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Introducing Goroka

Goroka has grown from a small outpost in the mid-1950s to a major commercial centre, and is now the main town in the Eastern Highlands Province.

Mountains encircle the town, which in turn almost encircle the airport. Leafy streets, a pleasant climate and all the essential services combine to make it one of PNG’s most attractive towns. More relaxed than Mt Hagen, safer than Lae, and caught between both means there are decent roads in and out of town.

Goroka’s main cash crop is coffee and you’ll see it growing under the canopies of larger trees in the hills throughout the district.