Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea travel destinations

Papua New Guinea is an island nation in Oceania.In the southwestern Pacific, encompasses the eastern half of New Guinea and its offshore islands. Port Moresby is the capital city with time zone (UTC+10) and its currency is Papua New Guinean Kina.Papua new guinea travel destinations offer endless greenery, immense cultural, biological diversity and beaches.

A country of immense cultural and biological diversity, it’s known for its beaches and coral reefs. Inland are active volcanoes, granite Mt. Wilhelm, dense rainforest and hiking routes like the Kokoda Trail is among the best places to visit in Papua new guinea.There are also traditional tribal villages with their own languages.

Papua New Guinea is just to the south of the equator and has a tropical climate. In the highlands, temperatures are distinctly cool. The (very) wet season runs from about December to March. The best months for trekking are June to September.

The country is situated on the Pacific Ring of Fire, at the point of collision of several tectonic plates. There are a number of active volcanoes, and eruptions are frequent. Earthquakes are relatively common, sometimes accompanied by tsunamis.

The country’s geography is diverse and, in places, extremely rugged. A spine of mountains runs the length of the island of New Guinea, forming a populous highlands region mostly covered with tropical rainforest. Dense rainforests can be found in the lowland and coastal areas as well as very large wetland areas surrounding the Sepik and Fly rivers. This terrain has made it difficult for the country to develop transport infrastructure. In some areas, airplanes are the only mode of transport. The highest peak is Mount Wilhelm at 4,509m (14,793 ft). Papua New Guinea is surrounded by coral reefs which are under close watch to preserve them.


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Papua New Guinea total no. of languages are over 850. These languages are spoken by the inhabited tribal groups, making it the most linguistically diverse place on earth. Its official languages are Tok Pisin, English, Hiri Motu and Papua New Guinean Sign Language. Tok Pisin is the most widely spoken, serving as the country’s common language.



  • Papua New Guinea travel offers some of the very best tropical reef diving.
  • Enjoy bird watching mecca with over 700 species of birds including many birds of paradise.
  • Trekking through the mountains, coastal lowlands and rolling foothills of the Kokoda.
  • Explore festivals such as The Sing-Sing performances at the annual Goroka and Mt. Hagen shows.
  • Fishing Species include Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Yellow Fin, Skipjack and Dogtooth Tuna and the Giant Trevally.
  • Flightseeing is an adventure in itself.
  • Enjoy local food cuisines.



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1 Comment

  1. Kentaro Tanaka
    August 3, 2017

    Nice map and informational post


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