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How To Get AHead.

There are various reasons why skulls are kept in caves. On Doini its because people value their... read more

Reviewed March 13, 2018
AlanGelder
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Adamstown, Australia
Beautiful island

We stopped as part of a cruise and really enjoyed expiring the island. The caves and Rockpool are... read more

Reviewed February 29, 2016
ghtraveller
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Western Australia
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Mar 13, 2018
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Reviewed March 13, 2018

There are various reasons why skulls are kept in caves. On Doini its because people value their ancestors & like to keep them close by. In Rabaul skulls were prized as trophies of a warriors victims. On Kiriwini the skull cave is a memorial to...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2017

We went to this Island as part of a Princess ship tour. What a delight to meet such friendly people, and share the entertainment and way of life. The snorkeling was amazing. The reefs are undamaged, close to shore and suitable for all levels of...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed June 6, 2017

The walk to Skull Cave was great as long as you can negotiate rough ground, crossing creek beds by walking on stones, reasonably steep general terrain and the final very steep and slightly unstable climb up to the cave itself. That said, the countryside you...More

Date of experience: May 2017
11  Thank paul g
Reviewed July 18, 2016

We did not go to the Skull Cave. We enjoyed the island which to my mind has to be one of the most beautiful we have been to, and we have been to many. We went as part of a Princess Line cruise and were...More

Date of experience: May 2016
10  Thank Beryl R
Reviewed June 16, 2016

In pouring rain and ankle deep mud we made the slippery trek to skull cave. The last part of the climb was extremely slippery and not recommended for those with mobility issues. The cave itself was interesting but for my part probably not worth the...More

Date of experience: May 2016
5  Thank NauticalDreamer3010
Reviewed June 4, 2016

Be truly surprised when visiting this natural small island. Just enjoy swimming, and if feeling adventurous do the trek to the skull cave

Date of experience: June 2016
3  Thank Margaret D
Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

If you want to get off the beaten track, then hike up to the skull cave on the other side of the island. If it's been raining, the track to the left of the pier is awful-like Kokoda! Very muddy, slippery, and longer. The easiest...More

Date of experience: May 2016
7  Thank GregNS68
Reviewed May 12, 2016

Doini Island is beautiful. We enjoyed the people and the resort area, but I had read that the main attraction on Doini Island was the Skull Cave, so I was determined to see it. My wife and I hired a guide and set off for...More

Date of experience: April 2016
9  Thank WayneV376
Reviewed February 29, 2016

We stopped as part of a cruise and really enjoyed expiring the island. The caves and Rockpool are interesting. It was a brief visit but very enjoyable.

Date of experience: February 2016
4  Thank ghtraveller
Reviewed January 3, 2016

Exploring the island is up to how much time you have. On a cruise then a quick walk up the hill and back to the skull cave will set you up for a good lunch. A nice cold drink back at the bar before boarding...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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austravlar
January 14, 2018|
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Response from paul g | Reviewed this property |
The snorkeling near the tender port is easily accessible and quite good. A visit to the Skull Cave involves quite a long walk over very uneven and at times steep terrain. To actually see the cave, there is a very steep final... More
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Richard M
May 10, 2015|
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Response from paul g | Reviewed this property |
Australian money is certainly accepted by vendors on the island, even for a beer. There is no charge to go to or see Skull Cave
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April 1, 2015|
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Response from paul g | Reviewed this property |
Hi. There are no organised tours to Skull Cave, as such, through P&O or Princess. You can just walk there yourself. It isn't an 'easy' walk though as there are uneven roadways but it isn't too difficult.
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