Top things to do

Top Choice Island in Raja Ampat Islands

Wayag

These small, uninhabited and incredibly picturesque islands, 30km beyond Waigeo, feature heavily in Raja Ampat promotional material. It’s mainly liveaboards that dive here, but Wayag also attracts nondivers for its …
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…
Top Choice Gifts & Souvenirs in Agats

Asmat Queen Art Shop

A longstanding tribal art emporium offering up some of Asmat's finest pieces, including shields, spears, totem poles, costumes, wood carvings, drums and even crocodile skulls. Expend to spend upwards of 700,000Rp (a…
Top Choice Seafood in Sorong

Kitong Papua

Although the dining area isn't as scenic as waterfront competitors, Kitong more than makes up for this with its heaping plates of fresh, spicy seafood and delicious traditional Papuan food (think yellow soup with bl…
Top Choice Seafood in Manokwari

Billy Cafe & Tuna House

Visitors enter this Disney-esque seafood establishment through the toothy mouth of a giant shark replica, and the dining room is adorned in big fake trees and real aquariums populated with a diverse array of aquatic…
Top Choice Seafood in Kota Biak

Warung Makan Barokah

If you like barbecued fish or chicken in a tasty sauce (the secret of which they didn’t want to give away) and served with green veg, rice and sambal, then this eternally popular place is for you. It’s cheap, simple…
Top Choice Indonesian in Danau Sentani

Yougwa Restaurant

Sentani’s most charming dining is on the Yougwa’s breezy wooden terraces over the lake, 13km east of town. Try ikan gabus (snakeskin fish), a tasty lake fish that doesn’t fill your mouth with little bones. Locals al…
Top Choice Indonesian in Jayapura

Resto & Cafe Rumah Laut

This upmarket place, built on stilts above the waters of Jayapura bay, is where locals come when they want to impress. The wide-ranging menu takes in Indonesian classics, a few Chinese options, and fish. Lots of fis…
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…
Island in Raja Ampat Islands

Pianynemo

Often referred to as Little Wayag, this scenic overlook offers striking views of the jagged Fam islands poking out of calm, turquoise waters. Getting here is relatively cheap, fast and simple compared to Wayag, as m…