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.