Hela Province

SCENIC MOUNTAINS, AUTHENTIC CULTURE

Trek through scenic mountainscapes, meet Papua New Guinea’s cultural icons, and check off another birdwatching destination on your trip to Hela.

Hela province is one of Papua New Guinea’s newest provinces, formed from three Southern Highlands districts in 2012. From the capital of Tari you’ll be delighted by our unspoilt environment and vibrant Hela customs. Home to the iconic Huli Wigmen, this is the place to learn about our striking body decoration and hear the melodies of our flute-like panpipes and bamboo Jew’s-harps.

MUST SEE

  • Take a selfie for Instagram with a Huli Wigman
  • Raft down the white-waters of the Tagari River
  • Watch the rarest of birds in their natural habitat from Ambua Lodge

HOW TO GET THERE

Domestic flights arrive directly into Tari from Port Moresby daily. The Highlands Highway connects Tari to Mt Hagen, Goroka and Lae.