The island town of Daru is the capital of Papua New Guinea’s Western Province. It is found to the north of Far North Queensland and the Torres Strait. It lies at the mouth of the Fly River. Next to Port Moresby, Daru is the second biggest coastal village in southern Papua New Guinea. The town is known for its exquisite natural beauty, attracting droves of tourists throughout the year. These vacationers come in through the regularly scheduled cheap flights to Daru.
Fishing is the biggest livelihood and the main tourist draw in town. Daru is also a favorite mooring ground for ships that ply the sea routes between Australia and Papua New Guinea. The manager of the town’s Kuki Hotel is known all over for his organized two-day fishing tours to catch black bass and barramundi at the mangrove forests. The most popular among places of interest in Daru is the open pit Ok Tedi mine that is famous for Mt. Fubilan’s copper and gold yields. The massive mine used to be the biggest gold mine that is not located in South Africa. The gold and copper are separately passed as slurries through a pipeline that reaches the barge and the ships off the coast of Papua New Guinea.
The most famous hotels in Daru are the Kuki Hotel and the New Century Hotel. The Kuki Hotel’s solo rooms have TV sets and phones. The accommodations that come with cheaper rates have commonly shared facilities. Fishing trips to the mangroves are regularly scheduled from this hotel. The New Century Hotel features clean and comfortable accommodations, as well as standard features and amenities. The hotel also has a very popular Chinese restaurant that prepares authentic Chinese cuisine.
There are cheap flights to Daru from Port Moresby every day except Sunday. There are also regular flights to the other exotic locations in Tabubil, Kinunga, and Kerema. There is a passenger boat that regularly calls at the town’s port. Daru is a popular tourist destination in the Asia-Pacific region. The town has cleverly organized high adventure tour packages that consistently bring in tourists from all over the world.