Getting To Uepi
Things are a little different at the moment due to Covid-19 with borders still closed to international visitors. Once borders reopen, flights should return to pre covid normality. The following information applies to when the borders reopen.
There are 2 major international airlines - Solomon Airlines and Virgin - flying 6 direct flights per week from Brisbane to Honiara (the capital of the Solomon Islands on Guadalcanal Island) and one flight per week from Brisbane direct to Munda in the Western Province (Solomon Airlines). Both airlines offer a good quality service. Flights are also available from Papua New Guinea and Fiji. Domestic flights should be considered when booking the international sector.
Domestic fixed wing flights are operated by Solomon Airlines.
From Honiara, visitors to Uepi travel by light plane (60 minute flight) to Seghe on the south east tip of New Georgia. Visitors should be prepared for the fact that Seghe is a small crushed coral airstrip with only a few small number of government and houses on the edge of the strip. Note that Solomon Airlines daily domestic schedules do respond to operational considerations (weather, passenger numbers etc) so changes may occur at short notice.
On arrival at Seghe, visitors will be met by Uepi Staff and transported approximately 18 km across the lagoon in seven metre outboard engine powered long-boats. Whilst most boats have overhead covers, be prepared for the chance of getting a little wet from spray on the way to the island!
We strongly recommend that necessary personal items such as prescribed medicines, spare glasses, dive masks with prescription lenses, special dietary needs etc are carried as hand luggage on the complete journey from home so you can ensure they arrive with you