What To Do In Papua New Guinea

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Papua New Guinea (PNG) is an island nation in Oceania.

In 2009 Papua New Guinea received 125,000 visitors, but only around 20% of these declared themselves as tourists. The country offers the traveler a true paradox. With little tourist infrastructure outside the main tourist areas, getting around can be tough. But Papua New Guineans themselves are wonderfully welcoming people who will go to great lengths to accommodate strangers. Tourism is well developed and growing in a handful of locations. Beyond these PNG is 120% adventure travel and not for the inexperienced or faint of heart.

For people who can make it out to PNG, the experience is unforgettable. PNG's incredible natural beauty is simply indescribable. Its unique flora and fauna includes enormous radiations of marsupials and birds, including the Raggiana bird-of-paradise (PNG's national symbol) and several species of tree kangaroos. Untouched coral reefs compete with spectacular WWII wrecks for the attention of divers, and the hiking is out of this world.

With rugged terrain, inter-tribal mistrust, and diverse languages, intermarriage between the peoples of PNG has, until recently, been very limited. Physical and facial appearance varies significantly throughout the country; from those who look almost Polynesian in some coastal areas, through the short, stocky Highlanders, to the tall and statuesque people of the area around Rabaul in New Britain and the dark-skinned inhabitants of Bouganville, who could almost come from Africa.


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Vital Stats

Region Info Oceania
Population 36.0 million
Highest Altitude 4,509 m
Mount Wilhelm, Papua New Guinea 14,793 ft
Lowest Altitude -15 m
Lake Eyre, Australia -49 ft
Lowest Temperature -23.0 °C
Charlotte Pass, Australia (1994) -9.4 °F
Highest Temperature 50.7 °C
Oodnadatta, Australia (1960) 123.3 °F

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