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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.

Dive Packages

Dive Bootess Bay with Loloata
Papua New Guinea's Bootless Bay offers an aquatic wonderland where there is a world of discovery for snorkelling and scuba diving enthusiasts - all just a short hop from the capital, Port Morsesby - and Loloata's world class scuba services offer adventurous wreck dives throughout the Bay, night dives and superb diving excursions to nearby Horshoe Reef Marine Park.

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.

Photography

Kenu & Kundo War Canoe Festival
The Kenu and Kundu Canoe Festival is a spectacular event that showcases many of the fascinating cultures of Milne Bay including other participating provinces in Papua New Guinea. It takes place in the charming town of Alotau on the eastern tip of the Papua New Guinea mainland.

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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