Village in Kiriwina Island


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


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…
Village in Kiriwina Island


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…
Beach in Kiriwina Island


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'…
Island in Kiriwina Island

Kaileuna Island

Of the islands off Kiriwina, Kaileuna Island is the easiest and cheapest to access as boats carrying buai (betel nut) travel from Losuia most days. The villages of Kaisiga, in the south, and Tawema to the north have…
in Kiriwina Island


Megaliths made of a coral composite have linked the Trobriands to possible early Polynesian migrations. You can see them, but not without a guide - speak with Bweka Village Resort or Butia Lodge.
Cave in Kiriwina Island

Sacred Cave

A 15-minute walk from Butia Lodge, there's a sacred cave of crystal-clear water that's popular with locals. You can swim in the cool water provided you get permission from the owner.
Monument in Kiriwina Island

Plane Wreck

Various WWII relics, including the fairly intact remains of an American plane, can be seen near Butia Lodge.