The Property is almost an island with the main sealed road bordering its southern frontage, the Naua river winding round its western and northern sides with the Valelawa I road lining its eastern border.
The Property named UDU is more or less central to the 3 main townships of Savusavu, Labasa and Nabouwalu. In driving time, Udu is 45 minutes from Savusavu, 40 minutes from Labasa and 75 minutes from Nabouwalu.
Where surrounding parcels of land lack water, Udu has 3 independent springs located on the property itself, a stream also runs through part of the property while the Naua river provides a never-ending source of a vast amount of fresh flowing water. There is a public water supply provided however, one would be wise to invest in the local water source on the property itself.
The property has recently received electricity through a government-funded project that currently services Seaqaqa and Dreketi. This service has opened up many a business initiative for both budding and existing businesses in the area.
5km of 1st stage access roading coated with a layer of river gravel has been put in and it has made accessible all areas of the property which were otherwise difficult to get to in the past. The roads were constructed with the intention to keep the springs protected by preserving all native trees within the vicinity of the springs.
Udu has a wide range of natural features that are not only pleasing to the eye but they make up the uniqueness of the property increasing its potential by myriads to include tourism. The value of the property will only get better with governments current plan to locate the brand new Vanua Levu international airport not far from Udu.
The Property boasts a variety of fruit trees such as mango, the Malay apple, coconut, breadfruit, jackfruit and ambarella to name a few.
40 acres of native forest is home to indigenous birds such as the orange dove, parrot, barking pigeon, rice birds and others. Taro leaves, tree fern (ota), pineapple and turmeric grow wild on the property as does the small and large bamboo which are used in housing, furniture and rafting construction.
The Naua river bordering the back of the property has a life-long source of river gravel that is able to be extracted and sold with a license acquired from the Ministry of Lands.
Udu has a decent acreage of silt beds that are very rich sources of natural minerals required for plant growth. These rich silt beds only exist along river banks and are ideal for planting seasonal vegetables, corn, watermelon and other short term cash crops. They are highly sought after and considered of great value by knowledgeable farmers.
There is a Secondary and a Primary School both within walking distance (2-4 minute drive respectively) while the property falls within the Seaqaqa Police Station jurisdiction.
A home exists on the western-most corner of the property where the current caretaker resides with his family.
Immediate neighboring properties are also made up of similar large parcels of land making the area quite private and well spread out with neighboring homes a comfortable distance away.
Direct access to the highway offers an opportunity for business as the Nabouwalu road is a daily route for all passengers and vehicles headed for the ferry service that services the 2 mainlands.
If considered for agricultural purposes, Udu outshines its neighbors first and foremost in that it has the widest variety of water sources and will never have a need of water, it has rich silt beds and other great farming sites and its climate is well-suited to commercial farming of high- earning short term crops such as watermelon, vegetables and fruits, internationally sought- after spices such as vanilla which can produce harvests for as long as 12-14 years and longer term production of highly valued sandalwood.
Udu is a property having a history of ownership dating back 200 years. It has passed through but 2 hands of ownership (the first having been passed on from father to son down the years). Upon sale by the first owners, there were many that expressed their interest in its purchase however, the owner preferred to pass it on to a buyer who understood and appreciated its value. We hope to do the same.