Human habitation is estimated to have begun around 45,000 years ago in this region. Today this region has a population of 3 million comprising Papuans, Melanesians and Austronesians with the official language being English.
This region is made up of Central Province, Gulf Province, Milne Bay Province, National Capital District, Northern Province and Western Province. A hot humid climate exists for most of the year, except in the mountains, and with some variation in the northeast monsoon season.
In the National Capital District, Port Moresby is Papua New Guinea’s capital and the main entry point for international travel visitors. Click here for more information on Port Moresby hotels.
Offering a vast range of Papua New Guinea tours and adventures, there are botanical gardens, museums, art galleries, markets and government buildings to explore. Papua New Guinea culture and history tours offer a rich and enchanting experience of this fascinating land.
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