Nuakata Island Guided Adventure
One of the larger islands in the close Milne Bay group, Nuakata Island offers easy access to heaps off inshore and offshore reefs and bushwalking and village exploring.
- Snorkel and swim directly off the Wild PNG Backpackers. From easy snorkelling to deeper drop offs of 20+m further off the beach
- Take long walks each way on the island and explore each little cove which hosts it's own family unit and village
- Explore nearby islands and offshore reefs using the dedicated Wild PNG Banana Boat
- Known for it's fishing, Nuakata boasts huge fish prowling the nearby offshore reefs
- Join a walk and tour of the local skull cave and learn the 'not so scary' history of why they exist.
Nuakata is one of the larger islands in the close group of islands in Milne Bay. It offers fantastic snorkelling off any one of the countless fringing reefs extending affshore around the island. There are quite a few families living here in isolated groups and it's beautiful just to take a walk in one direction or the other alongn the coast line and visiting each family as you find them. They will be engaged in their day to day subsistence living but always have time to take in a visitor and chat.
The guided tours have a dedicated Wild PNG Banana Boat for the tour and this is available for your group to visit nearby islands and reefs if you're feeling a little more energetic and want to exoplore further. Fishing around the nearby deep water, offshore reefs is world renowned and you can really bust up some gear here on really big fish if you want to try. Fishing gear is available for rent and lures that catch fish are available to buy at the Wild PNG Backpacker accommodation.
The accommodation is typical of all the Wild PNG Backpacker accommodation. It is traditionally built from sustainable materials and all by hand. Traditional thatched roofs keep the bungalows cool during the day and slatted floors and walls allow the cool breezes to pass through the bungalows. Your bed is a simple matress and a pillow with a mosquito net covering it all and keeping you cozy at night.
Night times in winter can be a little cool, so we reccommend a light weather jacket for night and a light, hot weather sleeping bag.
Your trip starts from East Cape, so make your way there from Alotau, either by taxi (About 200 kina) each way, or better still, by the local Public Motor Vehicles that regularly travel from Alotau central departure point to East Cape. This is only 12 Kina each way and a far better way to experience life in Milne Bay as the locals do. You can also book transfers from Wild PNG Transport using the link on this page.
Bring your beach gear and sleeping bag. If you want alcohol, you will need to buy it in Alotau along with any snacks or softdrinks you'd like during our stay.
All meals, transport and accommodation while on the adventure
Extra snacks and supplies if you want them from Alotau. Fishing and snorkelling gear is available for rent.