Honiara, Solomon Islands

Honiara is the capital of the Solomon Islands and is located on Guadalcanal, a large mountainous island covered by jungle. It is situated on the northern coast, is the heart of the province and is the Solomon Island’s springboard for tourism activities.

Honiara offers tourists a number of attractions including the National Museum, the Melanesian Cultural Centre, Honiara and Kukum markets, the National Parliament building and World War II battle sites and museums. Outside of the capital, the island is a wildlife and bird watcher's paradise and a top diving spot. There are also a number of beautiful beaches to discover.

Things to see and do

* Mendana Avenue – Honiara main street
* Honiara National Museum & Cultural Centre
* Hiking & birdwatching
* Vilu War Museum
* Tenaru Falls

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Solomon Islands Dollar (SBD)
Language – English, Melanesian Pijin
Land Area – 6,500 km² (Guadalcanal)
Population – 55,000 approx
Electricity – 2 angled flat pins and 1 round pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT plus eleven hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 677

Port Location – The port is located at Point Cruz in Honiara Harbor.

Transport Links - The main airport in the Solomon Islands is Henderson International Airport, 8 km outside Honiara, on Guadalcanal. Solomon Airlines flies into this airport from cities around the South Pacific, including Brisbane, Australia, Auckland, New Zealand, and Nadi, Fiji.

In addition, flights are available from London, England, Frankfurt, Germany, and Amsterdam, Netherlands. Fiji's national airlines, Air Pacific, flies from Los Angeles as well as cities in the South Pacific to Honiara.

Air Nauru also offers flights from Brisbane and several South Pacific islands to Honiara. The Visit South Pacific Pass offers island hoppers discounted airfares for touring islands in the South Pacific.

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Cruises from Honiara, Solomon Islands

Cruise Date Duration
Le Laperouse, 11 Night Ancient Cultures of Papua New Guinea ex Honiara, Solomon Islands to Cairns, Qld, Australia 20/02/22 11 nts
Le Soleal, 11 Night Ancient Cultures of Papua New Guinea ex Honiara, Solomon Islands to Cairns, Qld, Australia 21/10/22 11 nts
Le Soleal, 11 Night Revealing the Mysteries of Melanesia - with National Geographic ex Honiara, Solomon Islands to Noumea, New Caledonia 11/11/22 11 nts