Sepik River, PNG
The Sepik is the longest river on the island of New Guinea. The majority of the river flows through the Papua New Guinea (PNG) provinces of Sandaun and East Sepik, with a small section flowing through the Indonesian province of Papua. Along the river there are numerous villages with different language groups and clans dependent on the river as a trade route, and as a symbolic focal point for artistic expression.
Wewak, with its palm fringed beaches is the main town of East Sepik. Not far from Wewak is Cape Wom, the site of the Japanese surrender. A war memorial marks the site and the wartime airstrip is still in place. Another memorial in town has been erected at the site of the Japanese war graves and nearby is the Japanese/PNG Peace Park.
Things to See and Do
* Arts and Crafts
* WW2 relics
* Cape Wom
* Maprik Area
Cruise Season – Jan – Dec
Currency – Papua New Guinean kina (PGK)
Language – English, Tok Pisin, Hiri Motu
Land Area – 1126 km (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 Vanimo in Sandaun province and at Wewak in East Sepik province.
Transport Links – Domestic flights are available from Port Moresby to Wewak in East Sepik.