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Kopa is a small village located in the East Sepik Province of Papua New Guinea. It is situated on the banks of the Sepik River and is surrounded by lush green rainforest. The village is home to approximately 200 people, mostly of the Iatmul tribe.

Kopa is known for its traditional pottery, which is produced using clay from the nearby river. The village is also famous for its traditional dances and rituals, which are performed during special occasions such as weddings and funerals.

The area is steeped in history and is home to a number of archaeological sites, including a stone age site dating back to around 2,000 BC. This site is believed to be the first evidence of human settlement in the region.

The area was also the site of a major battle in World War II, when Australian and American forces fought against Japanese troops in the Battle of Kopa. This battle was part of the Allies' campaign to reclaim the island from the Japanese.

Kopa is an important cultural and historical site in Papua New Guinea. It is a place of great beauty and a reminder of the rich history of the region. It is also a great place to experience traditional culture and learn about the region's past.

Excursion tips for a day in Kopa

As a tourist in Kopa, Papua New Guinea, there are many exciting activities to do in a day. Here are some of the top activities to consider:

1. Visit the Baining Fire Dance Festival: This traditional festival takes place in the nearby village of Kerema and features the Baining people dressed in traditional costumes and performing traditional dances.

2. Explore the Kopa Caves: The Kopa Caves are a network of limestone caves located near Kopa and are home to some of the most spectacular rock formations in the region.

3. Go fishing: Kopa is home to some of the best fishing spots in the region. Whether you are an experienced angler or just getting started, you can enjoy a day of fishing in Kopa.

4. Take a boat tour: Take a boat tour around the nearby islands and explore the stunning coastline of Kopa.

5. Hike the Kopa Mountains: Take a hike through the Kopa Mountains and explore the diverse flora and fauna of the region.

6. Visit the local markets: Get a taste of the local culture by visiting the local markets and sampling some of the delicious local cuisine.

7. Visit the local villages: Take a tour of the local villages and learn about the traditional lifestyle of the people of Kopa.

8. Go bird watching: Kopa is home to a variety of bird species and is a great spot for bird watching.

9. Take a tour of the Kopa National Park: Explore the Kopa National Park and see the diverse wildlife and stunning landscapes of the region.

10. Go snorkeling: Explore the coral reefs of the region and go snorkeling in the crystal clear waters of Kopa.

Experience Kopa 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 Kopa. 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 Kopa

The climate in Kopa, Papua New Guinea is tropical and humid throughout the year. During the wet season (November to April), temperatures range from 28-32°C with high humidity levels and an average of 250mm of rainfall per month. The dry season (May to October) is cooler, with temperatures ranging from 22-27°C and an average of 50mm of rainfall per month. The humidity is lower during this time, making it a more comfortable time of year. The average temperature throughout the year is around 26°C, making Kopa a great place to visit all year round.

Cruise weather for Kopa

Our weather forecast for Kopa 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
Feb. 21st 2024 Feb. 21st 2024 max: 27.0 °C
min: 24 °C
20.5 m/s
43.6 m/s
97.8 %
20.5 m
94.2 %
1,010 hPa
Feb. 22nd 2024 Feb. 22nd 2024 max: 26.6 °C
min: 23.5 °C
9.0 m/s
23.4 m/s
100.0 %
23.0 m
93.2 %
1,010 hPa
Feb. 23rd 2024 Feb. 23rd 2024 max: 32.2 °C
min: 24 °C
13.3 m/s
30.6 m/s
88.8 %
21.4 m
85.0 %
1,009 hPa
Feb. 24th 2024 Feb. 24th 2024 max: 29.7 °C
min: 23.9 °C
9.4 m/s
21.2 m/s
96.1 %
18.9 m
87.0 %
1,009 hPa
Feb. 25th 2024 Feb. 25th 2024 max: 31.9 °C
min: 23.7 °C
11.9 m/s
30.2 m/s
91.7 %
22.0 m
87.2 %
1,008 hPa
Feb. 26th 2024 Feb. 26th 2024 max: 29.7 °C
min: 24 °C
9.0 m/s
26.9 m/s
97.0 %
20.8 m
88.4 %
1,007 hPa
Feb. 27th 2024 Feb. 27th 2024 max: 28.5 °C
min: 23.9 °C
6.8 m/s
18.0 m/s
99.9 %
23.3 m
89.3 %
1,007 hPa
Feb. 28th 2024 Feb. 28th 2024 max: 30.9 °C
min: 24 °C
10.4 m/s
16.6 m/s
99.7 %
24.1 m
86.3 %
1,006 hPa
Feb. 29th 2024 Feb. 29th 2024 max: 26.0 °C
min: 23.7 °C
5.8 m/s
8.6 m/s
100.0 %
20.5 m
95.3 %
1,008 hPa
Mar. 1st 2024 Mar. 1st 2024 max: 29.8 °C
min: 23 °C
10.4 m/s
14.0 m/s
76.0 %
17.4 m
86.7 %
1,007 hPa
Mar. 2nd 2024 Mar. 2nd 2024 max: 31.0 °C
min: 23.9 °C
13.3 m/s
17.6 m/s
89.0 %
20.8 m
84.0 %
1,007 hPa
Mar. 3rd 2024 Mar. 3rd 2024 max: 29.7 °C
min: 24 °C
10.1 m/s
10.1 m/s
83.5 %
19.8 m
85.3 %
1,008 hPa
Mar. 4th 2024 Mar. 4th 2024 max: 30.4 °C
min: 24.1 °C
9.7 m/s
11.9 m/s
99.9 %
23.2 m
86.5 %
1,008 hPa
Mar. 5th 2024 Mar. 5th 2024 max: 30.6 °C
min: 24.2 °C
11.2 m/s
26.6 m/s
97.6 %
22.2 m
86.8 %
1,008 hPa

Cruises to Kopa

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Scheduled ship calls in Kopa, Papua New Guinea
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Oct. 11th 2024 Friday, 11th of Oct. 2024 LE LAPEROUSE 12:00 am 12:00 am
Apr. 2nd 2025 Wednesday, 2nd of Apr. 2025 HANSEATIC inspiration 12:00 am 12:00 am
Apr. 3rd 2025 Thursday, 3rd of Apr. 2025 HANSEATIC inspiration 12:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 1st 2025 Wednesday, 1st of Oct. 2025 LE SOLEAL 12:00 am 12:00 am

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