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Top Choice Cultural in Trobriand Islands

Milamala Festival

Milamala celebrates a bountiful crop of yams, harvested between June and August. Festivities culminate in a week of canoe racing, cricket matches, ribald dancing and free love. Before you get excited, note that visi…
Top Choice Museum in Port Moresby

National Museum & Art Gallery

This superb museum, beautifully remodelled for the country's 40th anniversary of independence, is the best introduction you can get to Papua New Guinea's rich indigenous culture. Subtly lit exhibits are divided by t…
Top Choice Cultural in Goroka

Goroka Show

The Goroka Show is held over the Independence Day weekend (mid-September) at the National Sports Institute’s Sports Oval. It attracts more singsing (celebratory dance/festival) groups than the Mt Hagen show and ther…
Top Choice National Park in Sogeri Road

Varirata National Park

Right after the small store at Laloki River Gorge is the turn-off to Varirata National Park which, at 1000 hectares and over 800m high, is the highlight of the Sogeri Rd. It's 8km from the turn-off and you'll find s…
Top Choice Art in Wewak

Ralf Stüttgen’s Place

Ralf's house, on a 400m ridge overlooking the coast at Tower (a radio mast), 15km inland from Wewak, overflows with Sepik carvings, collected over a lifetime from 50 different villages. Even if you don’t buy somethi…
Top Choice Cultural Village in Goroka

Asaro Mudmen

Asaro village, northwest of Goroka, is famous for its mudmen – warriors who traditionally covered themselves in grey mud and wore huge mud masks before heading off on raids. It’s a very striking image, best witnesse…
Top Choice Gardens in Port Moresby

Port Moresby Nature Park

At the northern end of Waigani Dr, by the University of Papua New Guinea, this is an island of calm. More than 2km of walkways thread under and through the jungle canopy, with well-maintained gardens displaying both…
Top Choice Cafe in Port Moresby

Duffy's

Raising Moresby's cafe culture to international levels by its very existence, Duffy's wouldn't look out of place in any Western capital. The decor? Three Cs: Cosmopolitan, cool, contemporary. The clientele? Laptop-t…
Top Choice International in Port Moresby

Rapala

One of Moresby’s best restaurants is an elegant, well-dressed, yet somewhat old-fashioned affair inside the Crowne Plaza. The dishes are cutting-edge, though. We particularly like their tasting plates – one-spoon bi…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Kaminabit

Bowies Art Centre

Run by local carver and artist Ronnie, this riverfront store in the first (easternmost) village has the best concentration of artefacts on the Sepik, from Tanbanum masks and Minimbit guardian carvings to locally mad…