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Paradise Bay National Park

Paradise Bay National Park is representative coral reefs, beaches, mangrove islands and mainland tropical forests in / .

Paradise Bay National Park is the largest marine national park in , consists of inland and coastal (0.9%), mainland islands (3.8%), coral reefs (5.5%), and waters ( 89.8%).

Potential reef Cendrawasih Bay National Park recorded 150 species from 15 families, and spread on the banks of 18 large and small islands. The percentage of live coral cover varied between 30.40% to 65.64%. Generally, the coral reef ecosystem is divided into two zones: the reef flat (reef flat) and reef slope zones (reef slope). The types of coral that can be seen include blue coral colony (Heliopora coerulea), black corals (Antiphates sp.), And Pectiniidae Faviidae family, as well as various types of soft corals.

Paradise Bay National Park is rich in well-known fish species. Recorded approximately 209 species of fish among the inhabitants of this region Butterflyfish, angelfish, damselfish, parrotfish, rabbitfish, and anemonefish.

Types of mollusks such as cowries (Cypraea spp.), Snails strombidae (Lambis spp.), Cone snails (Conus spp.), Triton trumpet (Charonia tritonis), and giant clams (Tridacna gigas).

There are four types of turtles that often landed in the national park is the hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), green turtle (Chelonia mydas), turtle (Lepidochelys olivaceae), and leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea). Dugongs (Dugong dugon), blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus), coconut crabs (Birgus latro), dolphins, and sharks are often seen in the waters of Paradise Bay National Park.
There is a natural cave which is a relic of ancient times, hot springs that contain sulfur without Misowaar salinity on the island, cave in water with a depth of 100 feet in Tanjung Mangguar. A number of relics from the 18th century can still be found in several places, such as Wendesi, Wasior, and Yomber. Many Christians who visit the church in the village Yende (Roon Island), only to see the holy book published in 1898.

Some locations / attractions to be visited:
Rumberpon Island. Observation of wildlife (birds), deer breeding, marine tourism, diving and snorkeling, the framework of a Japanese fighter plane crashed in the .
Nusrowi Island. Diving and snorkeling, marine tourism, wildlife observation.
Mioswaar Island. Hot springs, waterfalls, diving and snorkelling, wildlife observation and cultural tourism.
Windesi Yoop Island and waters. The observations of whales and dolphins.
Roon Island. Observation of bird species, diving and snorkeling, waterfalls, cultural tourism, and the old church.

The best visiting season: May to October each year.

How to reach the Park: From Jakarta, Surabaya, Denpasar, Ujung Pandang, Jayapura, Honolulu and Darwin used the plane to the Biak, Biak further from using aircraft to Manokwari or Nabire. From Jakarta, Surabaya, Ujung Pandang and Jayapura use ships to Manokwari or Nabire. From Manokwari to the Park (Island Rumberpon) using a longboat with a time of 5.5 hours. Or from the town of Manokwari district Ransiki by car about three hours and followed by a motorboat around 2.5 hours.

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