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Papua New Guinea

Immerse yourself in the rich history of Papua New Guinea. Scuba dive through colourful reef, trek the infamous Kokoda track or eat your way through local markets, Papua New Guinea is a country of stoic beauty and deep-rooted culture. Discover endless journeys ways to head off the beaten track with our PNG travel guide.

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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, 750 tribes and 800 different languages, PNG is a hotpot of character and culture.

The Papua region is home to the capital Port Moresby, a place where sandy beaches and untouched national parks meet a growing city of small bars, cafes and local markets. 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? Dubbed the ‘prettiest town in the pacific’, Madang has some of the best coral gardens and shipwrecks to explore. Known for sprawling coffee plantations, towering mountains, waterfalls and rare bird species, Papua’s Highlands are ideal for those who want to immerse themselves in nature.

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Whether you want to get your feet dirty and trek the Kokoda trial, take a dip in crystal-clear waters or simply lounge on the beach and feel the sand between your toes, PNG is the place for you. With endless experiences on offer, it’s hard to be bored in PNG.


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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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Sepik River

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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