Welcome to Goodenough Island
The most northwesterly of the group, Goodenough is one of the most steeply sided islands on earth, with Mt Oiautukekea reaching 2566m at the summit. The peak can be climbed as a two-day venture from Lokulokuya village, but you must find a local guide and get permission to summit it first. There are fertile coastal plains flanking the mountain range and a road runs around the northeast coast through Ulaluya Mission, site of the major airstrip in the group. About 10km south of Vivigani, Bolubolu is the main settlement, with a simple guesthouse; basic accommodation is also found in Vaiava village. In the centre of the island there is a large stone, covered in mysterious black-and-white paintings, which is said to have power over the yam crops.