Charter a Yacht in Papua New Guinea
The destination, Papua New Guinea, provides something of an authentic and unique charter experience. Mountainous terrain is home to ancient tribal cultures as well as thick jungle brimming with wildlife.
Beautiful, clear waters lap at sandy beaches, and you’ll find a colourful world of marine life around colorful coral reef.
There’s a whole mix of complex cultures, many of which are made up of just 600 or so people. More than 800 indigenous languages are spoken here, and the country is home to a range of art, music, dance and handicrafts.
Whether looking to kick back on the water or head off into the jungle, there is something for everyone on this small but beautifully performed island.
A Luxury Charter to Papua New Guinea
Travel to one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. In Papua New Guinea, adventures never cease, because its biggest secret is that exploration has hardly scraped the surface of this wild paradise of a country. Even in our modern age, Papua New Guinea hides undiscovered species of plants and animals, and even several groups of lost tribes.
The ways of life in Papua New Guinea is one of tradition and trust, unified in the reliance of the surrounding natural world, its resources, and in the villages that build its communities. Traveling through the untamed land of Papua New Guinea and its many islands will tell the story of its peoples and their closeness to the wild nature that surrounds them, of the abrupt, interruption of the Second World War, how the clash of the native’s humble culture and modern warfare and conflict made the stark contrast between them all the more evident.
Your Private Charter Itinerary to Papua New Guinea
Witness Tavurvur, preferably from afar, as it is an active cone volcano in a fitful rest within a caldera. It reaches 735 feet with its last eruption as recent as 2014, but in a safe distance on the sands across the waters, Tavurvur presents itself as an impressive, yet aggressive sight. Meanwhile, Ulawun, a basaltic and andesitic stratovolcano stews on the island of New Britain in Papua New Guinea’s West New Britain Province. It’s the highest mountain in the Bismark Archipelago, and the sight is something akin to Jurassic Park. It sits like a king on a throne amidst a surreal, sweaty jungle thick with palm trees and thousands of other wide-leafed, tropical plants. The volcano has seen constant activity, and if you pay it a visit, you might catch it spewing steam like an angry rhinoceros.
On the Kokoda Track, find your footing, single-file, across sixty miles of thoroughfare that runs through the Owen Stanley Range. You’ll walk through untamed jungles, on the backs of mountains, and through history itself, as the track takes its trekkers along World War II battlegrounds, where Japanese and Allied forces clashed.
Spend an afternoon relaxing at Kimbe Bay, where sixty percent of the entire Indo-Pacific’s coral species lives and thrives. Grab a snorkeling mask or your scuba gear because the bay is also home to over 860 coral reef species. In the same vein is Samarai, an island and diving hotspot, as well as the former administrative capital in Milne Bay Province. Samarai held its own throughout its history as a significant trading port between Australia and East Asia, and has flourished as a town because of it. Although after the town was caught in the crossfires of World War II, Samarai was never quite reestablished to its former glory, but still remains an integral piece of Papua New Guinea history.
Nearby are the expansive waters of Milne Bay, a sheltered deep-water harbor reached by the Ward Hunt Strait and encircled by the thickly dense woods of Stirling Range. The coastal strips to the north of Milne Bay are sodden with sago and mangrove swamps, seeding life for the lands rich biodiversity and readying resources for the peoples of Papua New Guinea. In its recent past, the bay was the site of the Battle of Milne Bay, while also serving as an essential support base for the New Guinea campaign during World War II. Diving in Milne Bay is not just for getting an intimate glimpse at sea life, but for exploring the wreckage of these historic skirmishes.
Doini Island, on the southern side of East Channel, Milne Bay Province, is paradise untouched, in the literal sense of the term. Only about thirty people live here, on the Doini plantation resort, as the island is utilized as a vacation getaway. The Duke of York Islands, a group of thirteen islands, and the Conflict Group, an atoll fitted with twenty-one islands, are similar in their tropical fashion—bright blue waters, clear and clean, sandy shores as white as bleached shells, and tufts of healthy green vegetation and swaying palm trees.
Mount Bosavi presents a bit of a romantic tragedy. The mountain is the collapsed cone of an extinct volcano that rests on the Great Papuan Plateau, but with its death is life reborn, and the site is home to countless endemic species. A portion of the mountain is under the watch of the Sulamesi Wildlife Management Area due to the number of unique and un-described species that have taken habitat there.
Loloata Island, Panasesa Island, and Nusa are all tropical utopias deserving of a day’s exploration, although once you’ve walked their golden beaches and splashed in their turquoise waters, a day may not do these spots of paradise justice. At Mount Hagen, home to Papua New Guinea’s and the Australian continent’s second highest volcano, you can trek through tall grass and on hiking trails for some of the island country’s best mountainous sights.
Seeadler Harbor located on Manus Island is another worthy point of interest. The port served a vital role during World War II and has several wreckages hidden in its waters. Cape St. George, too, has its own stake in history. Located at the southernmost point of the island of New Ireland, the Battle of Cape St. George was fought here in 1943.
Spend a day on Huon Peninsula among kangaroos and its hundreds of species of birds. Head to Ela Beach in the Papuan region of Papua New Guinea and walk with turtles on its sugar-white sands, or consider a challenge by taking up the Black Cat Track, a rugged, rough, and rocky track of overland that runs from the village of Salamaua down south to the township of Wau.
Explore Papua New Guinea on a Private Luxury Charter
Few people can say they’ve been to such a place like Papua New Guinea, a spot of land and collection of uninhabited paradisiac islands where even some of its peoples remain undiscovered. The land, volcanic, wild, and challenging in some places is not for the halfhearted explorer. Travel to Papua New Guinea with determination and a fierceness in your heart to see what others have not.
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