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Volcano, Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

Coast and Islands

PNG has an extensive coastline dotted with stunning outlying islands. Described as the Scandinavia of the Pacific, the coastal scenery is spectacular.

Spectacular enough above water it is the underwater world that is really magical and diving here is a wonderfully unusual experience.

The coast has a laid back feel, life is slower, as is the paddling, nothing is rushed, compared to the mountains’ low-level anarchy, owing to the isolating topography. In Tufi it is easy to see why there is only one policeman.

Fishermen, Tufi, Papua New Guinea
Tufi, Papua New Guinea

The coast of Tufi’s peninsula, or Cape Nelson as it was named by the British, is a place where sea and mountains meet. A paradise accessed only by boat or air.

Gnarled green fingers stretch out into the sea creating fjords of hidden surprises – technically they are rais as they were created by volcanoes as opposed to ice. These rais give the region a very particular fingerprint of turquoise coral bays, surrounded by steep ridges covered in rainforest and kunai grasslands.

Experiences

Traditional PNG Festivals

Witness a “sing-sing” and colourful traditional festivals.

Duke of York Islands

Visit some of the 13 Duke of York Islands and swim with spinner dolphins.

Tufi Dive Resort

Stay at Tufi Dive Resort with spectacular views over the fjords and mountains of Tufi and Cape Nelson.

Rabaul National Mask Festival

Held every year in July, take part in this celebration of the rich island heritage.

Baining Fire Dance

Watch the Baining Fire Dance on East New Britain, a most spectacular performance.

Diving

World class diving in waters that are part of the Coral Triangle, an area named for its vast number of coral species.

Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Amy Waters

After my degree in Fine Art I didn’t really know what career I wanted or what path I would take. The only thing I knew is that having spent a summer in America it had given me the desire to explore and see as many places as possible before becoming a grown up and entering the real world.
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Deborah Brock-Doyle

My first journey for Steppes was in 1999 when I set off to explore Thailand to gather those little details that constitute Steppes Travel’s trademark knowledge. I have since been lucky enough to travel extensively in Southeast Asia, China, the Middle East and India. A few special memories include being joined at dinner by an otter in Laos, proudly being shown an illicit picture of the Dalai Lama in Tibet and diving with manta rays on Christmas day in Indonesia. I’m pretty sure I always leave a country wishing I had done more, seen more, learned more ….. but I also always hope to return …
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Deborah was simply fantastic in terms of helping out, putting together a first rate itinerary, finding solutions and giving advice. Thank you.

Papua New Guinea

What a brilliant boat and crew. The accommodation was excellent and the ship's crew handled all trips superbly.  An excellent holiday only made better by the knowledge of the experts and the overall organisation of the trip.

Papua New Guinea - True North

Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise sets us apart. So too our curiosity. A curiosity of the world and of you, and your passions. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you.

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