Excursion

Tawali Resort Skull Cave Trek & Snorkel Adventure

Tucked away and only accessible by unpaved road and boat is Papua New Guinea’s best-kept secret: Tawali ResortDiscover the attractions of this idyllic locale with an exploration of a skull cave and a snorkeling adventure in wildlife-rich watersYou may also take a dip in the pool and relax on the observation deck with free time at the resort.

Price TBD
  • Code
    GUR-EW
  • Level
    Soft
  • Walking Type
    Little
  • Activity Type
    All
  • Age
    All ages
  • Duration
Your excursion begins with an approximately 90-minute journey by local bus over bumpy roads to a volcanic bluff overlooking the clear, protected waters of Milne BayHidden here in this remote location is Tawali Resort, an ideal home base for explorations of the natural wonders of the areaLaunching your day's discoveries from this nicely positioned resort, uncover what could be considered the darker side of Milne Bay history with a trek through Skull CaveA short dingy ride and a 15-minute walk along the shores of a local village bring you to a series of limestone cavesWalk down into their eerie realm, following the footsteps of the villagers' ancestors, to encounter the caves' namesake skullsExactly why the skulls are here is a mystery, but there is no doubt as to why their presence is of ongoing interest to today's intrepid visitorsEmerging from the cave, you will have the opportunity to purchase handcrafts sold by the local villagersReturn to the resort for a light lunch before taking the plunge into this afternoon's activity, snorkelingLocated in the Coral Triangle, Papua New Guinea is wonderfully suited for water escapadesYour guided snorkeling expedition takes place at the Sponge Haven site, reached with a short boat ride from the resortFeaturing a sheer wall starting from a shelf three feet below the water's surface and plunging to depths of 350 feet-plus, this locale is truly spectacularDon your snorkel gear to appreciate nature's exotic beauty, marveling at the wall's honeycomb surface with its small caves hosting a variety of sponges and other marine lifeFollowing your snorkeling experience, return to the resort for some free timeTake a dip in the pool or admire views from the observation deck before returning to the pier with an approximately two-hour journey by local bus, venturing across PNG's typically rough and bumpy scenic roads along the way. This Crystal Adventures excursion MUST be pre-reserved.