The weird Tchibo Rock stands just offshore from Sohano's northernmost point and figures in many local legends. It's said to have magical...
A particular highlight in Buka is the passage, which refers to the channel that separates Buka Island from Bougainville Island. The...
Further south, Madehas Island, Christmas Island, White Island and Sal Island, blessed with lovely reefs and gorgeous beaches, are well...
Reasons Bar & Grill
Buka's top dining and drinking spot is this elevated restaurant with a great deck overlooking the passage. As well as chilled beer there...
Sohano Island information
The most easily accessible of the islands near the southern mouth of the passage is Sohano, a few minutes by boat (K2) from Buka. It was the provincial capital from WWII until 1960. It’s a beautiful place with colonial buildings, gardens, magnificent rain trees, a Japanese monument and war relics, steep craggy cliffs, and panoramic views over town, the passage and Bougainville Island. The weird Chebu Rock stands just offshore from Sohano’s northernmost point and figures in local legends.