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Updated on June 3, 2013
Map of Papua New Guinea
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PNG Flag
PNG Flag

If you are planning your next surfing adventure, then why not try Papua New Guinea (PNG). OK. To may when it comes to surfing, Hawaii, Australia, Mexico, California and Portugal automatically springs up to mind. Wait a minute! You haven't completely finish searching the globe for places that promise adventurous surfing.

PNG provides one of the best surfing adventure experiences in the world complimented by a diverse culture and beautiful tropical beach fronts and luxuriant forests and friendly people. No wonder those who have PNG experience call it a "Land of Unexpected"

PNG is another location on the world surf map that is undiscovered, unpredictable, un-spoilt, beautiful and exotic. This destination is perfect for the European surfer staring out the window of his apartment, office or car at the cloudy, grey sky and cold, wintery conditions. This location, a hidden getaway, distant and remote, will surprise even the most skeptical with challenging waves breaking of scenic beaches, reefs and points without the crowds. Few know of this place, travel agencies rarely offer this direction that is why it is a surfer's dream! The place in mind.

A brief back ground about PNG

PNG shares geographical proximity with Indonesia as neighbors and lies 160km to the north-east of Australia. The country is ecologically diverse with flora and fauna and present some of the most picturesque views for adventurous and business travelers. The country boasts a wealth of dense tropical rainforest, highlands, long rivers, tropical islands and white sandy coastline. What makes the country more diverse and interesting is its culture. IN PNG, about 800 languages are spoken with the main ones being Pidgin and Motu.English is second language but taught in all schools around the country.

How to get to PNG

Papua New Guinea is serviced internationally by one carrier only, Air Nuigini. Operating scheduled flights from Hong Kong, Singapore, Manila, Tokyo, Honiara, Cairns, Brisbane and Sydney, Air Niugini can offer a variety of convenient connections from Europe and United Kingdom, with great value through-fares.

Port Moresby
Port Moresby

Your adventure, what ever it is starts at Port Moresby, the capital of PNG. Traveling within PNG is heavily limited due to the country's mountainous terrain. Major towns, and many remote villages can only be reached by light aircraft or on foot making it more adventurous or I should say a life time experience.

List of 3 best hotels in Port Moresby.

So you landed safely at Jackson International Air Port in Port Moresby. Where do you book in?Don't worry I have a list of best hotels in PNG that can suit you budget.

Air ways Hotel
Air ways Hotel

Airways Hotel

Located in Port Moresby, Airways Hotel is near the airport and close to Parliament House, Port Moresby Golf Club, and Hubert Murray Stadium. Additional points of interest include Lloyd Robson Oval.

Crowne Plaza Hote
Crowne Plaza Hote

Crowne Plaza Hotel

Crowne Plaza Port Moresby is located in central Port Moresby and local attractions include Lloyd Robson Oval, Hubert Murray Stadium, and Parliament House. Additional area points of interest include Port Moresby Golf Club and University of Papua New Guinea.

Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn Port Moresby is located in Port Moresby, close to Hubert Murray Stadium, Lloyd Robson Oval, and Parliament House. Nearby points of interest also include Port Moresby Golf Club.

Now lets take it to PNG waters

In Port Moresby you board a small plane and head out to remote parts of PNG. Brace yourself to experience un-spoilt beauty of PNG. Drum beats, traditional dances and and drum bits and exquisite beach fronts and great swells to wet your surfing appetite.

PNG Surfing Guide

Before you get carried away by the beauty of the place and do something silly, here's the guide to Surfing In PNG. This video is presented by PNG surfing Association. Watch before you take into the waters of PNG.

Experience Kavieng Surfing

Kavieng is the capital of the main port for New Ireland province. It is a small island with greater natural beauty and is both a trading and tourist destination. It offers excellent scenic beauty - beautiful sandy beaches,surfing waves,coral reef , never ending supply of sunshine and the list goes on. A perfect garden of Eden for those who prefer to be away from the hustle and bustle of urban life.

Experience Milne Bay

Just about 2 hours flying time from Cairns, Australia, Milne Bay province is one of the most beautiful sites to see in PNG. Overwhelming natural beauty and friendly people with rich cultural diversity lives so much to be desired about this place.

Surfing In Tupira (Madang)

Many visitors come to Madang for the fine Scuba diving available in nearby waters. Others to see a pretty, small, relatively safe PNG town that is a wonderful place to walk around and explore. The shoreline around the town has many small sandy swimming spots with grass, large trees and shade.

Experience Surfing in Vanimo

Superb beaches west of Vanimo, towards Wutung attract surf board riders from PNG and overseas during the months of September to January. The 260 kilometre shoreline is pounded by heavy seas caused by the blustery north west winds during December to March.

Experience Kimbe

Kimbe Bay comprises of one of the world’s most diverse tropical marine environments, including shallow (coral reefs, mangroves, and seagrasses) and deepwater marine habitats (oceanic waters and seamounts) in close proximity.

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    • Judi Bee profile image

      Judith Hancock 5 years ago from UK

      Beautiful country and great waves - thanks for sharing!

    • Ian Dabasori Hetr profile image

      Ian D Hetri 5 years ago from Papua New Guinea

      Judi Bee

      Thanks for finding time to drop a comment in here. I really appreciate your comment.

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      Janice S 5 years ago

      What a beautiful hub with great information!

    • Ian Dabasori Hetr profile image

      Ian D Hetri 5 years ago from Papua New Guinea


      Thanks for finding my hub beautiful. PNG is a tiny island country but richly blessed with natural beauty.

      Appreciate your comment

      Kind regards

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      wow if I was a surfer.. I would love to go but I would love to visit anyway.. I love to travel.

      Excellent hub.


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      Darotione 4 years ago from Port Moresby

      Amazing and beautiful pictures

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      Darotione 4 years ago from Port Moresby

      Amazing and beautiful pictures

    • Ian Dabasori Hetr profile image

      Ian D Hetri 4 years ago from Papua New Guinea

      Thanks Meradar

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