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Seafood in Auki & Around

Auki Seafood Restaurant

The decor is bland but the food is tasty at this modest joint near the police station. The owner has worked as a cook for the Australian High Commission and serves up a mean garlic lobster accompanied with sweet pot…
Fast Food in Auki & Around

Auki Favourite Fast Food Bar

A very friendly bolthole that's popular with locals any time of the day. Dig into budget savouries such as beef or chicken stews, omelettes or sweet-and-sour fish. In the morning, don't miss their freshly prepared r…
International in Auki & Around

Fountain Gateway Cafe

This well-run venture with a kitschy dining room is a good-value stomach filler for those in need of some honestly prepared stews, soups, sandwiches and fish and chips at puny prices. Good roasted chicken, too.
Bakery in Auki & Around

Island Bakery Ltd

The only bakery in town has fresh bread and excellent coconut buns available from about 7am. It's pretty basic and super cheap.
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.