The island of Guadalcanal is 6,500 km² with a rugged interior. The tallest point is Mount Popomanaseu, peaking at 2,332 metres.
See the Solomon Islands article for a list of national holidays.
Guadalcanal Province has a tropical climate with temperatures averaging 28 °C in coastal areas. May to November tends to be the drier time of the year with June to August being the coolest months of the year. The northwest monsoon season is from November to March, bringing with it warmer and wetter weather and occasional cyclones. The annual average amount of precipitation is around 3,000 mm, though locally places can get much wetter.
Honiara International Airport (HIR), formerly known as Henderson Field, is located 10 kms out of the capital Honiara on Guadlacanal and is the main point of entry into the country. Solomon Airlines provides international connecting flights to Australia, Fiji, Vanuatu and domestic flights throughout the islands.
There is a departure tax at the airport of SI$40. Duty free limits are 250 grams of tobacco, 200 cigarettes, two litres of spirits and any other dutiable goods not exceeding SI$500.
Cruise ships sometimes include Guadalcanal on tours of the South Pacific. At the time of writing (June 09), Paradise Adventures is listing a trip including the Solomon Islands on its itinerary.
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