Village in Malaita


If you want to get a taste of rural life and enjoy superb scenery without travelling too far from Auki, make a beeline for Gwaunaru'u. This sweet little village near the airfield, about 10km north of Auki, abuts a h…
Waterfall in Auki & Around

Kwaibala Waterfall

If you need to refresh yourself, make a beeline for Kwaibala Waterfall, about 3km from Auki. This little waterfall drops into a few pools that beg swimming. It's a 30-minute walk from town, or you can take a taxi (S…
Beach in Malaita


The 'north road' leaves Auki and follows the coast from Sisifiu to Sisolo, providing lovely sea views. Long stretches of white-sand beach line the shore. The welcoming subprovincial headquarters of Malu'u is an obvi…
Cave in Auki & Around

Riba Cave

East of Auki is this haunting cave, with stalagmites, several large subterranean chambers and an underground river. Caveat: it's very slippery – wear sturdy walking shoes. From Auki, you can take a taxi (S$100 retur…
Village in Auki & Around


With its traditional-style houses raised on stilts over the shore, the friendly fishing village of Lilisiana, about 1.5km from Auki, is photogenic to boot. Lilisiana’s peaceful beach is a narrow, long, golden sand s…
Lake in Auki & Around

Osi Lake

On the northern outskirts of Auki, this lake is a nature-lovers' paradise, home to colonies of seabirds. It can be explored in a dug-out. You might be asked to pay a kastom (cultural) fee of S$50.
Beach in Malaita

Lilisiana Beach

Lilisiana's peaceful beach is a narrow, long, golden sand spit beside coral shallows. It's immediately to the north of the village and is the closest one to Auki.
Island in Malaita

Lau Lagoon

This 35km-long lagoon contains more than 60 artificial islands. There's no formal accommodation, but you can arrange your stay in a village; ask the chief.