The 10 Best Things to Do in Jayapura, Papua

Jayapura (Indonesian: Kota Jayapura; Dutch: Hollandia) is the provincial capital of Papua, Indonesia. It is situated on the island of New Guinea, on Yos Sudarso Bay (formerly known as Humboldt Bay). It covers an area of 935.92 km, and borders Jayapura Regency to the west, Keerom Regency to the south, the nation of Papua New Guinea to the east, and the Pacific Ocean to the north. It had a population of 256,705 at the 2010 Census; the latest official estimate (as of January 2014) is 315,872.

1. Skow Village

Jayapura, Indonesia Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Excellent
54%
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4.5 based on 34 reviews

Skow Village

Reviewed By indrakm - Cimahi, IndonesiaCimahi, Indonesia

Be here sooner, because the border closes at 4 PM

I arrived at this place, Skuow, the Indonesia and Papua New Guinea border 15 minutes before 4 PM. I regretted so much since I only had few time to enjoy the view from the top of the hill. So just remember to get here sooner. If you came here sooner, you c

2. Jayapura City Hill

Jayapura, Indonesia Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Excellent
26%
Good
54%
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20%
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4 based on 45 reviews

Jayapura City Hill

Reviewed By Juanito_Hayburg - El Paso, TexasEl Paso, Texas

NO JUMPING view of JayapuraINDONESIA!

I was overnighting close to the airport and met fantastic tour guide ESAU, who advised me about his customized tour. It seemed a bit pricy initially, but at the conclusion of this several-hour (motor)car event, I felt quite satisfied. Amongst the many sto

3. Harlem Beach

Distrik Depapre, Jayapura, Indonesia Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Beaches
Excellent
43%
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48%
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4.5 based on 32 reviews

Harlem Beach

Reviewed By donnynugraha

Indulge yourself with breathtaking view

I found that this beach is the best place I visited during my Jayapura trip. To reach here, you need to drive about 2 hours heading to west of Jayapura or Tablanusu district. The road was not that good, small road and a bit bumpy. Once you get to Tablanus

4. Love Lake

| Desa Yoka, Sentani Timur, Jayapura 99225, Indonesia Nature & Parks, Bodies of Water
Excellent
54%
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4.5 based on 13 reviews

Love Lake

Reviewed By Samuelpas - Bekasi, IndonesiaBekasi, Indonesia

Amazing lovely lake

It took 1 hour and 45 minutes from airport Sentani to this lake by car. The road was mostly in good condition. There was local people who take entrance fee IDR 50000 per car.The lake was really have heart shape. Try to stop at several spot to find the bes

5. Jayapura Mall

A.P.O Distrik, Jalan Samratulangi, Bayangkara, Jayapura Utara, Bayangkara, Jayapura Utara, Kota Jayapura, Papua 99112, Indonesia | Bhayangkara, Jayapura 99112, Indonesia Shopping, Shopping Malls
Excellent
17%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
35%
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4 based on 17 reviews

Jayapura Mall

Mal Jayapura is a shopping center that is located in the heart of Jayapura at Jalan Sam Ratulangi APO, Bhayangkara, North Jayapura, Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia. Mal Jayapura concept Mall Lease (Lease), consisting of 5 floors and 1 Mezzanine with the concept of "4 in 1 Destination Shopping". Mal Jayapura location is close to the Jayapura police station of Papua, Cendrawasih Sports Hall and not far from the Swiss Belhotel Papua. Mal Jayapura equipped with travelator and lift to allow visitors to get around in each floor.

Reviewed By agustinusprabowo - Jayapura, IndonesiaJayapura, Indonesia

The one and the only representative Mal at Jayapura

Mal of Jayapura is the one and the only representative Mal at Jayapura even at papua and west papua province.Have 4th floor, Cinema, kid's area (amazone), food point, hypermart and matahari dept store.Beside that, a few franchiser has opened a booth at Ma

6. Base-G Beach

Jayapura, Indonesia Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Beaches
Excellent
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3.5 based on 76 reviews

Base-G Beach

Reviewed By Samuelpas - Bekasi, IndonesiaBekasi, Indonesia

Beach and rocks

The beach was about 20 minutes from the city. It has beatiful beach line and at the end of the beach there were some rocks formation. I think the best spot is there. Climb the rocks and take picture. Unfortunately this beach wasn't manage well by the gove

7. Bukit Teletubbies Kabupaten Jayapura

| Doyo Lama, Waibu, Jayapura 99352, Indonesia Nature & Parks, Other Nature & Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Bukit Teletubbies Kabupaten Jayapura

Reviewed By Samuelpas - Bekasi, IndonesiaBekasi, Indonesia

Climb the hill for great sunset

The location was around 1,5 hour from Jayapura. From the parking area we must climb a quite steep hill but still easy enough to climb. It is about 5-10 minutes to climb. From the top the view was really amazing. I could see the Sentani Lake and the hills

8. Hamadi Beach

Jayapura, Indonesia Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Beaches
Excellent
8%
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45%
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8%
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3.5 based on 37 reviews

Hamadi Beach

Reviewed By Malarchy - London, United KingdomLondon, United Kingdom

Unwelcoming Beach

Hamadi Beach is a narrow strip of sand in Jayapura. It is accessed via a road with an unoffiical checkpoint - the locals charge for entry. The beach is fairly shallow, and looks out onto a body of water with a man-made barrier designed to keep the area sa

9. Pemancingan Permata Hijau

Jl. Bandungan Tami No. 99 | Koya Barat, Muara Tami, Jayapura 99351, Indonesia Nature & Parks, Bodies of Water
Excellent
28%
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28%
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44%
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4 based on 7 reviews

Pemancingan Permata Hijau

Our sites are offering landscape Papua recreation, fishing, out bond and etc.

Reviewed By Evawaty - Jakarta, IndonesiaJakarta, Indonesia

Place for Relax near Jayapura

The place is clean and neat. You will feel that you are not in Papua. The food variety also good. I came with my team around 14 people. They are surely enjoy relaxing in this place

10. Museum Loka Budaya

Jl. Abepura | Cendrawasih University, Jayapura, Indonesia Museums, History Museums
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4 based on 3 reviews

Museum Loka Budaya

Reviewed By lalomanu - Saitama, JapanSaitama, Japan

Asmat Totem Pole

I entered this museum with my guide. He said it was closed in weekend but he asked to open this museum in advance and I was able to enter here. There was a big totem pole made by Asmat in the entrance. I am not familiar with art but I understand that it i

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