Papua New Guinea

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WorldPacific OceanPapua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea
05°50.536'S, 142°03.778'E Chart icon.png
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Capital Port Moresby
Language English, Tok Pisin, Hiri Motu
Currency Papua New Guinean Kina (PGK)
Time zone UTC+10
Calling code +675

Papua New Guinea, an Australian territory from 1949 until its independence in 1975, is a land of diverse cultures and rugged terrain. Headhunting and cannibalism were still practiced until relatively recent times, and remote tribes have been found in the last 50 years that had never before seen a white man.

Although not regarded as a typical tourist travel destination, PNG's mining interests—particularly on Bouganville Island—ensure a steady stream of Westerners to the area. The waters in the region contain some of the rarest and diverse species on the planet.

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Islands

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  • Louisiades Louisiades /wiki/Louisiades Island icon – island |Anchorage icon – anchorage |Needs data icon – needs data |
    • Misima Island Misima Island /wiki/Misima_Island Island icon – island |Anchorage icon – anchorage |Needs data icon – needs data |
  • New Britain New Britain /wiki/New_Britain Island icon – island |Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
  • Bouganville Island Bouganville Island /wiki/Bouganville_Island Island icon – island |Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
  • New Ireland New Ireland /wiki/New_Ireland Island icon – island |Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
    • Feni Islands Feni Islands /wiki/Feni_Islands Island icon – island |Needs data icon – needs data |
    • Lihir Island Lihir Island /wiki/Lihir_Island Island icon – island |Port of entry icon – port of entry |Needs data icon – needs data |

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Customs and Immigration

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Health and Security

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Security

Certain parts of PNG can be quite dangerous, but larger cities are relatively safe as long as you're sensible. However, be aware that foreign workers often live in guarded compounds for security, and that random violence can and does break out occasionally. If it does, you won't normally get help from local police.

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Berthing

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  • Port Moresby Port Moresby /wiki/Port_Moresby Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
    • Daru Daru /wiki/Daru Island icon – island |Port of entry icon – port of entry |Anchorage icon – anchorage |Needs data icon – needs data |
  • Madang Madang /wiki/Madang Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Marina icon – marina |Anchorage icon – anchorage |Needs data icon – needs data |
  • Rabaul Rabaul /wiki/Rabaul Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
  • Samarai Samarai /wiki/Samarai Port of entry icon – port of entry |Anchorage icon – anchorage |Needs data icon – needs data |
  • Lae Lae /wiki/Lae Port of entry icon – port of entry |Marina icon – marina |Needs data icon – needs data |
  • Kavieng Kavieng /wiki/Kavieng Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
  • Oro Bay Oro Bay /wiki/Oro_Bay Port of entry icon – port of entry |Anchorage icon – anchorage |Needs data icon – needs data |
  • Wewak Wewak /wiki/Wewak Port of entry icon – port of entry |Anchorage icon – anchorage |Needs data icon – needs data |
  • Vanimo Vanimo /wiki/Vanimo Port of entry icon – port of entry |Anchorage icon – anchorage |Needs data icon – needs data |
  • Lorengau Lorengau /wiki/Lorengau Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
  • Kimbe Kimbe /wiki/Kimbe Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
  • Buka Buka /wiki/Buka Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
  • Kieta Kieta /wiki/Kieta Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
  • Alotau Alotau /wiki/Alotau Port of entry icon – port of entry |Anchorage icon – anchorage |Needs data icon – needs data |
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{{Reference|Rod Heikel|Greek Waters Pilot|Imray|Laurie and Wilson, Cambridgeshire (2010)|9780852889718}}, expands to
Rod Heikell, Greek Waters Pilot, Imray Laurie and Wilson, Cambridgeshire (2010), ISBN 9780852889718
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Photos courtesy of Laura Diaz, PNG

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