Loh Island, Torres Islands, Vanuatu
Loh island is one of the seven Torres islands, located in Torba province, Vanuatu. There are three settlements on Loh, Lunghariki, Telakwlakw and Rinuhe. The small village of Lunghariki on Loh hosts the administrative centre for the Torres. There is a community phone and medical clinic; however there is no wharf, no banks, no police station and few very basic stores.
The natural environment on Loh is well preserved and visitors can feast on fish, coconut crabs and lobster. The island is also home to unusual megapode birds, whose brooding behavior resembles that of reptiles. Flying foxes maybe seen near the village.
Things to see and do
* Village visit
* Bird watching
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Vanuatu vatu (VUV)
Language – Bislama, English, French
Land area – 14 km²
Population – 1, 000 approx (Torres Islands)
Electricity – 2 Angled pins and 1 flat pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT plus eleven hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 678
Port Location – Cruise ships anchor offshore at Loh island and passengers are tendered ashore.
Travel Links – There's one Air Vanuatu flight a week to the Torres Islands, on Fridays from Santo (March 2007). It lands at Linua, adjacent to Loh Island. At low tide you can wade across the estuary between Linua and Loh. At other times people use canoes.