Wuvulu Island, Papua New Guinea
Wuvulu Island is part of the Western Islands of the Bismarck Archipelago in the western Pacific Ocean, part of Manus Province, Papua New Guinea. It is the western most island of the thirteen islands that make up the chain of island in the archipelago. It is an island of volcanic origin encircled by a coral reef with a maximum height of three meters above sea level.
Wuvulu’s two villages, named after the rising and setting sun, reflect the Micronesian influence of this Melanesian island. The friendly villagers live in homes of sago palm in beautiful tropical surroundings. The beliefs of the islanders prohibit them from eating many indigenous creatures. As a result, Wuvulu exists as an unintentional nature preserve. A variety of birds and mammals thrive here.
The reef offers excellent diving, snorkeling, and glass-bottom boat excursions, often with virtually unlimited visibility. Along with a rainbow of tropical fish and corals, there are also green sea turtles in abundance.
Things to See and Do
* Diving & snorkeling
* Glass bottom boat excursion
* Village visits
Cruise Season – Jan – Dec
Currency – Papua New Guinean kina (PGK)
Land Area – 28.8 km²
Population – 1000 approx
Language – English, Tok Pisin, Hiri Motu
Electricity – 2 angled flat pins and 1 round pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT plus ten hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 675
Port Location – Anchorage is available at Wuvulu island.
Transport Links – The Manus Province airport is located at Los Negros Island, which is joined to Manus island by a bridge across the narrow Loniu Passage. There are no direct flights from Port Moresby.