Papua New Guinea - Geodetic Monitoring Site
Mut Mut Islet
Blup Blup Island
Schouten Island Group
East Sepik Province
WGS-84 Station Coordinates
Owner / Authority
Customary Land, Blup Blup Islanders
Blup Blup Councillor
Brass plaque in concrete
2 x concrete nails in cement pegs
Station constructed by/date
Bring plenty of food and trade goods,
The location has spectacular snorkelling, and the islanders are
very friendly and helpful
Site soil / Geology
Steve Harriman in Wewak, can charter two boats;
MV Larakan and MV Christopher (larger), for K700 per day.
His office is in the Dunlop warehouse, near the Works Depot
Phone 856 1265
Fax 856 1266
PO Box 16, Wewak, ESP
The boat speed is about 9-12 knots
Cargo boats and PMVs make very irregular visits to Blup Blup, Stanley, the teacher has a banana boat which he can charter, in the case of emergencies. (A gift and payment for fuel is appreciated).
Mut Mut is a small islet just 200m off the South-west shore of Blup Blup Island,
The coconut covered islet has a sandy isthmus in the middle of it and is surrounded by coral reefs. An outrigger canoe or tender is required to transport stores from the main boat to the shore. The station is a short walk up to the eastern knoll from the Northern beach of Mut Mut.
Generator set is available from the Blup Blup head teacher
K20 per day + fuel costs
Solar panels are really essential
Tent is required for receiver
Camping is possible on both islands, though permanent water
is only available on Blup Blup Island. Food supplies and trade goods
are essential, as the islanders have no trade stores.
Local islanders can assist, rice and trade goods are greatly
appreciated in exchange.
radio or satellite phone essential, due to the lack of regular
Isolation and snakes (wear gaiters and take precautions + anti-venom
Blup Blup 1:100,000 topo
Blup Blup 1:100,000 topo showing MUTM location