Endless expanse of greenery, different colours of nature, incredible biodiversity, chain of exotic beaches, large grasslands, Australasia ecozone, and bewildering traditions, yes, this is the land of inspiration – Papua New Guinea. It is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world with as many as 852 known languages and numerous remote locations.
You will be surprised to know that this is one of the world’s least culturally and geographically explored countries. Researchers believe that there are many undiscovered species of plants and animals in Papua New Guinea. In fact, the whole region is richly endowed with incredible natural resources.
Backpackers drift here from across the globe to witness aboriginal traditions, ancient cultures, farm lands, chain of islands, rugged mountains, highlands, tropical rain forests as well as coral reefs. All these elements make it one of the most sought after travel destinations on earth.
People often explore:
Port Moresby is the capital city of Papua New Guinea. It is located on the shores of the Gulf of Papua. People come here to see the incredible vistas, dazzling greenery, gulf area, local villages, as well as fabulous beaches such as Ela Beach, etc.
The Sepik River
If you have the penchant to follow the trails of rivers, you must visit the Sepik River. It is the longest river on the island of New Guinea. It has a large catchment area, as well as landforms that include swamplands, exceptional tropical rainforests, mangroves and gigantic mountains. It has uncontaminated freshwater wetland system with many tributaries, flood plains as well as lakes.
The Torres Strait Islands
It is a group of at least 274 small but less travelled islands, which lie in Torres Strait. Known around the world for its scenic location, quintessential waterways, amazing musical instruments as well as chain of uninhabited islands.
Some 80% of Papua New Guinea’s people live in rural areas with few or no facilities of modern life. (source – BBC)
- Don’t forget to move towards unpopular but exotic valleys, swamps and islands.
- Visit far fetching Mount Tavurvur as well as highlands that are known for their vibrant scenery.
- There are a great number of terrestrial ecoregions, so, explore them to sense the spirit of nature.
- See the most perplexing flora and fauna of Papua New Guinea.
- Spend some time here to explore art, music, architecture and much more.
So, pack your bags and explore the unexplored in Papua New Guinea…