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Papua New Guinea

Immerse yourself in a land of history, mystery and myth. From scuba diving through colourful reefs and WWII wrecks to trekking the famed Kokoda Track or experiencing a myriad of fascinating traditional cultural events, Papua New Guinea is a remote, pristine and untouched land of endless journeys and ways for you to head off the beaten track. 

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From remote mountain ranges and vast coastlines to soaring volcanoes, Papua New Guinea (PNG) is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. Comprising of 600 islands, and 750 tribes with 800 languages, PNG is divided into four regions and made up of 22 provinces, each with their own unique character and cultures.

The Papua Region is home to the capital, Port Moresby, a place where sandy islands and untouched national parks meet a growing city of small cafes and bars, local crafts markets and a unique blend of fine art and artefacts. Just east of the mainland are the popular tourist destinations of East and West New Britain and New Ireland. Staying in the Island Regions will put you in the perfect position to discover incredible scuba diving, secluded surf spots and fascinating tribal culture.

Love diving? Madang, once dubbed the ‘prettiest town in the Pacific’, offers 34 sunken ship dive sites and vibrant coral gardens with superb visibility. Known for its sprawling coffee plantations, scenic mountains, towering waterfalls and some of the rarest birds in the world, the Highlands are ideal for those who want to be in the thick of trekking country and experiencing some of the region’s largest cultural celebrations. No matter where you stay in PNG, you’ll feel transported back to a land before time.

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Things to do

Join the intrepid travellers who’re drawn to PNG for the vast array of experiences it has to offer and its abundance of awe-inspiring environments. Explore Papua New Guinea on foot by trekking the famous Kokoda Track or hiking Mt Wilhelm, which stands at 4,509 metres, and go deep into the heart of history.

Once you’ve gotten muddy, there is no better way to wash off than in the pristine waters that surround numerous islands. See it all from another perspective by scuba diving or snorkelling through PNG's wide range of dive sites including barrier reefs, coral walls and famous wrecks like the fully intact Japanese WWII fighter plane. If you prefer to catch fish over just catching a glimpse of them, these aquatic wonderlands are also a fisherman’s dream come true. Anglers from all over the world travel to PNG to lure rare species such as the river tigerfish, Papua New Guinea Black Bass and many more - Kavieng on New Ireland being one of the best area’s to drop a line.  PNG is as majestic and magical land which is rich in endless experiences and environments for you to discover. 

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Culture

The island hosts many cultural events such as the three-day Sepik River Crocodile and Arts Festival in Ambunti during August. Don’t miss the chance to a witness a traditional ‘Sing Sing’ by attending one of the many cultural events which are an explosion of colour and sound through customary dancing, music and traditional costumes. PNG is as majestic and magical land which is rich in endless experiences and environments for you to discover.

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Nature

The main island is widely known as a birdwatchers' paradise, where you can discover more than 400 species just outside of the capital, Port Moresby – including 38 varieties of birds-of-paradise. For a truly unique way to see the wild side of PNG, cruise down the mighty Sepik River -  an epic journey that will take you past hundreds of different tribes, colourful birds and wildlife while you dine on local delicacies like river prawns and crocodile curry. 

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