Kaimana Travel Guide

Kaimana Transportation

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    by DSwede Written Mar 4, 2010

    Roads to and from Kaimana are long and few between.
    Boats frequent the harbor, but these are mostly fishing and trading ships.

    Most personnel will travel to Kaimana by air.
    The airport is about 20 minutes drive west of town along the coast.

    Departure fees are $2 per person.

    Express Air is the only airline that I know that services Kaimana. It has a small propeller plane with luggage allowances of 10kg/person. Additional baggage is about $5 per kg.

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Kaimana Off The Beaten Path

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    by DSwede Written Mar 10, 2010

    There are a few remote locations in Papua and the neighboring islands that have petroglyphs, however they are not all that easy to reach.

    Matuto petroglyphs are typically half man, half lizard. Not much is known of their cultural significance, but they are accepted to be the ancestors of heroes.

    If you get a knowledgeable local guide, they may be able to show you or tell you how to get to some.

    Unfortunately my photos were lost, but there is a section of cliff side that has about 1.5km of rock face with various layers of petroglyphs. These are visible from the water/boat and you do not need to beach the boat or walk anywhere.

    Located on the west side of Papua Island, near Teluk Gagak Bay, sandwiched between Namotote Island.
    Approximate locations:
    3deg 49' 00.00" S
    133deg 55' 42.85" E

    Related to:
    • Archeology
    • Historical Travel

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