Papua New Guinea & Solomon Islands - The Highlands (Chapter)
This is the Highlands chapter from Lonely Planet’s Papua New Guinea & Solomon Islands guidebook.
When Europeans discovered PNG’s rugged interior in the 1930s, they stumbled into heavily cultivated valleys lined with saw-tooth mountains and home to a million-plus people. Today many aspects of traditional highland culture remain for visitors to experience.
- scramble up PNG’s highest peak, Mt Wilhelm, in the predawn gloom to watch sunrise light up both the north and south coasts
- photograph the beautifully adorned performers at one of the Highland shows in Goroka or Mt Hagen
- chill out at the seldom-visited Lake Kutubu and visit local villages
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Eastern Highlands Province, Goroka, Simbu Province, Kundiawa, Mt Wilhelm, Walking to Madang, Western Highlands & Jiwaka, Provinces, Mt Hagen, Wahgi Valley, Enga Province, Wabag, Southern Highlands Province, Mendi, Lake Kutubu & Around, Hela Province and Tari.
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