Welcome to Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea in south-western Pacific Ocean to the north of the Australian mainland. To the north and east are the islands of Manus, New Britain, New Ireland, and Bougainville, which are all part of Papua New Guinea. Occupying the other half of the island is the Indonesian province of Papua and West Papua .

The largely mountainous interior includes several active volcanoes and carpeted in dense, lush rainforest, has only recently been explored. Two major rivers are navigable for shallow-draft vessels.

The is not much of a tourist infrastructure here but it is a dream holiday for divers and nature lovers who come to find forest-dwelling tree kangaroos, giant leatherback turtles and birds of paradise. The local festivals where Highlanders dress in traditional regalia, powder and paint and dance for all they’re worth are also high on the agenda to see.