Travel to Papua New Guinea

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1. Posted by phileas (Respected Member 67 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!


I'm hoping to take a trip to Papua and would like some advice on where to go, how to travel, the best places to go etc.

Getting There
I've found a cheap way to get there from Oz - fly from Cairns from about $600AUD return which is sweet. I'm in Brisbane currently so might combine a trip to the Reef :)

Things to do:
I've had a read about the Kokodo trail - the packages at $2000AUD sound a lot of money so I don't think I can afford that. It sounds an amazing xperience tho.

Climb Mt Willhelm
Like it says, but again v expensive from the websites I read.

My experience, for example in Indonesia for climbs up volcanoes like Rinjani etc were that v expensive on the internet websites but when you arrive in the place its much cheaper, hire local guides etc. Is that true for Papua?

Sepik I've heard as a good place to go but quite far from Port Moresby, not sure how to travel between, airlines, costs etc.

Diving again I've heard is good. I'd be interested in maybe 1 day diving, with some snorkelling IF its good - I expect a lot as have been spolit rotten ;)

Anybody out there to help as I can't find anybody registered?



2. Posted by EvAnders (Budding Member 2 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!


You have picked a fascinating spot on this earth. We spent one month in PNG last year during our "Around The World In 365 Days" trip and it was fabolous. -snip-

Best regards


[ Edit: sorry, no promos in the forum please. ]

3. Posted by kiwi in oz (Budding Member 2 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Hi phileas,

We also went to PNG for a month a couple of years ago. We spent all our time in Rabaul and New Ireland. I absolutely loved New Ireland, especially staying in the village guesthouses at Bol and Dalom. Dalom has the most beautiful cool, clear river.

There are several dive places around Kaiveang, one based on a small island called Lissenung (we stayed there but didn't dive). We also stayed in an overwater bungalow on Nusa Island (they focus on surfers), which was nice, but I definitely preferred staying in the villages.

Hope you have a great time whatever you do. It's an amazing country!