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Shopping Centre in East Coast


This is the second-largest town on New Ireland Province; it has a hotel, supermarket and a few stores (but no bank). Namatanai was an important station in the days of German occupation. Now it's just a transit point…
Cave in East Coast


Leaving Kavieng, the first major settlement is Matanasoi (or Liga) village, about 5km along the highway from Kavieng airport. There's a limestone cave filled with crystal-clear water. The Japanese used this grotto f…
Village in East Coast


Located 4km south of Bol, Libba village is a great place to look at Malagan art and stock up on handicrafts. The village is home to master carver Ben Sisia. Ben charges to see the Malagan house - be very respectful.…
Beach in East Coast


In Konos you can arrange for a boat to take you to Tabar Island. There are a few good beaches near the village.
River in East Coast

Fissoa Pool

Fancy a dip? Dunk yourself in a crystal-clear, natural swimming pool upstream from the bridge at Fissoa, in the grounds of the Fissoa Vocational Centre.
River in East Coast

Cathy Hiob's Eels

At the 90km on the Boluminski Highway mark it's worth pulling over to see Cathy Hiob's Eels at Laraibina (ask for Munawai village). Cathy hand feeds some huge eels in the river, which slither right past your hands. …