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Introducing Wewak

As Wewak was once the site of the largest Japanese airbase in mainland New Guinea, it was subject to a barrage of bombs during WWII.

A short distance inland the coastal mountains of the Prince Alexander Mountains separate the Sepik Basin from the narrow band of flat land and headland peninsula on which Wewak is built.

Wewak itself is an attractive town, and while most people pause only long enough to arrange their Sepik expedition and stock up on provisions, it does have its charms. A series of beaches with golden sand and backed by swaying palm trees start here and stretch along the coast.