When to Go

High Season (May–Oct)

  • Slightly busier season, with bigger crowds at big-name festivals and higher accommodation prices
  • Generally cooler, drier weather, but rainier in Milne Bay
  • Best time to hike the Kokoda Track

Shoulder (Apr & Nov)

  • Generally hot and humid, with increasingly unpredictable rain patterns

Low Season (Dec–Mar)

  • The wet season for much of PNG
  • Mild weather, less rain in Milne Bay
  • Heavy rains, washed-out roads in the Highlands
  • Best surfing off the north coast and islands