Specials Trip Finder Brochures Menu

Papua New Guinea Country Quickfacts

  • Papua New Guinea Country's local festival
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Traditional huts
Area:  462,840 km² (56th)
178,703 sq mi
Capital: Port Moresby
Country Code: 675
Country Population: 6,310,129
Credit Cards: Major credit cards accepted in PNG are American Express, Visa, Mastercard and Diners.
Currency: Papua New Guinea kina (PGK)
Departure Tax: PGK60.00
Departure tax is included within airfares.
Drives on the: Left
Electricity: 220-240 V
Ethnic Groups: There are many ethnic groups indigenous to Papua New Guinea, the majority being from the group known as Papuans.
Flag: Papau New Guinea
Location: Oceania
Official Language(s): Tok Pisin, English, Hiri Motu
Papua New Guinea has over 820 indigenous languages.
Religion: Christian faith with some traditional indigenous religious practices
Time Zone: AES (UTC+10)
Tipping: It is not expected nor the custom to tip in Papua New Guinea. It is best to consult a Lodge or Hotel Manager before giving gifts or tips.



Papua New Guinea Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Papua New Guinea. 

Learn about the history and culture of Papua New Guinea, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Papua New Guinea's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, and 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Papua New Guinea for yourself. Start exploring...book one of our Papua New Guinea tours today!


Extend Your Stay

Consider an additional stopover to your Papua New Guinea tours at one of Goway's other South Pacific destinations. You can choose from our selection of Australian vacations, New Zealand vacation packagesTahiti vacation packages, stay at one of our Fiji resorts or perhaps take a Cook Island vacation. This can be done stopping over en route to or from New Zealand.



Book Your Papua New Guinea tour with Goway! 

Goway's DOWNUNDER wizards offer many ways to explore, experience and enjoy amazing Papua New Guinea. There are different lodges for different regions, a stay in a Sepik riverboat as well as a luxury small vessel cruising in the region. We can also arrange adventure treks and diving experiences. Let us custom-design what will be your most amazing globetrotting journey.


Get a Trip Quote Order a Brochure
Trip Finder

What our travelers say

Goway Toolkit

Need help planning your holiday? Our toolkit is a great place to get started.