Ecotourism Attractions in Wondama

Wondama is the name of a regency in West Papua province of Indonesia. It is a great destination for visitors who like nature. There are a lot of ecotourism attractions in Wondama which visitors can see.



Tropical Rainforest and Wildlife

There are rainforests in the islands, in the mountains around Wondama Bay, along the coast and tidal areas, as well as in the lowland. These rainforests have got a lot of unique plants and animals. There are trees whose wood is used as important materials for house constructions such as merbau and matoa. There are also trees whose trunk contain starch such as sago and whose fruits are edible such as coconut, bread fruit tree (locally called sukun), mango, and jackfruit.

Rainforest in Wondama Bay

Birds, mammals, reptiles, and insects can be found in the forest in several different places in Wondama regency. Tourists can watch wildlife in the forest of Wondama if they bring binoculars, spotting scope (optional), and camera with telephoto lenses. Roads that pass through rainforest and connect villages are good sites for wildlife watching. Rainforest tour can also be organized along the sides of a river. We can walk deeper into the forest to see birds such as Blyth's Hornbill, Grey Crow, Eclectus Parrot, Palm Cockatoo, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Little Egret, Brahminy Kite, Variable Goshawk, Little-ringed Plover and a lot more.




Foot-prints of soa-soa lizard, deer, wild boar, can be seen on the banks of the river. Butterflies are everywhere. They can seen in flower gardens around office buildings of local government in Rasiei area of Wondama town, and they can also be seen in the forest. The tropical rainforest of Wondama regency and New Guinea as a whole does not have big predators such as lion, or tiger.

Tropical Beach and Coral Reef

The beach in Wondama is a nice place to enjoy sightseeing, swimming, and snorkeling. There are pristine coral reef sites teeming with various species of marine plants and animals including sea star, sea grass, anemone, clownfish, butterfly fish, grouper, and etc.

A Beach and Coral Reef in Wondama Bay

Visitors need to bring their own snorkeling gear if they want to see the underwater marine life in the coral reef of Wondama.

Where is Wondama and How to get there?

Wondama is a regency in West Papua province of Indonesia. So, if you want to visit it, you need to fly from your country to Jakarta (the capital of Indonesia). After that, you could take a domestic flight to Manokwari city. Airlines such as Lion Air, Sriwijaya and Batik offer regular flights to Manokwari city. I can meet you at the airport of Manokwari city and organize your trip to Wondama Bay by ferry or by a small passenger plane.

snorkeling tour in Indonesia's Wondama bay
Flight route to Wondama regency of Indonesia

There are simple hotels, inns and homestays in Wondama town. We can help arrange the accommodation for visitors who want to take tours in this beautiful regency.

If you are interested in taking a tour to Wondama Bay and want me to organize your trip, please, contact me (Charles Roring) by email to: peace4wp@gmail.com or by whatsapp to: +6281332245180