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Address: Waga Waga, Wamena, Indonesia

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Fun to explore, but mind the bats!

I visited Contilola Cave in Wamena as part of a day trip organised by Dr Weiglein Expeditions, while I was staying at the gorgeous Baliem Valley Resort. The journey from the... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2016
London, United Kingdom
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Odessa, Ukraine
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Reviewed 19 March 2016

n the dry season there is no water and the cave can be explored on foot. Lots of bats inside. I was told that local people catch shrimps in that cave. I tasted them. They are small but delicious fresh water shrimps, and are expensive as per local standards. I was there in the rainy season. While exploring the cave,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 February 2016

I visited Contilola Cave in Wamena as part of a day trip organised by Dr Weiglein Expeditions, while I was staying at the gorgeous Baliem Valley Resort. The journey from the car park to the cave itself requires a decent level of fitness; you need to climb a steep and uneven pathway for around 10mins, and as the floor of... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2015

The very " tropical" cave, in my opinion more interesting than the "Jiwika mummy" nearby. Access from parking requires about 10min of walking up on slippery stairs. If you have no lamp and visit only the first cavern, it is "just a cave" - spacious room with very slippery bottom, various rock formations covered by tropical vegetation, one big pillar... More 

Thank Janusz R
Utrecht, Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2014

The cave itself has little special to offer. It isn't very deep, but still a slipperly climb up and down. Inside the cave you get a view of the jungle exit on the other end. Don't expect any impressive stalagmites or other geological features though.

1 Thank Ben2007
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 21 August 2012

I have some photos if anyone to view. take some minute to visit and view the great cave including the cave of Wosilimo village

4 Thank Papua2012

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