Papua Region

Port Moresby (NCD)

Urban Culture, Gateway to PNG

Port Moresby (NCD)

DISCOVER PORT MORESBY, THE SOUTH PACIFIC CITY OF CONTRASTS.

Embrace the best of both worlds in Port Moresby, where sandy islands and untouched national parks meet a thriving metropolis of small cafes and bars, a diverse food scene and a unique blend of fine art and artefacts.

Village and urban life exist in unison here, on Papua New Guinea’s south coast. Spend a day in the sun at nearby Fisherman’s Island, walk beneath the shaded canopies at Port Moresby Nature Park, and travel through time on your tour of the cultural artefacts and fine art housed at the National Museum and Art Gallery (NMAG). For suppertime in the city, explore Harbour Side’s fine selection of restaurants along the boardwalk overlooking Fairfax Harbour.

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HOW TO GET THERE

International flights arrive directly into the Port Moresby International Airport from many transit hubs in the Asia-Pacific region. From the airport it’s an easy 20-minute taxi ride to the city centre. Your hotel will provide airport transfers for your convenience.

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Western Province

Where Birds and Animal Life Outnumber People

Western Province

WESTERN PROVINCE IS PAPUA NEW GUINEA’S ANSWER TO THE AFRICAN SAFARI.

Our Western Province is unlike anywhere else in Papua New Guinea. This is the perfect destination for anglers, photographers and lovers of flora and fauna.

Explore our wide-open grasslands home to Rusa deer, wallabies and wild pigs. Spot crocodiles and lizards lingering patiently near riverbanks, and the flocks of wildfowl and ducks that seem to be flying across rivers on loop. This is where you’ll see two of the greatest rivers in the country, the Fly and the Strickland, run for almost their entire length through a single province.

The main town of Western Province on the small island of Daru, just off the coast is really the Wild Wild West. Once a busy pearl and beche-de-mer trading port, Daru is now the centre of a growing fishing industry. You’ll see crocodile skins from the province packed up and exported from here.

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HOW TO GET THERE

Domestic flights arrive directly into Daru from Port Moresby. You can access other parts of Western Province with third level airlines and charter planes.

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Northern (ORO) Province

The Land of Bark Cloth and Butterflies

Northern (ORO) Province

ORO PROVINCE BOASTS THE WORLD’S LARGEST BUTTERFLY, MAGNIFICENT FJORD-LIKE RIAS, AN ACTIVE VOLCANO AND A WELL-KNOWN WWII BATTLE-SITE.

The history of Oro Province is as dramatic as its landscapes. From the early gold rush days to the devastating Pacific campaign of World War II, followed by the deadly eruption of Mt Lamington not long thereafter, which forced the provincial capital to Popondetta, you’ll be moved by the rich history in this province.

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HOW TO GET THERE

Flights will connect you from Port Moresby to Popondetta and Tufi. Within the province, travel between Popondetta, Tufi, Ioma, Kira, Kokoda and Afore by PMV bus.

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Milne Bay Province

Home to the Islands of Love

Milne Bay Province

DIVING, ISLAND HOPPING, BEACHES AND FESTIVALS, DISCOVER WHAT ALL THE FUSS IS ABOUT IN MILNE BAY.

It’s no surprise that Milne Bay’s main tourist attraction is its diving, thanks largely to its location at the extreme eastern end of Papua New Guinea, and 160 named islands and 500 cays and atolls scattered over 250,000km2 of ocean. The provincial headquarters at Alotau is the base for a number of liveaboard dive boats and small charter boats that can organise popular island hopping itineraries.

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HOW TO GET THERE

Domestic flights arrive directly into Alotau from Port Moresby. From the airport, take a shuttle to your hotel or a taxi or PMV to the town centre.

Explore the islands in style aboard the luxury Melanesian Discoverer, which cruises between Alotau and Madang via the Trobriands. Small boats can also be chartered. PNG Air offers a regular ‘milk run’ around the islands, which is an ideal way to see a range of remote areas in a short amount of time.

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Gulf Province

Where Four River Deltas Spill Into the Sea

Gulf Province

PACK YOUR SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE AND HEAD WEST OUT OF PORT MORESBY WHERE THE GULF PROVINCE PUTS THE WILD IN WILDERNESS.

The Gulf province, located on the southern coast of Papua New Guinea, is a long way off the beaten track and tourism facilities entail simple guesthouses and village stays. If you’re a keen angler or canoeist you’ll be in your element, and for the land lovers, bushwalking expeditions in the Gulf retrace the journeys of earlier explorers such as a route that follows an early 1900s gold exploration track.

