Siroi Destination Guide
Delve into Siroi in Papua New Guinea!
Siroi in the region of Bougainville is a place located in Papua New Guinea - some 602 mi (or 969 km) North-East of Port Moresby, the country's capital.
Local time in Siroi is now 12:35 PM (Wednesday). The local timezone is named "Pacific / Port Moresby" with an UTC offset of 10 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Vito, Tarara, Kopikirio, Kopani, Kokopo or Hanemo. While being here, you might want to check out Siroi and Natambasi as well. We discovered some clips posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.
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Bougainville's Jurassic Park
Came across a section of rainforest where the plants were just huge. Was an awesome place, the locals consider it to be 'tambu', or sacred. No cutting was allowed. It is located just before the ridge ...
At the end of day one of a mission to Billy Mitchell Crater Lake in Central Bougainville. The sediment in the water slowly builds up and resembles concrete. The sediment is coming down from the Crater...
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Interesting facts about this location
Invasion of Buka and Bougainville
Between 9 March and 5 April 1942 during World War II, forces of the Empire of Japan occupied the islands of Buka and Bougainville in the South Pacific. At that time these islands were part of the Australian-administered Territory of New Guinea. A small Australian infantry platoon of commandos, the 1st Independent Company, was located at Buka Airfield when the Japanese landed but did not contest the invasion.
The Bougainville campaign (Operation Cherry Blossom) was fought by the Allies in the South Pacific during World War II to regain control of the island of Bougainville from the Japanese forces who had occupied it in 1942. During their occupation the Japanese constructed naval aircraft bases in the north, east, and south of the island; but none in the west. They developed a naval anchorage at Tonolei Harbor near Buin, their largest base, on the southern coastal plain of Bougainville.
Billy Mitchell (volcano)
Billy Mitchell is a volcano located in the central part of the island of Bougainville, just northeast of the Bagana Volcano, in Papua New Guinea. It is a small pyroclastic shield truncated by a 2 km wide caldera filled by a crater lake. The last two major eruptions were more than 400 (in 1580 AD ± 20 years) and 900 years ago. They were among the largest Holocene eruptions in Papua New Guinea. Both were explosive eruptions with a Volcanic Explosivity Index of at least 5.
Bagana is an active volcano located in the central part of the island of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, the largest island of the Solomon group. It is the most active volcano in the country. Just northeast of Bagana is the volcano crater lake Billy Mitchell. Bagana is one of 17 post-Miocene strato volcanos on Bougainville. U.S. General Floyd L. Parks flew over the Solomon Islands on 27 October 1948 and witnessed the eruption of Bagana.
Located at -6.05, 155.28 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 9 mi away.
Bougainville Island is the main island of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville of Papua New Guinea. This region is also known as Bougainville Province or the North Solomons. The population of the province is 175,160 (2000 census), which includes the adjacent island of Buka and assorted outlying islands including the Carterets. Although Bougainville Island is geographically part of the Solomon Islands archipelago, the nation of the Solomon Islands is a separate state.
Located at -6.05, 155.28 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 15 mi away.
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