Wewak is the capital of the East Sepik province of Papua New Guinea. It is located on the northern coast of Papua New Guinea. It is the largest town between Madang and Jayapura, in West Papua.
Wewak, and all of New Guinea was under German rule up until World War II, when the Japanese built the largest airbase on mainland PNG. After the war, Papua and New Guinea became one Australian Territory.
Modern day Wewak has a range of shops, a thriving market, hotels, motels and guest houses, all supported by the PNG Defence Force base, plus vanilla, coffee and cocoa plantations.
For the tourist, there’s plenty of war history, local islands, good surfing (in season) and fishing to keep you occupied for a few days.
Here’s the best picks of accommodation in Wewak.