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Places of interest in Wau
The climate of the city remains moderate all through the year. The temperature differences between months are not remarkable. The average high temperature round the year is almost 30 degrees Celsius while the average low temperature is around 23 degrees Celsius. There is plenty of rain experienced by the city all round the year. June, July, August, and September are the cooler months in comparison to other months in a year.
The city of Wau is served by Wau Airport. A grass runway in Wau Airport was built in the year 1927 by Cecil Levian with the help of the native laborers. On 19th April, first landing on this airport took place.
Located in the province of Morobe, Wau was the site of a Gold Rush during the 1920s and 1930s. The city is well connected by road to Lae, which is the second largest city of Papua New Guinea. The city is located at an altitude of 1100 meters from the sea level. Wau is prominently famous for industrial gold mining. The abundant pines in Wau give a refreshing slant on equatorial vegetation.
- The Wau Ecology Institute (WEI):The only environmental organization in Papua New Guinea involved both in education and research, The Wau Ecology Institute started in the year 1961 as a field station of the Bishop Museum. WEI is now an independent body however the Bishop Museum is still its sponsor. WEI operates a small natural history museum and a large environmental museum. The environmental museum here boasts permanent exhibits that were installed in the late 1991. In addition to this, WEI also maintains a library. Various other facilities offered by WEI incorporate a small zoo, microscopes, and demunified storage space.