Papua New Guinea is one of the best dive destinations in the world.
The coast of Papua New Guinea is home to some of the world’s most spectacular diving – dubbed as the ‘underwater photographer’s paradise’, with many international award-winning photos being taken in PNG waters.
Located in the Indo-Pacific Area, experts say that the oceans surrounding Papua New Guinea have up to twice as many marine species as the waters of the Red Sea and up to five times as many as the Caribbean.
Papua New Guinea is a bird watchers paradise! There are many locations throughout PNG where you can see the beautiful species of birds in Papua New Guinea, including the different species of the famous Birds of Paradise – found only in PNG.
The variety of locations available in Papua New Guinea provides endless opportunity for birdwatchers. It is understood that PNG is home to such a thriving bird population due to specific habitats and climates favoured by our endemic species and the lack of predatory animals that would otherwise threaten numbers.
Palau’s Compact Road encompasses Babeldaob Island, opening up opportunities to visit sites of cultural/historic importance, such as the Badrulchau (Stone Monoliths), Japanese lighthouse, stone paths, stone faces and stone platforms. Just one hour south near Koror to Ngarchelong in the north, the highway runs through forest and savannah. One exciting feature of the highway is the experience of both the east and west coasts of Babeldaob with stops at markets for local food and refreshments. There are several rental car companies in Palau and many tour operators offer land tours in the various states.
On Peleliu Island, which is south of the stunning Rock Islands, are steep limestone cliffs that hide caves, as well as World War II planes, tank and war paraphernalia scattered about the island. The surrounding reef island measures 4.6 miles in length, and are somber reminders of the titanic battle that was fought on the island between American and Japanese forces in 1944. Derelict tanks, amphibious landing ramps, airplane propellers, bomb casings and steel helmets now dot the landscape and a War Museum has been set up for viewing smaller artillery and other items of interest.