Attractions

Market in Alotau

Alotau Town Market

Alotau's biggest market is a hive of activity, bustling with vendors of fresh produce and fish. Higglers from nearby villages sit among mounds of yams and taro, while by far the most popular item for sale is the bet…
Monument in Samarai Island

memorial to Christopher Robinson

The main thing to do on Samarai is just wander around soaking up the faded-glory. From the wharf, head toward the hill and, at the northeast corner of the sportsground, you'll pass the memorial to Christopher Robins…
Village in Kiriwina Island

Omarakana

Halfway between Losuia and Kaibola, Omarakana is where the island's paramount chief resides. You'll know you're there by the large, intricate, painted yam house outside his Western-style house. If paying your respec…
Cave in Kiriwina Island

Kalopa Cave

At Kaibola village, at the northern tip of Kiriwina, you can swim and snorkel at the picture-postcard beach, though much coral has died recently. About 1½ hours' walk from Kaibola is Kalopa Cave, near Matawa vi…
Village in Kiriwina Island

Togaku

A half-hour's walk from Butia Lodge, this village is notable for its particularly splendid yam house – the tallest on the island, painted in the traditional white, red and black and lavishly decorated with strings o…
Beach in Kiriwina Island

Kaibola Beach

At Kaibola village, at the northern tip of Kiriwina, you can swim and snorkel at the picture-postcard white-sand beach (bring your own snorkelling gear). Locals charge visitors K20 to visit their beach, encouraged b…
Waterfall in Wagawaga

Waterfall

There's a good, fairly demanding hike to a waterfall from Treetops Lodge (three hours round trip). It's a beautiful jungle walk, with steep ups and downs both ways. During the rainy season, it's possible to swim in …
Village in Kiriwina Island

Luyo

Trobriands Islanders believe in the power of certain individuals to bring rain. This power is passed on from father to son, and during periods of drought villagers bring gifts to the Rainmaker, who then performs a s…
Monument in Alotau

Australian War Memorial

The Australian War Memorial has a detailed description of the Battle of Milne Bay in which joint Australian and Papuan forces pushed back and defeated the Japanese. There's a service here on 26 August every year, co…
Beach in Kiriwina Island

Wawela

On the road south of Losuia, Wawela is on a beautiful, curving sand beach edging a cool, deep, protected lagoon. On a falling tide, beware of the channel out to sea from the bay: the current can be very strong. You'…