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Drift with the current through Sandfly Passage, a hidden submarine valley teeming with fish and manta rays Sway to the rhythm of kundu drums at the spectacular Goroka Show Walk barefooted into a towering spirit house along the Sepik River

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Overview

Discover Papua New Guinea & the Solomon Islands

Drift with the current through Sandfly Passage, a hidden submarine valley teeming with fish and manta rays Sway to the rhythm of kundu drums at the spectacular Goroka Show Walk barefooted into a towering spirit house along the Sepik River

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The only guide to Papua New Guinea & the Solomon Islands Special color tribute to WWII battleground the Kokoda Track, new diving chapter and expanded Solomon Islands coverage Tips from authors who've travelled safely through the region for years Content updated daily - visit lonelyplanet.com for up-to-the-minute reviews, updates, and traveler suggestions

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781741045802
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications
  • Publication date: 5/28/2008
  • Series: Lonely Planet Travel Guides Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.18 (w) x 7.62 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Table of Contents


On the Road     4
Highlights     5
Destination Papua New Guinea & Solomon Islands     12
Getting Started     15
Itineraries     19
History     22
The Culture     33
Environment     48
Diving in Papua New Guinea & Solomon Islands     55
Food & Drink     64
Port Moresby     68
Orientation     69
Information     70
Dangers & Annoyances     72
Sights     73
Activities     76
Tours     76
Festivals & Events     76
Sleeping     78
Eating & Drinking     79
Entertainment     80
Shopping     81
Getting There & Away     81
Getting Around     82
Around Port Moresby     83
Sogeri Road     83
Hiritano Highway     84
Central, Oro & Milne Bay Provinces     85
Central Province     88
Hiritano Highway     89
Magi Highway     90
Goilala Region     90
Kokoda Track     91
Planning     91
Getting to & from the Trek     95
The Trek     96
Kokoda Track     97
Kokoda     105
Oro Province     105
Popondetta     105
Oro Bay     107
Tufi     107
Around Tufi     108
Milne Bay Province     109
Alotau     109
Around Alotau     113
North Coast     114
Samarai Island     115
Near Samarai Island     116
D'entrecasteaux Islands     116
Trobriand Islands     118
Louisade Archipelago     123
Morobe & Madang Provinces     124
History     125
Geography & Climate     125
Culture     127
Morobe Province     127
Lae     128
Huon Gulf Coast     135
Finschhafen Area     138
Wau & Bulolo     139
Menyamya & Aseki     140
Madang Province     140
Madang     140
Around Madang     145
North Coast Highway     146
Inland     149
South of Madang      149
Islands     150
The Highlands     152
Eastern Highlands Province     156
Goroka     156
Around Goroka     159
Kainantu     160
Around Kainantu     161
Simbu Province     161
Kundiawa     161
Mt Wilhelm     162
Walking to Madang     163
Western Highlands Province     163
Mt Hagen     164
Wahgi Valley     168
Enga Province     168
Wabag     168
Around Wabag     169
Southern Highlands Province     169
Mendi     170
Ialibu     171
Lake Kutubu     172
Kantobo     172
Mt Bosavi     172
Tari     173
Kopiago to Oksapmin     174
The Sepik     175
East Sepik Province     178
Wewak     179
Around Wewak     183
Maprik Area     184
Sandaun Province     185
Vanimo     185
Around Vanimo     187
Aitape     187
Telefomin     188
Oksapmin      188
The Sepik & Its Tributaries     188
Travel on the Sepik     191
Upper Sepik     193
Middle Sepik     194
Lower Sepik     197
Tributaries & Lakes     198
Gulf & Western Provinces     200
Gulf Province     201
Kerema     202
Around Gulf Province     203
Western Province     204
Daru     205
Around Western Province     205
Island Provinces     209
New Britain     212
East New Britain Province     213
West New Britain Province     225
New Ireland Province     227
Kavieng     229
Lavongai (New Hanover) & East Islands     234
East Coast     235
West Coast     237
Lelet Plateau     237
The South     238
Eastern Island Groups     238
Manus Province     238
Manus & Los Negros Islands     239
Other Islands     240
North Solomons Province     240
Buka Island     242
Bougainville     243
Solomon Islands      246
Guadalcanal     247
Honiara     247
Around Honiara     258
Eastern Guadalcanal     260
Weathercoast     261
Central Province     261
Nggela Islands     261
Savo     262
Russell Islands     263
Western Province     263
West New Georgia     263
Marovo Lagoon     266
Ghizo Island     270
Islands Around Ghizo     274
Malaita Province     274
Malaita Island     274
Rennell & Bellona Province     279
Rennell     279
Bellona     281
Directory     282
Accommodation     282
Activities     285
Business Hours     290
Children     290
Climate Charts     290
Customs Regulations     291
Dangers & Annoyances     291
Discount Cards     293
Embassies & Consulates     293
Festivals & Events     294
Food     294
Gay & Lesbian Travellers     294
Holidays     295
Insurance      295
Internet Access     295
Legal Matters     295
Maps     296
Money     296
Photography     297
Post     298
Shopping     298
Solo Travellers     299
Telephone & Fax     300
Time     301
Toilets     301
Tourist Information     301
Travellers with Disabilities     301
Visas     302
Volunteering     303
Women Travellers     304
Work     305
Transport     306
Getting There & Away     306
Entering the Region     306
Air     306
Land     310
Sea     311
Tours     311
Getting Around     312
Air     312
Bicycle     315
Boat     315
Car & Motorcycle     317
Hitching     318
Local Transport in Urban Areas     318
PMV     318
Tours     319
Walking     319
Health     320
Before You Go     320
Insurance      320
Recommended Vaccinations     320
Medical Checklist     320
Internet Resources     321
Further Reading     321
In PNG & Solomon Islands     321
Availability & Cost of Health Care     321
Infectious Diseases     322
Traveller's Diarrhoea     323
Environmental Hazards     324
Traditional Medicine     326
Language     327
Glossary     331
The Authors     333
Behind the Scenes     335
Index     340
GreenDex     348
World Time Zones     350
Map Legend     352
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