Papua New Guinea has a reputation for being one of the most culturally diverse, beautiful places in the world.

Located 160km from the very Northern tip of Queensland, Australia, Papua New Guinea is the adventure travellers paradise. From birdwatching, diving, hiking, and surfing, there are activities and experiences for everyone.

Once rarely visited by Western nations, Papua New Guinea receives around 5,000 British nationals every year. This figure was boosted last year thanks to new cruise itineraries and increased flight connections.

This year, I will be one of those 5,000 British nationals. Working with Papua New Guinea Tourism, I will be taking a 12-day trip to Papua New Guinea as their first Blogger Ambassador. This will be an incredibly exciting and humbling experience, and one I cannot wait to start.

Looking through some of PNG Tourism’s official pictures, the vibrant colours and scenery blew my mind, so I thought a great place to start my Papua New Guinea blog posts would be with 13 incredible pictures of the stunning landscape, volcanic scenery and people of Papua New Guinea. Enjoy!

1. A BOY CANOEING IN CLEAR WATERS

 

A boy canoeing in crystal clear water - Papua New Guinea

2. YOUNG TROBRIAND ISLAND BOYS IN TRADITIONAL BILAS

 

Young Trobriand Island boys from Kiriwina Island in traditional bilas - Papua New Guinea

3. TRIBAL DANCING AT THE MOUNT HAGEN SHOW

 

Tribal dancing at the Mount Hagen Show

4. TOLAI DUK DUK CEREMONY

 

TOLAI DUK DUK CEREMONY - Papua New Guinea

5. A REMOTE ISLAND NEAR NEW IRELAND

 

A REMOTE ISLAND NEAR NEW IRELAND - Papua New Guinea

6. AN OLD WW2 PLANE WRECK NEAR MADANG

 

An old World War 1 plane wreck near Madang - Papua New Guinea

7. OLD TUFI LADIES LAUGHING

 

OLD TUFI LADIES LAUGHING - Papua New Guinea

8. THE PURPLE-BELLIED LORY – ONE OF THE MANY PARROTS IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA

 

THE PURPLE-BELLIED LORY PARROT - Papua New Guinea

9. A COLOURFUL YOUNG TUFI GIRL

 

A COLOURFUL YOUNG TUFI GIRL - Papua New Guinea

10. ASARO MUDMEN AT THE MASK FESTIVAL – KOKOPO, EAST NEW BRITAIN

 

11. A RURAL SETTING NEAR MOUNT HAGEN

 

A RURAL SETTING NEAR MOUNT HAGEN - Papua New Guinea

12. THE SPECTACULAR RABAUL VOLCANO, EAST NEW BRITAIN

 

13. SNORKELLING NEAR MADANG HARBOUR

 

SNORKELLING NEAR MADANG HARBOUR - Papua New Guinea

All the awesome photos above were taken by David Kirkland.

Got a photo or an experience from Papua New Guinea you would like to share? Let me know in the comments below, or drop me an email! 🙂

8 replies
  1. Tony Grist
    Tony Grist says:

    It's a pity that PNG gets such a bad press, especially by the Australians, as it is a beautiful country. Having spent the best part of a year travelling around the island.

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  2. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    Requesting permission to post #2 to my Facebook page in honor of PNG's national day, with appropriate photo credits. Thanks! Chris Morehouse, Shepherdstown, WV

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