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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 16, 2016
Informations  (1 Answer)

I am now in PNG . I wanna go to Australia by ferry or boat How ?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 12, 2016
solo traveler  (3 Answers)

hi, i'm planning travel to Papua. is it safe for solo traveler?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 01, 2016
Inbound Travel Agents

Can anyone please recommend a reasonable inbound travel agent in New Guinea
Thank you,

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 19, 2014
Papua New Guinea in February......

Hubby and I would like to book a cruise to Papua New Guinea to celebrate our wedding anniversary. But it is in February. Just interested to hear of others experiences travelling in PNG at that time of the year. Particularly in regard to rain and health issues. Any other suggestions for great places to cruise to at that time if the year. We have already done most of the Sth Pacific Islands. Thank you.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 14, 2014

we are going on cruise to png & want to travel with taxi when in port or tour bus group not run by this safe way of seeing png without high cost of ship tours?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 03, 2014
Cruising to PNG and risk of Malaria  (8 Answers)

My hubby and 3 children (ages 10, 7 and 5) are cruising to PNG next week. The cruise is for 10 days. 4 of these days will be spent visiting surrounding islands such as Alotau etc. These will be day trips only from around 9.00 - 4.00 when we have to jump back on the ship. I have a script here for all of us for malarone tablets. I have been doing some reading up on these and spoke to my Chemist yesterday. He suggested another pill called Doxycycline. My problem is that my kids can't take any anti nausea drugs just in case any of these medicines make them feel ill. What is the risk of us actually contracting this disease when we won't actually be frequenting land that much? As it stands, it looks like we may only visit one island as it is. I really don't want the kids feeling sick the whole trip due to the medication, and am tossing up whether we should just enjoy the cruise and not get off on any islands. Would wearing long sleeve shirts and pants and smothering ourselves in Bushmans etc suffice considering the length of time we are there??? Could someone give me some suggestions or scenarios of what they think is best. I have read that some people have moved there to live for a couple of years, and they have chosen not to take any anti malaria drugs. I'm in two minds of what to do...... HELP! We leave next Wednesday.....

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 30, 2014
Must see and tribal people

In October, my friend and I, travel for four weeks in Papua New Guinea. We will in this regard, see what you think is at MUST SEE/DO.

We are interested in nature, animals, sports, hiking, diving / snokling, culture and beach.

Because we have no interest in the Australian history, we choose not to take on the Kokoda trip.

We'd love to go out and visit some original tribal people (also mudmen). Do you have suggestions for where it could be? And which company we should book at?

We also want to go out to the islands of New Ireland and New Britain. Would it be more advisable to select only one of the islands, in the case of the islands shall we choose?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 30, 2014
Sport in PNG

Is it possible to watch a rugby or cricket match in October? Can you help with a website where I can watch a game plan?
Thanks, Rosa

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 22, 2014
Fishing in PNG

Hey guys,

Was just wondering if anyone knows of a company who can take a group of people fishing in Port of Moresby, PNG that doesn't charge $950?

Thanks heaps,

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 07, 2014
Good private guide?

Dear VT Members,
I'm planning a trip to PNG in a few weeks for a photo documentary and I'm looking for a private local guide who could show me around the tribes. Would you have any recommendation?
Thank you very much,

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 26, 2013
Traveling from Indonesia to Papua New Guinea  (3 Answers)

Can you travel from Indonesia to Papua New Guinea? I can't see why you wouldn't be able to but after searching google I can't find any information on a Papua New Guinea embassy in Indonesia?
Can any one fill me in?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 24, 2013
Travelling to Uk  (3 Answers)

How much will it take one to travel to England.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 17, 2013
Mount Giluwe  (2 Answers)

Me and my 16 years old daughter will go to PNG for an attempt of Mont Gilluwe.
We plan on going to Mount Hagen, take a PMV to Kiripia and then try to find a local guide over there
We would welcome any suggestions or warnings on the matter. Or may be some contacts
Thank you

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 02, 2013
Embassy for visas in London  (4 Answers)

Hi, I am having trouble locating their consulate or embassy in London.

I am hoping to sort visas for my trip to PNG before I leave London (I'm a British citizen)

Please advise. Thank you.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 14, 2013
Papua to Solomon is. by boat? + malaria precautions

Hi guys,

1) I am sorry for repeating this question once again as I did about one year ago. I am wondering if here is anyone with fresh experience:

I am still thinking about visiting Solomon Islands from Papua New Guinea. I am considering an alternative way of how to get to your country - traveling by boat / cargo freighter etc. I hear there is a boat link between southern Bougainville in Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands (Shortlands). Do you think it is doable? It would be of great convenience since im planning to visit this island group anyway.

So, is there any chance to make it from Papua New Guinea to Solomon Islands by the sea? If so, what immigration procedures on your side would be in such a case?

2) I know, I know I should refer to official recommendation given by doctors or to health information websites, but i would like to know your practice and opinion. Do you take any chemoprophylaxes when in PNG and Solomon Islands? If so, are these drugs readily available for purchase in Port Moresby? The thing is drug stores in my country have commonly very poor selection of these medications...

Thank you for your reaction and information in advance...


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 27, 2012
Bougainville to Sydney  (2 Answers)

Hi there,

I'm basically looking for the cheapest way to get from Bougainville to Sydney, by plane, ferry, bus (once I'm in Australia obviously!) whatever. Does anybody have any suggestions?



