Travel Articles

Papua New Guinea Fast Facts

Population
5 million 

Capital City
Port Moresby 

Area
In the tropics, just south of the Equator and 160km north of Australia. PNG has a total land area of 463,000 sq km. 

Climate
Temperatures range from 23ºC-32ºC in coastal areas and 14ºC-28ºC in the highlands

Dry Season
Varies from province to province, but the driest months are generally May to December. 
Time Zone
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) plus 10 hours 

Major Attractions
Port Moresby & Central Province, Morobe, Madang, Mount Hagan and the Highlands, Sepik, New Britian, New Ireland, Manus, Milne Bay and the Northern Province, National Parks, Fishing, War Relics, Diving, Caving, Trekking, Surfing, Birdwatching, Culture 
Leave a comment!

Discover Papua New Guinea

Scroll up
Head to the Highlands for a glimpse of Papua New Guinea’s tribal culture.

See how Vanuatu invented the bungee jump.

Swim with gentle humpbacks in Tonga.

Come face to face with Samoa’s multi-coloured marine life.

Dive into the world’s largest coral lagoon in New Caledonia.

Gorge on French cuisine and tropical surroundings in the Cook Islands.

Dive Fiji’s easy-access sites in this 'soft coral capital of the world.’

Shop to your heart’s (duty-free) content in Norfolk Island.

Explore Nuie’s unique peaks and exciting coastal caves.

Island-hop your way through Tahiti and Her Islands.

Hike American Samoa’s mountain ridges peppered with wild papaya.

Spend New Year’s on Kiribati and be the first in the world to see midnight.

Take a swim at sunset in Tuvalu’s spectacular lagoon.

Scroll down
Papua New Guinea Map