South New Guinea
The Kokoda Route is a 60-mile trail that starts in Port Moresby and leads up into the Owen Stanley Range. This route was originally used by gold miners in the 1890s and is best known as a World War II historical location where the Japanese attempted to reach Port Moresby via it. This trail, which involves many ups and downs between mountain ridges and streams, takes approximately five days to walk.
The Highland area is made up of several different tribal regions since it is made up of a continuous string of fertile valleys divided by mountains.
Mount Wilhelm, Papua New Guinea’s tallest peak, is located in the Eastern Highlands (14,880 feet). Wilhelm is a very simple climb, although three or four days are suggested to allow for sightseeing. From the summit, you can see both the north and south coastlines of New Guinea. The Wahgi River in this region is regarded as one of the world’s finest whitewater rafting locations.
The Northern Coast
Madang is suitable for all levels of scuba diving, and the coral reefs are home to a variety of unique kinds of colorful fish. There are also underwater wreckage of Japanese fighter aircraft, complete with armaments and cargo. Not far from Madang, hikers may climb still-active mountains.
Wewak is located farther west. It is the entrance to the Sepik River area, which has a unique culture that is different from the Highlands. Long canoe trips up the river and its tributaries are recommended to see the magnificent Haus Tambaran.
New England. This island is ideal for swimming and snorkeling. The trails in the region are ideal for day walks and jungle excursions. This area of the island also has hot thermal springs and bubbling mud holes. The Baining people of northern New Britain are well-known for their ephemeral art forms, probably best exemplified by their fire dance. For this ritual, a dramatic and wonderfully crafted mask is created from bark and then discarded as useless.
Bougainville. Off-the-beaten-path location in the country’s far east, with significant untapped tourist potential. The main draws are world-class diving, spectacular hikes, and World War II Japanese artifacts.
Trobriand Islands are a group of islands off the coast of France. The so-called “Islands of Love” are well-known for their distinctive culture.