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Wagifa Island
in Papua New Guinea

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Wagifa Island

Wagifa Island is a small island located in the Milne Bay Province of Papua New Guinea. It is situated in the Solomon Sea, east of the mainland and northeast of the larger island of New Britain. The island is about 3.5 km long and 2 km wide, and is surrounded by a number of smaller islets.

Wagifa Island is part of the Wagifa Group, which includes nearby islands such as Wagifa East, Wagifa West, and Wagifa South. The island is mostly covered in dense tropical rainforest, with some areas of grassland and mangrove swamps. It is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including birds, reptiles, and mammals.

The island has a long history of human occupation, with evidence of human activity dating back to at least 8,000 years ago. In the late 19th century, Wagifa Island was part of the German New Guinea protectorate. During World War II, the island was the site of a major battle between Allied forces and Japanese forces. The battle resulted in a victory for the Allies, and was an important part of the Pacific War.

Today, Wagifa Island is home to a small population of about 500 people. The main industries are subsistence fishing and agriculture. The island is a popular tourist destination, and is known for its beautiful beaches, lush rainforest, and rich marine life.

Excursion tips for a day in Wagifa Island

As a tourist in Wagifa Island in Papua New Guinea, there are a variety of activities to explore and enjoy. Here are some of the top experiences to have on a day trip to Wagifa Island:

1. Visit the Wagifa Village and explore the traditional culture of the island.
2. Take a boat tour of the surrounding waters and spot dolphins, turtles, and other marine life.
3. Enjoy the stunning views of the island from the top of the Wagifa Lookout.
4. Go snorkeling in the crystal clear waters and discover the vibrant coral reefs.
5. Take a guided hike to the top of Mount Wagifa for a breathtaking view of the island.
6. Relax on the beach and soak up the sun.
7. Visit the local markets and try some of the traditional dishes.
8. Take a kayak tour around the island and explore its hidden coves and beaches.
9. Visit the Wagifa Butterfly Farm and learn about the local species.
10. Go bird watching and spot the many species of birds that inhabit the island.

Experience Wagifa Island 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 Wagifa Island. 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 Wagifa Island

Wagifa Island in Papua New Guinea has a tropical climate, with warm temperatures and high humidity throughout the year. In the summer months of December to March, temperatures are high, with average highs of around 30°C and lows of around 22°C. The wet season runs from November to April, with heavy rainfall and high humidity. During the winter months of June to August, temperatures are slightly cooler, with average highs of around 26°C and lows of around 18°C. The dry season runs from May to October, with less rainfall and relatively low humidity.

Cruise weather for Wagifa Island

Our weather forecast for Wagifa Island 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. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 24.5 °C
min: 22.1 °C
27.7 m/s
32.8 m/s
62.8 %
20.3 m
76.4 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 24.5 °C
min: 23 °C
28.4 m/s
37.4 m/s
77.1 %
19.8 m
85.2 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 24.9 °C
min: 23.1 °C
29.2 m/s
37.1 m/s
74.4 %
13.4 m
87.4 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 25.0 °C
min: 23.5 °C
27.7 m/s
35.6 m/s
71.9 %
8.8 m
89.9 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 25.3 °C
min: 24.1 °C
25.6 m/s
29.5 m/s
69.6 %
11.4 m
89.3 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 25.3 °C
min: 24 °C
26.6 m/s
31.0 m/s
47.3 %
12.1 m
88.6 %
1,009 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 25.2 °C
min: 24.3 °C
29.2 m/s
32.8 m/s
85.4 %
6.6 m
90.6 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 24.4 °C
min: 23.9 °C
31.0 m/s
37.1 m/s
94.4 %
9.0 m
88.9 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 25.4 °C
min: 23.9 °C
28.1 m/s
36.4 m/s
86.9 %
20.0 m
82.7 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 24.7 °C
min: 23.6 °C
31.3 m/s
37.4 m/s
92.4 %
17.5 m
84.2 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 25.2 °C
min: 23.4 °C
27.1 m/s
33.5 m/s
92.2 %
20.2 m
84.9 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 25.1 °C
min: 23.9 °C
26.8 m/s
32.8 m/s
74.2 %
18.8 m
86.9 %
1,012 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 25.6 °C
min: 23.9 °C
31.0 m/s
37.4 m/s
92.2 %
18.1 m
85.9 %
1,013 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 24.5 °C
min: 23.4 °C
31.7 m/s
40.0 m/s
68.2 %
16.6 m
85.2 %
1,013 hPa

Cruises to Wagifa Island

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Scheduled ship calls in Wagifa Island, Papua New Guinea
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