Biak, Papua New Guinea
Biak is a small island located in Cenderawasih Bay near the northern coast of Papua, an Indonesian province, and is just northwest of New Guinea. Biak is the largest island in its small archipelago, and has many atolls, reefs, and corals. The largest population centre is at Kota Biak (Biak City) on the south coast. The rest of the island is thinly populated with small villages.
Biak is known for its spectacular sea gardens which offer excellent scuba diving opportunities. It is also a wonderful place for wildlife and bird watching. It is a unique place with at least seven endemic bird species.
Things to See and Do
* Wildlife & bird watching
* Open air market
Cruise Season – Jan – Dec
Currency – Papua New Guinean kina (PGK)
Language – English, Tok Pisin, Hiri Motu
Land Area – 2,500 km²
Electricity – 2 angled flat pins and 1 round pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT plus ten hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 675
Transport Links – Biak’s airport, known as Frans Kaisiepo Airport, is served by local airlines, Garuda Indonesia and Merpati Nusantara with flights to Jakarta, Surabaya, West Papua, and Ujung Pandang.