Timbunke, Papua New Guinea
Timbunke is an attractive village set along the Sepik River in the Lower Sepik area. There is only a small number of houses in the village. Access to Timbunke from Wewak, is vai the Prince Alexander Range and the Sepik plains. Further down river from Timbunke is the large village of Tambanum.
Within the confines of Tambanum village is the historic Haus Tambaran where traditionally the women of the village are not allowed access. Tourists have permission to enter the site, as long as women do not step on the plank at its entrance. There are artifacts to purchase here and traditional Sepik singing and dancing can be experienced.
Things to See and Do
* Village visit
* Haus Tambaran
* Prince Alexander Range
* Sepik Plains
* Tambanum Village
Cruise Season – Jan – Dec
Currency – Papua New Guinean kina (PGK)
Language – English, Tok Pisin, Hiri Motu
Land Area – 1126 km (Sepik river length)
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 – The port is located at Wewak in East Sepik province.
Transport Links – Domestic flights are available from Port Moresby to Wewak in East Sepik.
There is an airstrip at Timbunke and flying in by chartered Cessna light aircraft is a viable alternative to travelling overland.