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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.
Islands Region
This is the least densely inhabited region with a population of 750,000 (14% of PNG), and distinct through its history portrayed by its Austronesian languages and archaeological findings of Lapita pottery culture.
Discover a wealth of tropical scenery in New Guinea
From the jungle-clad volcanic mountains of the highlands; to the flooded delta regions; to the sandy white beaches and pristine coral atolls of the coastal and island provinces; the landscape of Papua New Guinea is as diverse as the people that inhabit it. With vast tracts of wild and undeveloped country, in Papua New Guinea, you’ll find it’s easy to imagine that you're the only person on earth!

A colourful patchwork-landscape, rich with culture & character
Lying just south of the equator, 160km north of Australia, Papua New Guinea is part of a great arc of mountains stretching from Asia, through Indonesia and into the South Pacific. This magical land enjoys more than 600 islands and more than 800 indigenous languages (tok ples). PNG consists of 4 regions made up of 19 provinces and the National Capital District, each with their own distinctive character and Papua New Guinea cultures. This stunning tropical wonderland is home to the largest area of intact rainforest outside of the Amazon.

Adventure & tours in Papua New Guinea
The mainland is divided by the Owen Stanley Range, a massive central spike with peaks towering over 4000m. The rugged mountain terrain and deep cave systems offer wonderful adventure opportunities for walkers, cavers and climbers.

Great rivers begin their journey to the sea from these mountains, among them the mighty Sepik River, one of the world's longest waterways. This spectacular river and Papua New Guinea’s delta system is ideal for canoeing, kayaking and fishing.

Papua New Guinea also enjoys some of the world's best diving around its warm coastal waters, with striking coral reefs around the mainland coast and the islands of the Bismarck Sea and the Milne Bay area.

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