Regions in Papua New Guinea
The nation is split into nine regions:
Southern Papua New Guinea
This area includes the Port Moresby National Capital District, as well as the Central and Northern provinces. The starting location for all Papua New Guinea trips.
Western Papua New Guinea
The provinces of the West and the Gulf. Provinces that are fascinating yet seldom visited. A birdwatcher’s paradise
Madang features volcanic islands and excellent diving, while Morobe is the start of the Highlands Highway and an early gold rush location.
Enga Province, Chimbu Province, and the Southern, Western, and Eastern Highlands, as well as magnificent culture and unique tribal fights
The provinces of Sandaun (West Sepik) and East Sepik, as well as the Sepik River.
The eastern area is home to a plethora of interesting islands.
Many visible World War II ruins, both above and below water, may still be seen in New Britain.
New Ireland and Manus
The site of the earliest human settlements in the nation. Fishing, diving, sailing, and surfing, as well as fascinating culture, are all available.
A self-governing island territory, culturally and physically similar to the Solomon Islands.
Cities in Papua New Guinea
- Port Moresby – the capital city, with its fascinating Zoological Gardens, Parliament Building, Museum, and overall Melanesian vibe.
- Alotau is the laid-back capital of Milne Bay province, as well as the entrance to several interesting but isolated islands.
- Goroka – a charming highland town with a nice temperature and the yearly Goroka Show, as well as the country’s coffee industry center.
- Lae is the country’s second largest city, its major economic center, and the entrance to the highlands.
- Madang is a lovely city with magnificent nighttime bat flights (it is forbidden to harm them) and much more amazing diving.
- Mount Hagen – the Highlands’ ‘wild-west’ frontier town that will expose you to the cold, crisp Highlands weather and Highlands culture.
- Rabaul is a city at the base of an active volcano that was evacuated and badly destroyed during a big eruption in 1994.
- Vanimo is the border town for anyone traveling to or from the Indonesian state of Papua; it is also a renowned surfing destination.
- Wewak — the gateway to the Sepik river, where you can experience Sepik culture, the river itself, and the elaborate carvings typical of the region
Other destinations in Papua New Guinea
- Kokoda Track — an old route over the Owen Stanley Range that became particularly renowned for its role in World War II Louisiade Archipelago — a magnificent off-the-beaten-path island group with world-class diving and sailing.
- Trobriand Islands – dubbed the “Islands of Love” by anthropologist Malinowski
- Tufi is Papua New Guinea’s Fjordland, with breathtaking scenery, excellent diving, and tapa fabric produced from mulberry bark.