Featuring soaring mountains and lush fertile valleys, the Highlands of Papua New Guinea offer a spectacular array of sights, culture and experiences for tourists looking to discover the unique heartland of this near-pristine nation.
If you’re looking to ascend to the new and exciting heights of tourism that the Highlands region has to offer, here’s what you need to know…
Described as a “Papuan Wonderland”, the Highlands region spans a chain of mountain ranges on New Guinea Island. It runs from east to the border with Indonesia and incorporates extinct volcanoes, lush fertile valleys, lakes and rivers, making it a stunning destination for those seeking the spectacular natural assets PNG has to offer.
Only recently discovered by Europeans, the Highlands retain a largely tribal lifestyle with over 700 Papua New Guinea cultures identified in the region. This is the home of the Huli Wigmen, the site of the annual Goroka Show, and a place where towering mountains soar to above 4000m. It’s remote, relatively untouched and a wonderland for those looking to witness the beauty and culture of traditional PNG.