"Kimbe - A Quiet Spot" Kimbe by Bwana_Brown

Kimbe Travel Guide: 10 reviews and 16 photos

I had a couple of occassions to visit the small town of Kimbe, located on the large New Britain Island off the northeast coast of Papua New Guinea (see my 'General Tips' for a map). Even by PNG standards, this was not a 'happening' place during my time in the country, but it is located in a very scenic part of PNG. This view shows some of the typical oil-palm plantation trees with cloud-covered volcanic peaks in the background, at a place called Ru Creek not far from Kimbe. The two Electricity Commission guys with me are wearing their company-issued clothes (to help deal with various oil and other stains that might occur while working in a diesel power station). We were scouting out the progress on a new mini-hydro site, which eventually went into service in 1982, producing 800 kW of power and helping to reduce the dependence on the diesel units.

  • Last visit to Kimbe: Jan 1981
  • Intro Updated Nov 26, 2005
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  • richiecdisc's Profile Photo
    Jun 20, 2010 at 9:57 PM

    Somehow missed this little wild excursion. Very cool shot of the volcano, must have been exciting to fly by it!

  • evaanna's Profile Photo
    Dec 22, 2009 at 11:10 AM

    This must be the smallest power station I have ever seen. Nice picture taken from the plane, although the place can't have been nice on the day of the eruption.

  • tiabunna's Profile Photo
    Feb 2, 2008 at 3:51 AM

    Yes, 'quiet' certainly looks the right description, but there must be a finite risk of a volcano firing up in that area! The 'virtual visit' was enjoyable though.:))

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Dec 13, 2005 at 9:07 PM

    I do remember the outbreak of the Volcano..we even had some thick stuff passing over NZ north tip.

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Dec 2, 2005 at 1:39 AM

    an interesting page, Glen, thanks for sharing !

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