Curious travelers will love leaving the tourist trail behind and exploring the other towns and cities in this fascinating region. Green River, is 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the north, and Vanimo is situated 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the south.
To really get an understanding of the present, it's good to peer back through the mists of time. Papua New Guinea's fascinating war relics and monuments are a great starting point.
Papua New Guinea is an excellent place to take part in a range of wildlife spotting tours and guided nature walks that are on offer.
Try typical meals so you can get to the heart of the local cuisine. Two of the region's typical ingredients are breadfruit (ulu) and coconuts. Chicken pot and kokoda fish are are two perennial favorites with vacationers and residents alike. After the main course has settled sample the mouthwatering saksak (dumplings made with sugar and sago).
Be aware, if you are planning to be in Papua New Guinea around the 16th of September, Independence Day is observed then and many businesses may have irregular opening hours.
At the end of your adventure in this city, chances are you'll find yourself making plans to return to this beautiful holiday spot.