Ramu River

Ramu River information

After Bogia is a series of old coconut plantations, now home to many Manam Island relocation camps. Villagers have cut patches into the plantations to grow their gardens. Eventually the road narrows to a single-lane track and ends at a small, deep tidal river. If you are not up for swimming, hail the villagers on the other side for a lift in their canoe. To walk to the Ramu River mouth either follow the inland footpath through a swamp then onto the beach, or head for the beach directly.

The Ramu is too large to swim, so wave and shout madly to the folks in the fishing camp on the western shore.