Activities

Diving is one of Tufi’s great attractions, with consistent 30m-plus visibility. Maloway, Cyclone Reef and Marion Reef are memorable, and the muck diving under Tufi wharf is exceptional. Nearby are some WWII ships easily accessible in shallow water, while the famous B17 ‘Black Jack’ bomber is down the coast. Tufi Resort has dive boats and a fully equipped dive shop. The dive season is from September to May. From June to August, high winds make diving difficult.

Local villages can provide outrigger canoes (the standard form of transport) if you want to go fishing, and Tufi Resort’s dive boat also does fishing trips.

There is a network of tracks in the area ideal for trekking. Many follow the ria around the coast. Other tracks can be quite difficult; you must be fit. Tufi Resort can arrange a guide and village stays, or you could take your chances and ask around yourself. The villages and the resort can arrange boats to pick you up at various locations at the end of your walk.

Orchids, birds and butterflies can also been seen in the surrounding jungles and, again, Tufi Resort can arrange guides to view these.

Diving

Diving is one of Tufi's great attractions; there is consistent 30m-plus visibility. Maloway, Cyclone Reef and Marion Reef are memorable, and the muck diving under Tufi wharf is exceptional. Nearby are some WWII ships easily accessible in shallow water, while the famous B17 Blackjack bomber is down the coast. The dive season is from September to May. Contact the Tufi Resort for details.

Kayaking

The coastline south and north of Tufi offers unparalleled kayaking adventure. From 2016, Tufi Resort will have sea kayaks for hire and will be organising kayaking trips in conjunction with village stays. There's also nothing to stop adventurous kayakers from bringing their own and making their way all the way down to Alotau or up as far as Lae.

Fishing

Local villages can provide outrigger canoes (the standard form of transport) if you want to go fishing, and the dive resort's dive boat also does fishing trips.

Trekking

There is a network of tracks in the area; many follow the ria around the coast. Other tracks can be quite difficult; you must be fit. Tufi Resort can arrange a guide, or you could ask around yourself. The villages and the resort can pick you up at various locations at the end of your walk.

Orchids, birds and butterflies can also been seen in the surrounding jungles and Tufi Resort can arrange guides to view these.

Sleeping

Worth a Trip: Exploring the Coast Around Tufi

One of the highlights of visiting Tufi is staying in villages that dot the coastline on either side. You could spend weeks wending your way along the coast, staying at village guesthouses en route. The accommodation is basic, with mosquito nets and local food (the seafood is tasty), but most visitors rate it as far more memorable than staying at the pricey resort. The guesthouses can also arrange fishing and snorkelling; bring your own gear. Boat transfers cost extra. It’s best, though not essential, to contact them ahead, and this is most easily done through Tufi Resort, since most villages have little or no phone reception and messages are sent by boat.

Most of the villages offer treks, birdwatching, snorkelling, fishing and participation in singsings (celebratory dances/festivals).