Autumn Is Coming: 11 Things You Can Actually Do In Papua New Guinea

Autumn Is Coming: Things You Can Actually Do In Papua New Guinea
Adrian Chew
Adrian Chew 

After visiting various popular destinations, it’s time for you to embark on a journey to Papua New Guinea. This country is one of the most culturally diverse nations in the world. This is particularly due to its more than 800 languages spoken by its various peoples. Here are 9 things you can do during Autumn in Papua New Guinea!

1. Kitava Island

Kitava, PNG

Posted by Andrew Peters on Friday, 5 February 2016

This island is a popular attraction in Papua New Guinea. Every year, many tourists from Australia will come to this island for their vacation. Kitava Island is located in Milne Bay Province of the southeastern part of Papua New Guinea. It is one of the four main islands in the Trobriand Islands archipelago. When you are on this island, you will get to experience the native life of its people.

Kitava Island

Address: Kitava Island, Papua New Guinea

2. Mount Tavurvur

Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Taro Taylor used under CC BY 2.0

Papua New Guinea is also popular for its volcanoes. Due to its location and for safety purposes, you are not advised to explore the volcano on your own. It is wise to engage a tourist guide or professional guide. Mount Tavurvur is an active stratovolcano located in Rabaul on the New Britain Island. As the volcano is still active, you need to be careful with the poisonous gas and the heat from the volcano.

Mount Tavurvur

Address: Rabaul, New Britain Island, Papua New Guinea

Website: Mount Tavurvur

3. Kokoda Track

Kokoda track Papua New Guinea
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Luke Brindley used under CC BY-SA 4.0

Another exciting point of interest is Kokoda Track. No visit to Papua New Guinea is complete without walking along the famous Kokoda Track. This challenging track will take you all the way to Kokoda Village deep in the jungle. It is a very tough track, as you need to be really fit both mentally and physically. Are you up for the challenge?

Kokoda Track

Address: Kokoda Track, Papua New Guinea

Website: Kokoda Track

4. Bomana War Cemetery

View of Nine-Mile Quarry from Bomana War Cemetery near Port Moresby
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user arthur_chapman used under CC BY 2.0

While at Port Moresby, the capital city of Papua New Guinea, you need to visit the Bomana War Cemetery. The cemetery pays tribute to soldiers that fought the Japanese during World War II. A total of 3,824 war heroes from various Commonwealth nations were buried here. Of that total, about 699 soldiers have yet to be identified.

Bomana War Cemetery

Address: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Website: Bomana War Cemetery

5. Port Moresby Nature Park

The beautiful Crinkled-Collared Manacode Bird of Paradise can be seen at the Nature Park. But did you know that we are...

Posted by Port Moresby Nature Park on Friday, 14 July 2017

Another point of interest tourists must visit while on vacation in Papua New Guinea is Port Moresby Nature Park. Did you know that there are many flora and fauna in the country yet to be explored? Papua New Guinea is home to various rare species of plants and animals. The nature park is the ideal place to have a closer look at its wildlife.

Port Moresby Nature Park

Address: Goro - Kaeaga Rd, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Facebook: Port Moresby Nature Park

6. Vision City Mega Mall

Posted by Cherish - Ladies Fashion, Vision City Mega Mall, Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, 3 May 2016

If you are looking for a shopping mall, you can visit the Vision City Mega Mall. It is the biggest mall in Port Moresby. Whether you are looking for banks or gift shops, this shopping mall is a place for locals and tourists alike. If you miss home, you can dine at any of the restaurants here. There are Asian, international and local cuisines to choose from.

Vision City Mega Mall

Address: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Website: Vision City Mega Mall

7. Mount Hagen Market

Posted by Mirriam Mondia on Sunday, 28 August 2016

If you wonder what the market looks like in this country, head over to Mount Hagen Market and you will get to see what the locals are selling. It is one of the busiest markets in Papua New Guinea and is mostly visited by locals. When you are at this market, you can see various handcrafted goods, fruits, and vegetables.

Mount Hagen Market

Address: Highlands Hwy, Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., closed on Sunday

8. Kokopo War Museum

Cockpit of a Japanese Betty Bomber recovered from a wartime airstrip just behind Rapapo Plantation Resort.

Posted by Rabaul Discovery & Eco-Tourism Tours Ltd on Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Apart from Bomana War Cemetery, you should also visit this museum in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea. When visiting this museum, you will get to know more about World War II in Papua New Guinea and its surrounding area. You will be amazed by the weaponry, tanks, and aircraft on display.

Most of the exhibits are placed outdoors instead of indoors. You will indeed see the actual wreckage of aircraft and the rusty tanks. They are not junk but rather historical items that need to be preserved for the sake of future generations.

Kokopo War Museum

Address: East New Britain Historical & Cultural Centre, 611 Rabaul, New Britain Island, Papua New Guinea

Opening Hours: Kindly refer to website

Website: Kokopo War Museum

9. National Parliament House

Port Moresby parliament building front, by Steve Shattuck
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Steve Shattuck used under CC BY 2.0

Very rarely will you get a chance to visit a Parliament House in certain countries. The good thing is that you will get a chance to do so in Port Moresby. The Parliament House is mostly opened for tours during weekdays. Kindly visit the website for further details. The fountain and garden outside the Parliament are very beautiful and you will need to get your camera ready to snap some pictures.

National Parliament House

Address: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., closed on Saturday and Sunday

Website: National Parliament House

10. Doini Island Skull Cave

This way to the Skull Cave
Source: Pixabay

Another popular island in Papua New Guinea is Doini Island. It is located on the southern side of East Chanel in Milne Bay Province. Imagine what you can see and do on this majestic island. A must for everyone is to explore the Skull Cave. Yes, you get to see real human skulls in the cave.

Doini Island Skull Cave

Address: Doini Island, Papua New Guinea

11. National Museum and Art Gallery

Posted by PNG National Museum & Art Gallery on Thursday, 22 September 2016

A good place to learn more about Papua New Guinea, its people, culture, and history is its museum and art gallery. Embark on an educational and learning trip to National Museum and Art Gallery. This place is ideal for kids, families, and adults. Take a look at the picture above. It is a rare piece of artwork.

National Museum and Art Gallery

Address: Boroko | POB 5560, 121 Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Website: National Museum and Art Gallery

Nature, culture, history and charm at its best

Papua New Guinea is just as interesting as Australia and New Zealand, so all visitors and tourists need to consider the country as their next holiday destination.

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