Places in Papua New Guinea
When European explorers made it into Papua New Guinea’s rugged interior in the 1930s, they didn’t find the unbroken tangle of mountains they had expected. Instead they stumbled into broad, heavily cultivated valleys lined with saw-tooth mountains and home to a million-plus people.
East New Britain Province
A basic network of coastal roads and two towns make this the most developed province in the New Guinea islands. With the once-beautiful city of Rabaul levelled by the volcanic eruptions of 1994, Kokopo is now the main centre. Between the two, a strip of villages hug the shore of Blanche Bay.
Morobe & Madang Provinces
If you have just rolled down from the Highlands on an arse-spanking PMV (public motor vehicle), Morobe and Madang, with their beaches and bays, will be a welcome change. Both offer plenty of scope to grab a snorkel, slap on some sunscreen and banana boat–hop your way between bays.
Tours and activities
Clearwater Beach Day Trip from Orlando with Optional Sea Screamer or Deep-Sea Fishing
Escape the hustle and bustle of Orlando with a day trip to Clearwater Beach. Your relaxing day on Florida's west coast comes with a lunch voucher and the option to join an additional activity on offer at Clearwater...
Tips and articles
Travel literature review: Looking for Adventure
Looking for Adventure by Steve Backshall Rating: 4 out of 5 Reviewed by Lorna Parkes In essence, Looking for Adventure is about a man’s obsession with an idea that fixates all travel junkies: getting off the beaten tr...
Papua New Guinea & Solomon Islands: travel books to read before you go
This excerpt from Lonely Planet’s Papua New Guinea & Solomon Islands guide provides a selection of literature to get you in the mood for your trip...