Pearl-shell adorned villagers, human skull-filled caves and agrarian subsistence communities steeped in tradition, Papua New Guinea or “PNG” offers a refreshing, pure destination to the intrepid traveller.
It boasts over 850 indigenous languages, rugged mountain highlands, active volcanoes, orchid laden tropical rainforests and swamps, coral reefs and incredible biological diversity. Such terrain has rendered PNG one of the world’s least explored countries, both culturally and geographically.
Located in the southwestern Pacific, Papua New Guinea is ideal for adventure seekers looking for challenging hiking routes such as the Kokoda Track. There are offshore diving opportunities with many reefs that have never been dived and cultural encounters with friendly local tribal people to be experienced.
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8 Nights Epic PNG- The Kokoda Trail
Papua New Guinea is a young nation, but has endured a colourful and, at times, bloody history. The Kokoda Track is one of many walking tracks that existed long before Europeans came into this part of the world. During the course of World War II, the Japanese decided to use this trail as a means of launching a ground attack against the Australians in Port Moresby. On this trek, we set out to explore the complete route of the campaign starting from Kokoda Station to Ower’s Corner (Japanese Advance). In completing the track we would have trekked across the central spine of Papua New Guinea, having seen all the main battle sites and also gained an appreciation of the rugged beauty of the region, as exemplified by the Owen Stanley Ranges.When to Travel
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