Top Choice Island in Around West New Georgia

Skull Island

A 30-minute boat ride from Munda, this tiny islet on Vonavona Lagoon is the final resting place for the skulls of countless vanquished warriors, as well as a shrine for the skulls of Rendovan chiefs. They date from …
Museum in Munda

Peter Joseph WWII Museum

History buffs should consider this excellent private ‘museum’ of WWII relics. Run by knowledgeable Alphy Barney Paulson, it features lots of utensils, ammunition, machine guns, shells, crockery, helmets, shavers and…
Historic Site in Islands Around Ghizo

Vila Point

WWII Japanese relics are scattered around the island. Vila Point was an important WWII Japanese base and you can still see guns in the bush.
Historic Site in Around West New Georgia

Baeroko Bay

The Japanese garrison stationed in Baeroko Bay held the besieging US forces off for five weeks before finally being overwhelmed in August 1943. A silent reminder of this period is the Casi Maru, a sunken Japanese fr…
Volcano in Islands Around Ghizo


A perfect cone-shaped volcano that rises to 1770m, Kolombangara looms majestically on the horizon, due east of Ghizo island. It's a two-day hike to the top and back. It rises from a 1km-wide coastal plain through fl…
Island in Around West New Georgia

Kohinggo Island

On Kohinggo Island, there is a wrecked US Sherman tank at Tahitu on the northern shore. It was lost in action in September 1943 when US marines overran a Japanese strongpoint.
Church in Gizo

St Stephen Cathedral

The cathedral is set back from the main road.