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MERAUKE

840 miles from Ambon

MERAUKE. 8°28.566S, 140°23.399E

Merauke town lies just inside the mouth of the Maro River. Entrance to the anchorage is high tide only and follows the well‑marked channel starting with a port beacon at 8°30.116S, 140°18.114E at the beginning of the fairway. The river is buoyed up to the anchorage and shoal draft vessels can cruise up the river a further 60 miles inland.

The main attractions ashore are basic restaurants and provisioning with access to the airport 30 minutes drive, where there are daily flights to Jayapura and beyond. The nearby Wasur National Park is well worth a visit for fauna and flora enthusiasts.

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