North of Australia and east of Indonesia, in the myriad of islands that makes up Oceania, lies Papua New Guinea, one of the last remaining unexplored lands on the planet. Are you in search of adventure? Here is a wild haven of traditional cultures, ideally suited to fascinating explorations by boat and on foot.
Exploring the waterways that branch out from two main rivers and the many islands off the mainland is a must. You will discover amazing wildlife, including many endemic species. The landscape ranges from high mountains, fiery volcanoes, wetlands, rivers and lush rainforest, to well preserved coral reef, that will tempt the diving enthusiast.
Dive sites range from reefs, drop offs, and coral gardens to seagrass beds and coral atolls, and you will see abundant marine life of many kinds. World War II relics can be explored both underwater and on land.
Papua New Guinea's population of approaching 6 million offers a huge variety of cultures and languages to encounter. Indigenous cultures are alive and well, with many people continuing traditional ways of life, unchanged for centuries.
The village children fishing from their outrigger canoes are happy to give visitors a ride out to the reef to enjoy snorkelling.
The weather ranges from warm to hot and humid all year round. Different areas have different weather patterns, but May to December is usually the driest period.