Kavieng has an up-and-coming surf scene, with a good range of reef breaks, both lefts and rights, that are easily accessible. They vary in difficulty, depending on the size and direction of the swell. From November to late April, swells of up to 2.4m are not unheard of. Among the most thrilling spots are Pikinini, Karanas, Nago Island, Edmago Island, Long Longs and Ral Island. For more information, contact the guys at Nusa Island Retreat, they are surf specialists and can arrange surf packages.


No less impressive than the surfing is the diving and snorkelling, with a wide array of pristine sites. Expect drift dives in pelagic-packed passages, thriving reefs and wreck dives, plus coral-fringed deserted islands for easy shore-based snorkelling.

Other Activities

Other sporting opportunities include cycling the Boluminski Hwy, canoeing and kayaking. You can hire a canoe from Nusa Island Retreat and paddle around Nusa Lik Island. Tailored guided kayaking trips in the Lavongai (New Hanover) area are also available.