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Madang is a town in Madang Province on the north coast of Papua New Guinea. In 2005 it had a population of almost 30,000. The town is said to be one of the prettiest towns in the South Pacific. It is a pleasant and laid back town and likely the best place to begin your PNG visit. PMVs can get you to the highlands on a spectacular bit of highway and ferries can get you to Wewak.



the Fjordland of Papua New Guinea with fascinating scenery, great diving, and tapa cloth made from mulberry bark


Trobriand Islands

referred to by the anthropologist, Malinowski, as the "Islands of Love"



provincial capital of East Sepik, Papua New Guinea



the border town if you want to make your way to or from the province of Papua in neighbouring Indonesia; popular surfing destination



township in East New Britain, Papua New Guinea


Mount Hagen

capital town of Western Highlands, Papua New Guinea



an attractive highland town with pleasant climate and the annual Goroka Show, centre of the country's coffee industry


Port Moresby

capital of Papua New Guinea

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Gulf Province


Jacksons International Airport


Mount Wilhelm




At the end of the road is a parking lot where you pay. You can take a look at the hot springs (don't fall in, they're deadly) and get a really good view of the volcano and the ash deposits. Locals will be selling handicrafts. Climbs start from here.


Rabaul (Bita Paka) War Cemetery

Maintained by the Australian War Graves Commission this is the final resting place for servicemen from many countries who died in WWII. There is also a Japanese War Memorial at a former sea-plane base.


Cape Wom


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Papua New Guinea

Someday we will visit Papua New Guinea or begin to dream about going there! However, for now its not on our radar. Let us know in the comments if you think that should change!

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea (Tok Pisin: Papua Niugini; Hiri Motu: Papua Niu Gini), officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea (Tok Pisin: Independen Stet bilong Papua Niugini) comprises the eastern part of the world's largest and highest tropical island, New Guinea, together with many smaller offshore islands. It has a long and un-policed land border with the Papua region of Indonesia to the west.

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Indonesia is a huge archipelago of diverse islands scattered over both sides of the Equator between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. With more than 260 million people, Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world — after China, India and the USA — and by far the largest in Southeast Asia. While it has land borders with Malaysia to the north and East Timor and Papua New Guinea to the east, its exclusive economic zone also abuts Australia to the south; Palau, the Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore, and Thailand to the north; and India to the northwest. With an extensive, but quickly carved out amount of green forests on all of its islands and half way between the poles, Indonesia is nicknamed The Emerald of the Equator.



There is nowhere else quite like Australia, the only country that has a whole continent to itself. With an indigenous culture lasting over 60,000 years and truely global immigration from Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, the continent is famous for its natural wonders, wide open spaces, beaches, deserts, "the bush", and "the Outback". However, it is also a highly urbanised, with cosmopolitan cities such as Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Perth.

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