This spectacular region is characterised by lush, high valleys sandwiched between towering limestone peaks and several roaring rivers.

Due to its isolation, the province is home to New Guinea’s most fascinating tribal culture, and you can also find a fascinating range of birds, including several species of birds-of-paradise.

It has a diversity of birdlife, with 250 species of resident and migratory birds, including most of the world’s population of little curlew.

The Mount Hagen area is the home of the Melpa people, a people with a strong culture, who still live largely traditional subsistence lifestyles.

From the lowland rainforest to alpine grasslands, it is a land of colour and vibrancy and one of the best places to see Papua New Guinea’s birds of paradise.

Each has its own unique flora and fauna, with birds, butterflies and orchids of particular importance.

Kimbe, the capital of the West New Britain province, is situated on the north side of the island on the spectacular Kimbe Bay, which boasts over 60 percent of the coral species of the entire Indo-Pacific.

Join acclaimed wildlife photographer Nick Garbutt in Papua New Guinea, and visit three of the country’s finest bird and wildlife locations.

Take in lowland and montane rainforests, with enchanting cultural exchanges and festivals that offer compelling, colourful insights and photographic potential.

At 1,126 kilometres, the Sepik River is Papua New Guinea's equivalent to the Amazon and it is the people of the Sepik that makes this region an exciting and fascinating place to visit.

Life revolves around the river, and locals are unique in their belief in the spirit world with its mythical stories and rituals.

One of the few places in the world where you can get up close and personal with an active volcano; Rabaul is built on the crest of dormant Mount Tavurvur, and has one of the world’s deepest harbours.

Rabaul is also known for its scuba diving and snorkelling sites and its diverse flora and fauna.

From dense rainforests and mountain peaks, to huge river systems and pristine coral atolls.