Remote Tawali snorkel and skull cave


Mysterious tribal rituals, pristine white-sand beaches and water teeming with marine life. Welcome to exotic Papua New Guinea! Uncover some of the areas hidden gems on this tour which includes a visit to a scenic resort, spooky skull caves and a renowned snorkel site. Take a 90-minute coach ride to one of Papua New Guinea’s best kept secrets, Tawali Resort. Located on a volcanic bluff the resort overlooks the waters of Milne Bay. Take a short dinghy ride from Tawali Resort followed by a 15-minute walk along the shore line to a series of limestone caves. Walk down into the caves and come face to face with the skulls of the local villager’s ancestors. Exactly why the skulls are there is a subject of some conjecture, but it is a sight to behold none the less. When you re-emerge from the cave you’ll have the opportunity to purchase handicraft items from the local villagers before returning to the resort for a light lunch. Papua New guinea is located in the Coral Triangle. It is named so for its staggering number of coral species ad dense yet diverse number of fish species and other marine life. The guided tour to the House reef site is best done in two separate snorkels, one from each wharf of Tawali resort. There have been large variety of critters found at Tawali since the doors opened. Stargazers, Epaulet Sharks, Octopus, Ghost Pipe Fish, Sea Horses, Mandarin Fish and Harlequin Shrimps to name a few, its one of those places that the more you are in the water the more you see. During your free time you can take a dip in the pool, snorkel the house reef or sit out on our Observation Deck and take in the beautiful view Special Notes: The local roads may be unsealed and bumpy. Walking surfaces may be uneven and have some steps, so this tour is not suitable for people in a wheelchair or with limited mobility. The order of sights visited may vary. Guests with visual or hearing impairments must travel with a companion at all times. To ensure your adventure is as comfortable as possible please wear your swimsuit under your clothing, wear flat-soled, enclosed shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, bring a towel, a hat, plenty of sunscreen, bottled water and some local currency if you wish to purchase souvenirs or drinks at the resort.
  • Tour Code

    AT2050

  • Location

    Alotau

  • Activity Types

    Special Interest

  • Experience Types

    Sightseeing

  • Duration

    9 hours

  • Fitness Level

    Medium

  • Price

    Adult from $339.99
    Children (12 & under) from $339.99

  • Lunch included!

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Special Notes

The local roads may be unsealed and bumpy. Walking surfaces may be uneven and have some steps, so this tour is not suitable for people in a wheelchair or with limited mobility, back or neck injuries. The order of sights visited may vary. Guests with visual or hearing impairments must travel with a companion at all times. To ensure your adventure is as comfortable as possible please wear your swimsuit under your clothing, wear flat-soled, enclosed shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, bring a towel, a hat, plenty of sunscreen, bottled water and some local currency if you wish to purchase souvenirs or drinks at the resort.

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