Top things to do

Waterfront in Buka


A particular highlight in Buka is the passage, which refers to the channel that separates Buka Island from Bougainville Island. The water runs at about 6 knots when the tide is fast, making deep undulations on the w…
Island in Buka

Sohano Island

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 colon…
Pub Food in Buka

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 are dishes of seafood, steak and chicken with veggies or chips and salad, plus…
Island in Buka

Tchibo Rock

The weird Tchibo Rock stands just offshore from Sohano's northernmost point and figures in many local legends. It's said to have magical properties.