McArthur Hill in Sentani Sub-district, Jayapura City - Indonesia


Located in the easternmost of Indonesia, Papua Province becomes a wonderful place to spend a holiday. In this case, for those who look for beautiful views of nature, they must visit Sentani region where MacArthur Hill resides. The location is in Hinekombe Village and it belongs to Sentani Sub-District, actually. To be exact, it resides on Ifar Gunung Street and offers stunning views of surrounding environment including Cyclops Mountains, valleys, and Sentani Lake. As tourists may expect, they can enjoy sightseeing and photography on the site. Somehow, the hill is suitable for relaxation too.

The Nuance
In terms of size, McArthur Hill is moderate. It offers similar characteristics to nearby hills as well. These include savanna, trees, bushes, and fresh air of the highland. The best view offered by the site perhaps is Sentani Lake. That means visitors can witness such serene lake from the top of the hill. They can also see other mesmerizing views, especially Cyclops Mountains. Not to mention the hill becomes the home of historical McArthur Monument! During the exploration, that means, tourists can hear story regarding the monument from the local guide as well.

Exploring McArthur Hil
First-timers may wonder what they can do in McArthur Hill, actually. Well, the most popular activity is none other than sightseeing. Tourists often come in the afternoon to enjoy the ambiance and panorama of surrounding sites. Not only the hill becomes more comfortable in the afternoon, it also offers jaw-dropping sunset as well! So, everyone should ensure to visit the hill at that perfect time. Otherwise, they may miss such stunning sunset.

Aside from sightseeing, the hill offers an opportunity to conduct trekking and adventure. It is because tourists need to pass through several challenging landscapes before arriving at the top of the hill. From Sentani Sub-District, they can head directly to the hill by any type of vehicle. However, it takes an inspection done by the local army. It is because the hill resides within Kodam XVII Cenderawasih’s territory. Even visitors should leave an ID as a guarantee.

Once passing through the guard post, tourists may find historical McArthur Monument in that area. The building contains information and history regarding General McArthur and his troops during the war back then. Near to the monument, some gazebos reside. That means tourists can relax for a while before continuing their trip to explore the hill. As for the tips, it is recommended to carry bottled water and snacks!

Nearby Attractions

  • Emfote Lake
  • Love Lake
  • Ikhwan Park
  • Teletubbies Hill
  • Patouw Pier
  • Kuning Pier
  • Khalkote Beach
  • Kali Jernih Natural Bath
  • Mc Arthur Hill
  • Nolokia Waterfall
  • Asei Island

How to Get There
From Jayapura City, tourists can take any local transportation service and head to Sentani Sub-District. Later, they only need to visit Hinekombe Village where the hill resides. The whole trip takes about 1 hour, as the distance is 28.9 km. As for the best route, it is none other than Raya Abepura Street.

Where to Stay

  • Carvin Hotel
  • Surya Jaya Hotel
  • Sabang Land Hotel
  • Metta Star Sentani Hotel
  • Endnit Hotel
  • J-Five Hotel

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