With uncrowded surf, crystal clear waters, colourful living reefs, excellent fishing, incredible scenery, tropical rainforest and tribal societies, the Solomon Islands is one of the last surfing frontiers, even for the 2023 and 2024 surf season. Here it’s possible here to leave the modern world behind and go walk on white sand beaches, stay in thatched huts fronting aqua-blue lagoons and sleep in a comfortable, exclusive surf camps in front of exposed reef breaks that catch the full range of North Pacific swells.

Quick Facts

Uncrowded, powerful reefbreaks


Natural beauty and a lost in time vibe

Consistent swells, though sometimes wind affected

Best season for waves on the North Shore is from October through to April

When to go

The best surf tends to be in the winter from May to October when with large, yet clean swells generated from winter storms in the Tasman Sea near New Zealand crash into the south shores and the island’s quality breaks. The beauty of its location however means that in the summer months from November to March it also catches north swells generated by South Pacific cyclones as well as from winter storms in the North Pacific. The two seasons, and different swells, make for consistent conditions for most of the year.


The Solomon Islands offer a diverse range of attractions for travelers. Explore pristine beaches, world-class diving spots, and historical WWII sites. Immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture at traditional villages, and enjoy wildlife watching in the lush rainforests. Hike scenic trails, surf at renowned breaks, and visit bustling local markets. Experience the tranquility of remote islands and, depending on the season, witness captivating dolphin and whale sightings. The Solomon Islands promise an enriching and unforgettable travel experience with something for every type of adventurer.

The Country

The Solomon Islands, an enchanting destination for surf travelers, offer much more than just perfect waves. This archipelago of over 900 islands boasts pristine beaches, vibrant coral reefs, and an abundance of marine life. Beyond surfing, explore the rich history of WWII relics and immerse yourself in the local culture at traditional villages. Hike through lush rainforests, witness rare wildlife, and indulge in the tranquility of remote islands. With warm tropical waters and uncrowded breaks, surfers can revel in their passion for riding the waves. Whether seeking thrilling adventures or serene escapes, the Solomon Islands beckon with their natural beauty, warm hospitality, and a sense of untouched paradise.

Getting There

Traveling to the Solomon Islands from major Australian cities is relatively easy. Several airlines operate regular flights to Honiara, the capital city of the Solomon Islands, from major Australian cities. 

From Sydney: Flights from Sydney to Honiara are available through various airlines. The flight duration is approximately 3 to 4 hours.
From Melbourne: Melbourne also offers direct flights to Honiara, with a similar flight duration of around 3 to 4 hours.
From Brisbane: Brisbane serves as another major gateway to the Solomon Islands. Direct flights to Honiara take approximately 3 to 4 hours.
From Perth: Travelers from Perth can reach the Solomon Islands with connecting flights, usually through Brisbane or Sydney. Total travel time varies but can be around 7 to 10 hours, including layovers.

Here’s an overview of how to get to the Solomon Islands from New Zealand:

From Auckland: Auckland is the main international gateway in New Zealand. There are regular direct flights to Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Islands, operated by various airlines. The flight duration is approximately 3 to 4 hours.

From Wellington and Christchurch: While there are no direct flights from Wellington or Christchurch to the Solomon Islands, travelers can reach Honiara with connecting flights via Auckland. 

Travel Information

Time Zone

GMT +11


Solomon Islands Dollar (SBD or SI$)

Calling code



the standard voltage used for electrical appliances is 230 volts, and the frequency is 50 hertz. The electric plugs used in the country are of type I.