Kokopo Tourism

Kokopo is the capital of East New Britain in Papua New Guinea. The capital was moved from Rabaul in 1994 when the volcanoes Tavurvur and Vulcan erupted. As a result, the population of the town increased more than sixfold from 3,150 in 1990 to 20,262 in 2000. Kokopo was known as Herbertshöhe [Herberts Heights] during the German New Guinea administration which controlled the area between 1884 and formally until 1919. Until 1910 it was the capital of the German colonial administration. On Sunday, March 29, 2015, a strong earthquake, of a preliminary magnitude of at least 7.5, which if confirmed would be the strongest earthquake in the world up to that point for 2015, was recorded near Kokopo, and a tsunami warning was issued. This was surpassed a month later by the April 2015 Nepal earthquake, which measured a magnitude 7.8.


Planning a vacation to Kokopo in Papua New Guinea? This vacation planner will provide you with all the essential information you need. A holiday in Kokopo can generally be of 1-2 days.

Kokopo Trip Planner

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