Long Island, Papua New Guinea

Long Island is a volcanic island north of Papua New Guinea. It is separated from the island of New Guinea by the Vitiaz Strait. Two stratovolcanoes are located on the island: Mount Reaumur and Cerisy Peak. The summit of the volcanic complex collapsed during at least three major explosive eruptions, about 16,000, 4000, and 300 years ago. These produced a large caldera now filled with a crater lake, Lake Wisdom. The most recent eruption occurred in 1993.

The slopes surrounding Long island’s caldera support a rich forest and spectacular bird life. Megapode birds can be seen along the black sand shore and offshore is an underwater paradise inhabited by schools of tropical fish.

Cruise Season – Jan – Dec
Currency – Papua New Guinean kina (PGK)
Language – English, Tok Pisin
Electricity – 2 angled flat pins and 1 round pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT plus ten hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 675

Transport Links – There is a small domestic airstrip on Long island. Long island can be accessed from Madang in PNG. There are Daily flights to Madang from Port Moresby, Lae and Wewak with Air Niugini.

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