Wewak is the capital of the East Sepik province of Papua New Guinea.
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.
It should be possible to reach Wewak from Irian Jaya in the Indonesian part of the island of New Guinea. There are road connections from Aitape in Sandaun province.
Wewak is linked by road to three villages on the Sepik River, Angoram, Timbunke, and Pagui.