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Papua New Guinea

Background & Highlights

New Guinea is the tallest and second largest island in the world, and one of the few places on earth that can still inspire fresh awe and true trepidation in would-be travellers.

The country's mystique is enhanced by the fact that large sections of the island have never been charted by Westerners, and furthermore by the ...

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Huli Wigman

The Huli are an indigenous people that live in the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea. The Huli have a wide concept of family. Half-brothers, half-sisters, and cousins are all considered brothers and sisters. Huli society is polygymist. Men may take multiple wives but women may only have one husband at a time.

Anthropology & Tribes

Tumbuna Sing-Sing
Tumbuna is the Tok Pisin (the lingua franca of Papua New Guinea) word for ancestors. "Taim Bilong Tumbuna" refers to the time before the white-man came, being the ways of the ancestors.

Birdwatching

Walindi Birdwatching
A bird-watching tour to Papua New Guinea is not complete without a visit to the Bismarck Archipelago. This geological hot spot holds many endemic species and contributes significantly to the bird diversity of the New Guinea region.

Dive Packages

Diving Kimbe Bay with Walindi Plantation Resort
Kimbe Bay sports an incredibly diverse marine habitat. World famous dives with names like Emma, South Bay, Inglis Shoals, North Emma, Christine's, Susanne's and Restorf Island are only a few of the more than 200 reefs and dive sites sprinkled throughout Kimbe Bay. All are pristine and undamaged by a rigid policy of 'Look but don't touch.'

Surfing

Surfing Kavieng, New Ireland
Kavieng is located just a couple of degrees south of the equator, and during the northern hemisphere monsoon, the north coast and the string of island leading to the west, enjoy uninterrupted North Pacific Ocean swells, ideal for surfing. The peak surf season extends from November through late April.

Huli Wigman

The Huli are an indigenous people that live in the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea. The Huli have a wide concept of family. Half-brothers, half-sisters, and cousins are all considered brothers and sisters. Huli society is polygymist. Men may take multiple wives but women may only have one husband at a time.
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