Wewak - Papua New Guinea

Wewak, with its palm fringed beaches is the main town of East Sepik in Papua New Guinea and is located on the northern coast of the island of New Guinea. It is the largest town between Madang and Jayapura and has a pier for overseas and coastal shipping. The old centre of the town is situated on a small peninsula, with the rest of the urban area occupying a narrow band of flat land between the ocean and the coastal range of mountains that emerges a short distance inland. Not far from Wewak is Cape Wom, the site of the Japanese surrender where Lieutenant General Adachi signed the surrender documents and handed his sword to Major General Robertson on 13th September 1945. A war memorial marks the site and the wartime airstrip is still in place. Another memorial in town has been erected at the site of the Japanese war graves and nearby is the Japanese/PNG Peace Park. The town is also a base for day trips to one of the fifteen islands off the coast of Wewak. Ideal tropical islands become a reality when you travel by boat to Kairuru Island with its waterfalls and hot springs. Swimming and snorkelling are superb in these clear turquoise waters. Diving is simply spectacular. Virtually unknown and untouched, the waters and reefs display an abundance of sea life-turtles, sharks, manta rays, tuna, corals as well as sunken wrecks from WWII. Further afield is Wuvulu Island. Acclaimed as one of the greatest dive sites of the world, Wuvulu rises straight up from an undersea plateau 2000 metres deep. As there are no rivers or creeks the water is uncommonly clear. From September to January the unprotected beaches along the coastline bring surf-board riders from around the country and overseas to surf one of PNG's few surf spots. The following 3 cruises call at Wewak. Discover more by clicking the cruise name or ship or click the Enquire button if you want to check availability and pricing.