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Wewak is the capital of the East Sepik province in the Sepik region 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 Papua (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. During flood season some of the river crossings may be impassable.
Wewak has a considerable number of relics from WW2 and, in particular, attracts many Japanese visitors.
Wewak is linked by road to three villages on the Sepik River, Angoram, Timbunke, and Pagui.