Attractions

Top Choice National Park in Nabire

Taman Nasional Teluk Cenderawasih

After fishermen set out wooden platforms to lure fish in the 90s, some unexpectedly large ones began showing up. Whale sharks! In 2002, this special habitat became Indonesia's largest marine park, a whopping 1,453,5…
Museum in Jayapura

Museum Loka Budaya

Cenderawasih University’s cultural museum contains a fascinating range of Papuan artefacts including the best collection of Asmat carvings and ‘devil-dance’ costumes outside Agats, most of which was selected by Mich…
Cave in Pulau Biak

Goa Jepang

The ‘Japanese Cave’, 4km northeast of Kota Biak, was used as a base and hideout in WWII by thousands of Japanese soldiers. A tunnel from it is said to lead 3km to the coast at Parai, but an earthquake made it impass…
Beach in Jayapura

Pantai Base G

Base G beach is nearly 3km long, sandy, clean and lined with wooden picnic platforms. The best beach easily accessible from Jayapura, it is usually near-empty, except on Sunday when locals come in droves to bathe, w…
Beach in Bosnik

Pantai Segara Indah

The finest stretch of beach is Pantai Segara Indah at the eastern end, where there's powdery sand, tall coconut palms and a string of relaxing gazebos. It’s quiet on weekdays and a lively scene on the weekends, part…
Beach in Bosnik

Pantai Anggopi

A short drive east of Bosnik, you'll come up on a sign for Anggopi Beach that points to a footpath. it leads down some stairs and spits you out on an incredibly idyllic and mostly deserted white-sand beach. Stroll t…
Island in Danau Sentani

Pulau Asei

Asei is the main centre for Sentani bark paintings. Originally done only on bark clothing for women of the chiefs’ families, bark paintings are now a Sentani art form. To reach Asei, take a taksi (5000Rp) to Kampung…
Archaeological Site in Danau Sentani

Situs Megalitik Tutari

On the right as you enter the village of Doyo Lama, 6km west of Sentani, you’ll see the entrance to Situs Megalitik Tutari. This mysterious hillside site comprises various arrangements of rocks and stones, and dozen…
Monument in Sentani

Tugu MacArthur

For breathtaking views of Danau Sentani, head up to the MacArthur monument on Gunung Ifar. This was where General Douglas MacArthur set up his headquarters after his US forces took Jayapura (then called Hollandia) i…
Gardens in Pulau Biak

Taman Burung & Taman Anggrek

At Ibdi, 12km east of Kota Biak on the Bosnik road, the Bird & Orchid Garden contains a sizeable collection of (caged) Papuan birds, including strikingly coloured lories, hornbills, cockatoos and three sad-looki…