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Dobu
in Papua New Guinea

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Dobu

Dobu is an island located in the Milne Bay Province of Papua New Guinea. It is the largest of the Dobu Islands and is located off the southeast coast of the mainland. The island is approximately 7 miles long and 3 miles wide, and is home to around 5,000 people.

The island is known for its beautiful beaches, with white sands and crystal-clear waters. It is also home to a variety of wildlife, including birds, reptiles, and mammals. The island is also home to some of the most diverse coral reefs in the world.

The island has a rich cultural history, with many villages and tribes, each with their own unique customs and traditions. The Dobu people are known for their strong oral tradition, and the island is home to some of the oldest and most traditional villages in the region.

Dobu has a long history of contact with Europeans, as it was visited by explorers in the late 1700s. In the early 1900s, the island was a major source of copra, a dried coconut product used in many products. During World War II, the island was a major base for the Allies, and it was the site of a major battle in 1943.

Today, Dobu is a popular tourist destination, with many visitors coming to experience its unique culture, stunning beaches, and diverse wildlife. It is also home to some of the most important archaeological sites in the region, with many artifacts and ruins dating back thousands of years.

Excursion tips for a day in Dobu

As a tourist in Dobu, Papua New Guinea, there are plenty of exciting activities to explore and experience. Here are some of the top things to do on a day in Dobu:

1. Visit the local markets to experience the vibrant culture and sample some of the delicious local cuisine.
2. Take a guided tour of the nearby villages and learn about the fascinating local customs and traditions.
3. Take a boat ride along the nearby river and spot some of the exotic wildlife in the area.
4. Go snorkeling and explore the colorful coral reefs in the nearby lagoon.
5. Take a hike through the lush jungle and experience the unique flora and fauna of the region.
6. Visit some of the nearby beaches and relax in the sun.
7. Visit the nearby World War II sites and learn about the region's history.
8. Take a scenic drive through the countryside and admire the stunning views.
9. Visit a local cultural center to learn more about the local history and culture.
10. Go kayaking and explore the nearby waterways.

Experience Dobu with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Dobu. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Dobu

Dobu in Papua New Guinea experiences a tropical climate with hot and humid weather year round. During the wet season, from November to April, temperatures remain high and the area experiences heavy rainfall. The dry season, from May to October, is slightly cooler and drier with temperatures ranging from 25-30°C. The humidity remains high throughout the year. In general, the climate in Dobu is hot and humid, with heavy rainfall during the wet season and slightly cooler temperatures during the dry season.

Cruise weather for Dobu

Our weather forecast for Dobu helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 25.4 °C
min: 24.7 °C
31.0 m/s
31.3 m/s
90.6 %
24.1 m
72.8 %
1,013 hPa
06:14:25
17:51:13
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 25.5 °C
min: 24.9 °C
39.2 m/s
40.0 m/s
51.2 %
24.1 m
74.6 %
1,014 hPa
06:14:22
17:51:25
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 25.1 °C
min: 24.7 °C
40.7 m/s
43.9 m/s
85.4 %
22.6 m
81.9 %
1,014 hPa
06:14:18
17:51:38
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 25.9 °C
min: 24.6 °C
32.0 m/s
31.8 m/s
89.1 %
23.4 m
82.5 %
1,012 hPa
06:14:13
17:51:50
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 25.6 °C
min: 25.1 °C
35.6 m/s
37.1 m/s
89.9 %
21.0 m
84.6 %
1,013 hPa
06:14:07
17:52:02
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 25.5 °C
min: 24.5 °C
33.5 m/s
36.7 m/s
98.1 %
21.2 m
83.4 %
1,013 hPa
06:14:01
17:52:13
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 25.8 °C
min: 25.1 °C
31.7 m/s
31.0 m/s
79.7 %
21.0 m
84.6 %
1,012 hPa
06:13:53
17:52:25
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 26.2 °C
min: 25.3 °C
24.4 m/s
24.0 m/s
64.9 %
12.2 m
85.2 %
1,010 hPa
06:13:45
17:52:35
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 26.8 °C
min: 25.3 °C
14.8 m/s
16.9 m/s
47.2 %
18.3 m
84.0 %
1,009 hPa
06:13:36
17:52:46
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 27.1 °C
min: 25.9 °C
14.8 m/s
11.9 m/s
63.8 %
24.1 m
83.1 %
1,009 hPa
06:13:26
17:52:56
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 27.3 °C
min: 25.9 °C
13.0 m/s
14.0 m/s
80.0 %
21.9 m
82.6 %
1,009 hPa
06:13:16
17:53:06
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 26.9 °C
min: 25.8 °C
9.6 m/s
10.7 m/s
54.8 %
23.8 m
82.8 %
1,008 hPa
06:13:04
17:53:15
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 26.7 °C
min: 25.9 °C
14.0 m/s
13.7 m/s
44.2 %
22.3 m
81.9 %
1,008 hPa
06:12:52
17:53:24

Cruises to Dobu

Would you like to travel to Dobu on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Dobu.

Scheduled ship calls in Dobu, Papua New Guinea
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Sep. 18th 2024 Wednesday, 18th of Sep. 2024 Silver Cloud Expedition 12:30 pm 06:00 pm
Nov. 6th 2024 Wednesday, 6th of Nov. 2024 LE LAPEROUSE 12:00 am 12:00 am
Feb. 19th 2025 Wednesday, 19th of Feb. 2025 LE JACQUES CARTIER 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 3rd 2025 Tuesday, 3rd of Jun. 2025 Silver Cloud Expedition 05:30 am 11:30 am

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