Kirakira, Makira Province
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Kirakira Airport is an airport located at Kirakira on the island of Makira, part of the Makira-Ulawa Province in the Solomon Islands. It is also known as Ngorangora Airstrip and was constructed in the late 1950s. The airport has scheduled flights provided by Solomon Airlines, using DASH8, DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft.
Kirakira Airport (IRA)
Dash 8 (DH8-102), Twin otter (DH6)
Transfers from Kirakira Airport are available through prior arrangement.
Makira Province: 39,407 (2009 census estimate)
The main industries for Kirakira are fishing, farming and handicrafts
Kirakira Hospital at Main Kirakira Township - Phone (+677) 50100
Royal Solomon Islands Police presence in Kirakira - Phone (+677) 21609
Main transport options include a boat or by vehicle on Kirakira itself.
There are taxis in Kirakira.
Broadband and dial-up services are available in Kirakira.
Mobile phones and SIM cards are available from the Telekom office in Kirakira.
Kirakira has ATM's for BSP and ANZ Banks.
Tours and Activities
Birdwatching in Kirakira
Makira Island is home to the most endemic species in the Solomon Islands. Although the trails around Kirakira are easily accessible for most, a long and steep trek to the Hauta Conservation area and the inland mountains, staying in nearby villages on the way, will delight serious birders with species such as the Makira Thrush, Makira Leaf Warbler, Shade Warbler, Whiteheaded Fruit Dove and many others.
Island Hopping near Kirakira
You can organise day trips to the Three Sisters, Pio and Ugi Islands, ideal for birding, exploring the villages or simply enjoying the natural beauty. A guide will take you to the villages, where you can soak up the local culture and entertainment. If you are interested in flora and fauna then there are many exciting bird-watching and tropical flower trails in the nearby forests.
Swim and Snorkel near Kirakira
Visit white sandy beaches and enjoy some of the best snorkeling in clear pristine clear waters, in easy reach of Kirakira, including the Three Sisters and Ugi Islands. There are also unique surfing breaks and snorkelling. Coral reefs abound, spend hours exploring and see an extraordinary variety of tropical fish. The islands can be accessed by motor boat from Kirakira Harbour.
Fresh Wind Guest Haus
The property is centrally located with shops in walking distance. The rooms are clean and comfortable, some with air-conditoning. When in Kira Kira you can enjoy snorkeling in pristine waters, village visits and walks in the lush jungle.