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HOW TO GET THERE

From Port Moresby, travel west on the Hiritano Highway through Central province to Kerema. The 300km drive takes approximately 4 hours by road.

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Central Province

Wide-open Spaces Right on Port Moresby’s Doorstep

Central Province

EXPERIENCE COASTAL VILLAGES, AMAZING BEACHES, AND WORLD-CLASS WRECK AND REEF DIVING A MERE HOP AND SKIP FROM THE CAPITAL CITY.

Central Province envelops our National Capital District making its many attractions and adventures the most accessible in the country. Hear the Birds-of-Paradise chatter in the Varirata National Park canopies, witness the sprawling plains rise into mountain ridges and plateaus, float in crystal-clear rivers off the beaten track, and explore the many beaches and islands with a local guide.

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HOW TO GET THERE

International flights arrive directly into the Port Moresby International Airport from a number of transit hubs in the Asia-Pacific region. From the airport, three main highways will take you out of the National Capital District and into Central Province: travel west on the Hiritano Highway, east on the Magi Highway and north on Sogeri Road.

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West Sepik Province

Beautiful Beaches on a Neat Peninsular

West Sepik Province

JUST 30KM EAST OF THE INDONESIAN BORDER VANIMO TOWN IS OUR BEST-KEPT SECRET IN SURFING.

If you’re looking for a place near the sea to go off the grid, this is it. The beaches in town are effortlessly superb, and offshore, Narimo Island is a great picnic spot. You can hire a boat for the day from West Deco village near the main wharf. Pack your picnic lunch and plenty water beforehand.

The distinctive artefacts from Sandaun include painted canoes of Sissano Lagoon and large shields from the Telefomin district. The shields have broad zigzag, spiral or V designs that represent their ancestors’ bodies.

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HOW TO GET THERE

Domestic flights arrive from Port Moresby via Wewak. From the airport, your hotel will collect you in a shuttle.

Cross the international border from Irian Jaya on foot then take a PMV into Vanimo. You will need your passport and a visa to process through immigration before you enter Papua New Guinea.

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Morobe Province

Papua New Guinea’s Agricultural & Industrial Centre

Morobe Province

FROM ISLANDS TO HIGHLANDS, YOU’LL FIND IN LAE A TRUE MELTING POT OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA’S CULTURAL DIVERSITY.

You’ll be surprised by Papua New Guinea’s second-largest city, Lae. Enjoy modern conveniences and comfort, right on nature’s doorstep. Explore the markets, war history, water activities, islands, caves, forest habitat, and much more in this coastal city and its surrounds.

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HOW TO GET THERE

Domestic flights arrive directly into the Lae airport from Port Moresby daily. From the Highlands region, hire a car and drive 300km down the Okuk Highway; the highway journey takes 5-6 hours.

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Madang Province

The Prettiest Town in the South Pacific

Madang Province

THE MADANG PENINSULA IS A SHOW-PLACE OF PARKS, WATERWAYS, LUXURIANT SHADE TREES AND SPARKLING TROPICAL ISLANDS.

Grab your towel and hat and head off to Kranket and Siar Islands, two of the most popular spots for swimming in the still blue waters. Every Province in Papua New Guinea claims to be the most excellent location for divers, but Madang boasts offshore volcanic islands and coral gardens with superb visibility. Top off your stay with a visit to the Kalibobo Lighthouse, an iconic Coastwatcher’s memorial.

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HOW TO GET THERE

Domestic flights arrive directly into the Madang airport from Port Moresby daily. Your hotel will provide airport transfers for your convenience. Madang town is 12km away.

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East Sepik Province

Home of the Mighty Sepik River

East Sepik Province

EXPLORE A WONDERLAND OF ISLANDS, COASTLINES, RIVER SYSTEMS AND MOUNTAIN RANGES THAT DEFINE THE PROVINCE.

Immerse yourself in the timeless history of the Sepik people and our exotic folklore of this fascinating area. Enjoy Wewak’s palm-fringed beaches and dreamy sunsets. Feast on the giant river prawns available at Talio Lodge or the crocodile curry from the Boutique Hotel. Take a boat to Kairuru Island and enjoy the waterfalls snorkelling and natural hot springs. Top off your stay in East Sepik with a day trip or overnight expedition on the mighty Sepik River where you will see a strong influence of the crocodile in everyday life.

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HOW TO GET THERE

Domestic flights arrive in Wewak from Port Moresby daily. With 32 airstrips, much of East Sepik is accessible by air. Wewak also boasts a pier for overseas and costal shipping. An unsealed national highway connects Wewak to Vanimo along the west coast.

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