Village Tours at Lissenung
Lissenung Island is just one of many islands in New Ireland Province and many of our neighbouring islands are inhabited. The area counts more than 149 islands, which are surrounded by the Bismarck Archipelago to the south-west and the South Pacific Ocean to the north-east. Join us on a visit to those island villages and experience what life without running water, without electricity, without TV and Internet is like. Where kids still play outside, not sit in front of the TV all day. Happy kids, who love to swim, show you their home, practice their English on you and have their picture taken and then see themselves inside that little box.
You will be accompanied by one of our local guides, who will open the door to their homes to you and let you experience their life for a short while. You will find out why the islanders have a separate Haus Kuk (kitchen), how copra is made, and if you are lucky, you might even get to watch the weavers make floor mats or bline, which we use for the walls in all our bungalows. At Enuk Island, our first visit is to one of the two schools. If you have brought some pencils, exercise books etc. with you, now is the time to hand them over to the headmaster. He/she will make sure that the presents are divided equally. Many of our Australian guests have had a fun game of touch footy here, and usually, the kids out-run the grown-ups!
The next stop is Ral Island for a snorkel and (if you booked the full day tour) BBQ lunch. Ral Island is even smaller than Lissenung, and the reef around it is stunning.
For those of you that are into fishing, we can throw a couple of rods on the boat for some trawling or reef fishing, or you can collect your own fresh oysters for lunch. The day is pretty much yours to design!
|Enuk Island visit||PGK 30.00 per person|
|1/2 day island village tour||PGK 125.00 per person, min. 2 people|
|Full day island village tour||PGK 210.00 per person, min. 2 people|
Above rates include a guide, snacks and beverages and, for the full day tour, picnic lunch. A donation of PGK 30.00 per person from the above rates goes to Enuk Island community and elementary schools.
Prices are applicable for bookings and payment made from outside PNG. Any bookings made whilst in PNG are subject to 10% GST.