Timika is the largest city in Central Papua province in Papua, with 142,000 residents in 2020. It has become a gateway to one of the largest gold mines on the planet, the Grasberg mine.

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Grasberg, one of the largest gold mines

Get in edit

  • 1 Mozes Kilangin Airport (TIM  IATA). Airfast Indonesia from Makassar, Denpasar, Sentani, Manado; Garuda Indonesia from Denpasar, Sentani, Makassar, Nabire; Susi Air from Alama, Beoga, Jila, Jita, Mapanduma, Paro, Tsinga, Wangbe; Sriwijaya Air from Jayapura, Makassar, Sorong.    

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Map of Timika

By ride-hailing app edit

There is an online ride-hailing app, Mi-jek (Mimika ojek online).

See edit

Great Timika Mosque
  • 1 Three Kings Cathedral.    
  • 2 Grand Mosque of Timika (Masjid Raya Babussalam Timika), Kwamki.
  • 3 Grasberg. Owned by PT Freeport Indonesia. It is one of the largest gold mines on earth.
  • 4 Kuala Kencana. The first city in Indonesia to use underground utilities for power lines, and communications, as well as distribution of clean water and centralized sewage treatment.
  • 5 Keakwa Beach (Pantai Keakwa).
  • 6 Kyura River (Kali Kyura).
  • 7 Timuka Beach (Pantai Timuka), Atuka.
  • Traditional villages around Tembagapura, through Mulu Airport, one of the most remote and highest airports in Indonesia.

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Mangrove trekking edit

  • 1 Ekowisata Mangrove Poumako, Pomako, East Mimika.

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  • 1 Pasar Gorong-Gorong, Jl. Port Site, Koperapoka. Buy fresh seafood such as Timika crab (kepiting karaka), eeltail catfish, shrimp, and so on.

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Try traditional local cuisine sagu tindis/amamaihi made by the Kamoro tribe. Also, the Timika crab, karaka is served in local seafood restaurants.

  • 1 Resto Jangkar, Nawaripi, Mimika Baru, +62 812 942 78118. 10:00-22:00. A seafood restaurant.

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Coffee shops edit

  • 1 Rumah Kopi Amungme Gold, Kwamki, Mimika Baru. Try kopi Amungme, an organic coffee grown by Amungme tribe in Nemangkawi Mountains.

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  • 1 Horison Ultima Timika, Jl. Hasanuddin No. 9, Nawaripi, +62 901 3264888, . A 4-star hotel. From Rp659,728.
  • 2 Ossa De Villa, Nawaripi. Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 12:00. Hotel with a swimming pool. Free Wi-Fi, free parking, and free breakfast. From Rp1,017,903.

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The telephone area code of Timika is 0901.

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North edit

  • Fly to Sugapa, Intan Jaya Regency or Ilaga, Puncak Regency to reach the peak of one of the World Seven Summits, Puncak Jaya.

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