for a week – all for only Aus$1450 (approx US$1125) per person

  • Snorkelling with the sergeant majors at Split Rock

Guided snorkeling with marine biology lectures

The reefs around Vanua Levu provide some of the most rewarding snorkelling in the world - a chance to see the famous soft corals of Fiji, swim amongst clouds of sergeant majors, anthias, damsel fish and jack fish, and see sharks, rays and turtles.


Other adventures – Oxbridge Alumni forum; Birdwatching

Oxbridge Alumni Forum in Fiji September 15 -20, 2018

A gathering of Oxbridge alumni from all around the world – USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Fiji for our fourth long weekend Fiji forum. It’s a it’s a rare opportunity to hear people with a lifetime’s experience in their field lay out some parts of their knowledge. It makes for a rich cross-referencing of thoughts and ideas in much the same way as we once did in the JCR or in late night discussions in our own rooms at college.

Birdwatching in Fiji : Flexible Course Dates

Birdwatching in Fiji offers the opportunity to see a number of tropical birds in their natural habitat. Our island, Vanua Levu, is home to a large number of birds, including the rare silktail which is found in the eastern end of the island.

Contact Us

Phone: (+61) (02) 8094 1613