- Area: Honiara
- Primary Phone Number: +677 7780302
- Listed: August 3, 2016 9:31 am
- Expires: 523 days, 1 hour
This is a great day hike, following the Kakabona river up to the 40m high (guesstimate) Kahove waterfall. The river levels were low during our hike, allowing us to walk up the river the whole distance. At other times, you may need to reroute in-land. The beginning of the walk is a fairly easy incline up the relatively dry creek bed which then changes to some lovely natural pools, tree canopies and amazing canyon walls. It then gets more difficult as the river narrows and you need to wade through the water and clamber over cascades and boulders. We went after the massive April 2014 floods which had brought a lot of debris, logs and rocks downstream, which made the walk slower than usual. There was also a sizeable landslide near the waterfall. The advantage of this hike is you can stop at any point and enjoy the natural swimming pools, rather than going the whole way to the waterfall.
Duration – 6 hours return (approximately 14km return walk)
Difficulty – Moderate/Difficult
Directions – Starting point is Kakabona village. We organised a guide through Godfrey Eric who works at the Australian High Commission and lives directly across from the bamboo gates of Kakabona Beach.