Papua New Guinea Attractions

Signature Staff has put together a brief list of things to do in PNG. Read on to find out more about the interesting attractions, magnificent natural scenery, and diverse cultural heritage PNG has to offer.

Spend your time off work trekking remote jungle tracks, cruising the mighty Sepik river, surfing the waves of New Ireland, fishing around the fiords of Tufi or diving amongst the coral reef coastline or try kayaking.

The country can be conveniently divided into 11 regions (7 on the main island and 4 island regions):

  • Bougainville — An island region, culturally and geographically more akin to the Solomon Islands
  • Highlands — consist of Enga Province, Chimbu Province and the Southern, Western and Eastern Highlands, amazing culture and the rare tribal fight
  • Huon Gulf — Morobe province, beginning of the Highlands Highway and the original Gold Rush area
  • Madang (region) — Volcanic islands and good diving
  • Manus — Remote island area
  • Milne Bay — The eastern region. Many fascinating islands
  • New Britain — Still many visible ruins from WW2, above and below water.
  • New Ireland — Land of the country’s first human settlements. Fishing, diving, sailing and surfing, plus interesting culture.
  • Central and North — Covers the National Capital District of Port Moresby and the Central and Northern provinces. Starting point for all visits to Papua New Guinea
  • Sepik — The Sandaun (West Sepik) and East Sepik provinces and the mighty Sepik river
  • South-western provinces — The Western and Gulf provinces. Fascinating but little visited provinces. Birdwatchers’ paradise
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