Vila – Makili

Start Vila town sign
Finish Makili (St Peter’s statue/fishing boats)
Type Of Walk One way  (boat back)
Distance 2.6km (one way)
Hours 1-1.5hours walking (one way) depending on tide (not including stops)
Grade Medium – includes scrambling over rocks and stony coastline
Highlights Coastal scenery, Lampian Beach (good for swimming/snorkelling), Makili fishing village and watching artisans (if prearranged)
Description From Vila village sign walk down street to ocean and then along coast south to Lampian Beach. Continue walking – coast gets more stony and wilder. At times will have to climb over rock pillars and walk through water. Eventually arrive at Makili.
Equipment/Footwear Sports sandals/good walking shoes will get wet/ walking pole useful (stony underfoot, rock scrambling)
Guides Recommended – you will see and learn more; guides can pre-arrange visits to wood carvers and basket weavers
Transport Boat back to Vila (must be pre-arranged)
Variants Can do as There and Back but often hard to avoid high tide in this situation and need to allow extra time.
Other Extremely difficult to walk between Lampian Beach/Makili at high tide, slippery, will get wet, and could get washed off rocks; high tide tracks exist on rock face but very steep and exposed (not recommended). Makili has small market on Thursday morning

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.