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Wewak
in Papua New Guinea

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Wewak

Wewak is a coastal town in Papua New Guinea, located on the northern coast of East Sepik Province in the country’s northern region. It is the provincial capital and the largest town in the province. The population of Wewak is estimated to be around 19,000 people.

The town is situated on a peninsula at the mouth of the Sepik River, and is surrounded by a large lagoon. Wewak is known for its stunning natural scenery, with lush tropical rainforests, rugged mountain ranges, and beautiful beaches. The town is also home to numerous cultural attractions, including the Wewak Cultural Centre and the Wewak Museum.

Wewak was the site of a major World War II battle between Japanese and Australian forces. The Battle of Wewak was fought in 1945, and resulted in a decisive victory for the Australians. The battle marked the end of Japanese control of the region, and is remembered as one of the most important battles of the war.

Today, Wewak is an important economic hub in the region. It is home to a number of industries, including fishing, forestry, and agriculture. Tourism is also an important sector of the local economy, with visitors coming to explore the area’s natural beauty and cultural attractions.

In addition to its economic and cultural importance, Wewak is also known for its vibrant nightlife. The town is home to a number of bars and nightclubs, and is a popular destination for locals and visitors alike.

Overall, Wewak is an important town in Papua New Guinea, offering a unique combination of natural beauty, cultural attractions, and economic opportunities. It is a popular destination for tourists, and a thriving hub of activity for locals.

Excursion tips for a day in Wewak

As a tourist in Wewak in Papua New Guinea, there are plenty of activities to do in a day. Here are some of the top activities to enjoy:

1. Visit the Sepik River and explore the local villages and markets.
2. Visit the Wewak War Memorial and learn about the history of the region.
3. Take a boat tour of the Wewak Harbour and see the amazing views of the city.
4. Enjoy the local cuisine at one of the many restaurants in Wewak.
5. Visit the Wewak Cultural Centre and learn about the local culture and traditions.
6. Take a hike to Mount Turu and admire the stunning views of the surrounding landscape.
7. Visit the Wewak Crocodile Farm and learn about the local wildlife.
8. Go shopping at the Wewak Market and pick up some souvenirs.
9. Relax on the beach and soak up the sun.
10. Take a tour of the Wewak Botanical Gardens and explore the diverse flora and fauna.

Experience Wewak 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 Wewak. 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 Wewak

The climate in Wewak in Papua New Guinea is tropical and humid, with hot and humid summers and mild, dry winters. The average temperature ranges between 21-32°C throughout the year. During the summer months, temperatures can reach up to 35°C, while winter temperatures can drop to as low as 16°C. The wet season runs from November to April, with the wettest months being December and January. The dry season runs from May to October, with the driest months being July and August. The area also experiences occasional cyclones during the wet season.

Cruise weather for Wewak

Our weather forecast for Wewak 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: 28.3 °C
min: 25.6 °C
23.0 m/s
25.2 m/s
97.0 %
24.1 m
79.0 %
1,010 hPa
06:33:35
18:29:40
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 28.3 °C
min: 26.3 °C
26.3 m/s
28.8 m/s
66.8 %
20.3 m
80.4 %
1,011 hPa
06:33:37
18:29:48
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 28.4 °C
min: 26.6 °C
23.4 m/s
31.0 m/s
19.7 %
22.8 m
80.0 %
1,010 hPa
06:33:39
18:29:55
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 27.9 °C
min: 26.4 °C
27.4 m/s
36.7 m/s
56.3 %
12.6 m
82.3 %
1,010 hPa
06:33:39
18:30:01
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 28.3 °C
min: 26.6 °C
25.6 m/s
36.0 m/s
76.8 %
14.9 m
81.5 %
1,010 hPa
06:33:39
18:30:07
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 28.4 °C
min: 27.2 °C
28.4 m/s
37.1 m/s
24.9 %
20.0 m
80.8 %
1,009 hPa
06:33:39
18:30:13
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 28.2 °C
min: 27 °C
25.6 m/s
33.0 m/s
55.4 %
20.7 m
80.5 %
1,009 hPa
06:33:37
18:30:18
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 27.4 °C
min: 25.9 °C
25.9 m/s
29.5 m/s
97.5 %
13.9 m
84.4 %
1,008 hPa
06:33:35
18:30:22
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 27.0 °C
min: 25.3 °C
22.3 m/s
27.0 m/s
97.0 %
11.8 m
87.3 %
1,007 hPa
06:33:32
18:30:26
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 27.5 °C
min: 26.2 °C
11.9 m/s
13.4 m/s
88.9 %
13.7 m
78.9 %
1,009 hPa
06:33:29
18:30:30
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 28.2 °C
min: 26 °C
20.2 m/s
22.7 m/s
37.8 %
22.0 m
77.6 %
1,010 hPa
06:33:25
18:30:33
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 28.4 °C
min: 25.8 °C
20.2 m/s
24.8 m/s
79.0 %
20.0 m
77.1 %
1,009 hPa
06:33:20
18:30:35
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 28.0 °C
min: 26.8 °C
14.0 m/s
15.1 m/s
32.8 %
22.7 m
76.0 %
1,009 hPa
06:33:15
18:30:37
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 27.8 °C
min: 26.7 °C
22.7 m/s
22.7 m/s
87.1 %
23.7 m
80.4 %
1,009 hPa
06:33:09
18:30:39

Cruises to Wewak

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