Settlement of Santa Cruz first took place around 1500 to 1400 BC and the first European contact was made in 1595 by Spanish explorer Alvaro de Mendana, after several skirmishes with the natives.
The people of Santa Cruz Islands and the majority of the Reef Islands are non Austronesian Papuan-speaking like most of the people of Papua New Guinea, and differ linguistically from most other Solomon Islanders.
Travelling by boat - the only way to get around this isolated province.
Visiting distant Tikopia and Anuta, both virtually unaffected by modern life.
Red feather money, one of the world's unique currencies.
Tinakula, the most active volcano in the Solomons.
Tapa cloth which is made locally from tree bark.
Mendana rooster hunting.
Banana fibre basket weaving.
Flights to Temotu Province with Solomon Airlines
Solomon Airlines operates two weekly scheduled flights to Temotu Province