Accommodation

Tautsina Island Surf Lodge

Tautsina Island Surf Lodge is a two story wooden building (with concrete foundation) facing north with an expansive view of the ocean, a jungle covered hill behind and little else around us, apart from our large fruit and vegetable garden.

There are 3 beds upstairs and 2 downstairs. A room has been added downstairs very recently with large windows. We can add an extra bed on the balcony if you have a group of 6.

Bedrooms

Beds

Guests

Prices

AU$, PER PERSON
Includes: Accommodation, 3 meals per day, Boat & Surf Guide + 1 return Baritaka transfer per day + Private Kieta airport transfers.

Nights
People 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
1 1325 1525 1725 1925 2125 2325 2525 2725
2 1058 1238 1405 1578 1758 1943 2123 2298
3 987 1162 1332 1502 1672 1827 1997 2167
4 943 1103 1278 1443 1603 1773 1943 2103
5 907 1077 1237 1402 1567 1732 1902 2072
6 879 1039 1214 1369 1539 1699 1849 2029

The above per person price does not include boat fuel. Reason being, some people want to surf breaks close to base, others wish to explore further afield.
So to keep things fair, you only need to pay for the fuel you want to use.
Here’s a quick guide to fuel prices / return trips – number of trips is dependent on conditions, but below is a good guide . .

Boat Fuel, 25L premixed is 200 Kina (approx. AU$83 / US$59) per container.
We have two boats, one with a 15hp engine and the other with a 60hp.

60 hp (Fast) Recommended for 3 people or more.
Baritaka. 5 trips / 5 min from camp
The Left. 2 trips / 15 min from camp
Vito/Iwi/Arui. 2 containers return / 30 min from camp

15 hp (Cruisy) Recommended for 2 people.
Baritaka. 10 trips / 10 min from camp
The Left. 3 trips / 30 min from camp
Vito/Iwi/Arui. 1 container return / 60 min from camp

Fishing:

Handlines and spear guns (locally made) are available for use free of charge. And we highly recommend you bring a mask/goggles and fins too, there are some beautiful snorkeling spots to explore.