Flights to Papua New Guinea: practical information
Cheap airlines to Papua New Guinea
Have you always dreamt of discovering Papua New Guinea? It’s certainly a destination that lends itself to adventure with very little set up for tourism. Start planning your Papua New Guinea getaway with cheap flights to Jackson International Airport (POM) in Port Moresby onboard Air Niugini, Pacific Blue and Qantas Airways.
When to book flights to Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea is just south of the equator and is tropical with a very wet season from December to March. The best time of the year to visit is from June to September. Book your flights to Papua New Guinea at least 6 months in advance.
- Peak season: June-September, especially for trekking.
- Low season: Rainy season, as described above.
Flights to Papua New Guinea take at least 20 hours with stopovers from London.
Experience Papua New Guinea: what to see, what to do
Papua New Guinea has plenty to offer the intrepid traveller. Experience tribal welcome rituals, trek across the Highland Mountains, scuba dive in Madang and explore the depths of New Britain Island.
Essentials in Papua New Guinea
New Britain: This island has some of the best swimming and snorkelling in Papua New Guinea as well as some great hiking trail through the rain forests. Thermal springs spot the island and a fire dance by the Baining people is a must.
Madang: If you’re hoping to scuba dive on your Papua New Guinea holiday, this is the place to go. The coral reefs here are home to a number of species of rare fish and there are ale a few Japanese fighter plane wrecks to explore, with weapons and cargo still intact!
Mount Wilhelm: Papua New Guinea’s tallest mountain, Mount Wilhelm, stands 4,500 metres tall and climbing is easy but make sure you take 3-4 days to do it if you want to do some proper sightseeing along the way.
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Accommodation in Papua New Guinea
There are plenty of options for visitors, even those on a very small budget. Hotels tend to be on the more expensive side but guesthouses are more reasonable. The cheapest kind of accommodation in Papua New Guinea is a village guesthouse, which is definitely a cultural experience!