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Manus Province
Manus is Papua New Guinea's smallest province, both in terms of land mass and population, but has a vast sea area rich with marine life and beautiful coral reefs.The province consists of a group of islands, known as the Admiralty Islands and a scattering of low lying atolls, mostly uninhabited, with the northern border reaching the equator.
New Ireland Province
Long, narrow and mountainous, New Ireland boasts undeniable beauty, peaceful people, never ending beaches, the popular Malagan show, the unique annual Shark Calling festival, game fishing and a history visited by explorers, missionaries, traders and Japanese armed forces. Discovered by Dutch explorers in 1516, it was 1877 when the first missionaries arrived. With the development of copra plantations it soon became one of Germany's most profitable colonies.
Western New Britian Province
In contrast to the popular tourist destination of East New Britain, West New Britain is virtually untouched, unexplored and unknown. The exception is Walindi Plantation Dive Resort, a favourite destination for divers from all parts of the world.
East New Britian Province
The history of Rabaul is one of wreckage and regrowth. Modern historians will find a treasure trove of World War 2 relics, tunnels and caverns to explore within driving distance of Rabaul. Close to the now thriving centre of Kokopo, are the remnants of Gunantambu mansion, built in the 1880s by the legendary Queen Emma.
Autonomous Region of Bouganville
Also known as North Solomons Province, it is comprised of two main islands, Buka and Bougainville plus a scattering of smaller islands and atolls. It is located north east of mainland Papua New Guinea. Blessed with a lovely French name shares with an explorer and one of the Pacific most beautiful plants, Bougainville is a jewel of the South Seas.
Momase Region
The second city of the nation with a population of 1.4 million people, its largest city is Lae. With its tropical humid climate, normally between 24 and 32 degrees Celsius, it is envied by many around the country.
Highlands Region
In the centre of the landmass and divided into five provinces, the Highlands Region consists of Southern Highlands, Enga Province, Western Highlands, Simbu and Eastern Highlands.
Papua Region
Human habitation is estimated to have begun around 45,000 years ago in this region. Today a population of 3 million comprises Papuans, Melanesians and Austronesians with the official language being Indonesian.
Located in the north east of Papua New Guinea, the Islands Region comprises Bismarck Archipelago and North Solomon Islands and is the least densely inhabited region with a population of 750,000 (14% of PNG). It is distinct through its history portrayed by its Austronesian languages and archaeological findings of Lapita pottery culture.

Administratively, the region is divided into five provinces – East New BritainManusNew Ireland, Bougainville and West New Britain.

This region offers a raft of sea and land experiences – snorkelling, swimming, kayaking, walking, climbing, fishing, shopping, arts and crafts.

For a unique experience in Papua New Guinea, travel to this fascinating region. A selection of PNG accommodation is offered. With white sandy beaches this untouched land of beautiful tropical islands and rich culture offers an amazing experience.

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