Papua New Guinea(PNG)
Kokoda is a station town in the Oro Province of Papua New Guinea. It is famous as the northern end of the Kokoda Track, site of the eponymous Kokoda Track campaign of World War II. In that campaign, it had strategic significance because it had the only airfield along the Track. In the decades preceding, it had been a foothills settlement near the gold fields. Kokoda is located within the administrative divisions of Kokoda Rural LLG.
Mount Wilhelm is the highest mountain in Papua New Guinea at 4,509 metres. It is part of the Bismarck Range and the peak is the point where three provinces, Simbu, Jiwaka and Madang, meet. The peak is also known as Enduwa Kombuglu, or Kombugl'o Dimbin, in the local Kuman.
Madang is one of the most pristine coastal regions in Papua New Guinea with excellent diving, multiple WWII plane and shipwrecks as well as a number of land attractions and villages in the jungle to explore. There are hundreds of islands off the coast of Madang and with few other boats in the area, you can stop off and enjoy the peaceful calls of birds and nature at your own private island. There were many highlights but the pick of the bunch for me was Pig Island. It was covered in palm trees and was surrounded by incredible turquoise waters. The jungle seemed to overflow onto the beach and into the water. It was beautifully wild.
Scuba Diving in Madang. Warm, fertile waters surge through the many passages and channels in the barrier reef around Madang, creating an ideal environment for a vast range of marine life. The variety of easily accessible dive sites include; coral walls with drop offs, gardens of soft corals, delicate gorgonian fans,.!
diving wrecks and it’s incredible to witness history but also see how nature slowly takes over. Henry Lieth shipwreck and the B-25 bomber plane wreck. Hundreds of species call the wrecks home and it becomes a hotspot of diversity and activity with fish and corals covering the wrecks. The underwater wrecks are one of the best things to see in Papua New Guinea.
The discovery of the Hailiku Village cliff jump in the jungle-cave called ‘Mali Cave’ was all a bit of an accident. It was a strange old day, caves and watering holes of their community.
You can out along a bumpy road through the jungle, passing by lots of small villages throughout the journey. The other adventure at Hailiku Village was a tour of the Itanub Cave. It’s a deep cave complex where the locals have built access ladders out of bamboo. A small, narrow entrance opens out into a huge room inside the cave. During the war, it’s said the Japanese used the caves in these regions to hide out when necessary.
The rainforests of Papua New Guinea are prime habitats for a number of endemic species. The Asian country of Papua New Guinea occupies the eastern portion of one of the largest islands in the world. Located in the Pacific Ocean to the north of Australia, the country of just over seven million people gained its independence in 1975.
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The Rabaul Volcano Observatory (RVO), established after the 1937 eruption at Rabaul, is responsible for monitoring the activity of the 14 active and 23 dormant volcanoes spread along three volcanic arcs throughout Papua New Guinea (see map). More than 150 eruptions have been recorded in the last 200 years.
Just off Wewak’s coast are the beautiful and often overlooked islands of Muschu and Kairiru. Palm trees, turquoise waters, nearby reefs and a left-hand point break (November to March) make this one of Papua New Guinea’s best-kept secrets. ... Get to the heart of Muschu Island with one
The Lae War Cemetery, established in 1944, is located adjacent to the Botanical Gardens in the centre of the city of Lae, the capital of Morobe Province, in Papua New Guinea. The cemetery is managed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
The Papua New Guinea National Museum and Art Gallery (NMAG) is a museum and art gallery in Waigani, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. It is the national museum of Papua New Guinea. Here you will see a careful curation of objects from 19 provinces of Papua New Guinea. The earliest collection is by Sir William MacGregor and dates back to the 1800s during early administration of Papua.
The Varirata National Park recently opened their new Information Centre at Sogeri outside of Port Moresby. The modern information centre will enhance visitors experience to the nature park. The park is already popular with schools excursions, bird watching, weekend outings for city residents and nature tours. PNGTPA is a partner in the development of the Variarata National Park through setting up of signboards and working with JICA to develop bird watching attractions in the nature park. Is very suitable for those who dream about nature and wildlife especially birds. The best way to go there is to be guided by the local expert of birds - it really helps. This is the only large national park in Papua New Guinea. It is about an hour and a half's drive from Port Moresby, the drive