Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea is a unique place not to be found anywhere else in the world. While only 6 million people call PNG home, over 800 different cultural groups and more than 850 languages can be found in this beautiful nation. These authentic and untouched cultures will exceed all your expectations.

And if you like the taste of adventure, PNG is hard to beat. The country offers a great range of trekking options such as Black Cat Track, Kapa Kapa, Lark Force and Mt Wilhelm, and of course the famous Kokoda Track.

PNG, also known as ‘the underwater photographer’s paradise’, offers spectacular diving. The coral reefs are largely untouched, outstanding marine life including reef sharks, pelagic fish, hammerheads, barracuda as well as WWII wrecks (tanks, downed US bombers and Japanese Zeros). Popular dive spots include Loloata Island, close to Port Moresby, Tufi Dive Resort, Walindi Dive Resort, Alotua and Lissenung Island.

Pick just about any coastal destination in PNG and there is great fishing (including the famed Black Bass and Barramundi) or if you are fit and healthy kayaking is one way to explore the extraordinary coastline of PNG and surrounding islands. What better way to meet locals in their dugout canoes than from your own kayak?

Papua New Guinea offers truly incredible experiences, come and see what awaits you.

Holiday Inn Port Moresby
Holiday Inn Port Moresby
3 stars
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3 nights from $ 1,070 pp twin share* earn from 3027 Points^
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3 nights accommodation

Travel dates
01/08/2014 to 15/12/2014
28/01/2015 to 31/05/2015
On sale until
30/05/2015
Crowne Plaza Port Moresby
Crowne Plaza Port Moresby
4 stars
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3 nights from $ 1,134 pp twin share* earn from 3210 Points^
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return airfares
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3 nights accommodation

Travel dates
01/08/2014 to 15/12/2014
28/01/2015 to 30/05/2015
On sale until
30/05/2015
PNG Adventure Tour - 8 Days/7 Nights - Mt Hagen, Karawari River & Tari Valley
PNG Adventure Tour - 8 Days/7 Nights - Mt Hagen, Karawari River & Tari Valley
3 stars
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7 nights from $ 7,776 pp twin share* earn from 22002 Points^
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• return economy airfares to Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (Departs Mondays Only)
• Day 1 Monday Upon your arrival ex VA flight ex Brisbane to Port Moresby, you will be met by Trans Niugini Tours staff and transferred to ongoing flight PX186 to Mt Hagen. Mount Hagen Town is in the upper Wahgi Valley - a valley with some of the oldest evidence of agriculture in the world. Perched high on Mount Kuta is Rondon Ridge, with unbelievable views of the Wahgi Valley. Overnight: Rondon Ridge (D)
• Day 2 Tuesday A full day is spent exploring the Hagen Area and Wahgi Valley. The Mount Hagen area is the home of the Melpa people, a people with a strong culture, who in the face of moderninity, still live largely traditional subsistence lifestyles. In the mountains surrounding the Wahgi Valley lives a stunning array of bird, orchid and plant life. Overnight: Rondon Ridge (BLD)
• Day 3 Wednesday Fly by charter from Mount Hagen to Karawari, the mountains start to give way until eventually vast tracts of dense tropical lowland rainforest cover the landscape for as far as the eye can see. From Karawari airstrip, you will be transferred by river boat and four wheel drive to Karawari Lodge. Sitting on a ridge above the Karawari River, Karawari Lodge boasts a spectacular view over hundreds of kilometres of dense tropical jungle. Inspired by local architecture and built with traditional materials, while still providing modern comforts. Afternoon visit to Kundiman Village for Sago making demonstration. Sago is the staple food for the River people. Overnight: Karawari Lodge (BLD)
• Day 4 Thursday Wake up to the chattering of Lorikeets and Eclectus Parrots. After breakfast enjoy touring programs that provide insight into the amazing ecology and culture of the Karawari area. Overnight: Karawari Lodge (BLD)
• Day 5 Friday Fly by charter aircraft to Tari over some of the most rugged and impressive landscapes in the world. The country between Ambua and the Sepik region is an amazing array of jagged limestone that seem to rise and drop at impossible angles. Ambua Lodge is high on the slopes of the Tari Valley - home of the Huli, a colourful and proud people, still largely living the same way that their ancestors did. The afternoon is spent exploring the area surrounding Ambua - high mountain forests with roaring waterfalls beckon the intrepid traveller. Overnight: Ambua Lodge (BLD)
• Day 6 Saturday Enjoy a full day of cultural and ecological touring. The Tari area is home to an incredible 13 species of birds of paradise, as well as numerous orchid species. Learn how the Huli live and how they interact with and use their environment. Meet Huli Clans, one of the largest ethnic groups in the southern highlands and one of the most culturally intact of all PNG and learn much of their traditions, which are still governed by their ancestral spirits and sorcery. Overnight: Ambua Lodge (BLD)
• Day 7 Sunday You will fly from Tari to Port Moresby with PX865. You will be met in Port Moresby by Trans Niugini Tours staff and transferred to the Gateway Hotel. Overnight: Gateway Hotel (B)
• Day 8 Monday Transfer to airport for your outgoing flight with VA to Brisbane. (No Meals)

Travel dates
01/08/2014 to 31/07/2015
On sale until
30/05/2015
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