New Guinea Islands Region

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Tolai Tutupar, East New Britain

Located in the north east, the New Guinea Islands Region comprises of the five following Provinces: East New Britain, West New Britain, New Ireland, Manus and the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.

Located in the northeast of Papua New Guinea, the New Guinea Islands Region comprises of provinces in the Bismarck Archipelago and Solomon Islands Archipelago.

Administratively, the region is divided into five provinces – East New Britain, West New Britain, Manus, New Ireland, and the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.

This region offers an abundance of land and sea journeys - from cruise, cultural tours, snorkelling, swimming, kayaking, hiking, climbing, fishing and souvenir shopping for arts and crafts.

The New Guinea Islands (NGI) is the least densely inhabited region with a population of 1,096,000 (15% of PNG).

It is distinct through its history portrayed by its Austronesian languages and archaeological findings of Lapita pottery culture.  

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