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Lying just south of the equator, 160km north of AustraliaPapua New Guinea is part of a great arc of mountains stretching from Asia, through Indonesia and into the South Pacific.  With a vibrant and colourful Papua New Guinea culture, more than 600 islands and 800 indigenous languages, PNG is made up of 4 regions with 20 provinces.

Papua New Guinea is full of interesting attractions, magnificent natural scenery, and diverse cultural heritage. Spend your Papua New Guinea holiday trekking remote jungle tracks, cruising the mighty Sepik river, surfing the waves of New Ireland, fishing around the fjords of Tufi, birdwatching our world-famous birds of paradise in the Highlands, or diving amongst the coral reef coastline. Click here to see a map of Papua New Guinea.
  • Kalam Festival
    The Kalam Cultural Festival showcases the culture of one of Papua New Guinea's most fascinating ethnic groups - the Simbai people of Madang Province
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  • Bilum Festival
    Karkar Island Bilum Festival: See bilum-weaving displays, arts, crafts and colorful singsings - experience Karkar Island at this unique festival in Madang Province.
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  • DWU Cultural Day
    Students of the Divine Word University Madang Campus proudly perform various 'singsings' in their annual Cultural Day. Join the celebration of PNG culture in Madang this 9th August.
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  • Mask Festival
    A cultural extravaganza set in Kokopo, featuring iconic mask performances from East New Britain.
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  • Lukim PNG Nau 2016
    PNG Tourism Industry Association presents Lukim PNG Nau 2016 - a tourism expo showcasing PNG culture, nature and adventure products, services and activities.
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  • Jiwaka Cultural Show
    Jiwaka Province hosts its first cultural festival in 2016. This fairly new province in Papua New Guinea invites the world to experience its unique culture and meet its wonderful locals.
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  • Enga Show
    The people of Enga will be celebrating their 2016 cultural show August 5th-7th in Wabag. The show is set to rival the other cultural shows in the Highlands region.
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  • Women Weavers Exhibition
    Presenting the Women Weavers of Milne Bay (WWOMB) Exhibition. This two day event in July showcases the traditional weaving techniques of women master weavers of Milne Bay.
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  • Huhu Lopo Festival
    The Huhu Lopo War Canoe mini-festival showcases the cultural significance of the Lopo War Canoes from mainland Milne Bay Province.
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  • Morobe Show
    The Morobe show is an annual event hosted by the Morobe Provincial Agricultural Society, in Papua New Guinea’s second largest city.
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  • Paiya Mini Show
    The Paiya Mini Show is a cultural event staged annually in Paiya Village, Western Highlands Province. This 2016 this special show is set for August 19th.
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  • Crocodile Festival
    This special festival celebrates one of Papua New Guinea's famous tribal heartlands and the significance of the revered crocodile - a motif throughout Sepik River culture.
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  • Madang Festival
    June 11th-12th, 2016: One of Papua New Guinea’s most visited province prepares for a celebration to showcase its many unique resident cultural groups.
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  • Frangipani Festival
    The residents of Rabaul invite you to their annual Frangipani Festival celebrating the rebirth of Rabaul after the 1994 volcanic eruptions: September 16th to 18th, 2016.
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  • Kutubu Kundu Digaso
    The Kutubu Kundu Digaso festival offers a rare treat of fascinating cultural performances from all over the Southern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea.
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Events Guide & Calendar Launched
PNG Tourism Promotion Authority (PNGTPA) launched its first Cultural & Special Events Information Guide and Wall Calendar in May.
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