How to go to Lorentz National Park?
Best way to get to Lorentz National park is by flying into Wamena, Biak, Jayapura or Timika and then make your way to the park. Wamena is the best choice as you may get your permit to enter at the Forestry Conservation Office (or you may get it done by a local travel agent).
Where is the Lorentz National Park?
Indonesia’s Papua Province
Lorentz National Park is located in Indonesia’s Papua Province, along the ‘Pegunungan Mandala’ range, whose Puncak Cartenz (4884 m asl) is the highest peak in Southeast Asia.
How big is Lorentz National Park?
9,674 mi²Lorentz National Park / Area
Who founded Lorentz National Park?
It’s also home to at least seven indigenous human ethnic groups, all living according to traditions dating back thousands of years. Named after Hendrikus Albertus Lorentz, a Dutch explorer who visited the area in 1909, the park was established by the Indonesian government in 1997.
Why is Lorentz National Park a heritage park?
In 1999 Lorentz was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. An outstanding example of the biodiversity of New Guinea, Lorentz is one of the most ecologically diverse national parks in the world….
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Why visit Lorentz National Park?
.. Lorentz National Park is an outstanding example of the biodiversity of New Guinea, and one of the most ecologically diverse national parks in the world.
What are the best things to do in Lorentz?
They can be found in lowland rivers and swam and it would certainly be a wonder to meet them. Best time to visit Lorentz National Park is between August to December. Bird watching at Lake Habbema at the plateau of Habema Valley. Visit the Asmat villages where you can meet the indigenous tribe of Agats that are famous for their wood carvings.
Where to stay near Lorentz National Park?
There are several cities near Lorentz National Park that you can stay – Timika, Wamena, Fak-Fak and Merauke *. Best way to get to Lorentz National park is by flying into Wamena, Biak, Jayapura or Timika and then make your way to the park.
How many species of birds are there in Lorentz Park?
Lorentz National Park is the home to more than 630 species of birds and 123 species of mammals. 70% of bird species in Papua can be found in this park! Few of these are the famous birds of paradise, tree kangaroos and pig nose turtles.