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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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  • Travel Papua New Guinea

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.

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.

Liveaboard Diving

Dive Papua New Guinea with MV Chertan
The MV Chertan cruises the islands and quays, bommies and drop-offs of Milne Bay Province on the remote southern tip of Papua New Guinea's mainland. Sailing from Alotau, the Chertan offers the experienced diver unlimited diving with an opportunity to encounter local culture. In between dives you can visit native villages unspoiled by the outside world.

Birdwatching

Exploring the Sepik River
The Sepik River is one of two vast tropical river systems in Papua New Guinea that meander through the densely forested lowlands of the world's second largest - and the world's tallest - island. Along the banks of the river and its many tributaries live sparsely scattered, remote villages scarcely contacted by the outside world, where people live a lifestyle that has changed little for thousands of years.

Liveaboard Diving

Dive Papua New Guinea with Golden Dawn
Golden Dawn is a beautiful 80 ft dive boat outfitted to accommodate 10 guests in 5 air conditioned cabins, some with ensuite facilities. Taking advantage of the best weather and diving conditions in Papua New Guinea, MV Golden Dawn changes location throughout the year, offering a unique and diverse diving experience.

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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