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 24, 2012
budget accomodation in Port Moersby  (1 Answer)

Hello there.

Im a bduget traveler whos got a few free days to goto Port Moresby. I was just wondering if anyone knows any hotel/hostel for budget travelers. Something between 20-70 as i got no chance of ever paying more than100 a night in a place likr Port Moresby and all the google searchs are pointing to places100+

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 10, 2012
Swimming  (5 Answers)

Hi everyone,
Is it safe to go swimming in the sea at Madang in regard to both sharks etc as well as bacterias?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 19, 2012
help for a nice bb or budget hotel for 4 nights  (1 Answer)

hello everyone!!

Will be travelling to Port Moresby for 4 nights this coming October and would like to get any recommemdations for a good and affordable accommodations. I trust all my virtual friends as your recommendations always are right!!!!yehey
Also, perhaps any suggestions what to see and expect!!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 07, 2012
Looking for Mt Wilhelm Trek partner(s)  (3 Answers)

Single female traveller looking to do the Mt Wilhelm trek after the Goroka Sing-Sing in September, but a solo trek is very expensive. Looking for someone to join to keep costs down. The dates for the trek would be 17 – 20 September 2012 departing from Goroka on Monday 17th, returning to Goroka on the 20th. Flying to Port Moresby on the 20th late afternoon to continue trip. Trip costs for two are 3240 PGK or 1530 USD, for three sharing 3000 PGK or 1416 USD. Costs include full-board accommodation (1 night lodge, 1 night base camp, 1 night lodge, vehicle fees, park fees, porter and guide) Contact [email] for more information

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 27, 2011
Best kept secret (foodwise!) in PNG?  (5 Answers)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 09, 2010
Renting in PNG  (1 Answer)

i am going to PNG in three weeks time from today with my school-mates, we checked on the hotels and found out that they are espensive, now we decided to look out for renting a place for two weeks we are going to spend there.

Please do any one know how much renting cost there, and if there is small apartment to rent there

Need urgent answer from any one
thank you

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 03, 2010

Hi everyone,

Can you please tell me how much does 1 dive cost on average in PNG?(is it more around 30US$, 50$ or around 70$?)

And do you know if there is a better time than any other to go to PNG for diving? for example to see whalesharks and stuff...

I m planning to go in february, March and April, good time to go???

Thanks in advance,


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 22, 2010
social or environmental work in PNG

Hi, I'm gonna travel for three months in PNG in february , march and april 2011 with 2 mates and we would love to mix the trip with some social or environmental work. (ex. orphanage, english lessons, animalcare, coralcare...)
Have you ever heard about any project we could take part in?

Thanks in advance


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 10, 2010
Should a solo budget traveller worry about safety in PNG?  (5 Answers)

Hi there!
The security situation in PNG comes very controversial over various internet sources!
Many governement travel advice offices warn for terrible things to happen, while travellers report better situation.
iI anybody has a good idea about how things are going this period, I would be greatfull to know!
My plan is to travel solo and budget, so with public transport and stay at simple places, which might expose the backpacker to some more possible danger, instead of staying in top end hotels with security, private transport etc, which is not my case.
I'm thinking to enter overland from Indonesia and stay for about 10 days, then return to Indonesia or fly ex Port Moresby.
Many thanks guys

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 07, 2010
Wallet - friendly flight combinations for South Pacific islands?  (6 Answers)

Hi there!
I'm researching for flights ex SE Asia (else ex AUS/ NZ) in low budget terms, for a trip to south pacific islands, including, preferably PNG, perhaps Fiji etc.
The inter-island connections seem far too complicated and expensive.
I have not decided where exactly to go, but since this will be my fist trip to the area, it seems that itinerary should depend greatly on feasibility and cost, instead of hitting my head to the wall, trying to get to certain places.
My ideal (and flexible) plan would be to visit say 3 islands/ countries in about 3 weeks.
Obviously this time frame won't be enough for an in-depth exploration, but I really like to see diffrent places instead of going around or relaxing in one.
I guess that the islands can offer both natural scenery and a glimpse to local people life in each own distinctive way.
I'm definately not looking to just lie on the beach.
Any ideas, experiences, costs for a wallet- friendly flight combo, would be very very helpfull!
Many thanks guys for your time and expertise,
hoping it will be a long but beautiful way over there

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 15, 2010
boat  (5 Answers)

Is it possible to get a boat from papua new guinea to australia?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 09, 2009
Papua as a Destination  (5 Answers)

How is Papua New Guinea as a touristic destination? I've been thinking about it for years. Is it safe? Is it very expensive asI have seen in some places?
Also would like the name of a repuable USA or UK tour company which does it.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 19, 2009
fraud  (2 Answers)

the question is how do i warn travellers of a tour operator that has defrauded quite a few people of thousands of dollars in PNG? We have proof from USA/Italy?Australia. he is still operating.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 29, 2009
Australia PNG Indonesia by ship/ ferry  (9 Answers)

Hey fellas,
does anybody has inforamtion about sea connection between australia PNG (then Indonesia). Are there ferries you can go with. The map shows me that there are small island between the finn of austalias north-east coast and PNG. Could you do that by hopping over the island by smaller boats for example? I dont want to travel illegaly of course, so offical ways are needed. cheers, robin

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