Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea's Lush Islands Mini Guide by Adrian Broony

With luxurious rainforests, golden beaches, volcanos and unspoiled coral reefs, Papua New Guinea is truly a paradise still off the beaten path.

 
The Louisiade Archipelago is a string of ten larger volcanic islands frequently fringed by coral reef and 90 smaller coral islands. This beautiful group is well off the beaten path yet also the perfect location for world-class diving and a yachting heaven.

Louisiade Archipelago

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Referred to by the anthropologist Malinowski as the "Islands of Love", the Trobriand Islands аre а 450 km² archipelago оf coral atolls off the eastern coast оf New Guinea. The group is considered to be an important tropical rainforest ecoregion.

Trobriand Islands

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Bougainville Island is the main island of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville of Papua New Guinea. Bougainville is blessed with amazing natural beauty, world-class diving, dramatic treks and World War II Japanese relics as the key attractions. 

Bougainville Island

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New Britain offers excellent swimming and snorkelling spots. Additionally, trails in the area are perfect for day hikes and treks through the rainforest. There are also hot thermal springs and many visible ruins from World War II, above and below water.

New Britain

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Madang is a perfect example of the relaxed Pacific outlook. The town is good for scuba diving of all levels, and the coral reefs are home to a variety of rare species of colourful fish. There are also amazing lengths of coconut plantations, underwater wrecks of Japanese fighter planes and still-active volcanoes to hike.

Madang

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source: Triposo

 
Tavurvur is an active stratovolcano that lies near Rabaul on the island of New Britain. It is a sub-vent of the Rabaul caldera and lies on the eastern rim of the larger feature. A perfect spot to take pictures.

Tavurvur

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Manus Island is part of Manus Province in northern Papua New Guinea and is the largest island of the Admiralty Islands. Manus Island is covered in wonderful rugged jungles, which can be broadly described as lowland tropical rain forest. The island is also a famous surfing spot.

Manus Island

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