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Top Choice International in Wewak

Vanilla Room

The Vanilla Room is hands down the best restaurant in town, serving such culinary delights as seared yellow-fin tuna or chicken in green coconut curry. Look out for daily specials, including the terrific giant fresh…
Top Choice Art in Wewak

Ralf Stüttgen’s Place

Ralf's house, on a 400m ridge overlooking the coast at Tower (a radio mast), 15km inland from Wewak, overflows with Sepik carvings, collected over a lifetime from 50 different villages. Even if you don’t buy somethi…
Top Choice Cultural in Wewak

Garamut & Mamba Festival

Wewak’s garamut (drum) and mamba (bamboo flute) fest is usually held on the first weekend of September, and features song and dance as well as yam-planting ceremonies.
Top Choice Indigenous Artefacts in Kaminabit

Bowies Art Centre

Run by local carver and artist Ronnie, this riverfront store in the first (easternmost) village has the best concentration of artefacts on the Sepik, from Tanbanum masks and Minimbit guardian carvings to locally mad…
Top Choice Island in Muschu Island

Yuo Island

This small island has delightful picture-perfect beaches under coconut trees, a couple of decent waves if you bring your own surfboard and paddle out to sea, and super-clean water for snorkelling. It's about 20 minu…
Desserts in Wewak

Gala Ice Cream Bar

The best kai bar in town with outside seating on the waterfront. They serve a decent chicken and chips and three flavours of ice cream.
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Chambri Market

Chambri market on Boram Rd sells buai (betel nut) and a few artefacts.
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Dagua Market

There is also Dagua market which sells buai, pitpit and sometimes woven pandanus satchels.
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Kreer market

There are several other markets around Wewak, of which Kreer market, on the airport road just before it turns inland, is the most interesting.
Market in Wewak

Main Market

The main market, at the west end of the town centre, is a colourful affair, with local ladies selling fresh produce, sago grubs and pungent smoked and dried fish. There are also a few bilums for sale.