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Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Wondama Cultural Week

Local government of Wondama regency are going to conduct Pekan Kebudayaan Daerah (meaning: The Week of Local Cultural Event) from 28 to 30 November 2022 in Masasoya Topai Park of Wasior town. There are a number of performances that will be presented during the event including: Nusantara Cultural Parade,  Traditional Dance, Contemporary Creative Dance, Balengan, Fluit and Drum, Folk Story, Cultural Exhibition.

Wondama Cultural Event

Wondama Cultural Event

For more info, please, contact Eky Sawaki +6281248931154


Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Wildlife Watching Tour in Wondiboy Mountains

The mountain range of Wondiboy is the natural habitat of a lot of species of plants and animals. In recent months, it has attracted the attention of foreign visitors who are interested in exploring its tropical rainforest. 

traveling to Wondama
Some of the Many Tourist Attractions in Wondama Regency
hiking and wildlife watching in Wondama
The beautiful scenery of Wondama bay

The recommended starting point to go hiking up the slopes of Wondiboy mountains is Ramiki. It is a coastal village. There visitors can meet Mr. Echletus Sawaki who can organize hiking and camping trips to Wondiboy.

Visitors can spend 2 to 3 nights of their holiday period in the mountains to look for Birds of Paradise, Cuscus Possum, Monitor Lizard, and colourful insects. 

Local guides have built basecamp for visitors who want to stay for several days in the forest. Food materials and other logistical goods can be bought in Wasior town.

Camera with telephoto lens, laser pointer, sound recorder/ player, portable loudspeaker, and binoculars are usually brought by birdwatchers who want to explore the wealth and diversity of avifauna in the forest of Wondama.

rainforest tour in Wondama regency
Local villagers in a tent in Wondiboy mountains

After spending a few days exploring the natural beauty of the forest of Wondiboy, visitors can continue their holiday period in Wondama by traveling around the islands of the regency. The pristine coral reefs that surround the tropical islands in Cendrawasih National Park are the natural habitat of anemonefish, parrotfish, jackfish, butterflyfish and a lot of other marine creatures. They can be seen by visitors who bring their snorkeling devices (mask, snorkel and swim fins). An underwater camera such as Nikon W300 or Olympus TG-6 will allow visitors to take beautiful pictures of the marine life of Wondama regency. 

marine life in Wondama regency
Coral Reef in Wondama

Flight routes to Wasior town

Wasior town in the main gate for visitors who plan to travel to Wondama regency. It can be reached by airplane or passenger ferry from Manokwari city. 


flight routes to Wasior
Flight routes to Wasior town in Wondama regency

If you are interested in traveling to Wondama, and need a guide to organize your trip and guide you, please contact:

The Indonesian Tourist Guide Association of Wondama regency

Eky Sawaki: +62 812 4893 1154

Amsal Tinoring: +6282197937120

Or


Department of Culture and Tourism of Wondama Bay Regency

Address:

Jalan Raya Rasiei Kompleks Perkantoran

RASIEI, TELUK WONDAMA

West Papua Province, Indonesia

E-mail: disparbudtelukwondama.info@gmail.com


This article was written by Charles Roring +6281332245180.


Friday, October 22, 2021

Tourist Attractions in Purup Islands

Purup is a group of islets in the southern region of Rumberpon island. Administratively, Purup is under the territory of Yomakan village. It has got tens of islets scattered on the sea providing very beautiful marine scenery for anyone to enjoy. 

Speedboat rent in National Park of Cendrawasih Bay
Marine Tour by Speedboat to Purup islands
in the National Park of Cendrawasih Bay
Most of them are surrounded by pristine coral reef teeming with abundant marine animals such as butterflyfish, parrotfish, striped surgeonfish, diagonal sweetlips, moorish idol and a lot more.
snorkeling pictures from Cendrawasih bay
Marine Life in Purup islands
Visitors who want to enjoy swimming and snorkeling in Purup must bring their own snorkeling devices. The Department of Tourism and Culture of Teluk Wondama regency can help organize trips for sightseeing, snorkeling, and scuba diving by arranging local guides and the necessary equipment. 
snorkeling photo in Cendrawasih bay national park
Coral reef in Purup islands of the National Park of Cendrawasih Bay
There are beaches in Purup which can be used by birdwatchers as walking area to watch  Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Palm Cockatoo, White-bellied Sea Eagle, and a lot more. Binoculars,  and spotting scope that is mounted on a tripod will be needed for this birdwatching activity.
Purup Islands in Wondama Regency
In addition to birds, visitors can watch possum, monitor lizard, deer, and various species of insects in Purup.
Coral reef in one of the islands of Purup

More wildlife watching activity can be done in the forest of Rumberpon island.         

Getting to Wondama Regency

Foreign visitors who are interested in traveling to Wondama need to take international flights to one of the major cities in Indonesia such as Jakarta, Surabaya, Denpasar, Makassar, and Manado. 

Silk Air flies from Singapore to Manado. Major airlines from Europe have flights to Jakarta. Surabaya which is the second largest city in Indonesia is the destination of major airlines from Asia.

Flying to Indonesia
Flight routes to major cities in Indonesia and then to Wasior town of Wondama regency

After that, visitors can continue their trip to Manokwari which is the capital of West Papua province. Domestic airlines that serve this routes include Batik Air, Sriwijaya Air, Garuda, and Lion Air.

Susi Air flight route Manokwari - Wondama
Domestic Flight Routes to Wasior town of Wondama regency
in West Papua province of Indonesia

Wondama is a regency in West Papua Province of Indonesia. The capital of Wondama is Rasiei which is an integral part of Wasior town. Regular flights by Susi Air between Wasior and Manokwari are available three times a week. 
There are hotels, lodges and homestays in Wasior town which visitors can choose to stay before taking marine and land tours around Wondama regency.

Accommodation

As of today, there are no guesthouses in Purup islands. Local government have decided to construct guesthouses in Purup islands this year. They will be ready in 2022. Usually, local guides will bring visitors to stay in the villagers' houses in Yomakaan village. The cost per person per night is affordable. In the village there are small kiosks where visitors could buy biscuits and some canned drinks.  Visitors are advised to buy their logistical needs in Wasior town.

At the moment, local government of Wondama Bay Regency are making preparations to build guesthouses for tourists in Purup.

Camping at the beach of the islands in Purup can be done with the help of local villagers from Yomakan village.

Guided Tours

If visitors start their trip from Wasior town, they need to buy food materials from the town. There are local guides who can help organize tours by speedboat from Wasior town to Purup and other islands in Wondama. 

The Indonesian Tourist Guide Association of Wondama regency

  • Eky Sawaki: +62 812 4893 1154
  • Amsal Tinoring: +6282197937120

Or

Department of Culture and Tourism

Wondama Bay Regency

Address:

Jalan Raya Rasiei Kompleks Perkantoran

RASIEI, TELUK WONDAMA

West Papua Province, Indonesia

E-mail: disparbudtelukwondama.info@gmail.com


This article was written by Charles Roring +6281332245180.