Auki is the provincial capital of Malaita Province, Solomon Islands. It is situated on the northern end of Langalanga Lagoon on the northwest coast of Malaita Island.
Between other main destinations within Malaita Provice belong Afutara, Atoifi and Parasi.Of Malaita Province's 96,000 people, all but 2,000 are Melanesians. The remainder are Polynesians who live on the two atolls of Ontong Java, and Sikaiana.
In the early 19th century foreigners were confronted by the ferocity of the Malaitan tribesmen in retaliation to black birding activities.
Flights to Auki
A very distinctive feature of Malaita Island is the large number of artificial islands, particularly in the Langa Langa and Lau Lagoons. These heavily populated islands were built on sandbars or exposed reefs by heaping boulders up until permanent landmass remained. These islands are now home to some 12,000 Malaitans in the Langa Langa and Lau Lagoons in Maramasmike.
Historically, sharks were often worshipped and a few Malaita Islanders still believe spirits reside in them. There are 15 tribal languages and dialect groups including the
1, 000 strong ancestor worshipping Kwaio tribe, who live in the mountains along the east coast.
The small township of Auki has been the province's capital since 1920, and nowadays has a population of about 4,000 people. It boasts a variety of shops, hotels, and restaurants.
Auki, relaxing provincial centre with shops and restaurants.
Artificial islands in Langa Langa and Lau Lagoons.
Stronghold of ancient traditions, including shark calling.
Main centre for the manufacture of shell money.
The isolated Polynesian atolls of Sikaiana and Ontong Java.
Flights to Auki with Solomon Airlines
Solomon Airlines is providing flights to Auki, Malaita Province and Honiara.