Papua New Guinea, locally known as Niugini, is Australia’s closest international neighbour. It is rich in culture, scenery, and activities, making it popular among tourists to travel Papua New Guinea. Papua New Guinea tourism is in its infancy, but travellers are flocking to this culturally diverse country to experience the natural beauty of this secluded gem.
The Capital of Niugini is Port Moresby, which is located on the shores of the Gulf of Papua. This is where most of the hotels, restaurants, and bars are.
Accommodation is limited in Port Moresby and quite expensive; however, you get what you pay for as most hotels are very nice and provide luxury amenities.
Most of the attractions in Niugini revolve around nature and wildlife such as Botanical Gardens, Moitaka wildlife sanctuary, Touaguba Hill, and the Port Moresby Golf Club. Scuba diving is a big attraction in Niugini, especially in Port Moresby. Among the most popular guiding diving trips are at various boat wreck sites near the port and the barrier reef near Loloata Island.
Here is a list of other activities you can do on your PNG holiday:
- Guided cultural tours
- Trekking and hiking
- Cruises – day or overnight cruises
- Sea kayaking
- Fishing – deep sea or river
To learn more about Niugini, accommodation, and things to do visit www.pngholidays.com.au