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It should be possible to reach Wewak from Irian Jaya in the Indonesian part of the island of New Guinea. From [[Jayapura]] by road to Vanimo in [[West Sepik|Sandaun]] province takes around 3 hours. Public transport services are available on both sides of the border. There are then road connections to Wewak.
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It should be possible to reach Wewak from Irian Jaya in the Indonesian part of the island of New Guinea. From [[Jayapura]] by road to [[Vanimo]] in [[West Sepik|Sandaun]] province takes around 3 hours. Public transport services are available on both sides of the border. There are then road connections to Wewak.
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==

Revision as of 07:01, 2 May 2010

Wewak is the capital of the East Sepik province of Papua New Guinea.


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Understand

From a travel perspective Wewak is mainly important as an access point for visits to the Sepik River. During World War II, it was the site of a large Japanese airbase and the location of formal Japanese surrender to Allied forces on New Guinea.

Get in

By Plane

Air Niugini[1] has daily flights from Port Moresby, Nadzab (Lae) and Madang.


By Road

It should be possible to reach Wewak from Irian Jaya in the Indonesian part of the island of New Guinea. From Jayapura by road to Vanimo in Sandaun province takes around 3 hours. Public transport services are available on both sides of the border. There are then road connections to Wewak.

Get around

See

Wewak has a considerable number of relics from WW2 and, in particular, attracts many Japanese visitors.

  • Cape Wom. This is a war memorial and peace park located on the spot where Lieutenant General Adachi signed the official surrender documents for troops in New Guinea, on September 13, 1945. Behind the memorial, there are some Japanese tunnels that are still open.

Do

Buy

Eat

Drink

Sleep

  • In Wewak Boutique Hotel, (on Wewak Hill), 675 856 2100, [2]. K215-500 per room.
  • Wewak Guest House, Church Street, +675 856 1497 (), [3]. K75 approx. per person.

Contact

Get out

Wewak is linked by road to three villages on the Sepik River, Angoram, Timbunke, and Pagui.



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