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

Cape Nelson

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.


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Tufi sing sing, Papua New Guinea

Traditional PNG Festivals

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

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Four spinner dolphins swimming.

Duke of York Islands

Visit some of the 13 Duke of York Islands, live like a castaway, snorkel and swim with spinner dolphins.

Deck and View from Hotel, Tufi Dive Resort, Tufi, papua New Guinea

Tufi Dive Resort

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

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Baining Fire Tribesmen, Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

Rabaul National Mask Festival

Held every year in July, take part in this four day celebration of the rich island heritage when tribes from across the country gather to summon their ancestors through displays of dance and elaborate costumes.

Baining Fire Dance, Mt Hagen, Papua New Guinea

Baining Fire Dance

Watch a Baining Fire Dance on East New Britain, a spectacular dance performed by the locals on special occasions including bereavements, birth and coming of age ceremonies.

green turtle swimming in blue ocean,great barrier reef


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

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Traditional Costume, Huli wigmen, Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea

Highlights of Papua New Guinea

This holiday to Papua New Guinea offers a wonderful overview of this wild country’s main highlights, covering varied and fascinating landscapes and cultures.

12 days

from £7,475 pp

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