Papua New Guinea - Attractions
A popular place for swimming and rafting and picnicking, is located a short drive from Port Moresby.
Housing a spectacular array of artifacts.
Here you can see an extraordinary collection of orchids unique to Papua New Guinea along with numerous other plant species. Wander through the beautiful Botanical Gardens in Lae, capital of Morobe province. Mount Lunaman in the town centre was used by the Japanese as a WWII lookout because of its magnificent views over the Huon Gulf and the Markham Valley.
Offers an 8000-acre park with walking trails, a lookout and a botanical sanctuary filled with exotic plants, orchids and rhododendrons.
One of the most beautiful settings in the world. Truly a picture book experience.
Sialum a short trip by light plane from Lae, the coral terraces could be considered a natural wonder of the world.
Port Moresby (Capital City)
Discover Port Moresby, the capital, located on the Fairfax Harbour. It's home to the National Parliament, the National Museum, the Botanical Gardens and the Catholic Cathedral.
Visit the Kokoda Trail and Sogeri, which offer magnificent views onroute wind through rubber plantations. Places of interest in the surrounds of the kokoda trail include the Wairiata National Park.
Museum and Zoo
Wau Ecology Institute has a small museum and zoo. Visitors can see cassowaries, tree kangaroos, crocodiles, birds of paradise, native butterflies and rhododendrons.
Tour islands and travel up the Sepik River from the capital of Madang Province, Madang. Madang has a variety of shops and markets, where storyboards depicting myths and legends can be bought. Bilbils and Yabobs, you can view traditional pottery-making.
Traditional crafts in the Eastern Highlands. Bena Bena Village, near Goroka, is the region's largest handweaving organisation. Near Asaro, where men coat themselves with mud to re-enact their historic revenge on a neighbouring village, whose inhabitants supposedly scarpered thinking the mud-caked locals ghosts.
Famous birds of paradise at Baiyer River Wildlife Sanctuary. Parrots, possums,cassowaries and tree kangaroos are also part of the natural habitat.
Mendi Valley of the Southern Highlands, also known for its limestone caves and spectacular views. It is home to the Huli Wigmen who wear red and yellow face-paint and elaborately decorated wigs made of human hair.
Visit the underground tunnel system left by the Japanese on the island of New Britain, which suffered extensive damage from volcanic activity in 1994.
Relax on the white sandy beaches of Milne Bay, the islands offshore from Bougainville. Swimming and snorkelling enthusiasts are well catered for here. The harvesting of yams accompanied by ritual and celebration during May to September.
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