Thinking of a trip in Papua New Guinea is quite challenging because this region has no proper tourism infrastructure and it seems that we have stepped into an unknown world with little information available. But the remarkable natural beauties of the regions with myriad of complex cultures attract numerous adventure loving tourists who are ready to have strictly life-affirming experiences.
New Guinea Island is situated towards the north of Australia and is said to be the second largest island of the World. It covers Papua, New Guinea on one end whereas the Indonesian provinces of Papua with West Irian Jaya lie on the other end.
New Guinea is the home to the highest mountains in continent of Oceania and rises at an elevation of 4884 m and it has the undeviating equatorial glaciers. Apart from the mountains, the other areas have humid climate and experience seasonal variation brought about in the monsoon season.
The highest peaks of New Guinea are Puncak Jaya or Mount Carstensz (16,023 ft), Puncak Trikora(15,584 ft) in Papua and the Mount Wilhelm and Mount Giluwe in Papua New Guinea. Mount Giluwe is Oceania’s highest volcanic mountain.
Another major habitat feature is the vast southern and northern lowlands. Stretching for hundreds of kilometers, these
The southern lowlands New Guinea are important part of the Lorentz National Park and marked as the UNESCO World Heritage Site for having the lowland rainforests, savanna grasslands, widespread wetlands as well as large area of mangrove forest and rich coral reefs.
Papua New Guinea is said to be the mega diverse region of the earth having diverse topography and there are very few areas around the globe that are able to match the biodiversity of Papua New Guinea. The jagged natural settings of the region has array of wildlife, with rich species of plants, mammals and birds.