Tulagi, Solomons

Tulagi, less commonly Tulaghi, is a small island in the Solomon Islands, just off the south coast of Florida Island. The town of the same name on the island was the capital of the Solomon Islands Protectorate from 1896 to 1942, and is today the capital of the Central Province. Tulagi was the original capital of the Solomons, but was severely damaged during WWII. It was replaced by Honiara after the war.

Tulagi is famous as a scuba diving destination. There are several notable wrecks in the area, as well as many interesting reefs and underwater features.

Things to see and do

* Scuba diving
* Guavutu Dolphin Park
* WWII tour
* Picnic on a deserted island
* Snorkelling

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Solomon Islands Dollar (SBD)
Language – English, Melanesian Pijin
Land Area – 5.5 km²
Population – 2,000 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 – There is a small wharf located at Tulagi township.

Transport Links – Tulagi is located one hour from Honiara where Henderson International Airport is situated, on Guadalcanal. Solomon Airlines flies into this airport from cities around the South Pacific, including Brisbane, Australia, Auckland, New Zealand, and Nadi, Fiji. Solomon Airlines also serves several Asian cities, including Bangkok, Thailand, Bombay, India, and Jakarta, Indonesia.

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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