Alotau, New Guinea island (Papua New Guinea)
The city of Alotau is located in the southern part of Milne Bay and is the main city of the province of Milne Bay. Milne Bay and, in particular, Alotau are considered one of the best places in the country for beach holidays, diving, surfing and kite surfing. In the coastal waters there are more than 500 coral reefs and a variety of sunken ships and aircraft left lying on the bottom since the Second World War.
In a remote part of Milne Bay is the Tawali dive resort. It can only be reached from Alotau on the boat. The isolation of the resort makes the rest here quiet and calm. Tourists are delivered to dive sites by two vessels equipped with special equipment for processing digital photos on site. The waters surrounding the Tawali resort are considered among the best for poppy diving. The underwater world of this part of Milne Bay is very diverse, here you can see all kinds of corals that have created entire coral walls and huge fans, among which, in addition to small fish, there are large marine life, including sharks and rays. Most excursions to nearby islands depart
from Alotau. The most popular excursions to Ferguson Island with volcanoes, hot springs and mud pools; Murua island where wood carving masters live; the Trobriand Islands, where tribal leaders are highly respected but inherited through the female line, and where the annual Milamala Harvest Festival is held between June and August.
Vanimo (Papua New Guinea)
The city of Vanimo is located 30 km from the border with Indonesia and is the capital of the province of West Sepik. To the west of Vanimo, beautiful sandy beaches stretch, which attract not only lovers of sunbathing and swimming, but also diving and surfing enthusiasts. Crowds of surfers gather near the Watung border post from September to January, and windsurfers come here from December to March, as strong northwest winds are observed here at this time. In the coastal waters in the vicinity of Vanimo and near the islands near the city of Aitape, there are many sunken ships and aircraft at the bottom.
Wewak (Papua New Guinea)
Wewak is the capital of East Sepik Province. Tourists are attracted by opportunities for diving, surfing and fishing. The best diving sites are located at Cape Moem (slightly east of Wewak). Surfing in East Sepik can be practiced all along the coastline from September to January. The coastal waters of the city of Wewak are home to blue and black marlin, sailfish, kingfish, dogtooth tuna, mackerel, barracuda, barramundi, giant trevally, coral salmon and wahoo fish. Such a variety will amaze even the most experienced anglers.
In the city of Wewak itself, only Cape Vom is interesting, on which the Memorial Park is located. with many mass graves, dedicated to the surrender of Japan in 1945. Tours are organized from Vevak along the Sepik River. In this area, the flow of the river is calmer, so you can go on a cruise on a comfortable boat or ride a motor canoe. The valley of the Sepik River is very beautiful – it is occupied by swampy lowlands and tropical forests, over which mountains rise from the south. Also from Vevak you can go to the heart of East Sepik, where there are protected areas of Lake Chambri with a large variety of birds and crocodiles.
Daru (Papua New Guinea)
According to SMBER, Daru City is the capital city of the Western Province. It is located on a small island in the Torres Strait off the southern coast of New Guinea. This part of the coast of the island of New Guinea is occupied by swampy plains, where many crocodiles live. That is why you can always find products made of crocodile skin in local shops.
The main natural attraction of the region is the Bensbatch Conservation Area, which was named after the Bensbatch River, which flows along the border between Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. This is a unique place – in the rainy season, when flooded, it is a habitat for many birds and fish, and in the dry season, when it dries up, it is a feeding place for large ungulates. Another attraction of the province is the Fly River – one of the largest rivers in the country. In its upper reaches there are mines for the extraction of gold and copper. Here every tourist can try himself as a gold digger. In the upper reaches of the Fly River, it is also possible to travel to Lake Murray. This is the largest lake in the state, its area is 430 square meters. km. During the rainy season, the area of the lake increases 5 times. The lake is home to sawfish, which are caught to feed the freshwater crocodiles that live in the southern parts of the province, and mussels in its muddy bottom.