Tourist Attractions in Papua New Guinea

"Much have I traveled in the realms of gold, and many goodly states and kingdoms seen."

John Keats

Had Keats been to this island of Papua New Guinea, he would have attached the word islands along with goodly states and kingdoms. Tourist Attractions in Papua New Guinea consist of coral reef, zigzag river, golden beaches and mighty mountains. Come to this coastal paradise to enjoy a perfect getaway.

Port Moresby

Port Moresby, the capital houses the National Parliament, the National Museum, which contains exhibits of pottery from all the provinces, the Botanical Gardens and the Catholic Cathedral.


Lae, the capital of Morobe province, is Papua New Guinea's second city and an important commercial center and seaport. The Botanical Gardens are among the best in the country.


Madang is an ideal starting place for many of the tours round the islands and up the Sepik River.

The Sepik River

The Sepik River is the longest river in Papua New Guinea and has been for many centuries the trade route into the interior. It winds down from the mountains near the border with Irian Jaya, draining immense tracts of scarcely explored jungle, swamp and grassland until it meets the sea, where it is more than a mile wide.

Eastern Highlands

This region has the longest history of contact with the West. It has a large cultural center, selling traditional artifacts; it also provides training in print-making and weaving.

Simbu Province

Kundiawa, a small town, is the capital of Simbu Province, where rafting down the Wahgi and Purari rivers is exciting. Mount Wilhelm, 4509m (1480ft), is in Simbu Province and is the highest mountain in Papua New Guinea.

Western Highlands

In some ways Mount Hagen in the Western Highlands resembles a town from the Wild West. Its expansion is only recent and the local population organizes a number of sing-sing celebrations to mark a diverse variety of events ranging from payment of a bride-price to the opening of a new road.

Southern Highlands

The Mendi Valley of the Southern Highlands is noted for its spectacular scenery and limestone caves.

Enga Province

Wabang in Enga Province has a large cultural center with an art gallery and a museum.

The Islands

The main islands are New Britain, New Ireland and the Manus group (together comprising the Bismarck Archipelago), the northernmost Solomon Islands of Bougainville and Buka, and an eastern group of islands including the Trobriand and D'Entrecasteaux Islands.

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