Tapini Vacations

While Tapini may not appear at the tip of every holidaymaker's list of must-see destinations, those who do make the effort to venture here will be pleasantly surprised by Papua New Guinea's beautiful rural landscapes, beaches and coastal plains.

Port Moresby, the national capital, is 80 miles (129 kilometers) to the south of Tapini.

To truly experience Papua New Guinea, rent a vehicle and discover the various communities and landscapes around Tapini. Woitape, lays 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the northwest, while Ononge lies 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the northwest.

To understand the present, it helps to understand the past. Papua New Guinea's evocative war relics and monuments provide a wonderful starting point.

There's plenty of ways to experience the wide open spaces in and around Tapini. Hiking and mountain climbing are just two popular ways thrill seekers here can get their fix.

To really understand the area you are in, take the time to visit the region's restaurants and cafés. These are great places to get to know friendly locals as well as try out food that is commonly eaten here. Breadfruit (ulu) as well as coconuts are frequently used in meals in this region. Chicken pot and kokoda fish are commonly enjoyed by tourists and local foodies alike. Finish off with saksak (dumplings made with sugar and sago), a popular dessert.

Tapini should certainly be a top contender on your vacation bucket list.

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