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“A long but rewarding day out”
Review of Tenaru Falls

Tenaru Falls
Ranked #7 of 12 things to do in Honiara
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Canberra, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
93 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“A long but rewarding day out”
Reviewed August 14, 2011

Tenaru Falls is a great day out but plan to spend the whole day, it is a very long walk in and out. You need to arrange a guide in advance - the Tourism Bureau next to Mendana Hotel is the best place to start. Tenaru is on the eastern side of the airport and from town it is probably almost an hours drive to the start of the walk - the road is terrible towards the end and only to be attempted in an extremely sturdy 4WD such as a hilux (I would think twice about attempting it in a Rav 4). The walk itself is reasonably flat but must be around 8 kilometres one way, with several river crossings. Wear comfortable shoes that are okay to get wet and enclosed shoes would be better for keeping river stones out. The falls themselves are really beautiful, wear your swimmers so you can jump in for a refreshing swim. There is a quite a lot of water pouring down them and the pools beneath are quite deep in places. Then it's the long walk and drive back exactly the way you came. take PLENTY of water and lunch, there are no facilities whatsoever needless to say - you will be walking through villages and gardens. People are generally quite friendly. Your guide should be taking care of payment for being on their land so do not hand over any extra money if asked and make sure your guide takes care of this. Be warned that on occasion people have had to turn around because no agreement could be reached on this point. It is a long and rewarding day but you will need to be at least moderately fit, able to keep walking for a very extended period, and I would not recommend children under about ten or even twelve unless they are very good swimmers and have a lot of experience bushwalking for long periods. Wear a hat, sunglasses and sun cream and I would recommend waterproof insect repellant if you happen to have any (but it's not essential).

Visited June 2011
8 Thank Angelrah79
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48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Incredible waterfalls near Honiara”
Reviewed June 23, 2011

Tenaru Falls is a spectacular waterfall, falling about 60ft into a clear deep pool. After the 2-2.5hour walk though the jungle to the falls you are more than ready for a swim in the surprisingly cool pool. The walk is relatively flat, but there are a lot of river crossings so your feet will get very wet, and there are some slippery spots. It's definitely worth seeing. Take plenty of water

Visited June 2011
12 Thank shaunanthony
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