Vila – Cave of our Lady Mary

Start Vila town  sign
Finish Vila town  sign
Type Of Walk There and back
Distance 1.4km (return)
Hours 1/1.5 hours walking (return) not including stops
Grade Medium – short but steep
Highlights Great views over Vila, coast/reef and up to Manukoko; Cave of our Lady Mary/Stations of the Cross
Description From Vila town sign walk towards hills, turn left at corner, then right again zigzagging on road up the hill past the Stations of the Cross to the Cave of our Lady Mary (150m).  Road is steep and it is up hill all the way.  Enjoy views north across Vila to the Indonesian Islands, west up towards Manukoko and east towards the mainland. Then retrace your steps back to Vila.
Equipment/Footwear Good walking shoes; walking pole recommended as road steep (loose stones)
Guides Not required
Transport Not needed if staying Vila; (note: for non–walkers 4WD vehicles can access road but difficult, bumpy  driving)
Other Recommended early morning only as gets hot later; road steep gradient

Track information verified. Recommended you notify your accommodation where you are walking (potential accident) and to walk with a companion; take water and protect yourself from the sun.