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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.

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.

Anthropology & Tribes

Goroka Cultural Show
Held in September every year, the Goroka Show is famous for its dazzling array of singing groups, showcasing some of the many cultures of Papua New Guinea

Fishing

Fishing Kavieng, New Ireland
Papua New Guinea boasts excellent fishing, and is one of the last unspoilt fishing frontiers left in the world today. The waters that surround Kavieng, New Ireland, offer plenty of challenges and opportunities for the keen sports fisherman. Many ocean fish species can be found here year round because the climate doesn't change much, so any time is the right time for fishing.

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.

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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