|Manokwari Travel Information|
Manokwari is a city and regency in the Indonesian province of West Papua, at the western end of New Guinea. Since 2003 it has been the capital of the province. It is one of the seats of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Manokwari–Sorong.
The city of Manokwari becomes the capital of West New Guinea since Dutch colonization. Located at the northern part of the Irian mainland, Manokwari lays on the beautiful surrounding gorges, the main interest around Manokwari includes Gunung Meja Park, from where you can view the scenery of Manokwari town, Amban beach, Anggi Lake and Arfak Reserve.
In 5th Feb 1885 Otto and Geisler, The Germans brought and introduced Bible to West Papua, they came in thru Mansinam Island, Manokwari, and from then the Bible spread to everywhere in Papua. The majority of Papuan now is Christians.
Manokwari is also famous as Fruit City, you can find almost every fruits in town. The airport is about 7 km from down town.
You can get to Manokwari by plane, Batavia Air & Merpati Air serve daily flight to and from Manokwari. Batavia Air is flying Jakarta-Makasar-Manokwari-Jayapura and Merpati Air is flying Jakarta-Makasar-Manado-Sorong-Manokwari-Jayapura .