Tufi Tapa and Tattoo Festival

The Tufi Tapa and Tattoo Festival will be staged in Tufi village, Cape Nelson in the Northern (Oro) Province.

Tapa cloth and facial tattoos are intrinsic to traditional Tufi culture.  Tapa patterns and tattoo designs identify tribes and lineage in the Northern (Oro) Province and are highly respected when adorned.

Cultural performances full of color and dance will take place at the Festival.  There will also be tapa preparation rituals and traditional facial tattooing showcasing the rich variety of tribal patterns of the area.

Food and Oro handicrafts will be on sale.  Take home a special souvenir to remember your Tufi experience.   

Festival goers can also enjoy the natural scenic beauty of Tufi - lush green forests, spectacular fjords and a welcoming beach.  Apart from providing wonderful accommodation, the nearby renown Tufi Dive Resort offers scuba diving, snorkeling, hiking, fishing and more activities to make your journey worthwhile.  

PNG Air provides direct flights to Tufi two-times a week.  For flight bookings email:  [email protected] or call +675 7100 0789 


2019 Tufi Tapa and Tattoo Festival


For further information and bookings contact the Tufi Tapa and Tattoo Festival Organising Committee: email [email protected] or call +675 7164-9250 

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