is the capital of the province of West New Britain
in Papua New Guinea
. It is a port town on the great Kimbe Bay
which boasts more than 60 percent of the coral species of the entire Indo-Pacific. The bustling town of Kimbe is the third largest port in Papua New Guinea and is the fastest growing city in the South Pacific. Accommodation in Kimbe is readily available in many high-class resorts and hotels, as well as many budget guesthouses and motels dribbled along the province.
Kimbe Bay is set in a tropical setting with coral reefs and live-aboard diving expeditions that attract tourists world-wide. Active volcanic
cones encircle Kimbe Bay
on the island of New Britain
. Blue-eyed cockatoos and the world’s largest moths fill the air, while bandicoots and wallabies share the landscape with one of the world’s greatest number of orchids.
Offshore coral reefs
play an important role in local culture
in Kimbe, even though they are rarely visited by islanders and biologically misunderstood. In Kimbe, as in many other places, coral was commonly considered to be lifeless rock, not a fragile living organism crucial to the survival of fish and other marine life. As a result, reefs were thought to be indestructible and no premium was put on their protection.
Kimbe town is the centre of many industries including oil palm, cocoa, logging and coconut plantations. Many of these products are shipped out using Kimbe's main port.The biggest industry... Read More