Madang, Papua New Guinea
North Coast Scenery & Culture
Local Sightseeing, All
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Approximately 3½ Hours
Drive along Madang's scenic north coast road, passing coffee, cocoa and coconut plantations and traditional villages. Early German settlers established large coconut plantations in this area after World War II. These are now owned and operated by local landowner groups. You'll stop at the Cocoa Coconut Research Institute.
At the Alexishafen Catholic Mission Station, discover a modest Catholic cathedral built in 1932. You'll also visit the small mission cemetery, which has a memorial to the sinking of the Montevideo Maru.
Travel back along the same road to Siar Village, where a traditional bamboo band welcomes you. Watch a medicine man making traditional medicines from herbs and leaves, and see how kava is produced.
Back in town, step inside the Madang Museum & Cultural Center and visit the Coastwatchers' World War II Monument