Remote Tawali Resort snorkel and skull cave

8 hours | Alotau (Milne Bay) | A T 2 - 7 7 5
Average Guest Rating
From
AUD$ 359.95
Min. age: 5 years | Medical restriction (See special notes)
Shorex Best Price Guarantee
Find a better price for any excursion we offer and we will refund you 110% of the price difference.

Points of Interest

  • Tawali Resort
Includes meal, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Discover the magical Tawali Resort, a postcard-ready gem nestled on a volcanic mountain overlooking Milne Bay. Surrounded by breathtaking, natural scenery, this resort is Papua New Guinea's best kept secret – until now.
Begin the day with a Skull Cave Tour. Take a short dinghy ride from Tawali Resort to the local village, and then enjoy a 15 minute stroll along the captivating shoreline before arriving at a series of limestone caves. Follow the trail down into the caves and set your gaze upon what could be conceived as the darker side of Milne Bay's exotic history. Skulls of the village ancestors reside in the caves, but as to why they are there is not really known. As you re-emerge from the caves, you will get the chance to meet some of the local villagers and purchase some of their handicraft.
Return 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 a 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.
Relax the afternoon away as you enjoy free time at the resort to swim in the pool, snorkel at the beach or kick back on the deck.
Remember to bring some local currency for souvenirs and drinks at the resort and to bring your swimwear, a towel and enclosed walking shoes for the skull cave!

Special Notes:

Minimum age to participate tour is 5 years old.
Bring local currency, as local souvenir and drinks vendors do not accept credit cards or US dollars. Wear your swimsuit under your clothing; bring a towel, sunscreen and a hat. Wear closed-toe walk shoes for visiting the skull cave.
Not suitable for guests with mobility challenges or those with medical conditions such as heart, lung, hip or back concerns which may prohibit participation in snorkelling.
Coach journey may be a very bumpy ride - guests should be in good physical health to undertake this tour.

Medical Restriction:

Not reccomended for any mobility issues or those with conditions that may be exacerbated by bumpy ride or snorkelling ie. lung, heart, neck, back spinal conditions, pregnant women.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Travel to resort

Transport type:
Mini Bus
Transport Capacity:
36
Travel time:
01:30

Transfer by boat and Skull cave tour

Time at site:
01:30

Lunch at the resort.

Time at site:
01:00

Snorkelling tour

Time at site:
01:30

Free time at resort

Time at site:
01:00

Return transfer to the pier

Transport type:
Mini Bus
Transport Capacity:
36
Travel time:
01:30