Manus Island, Papua New Guinea
Manus Island is located in Manus province, Papua New Guinea's smallest province. The area is rich in marine life and beautiful coral reefs. The province consists of a group of 18 islands, known as the Admiralty Islands and a scattering of low lying atolls, mostly uninhabited, with the northern border reaching to the equator.
Manus, the largest of the islands, is rugged and heavily timbered with central hills rising to over 700 metres with many sharp ridges and streams. Its main town is Lorengau, located on the northeastern coast of the island.
This island group is known as having some of the best diving in the world with water visibility up to 100 metres or more. Giant Orca whales swim off the Wuvulu Islands where the sea abounds in turtles, dugongs and other marine mammals. As well, relics of sunken ships and aeroplanes are scattered around the coastal beaches.
Things to See and Do
* Lorengau village
* Loniu passage and cave
* Waterfall &freshwater pool on Lorengau river
* Sea kayaking
* Village visit
Cruise Season – Jan – Dec
Currency – Papua New Guinean kina (PGK)
Language – English, Tok Pisin
Land Area – 2,100 km²
Population – 33,000 approx
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 wharf is located in Seeadler Harbor, and is located close to the town of Lorengau.
Transport Links - As it is a distant island group, Manus Island can be reached by air or by coastal cargo ship. The airport is at Momote on Los Negros Island. A good road connects Los Negros to the main town of Lorengau on Manus Island.