The Kiriwina-Goodenough District consists of the Trobriand Islands and Goodenough Island, with headquarters at Losuia Station and a total population of about 65,000 people.
The Trobriand Islands which make up half of the district has a unique culture that has been documented internationally for years by famous researchers like Malinowski. If you are looking for cultural experience there is no other place to visit. Home to the iconic Milamala Festival, the Trobriand Islands (also known as the "Islands of Love") have everything a visitor could hope for. The very unique cultures of the people, beautiful islands and beaches, and the smiling faces and enthusiastic energy of Trobriand Islanders will enthrall you.
These amazing islands consisting of coral atolls cover an area of 450 square kilometres in the Solomon Sea, with a population of over 12,000 people. The main center of the Trobriand Islands is Losuia Station, situated on the main island of Kiriwina, with an airport that has direct flights to Alotau and Port Moresby via PNG Air.
The main islands of the Trobriand Islands include: Kiriwina Island, Kaileuna Island, Vakuta Island, Kaduaga Island, and Kitava Island. The mysterious Tuma Island (Island of the Dead) is located northwest of Kiriwina Island. Cruise ships currently visit Kaibola on Kiriwina Island and also Kitava Island.
Goodenough Island was the site for a Japanese base during World War 2 and unlike its fellow Trobriand Islands, is a virtually unexplored part of Milne Bay Province. Vivigani Airstrip is one of the relics from WW2, and the tarmac is still usable for small aircraft. It is perfect for the visitor who would like to visit an area which is still largely untouched by the outside world. The total population is about 53,000 people.
Goodenough Island boasts Mount Madawa'a, a favorite for mountain climbers, and some of the oldest metamorphic rocks in Papua New Guinea are found here. It is also home to amazing indigenous cultures and some endemic species of flora and fauna. The highest peak in the D'Entrecasteaux Islands is the 2,536-meter Mount Vineuo on Goodenough Island, also believed to be the highest mountain in the world for an island of this size. The islands are volcanic and there are active geothermal fields as well. Goodenough Island offers good bird watching with a rare species of Bird of Paradise and the Curl Crested Manucode.
Bolubolu Station is the main center on Goodenough Island and is accessible by sea.