Papua New Guinea highlights

Papua New Guinea highlights

Papua New Guinea is a country with a rich history, fascinating cultures and biological diversity.

Papua New Guinea highlights

Explore the true beauty of Papua New Guinea (PNG) by stopping at some of the most unique and stunning sights in Alotau, Kiriwina Trobriand Islands, Rabaul and the Conflict Islands.


Alotau is the capital of PNG’s Milne Bay Province, where there is a strong focus on history and culture. It is also home to some of the country's gorgeous natural beauty. From this small town, visitors have access to explore remote island communities, which all uphold age-old culture and traditions.

Kiriwina Trobriand Islands

Kiriwina is one of the most untouched islands with a strong, traditional culture. The island is a must-see for tourists wanting to embrace the country’s traditions and history. Kiriwina is the most popular and largest of the Trobriand islands. Take part in Trobriand cricket, as it follows a similar concept to the game we all know and love, but can go for days on end with an unlimited number of players.


Rabaul has an interesting and admirable past, and is no stranger to rebuilding itself. Volcanic eruptions destroyed the town in 1937 and 1994. It was flattened by an aerial bombardment in WW2, yet it is still one of the most impressive harbours in the Pacific. Sights to see include the volcanological observatory, Japanese Barge Tunnel and Mt Tavurvur.

Conflict Islands

Don’t let the name fool you, the Conflict Islands are the paradise of the Coral Sea. A cluster of 21 islands surround a bright blue lagoon which is home to one of the world’s most biodiverse reef systems. When visiting these islands take part in kayaking, snorkelling and stand-up paddleboarding. Stay dry viewing the picturesque reef by a glass bottom boat or outrigger canoe tour.

Visit Papua New Guinea, shrouded in mystery and jungle, during the Tasmania and Papua New Guinea cruise on board the iconic Queen Elizabeth. This 21-night roundtrip itinerary from Brisbane visits four ports in Papua New Guinea as well as multiple Australian ports. Visit RACQ Travel or phone 1300 096166 for more information.