Daru is located on Daru Island in the Western Province and is the largest coastal township in Papua New Guinea. Daru international port is situated close to the mouth of the renowned Fly River so it comes as no surprise that the fishing industry is flourishing here. The Fly River, extending over 1,000 kilometres in length, happens to be the third largest in the country. The regional language spoken on the island is Kiwai.
Things to see and do
Daru’s hidden appeal is often missed by those who judge it on first glance. Intrepid travellers, on the other hand, can discover so much more. For the serious fisherman, the Fly River is an exciting proposition and enthusiasts can try their luck for some Papuan black bass or barramundi. Along the waterways, there’s always stunning birdlife and exotic flora to discover.
Daru has two key accommodation establishments available to visitors to the island as well as two pubs. Sit down, have a drink and get to know some of the locals.