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Baluan Island, Manus – A Difficult, Mysterious and Beautiful Part 1

About 38km Southeast of Manus and up to a maximum 3hrs in total travelling time by motorised dingy from the Loniu Bridge lies the mysterious volcanic island of Baluan.A place of historic importance to Manus and to Papua New Guinea.Three hours is the estimated maximum time to get there.

Baluan

Mysterious Baluan, more images at bottom of the post

I arrived there at around 5.10pm Thursday 17th February, 4hrs later than I had planned. [Read more →]

March 26, 2011   4 Comments

Baluan Island PartII – Five Reasons to Go

About 38km Southeast of Manus and up to 3hrs in total travelling time by motorised dingy from the Loniu Bridge lies the mysterious volcanic island of Baluan.

Baluan Mother and Child

Formed by an extinct volcano locally known as Malsu (pronounced Mal-sue), Baluan rises some 200 plus meters out of the sea. [Read more →]

March 26, 2011   4 Comments