Surrounding swamps and rainforest lowlands are of interest to birdwatchers, with a high chance of observing Crowned Pigeon, Yellow-eyed Starling, Large Fig-Parrot and Flame Bowerbird as well as a large variety of more common species.
Kiunga has reliable 24 hour power. Locals are friendly, and there is no significant crime. Dial-up net access is possible during business hours. Short term accommodation is available. Although Kiunga is accessible by road, this provides access only from Tabubil via the Kiunga-Tabubil Highway.