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Papua Region

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Zoos · Cemeteries · Government Buildings
Home to the national capital Port Moresby, the vast Papua Region occupies the southern half of mainland Papa New Guinea. Port Moresby, through which all visitors to Papua New Guinea arrive, may not impress on entrance, but it provides a welcome dose of civilization before or after weeks in the nearby wilderness. The fascinating national museum and pretty nature park are both must-sees. In Western Province, Rusa deer, wallabies, and wild pigs graze in open grasslands, across which the Fly and Strickland rivers meander lazily, teeming with crocodiles and waterfowl. Once known for its cannibalism and head-hunting, Gulf Province is now a place to find intricate craftwork. Local craftsmen trade beautiful carved masks, bull roarers, headrests, skull racks, and gope boards. In cool, elevated Central Province, the world-famous Kokoda Trail begins, and the nearby national park is home to tree house-dwelling locals. Kokoda Trail ends in Northern or Oro Province, where tropical fjords, uncharted reefs, and sunken ships and planes make for fascinating scuba diving. Finally, Milne Bay Province, encapsulating the eastern tip of Papua New Guinea and several offshore island groups, offers island-hopping tours of palm-lined beaches, coral reefs and sandy atolls, thermal spas, and dramatic cliffs. Use our Papua New Guinea online trip itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Papua Region and other destinations in Papua New Guinea.
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Popular things to do in Papua Region

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Bomana War Cemetery ©
Cemetery
Bomana War Cemetery Port Moresby
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
Port Moresby Nature Park ©
Zoo
Port Moresby Nature Park Port Moresby
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
National Parliament House ©
Government Building
National Parliament House Port Moresby
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Kitava Island ©
Island
Kitava Island Trobriand Islands
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Papua Region

National Orchid Garden
Garden
National Orchid Garden Port Moresby
3.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Massim Museum ©
Art Museum
Massim Museum Alotau
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Vision City Mega Mall ©
Shopping Mall
Vision City Mega Mall Port Moresby
3.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Paradise Cinema ©
Fun & Games
Paradise Cinema Port Moresby
2.8
Duration: 2h 30 min

Nature in Papua Region

Varirata National Park ©
National Park
Varirata National Park Port Moresby
4.0
Duration: 8 hours
Doini Island Skull Cave ©
Cave
Doini Island Skull Cave Doini Island
3.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Kiriwina Island
Island
Kiriwina Island
3.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Brown River ©
Water Body
Brown River Port Moresby
3.2
Duration: 2h 30 min

Historic Sites in Papua Region

Port Moresby Mosque ©
Religious Site
Port Moresby Mosque Port Moresby
2.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Saint Mary's Catholic Cathedral ©
Church
Saint Mary's Catholic Cathedral Port Moresby
2.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Turnbull War Memorial Park ©
Battlefield
Turnbull War Memorial Park Alotau
2.3
Duration: 30 minutes

Zoos & Aquariums in Papua Region

Adventure Park PNG ©
Zoo
Adventure Park PNG Port Moresby
3.7
Duration: 2h 30 min

Parks in Papua Region

Manta Watch Camp ©
Nature / Park
Manta Watch Camp Alotau
4.0
Duration: 4 hours