AUSTRALASIAN Lowland Tropical Moist Forest

Arnavon (Arnarvon) Islands,Solomon Islands

Kerehikapa Island and surrounding Islands are part of the Arnavon Community Marine Conservation Area (ACMCA). They are located in the Solomon Isands.

The protected area encompass 40,000 acres, including 3 small uninhabited islands, and surrounding coral reefs. The U.S.A based nature Conservancy helped three communities (Katupika, Kia and Wagina) came together in 1995 to protect the Arnavon Islands. 

As a visitor, there are a few interesting things to see. First, it is a protected reserve with no one here but the rangers; there are no villages, no fisherman; this is a rarity in Melanesia. One of the islands has a population of nesting Melanesian scrubfowl. There is good for birding along the beach, with species such as fantails, parrots...

Access for an independent traveller is difficult, I would imagine! Coral Princess Cruises goes there about once a year, on their Melanesia trip. (However, it is wise to check their itinerary before booking, as it does change.)

National Parks, Lodges and other places to experience Australasian Lowland Tropical Moist Forest...

Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Cairns Botanical Gardens

Cairns Tropical Zoo

Damawewe Caves, Papua New Guinea

Etty Bay, Australia

Gam Island