Vanimo, capital of the Sandaun Province, is nestled on a peninsula and is surrounded lovely beaches. The region is known for some of the best surf in Papua New Guinea with an economy underpinned by the timber industry.

Things to see and do

Book a surfing holiday at the renowned Vanimo Surf Lodge for an amazing remote surf adventure. The best waves roll in between October to April. Make sure you get in early because numbers for visiting surfers are limited. Vanimo Surf Lodge can also organise a trek for the popular Waterfall Tour as well as organise game fishing tours and snorkelling in the region.

From Vanimo, travel up to the Indonesian border which offers a bevy of great beaches and villages to check out. Alternatively, walk or cycle around the region to take in the natural surrounds.

Other attractions worth checking out

  • Lido Village
  • Aitape
  • Telefomin and Oksapmin

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