Cheap flights to Papua New Guinea

It looks like paradise and it’s the world’s best kept secret location for surfing safaris - Papua New Guinea is a travel location like no other. Affectionately referred to as PNG, Papua New Guinea is the place to explore wildlife, the highlands, the jungles and the historical tracks of the Kokoda and Mendi Valley – this rich landscape has various sights to see. A trip to Papua New Guinea wouldn’t be complete without taking in a few of the best-known sites such as the many attractions of its capital, Port Moresby, including the National Orchid Garden, National Parliament House, Varirate National Park, Idlers Beach and Rouna Falls. A trip around Rabaul is best done with a visit to Kabaira dive, and the attractions of Vanimo Kavieng and Mount Hagen are also among some of the most unique and unusual you will ever partake in during your worldly travels. But for many, a trip to PNG is all about Kokoda trekking and retracing the footsteps of our fallen soldiers who fought for freedom in the Pacific during World War II. Universal Traveller can get you hiking the Kokoda for fewer Kina with our cheap flights. 

Jacksons International Airport (POM) in Port Moresby is the only international facility in Papua New Guinea accepting flights directly from Australia. Located just 8 kilometres from downtown Port Moresby, Jacksons now has a specialised international terminal. To get from the airport to your accommodation and city centre, choose from public transport or a taxi. Some hotels and resorts will also offer a shuttle service. Speak to your Student Travel consultant for advice on private transfers or travelling further afield.

Papua New Guinea Flights

Direct flights to Papua New Guinea from Australia depart from Sydney, Brisbane and Cairns. The shortest flight duration is from Cairns with a flight time of under 2 hours. Direct flights from Brisbane arrive in Port Moresby after just over 3 hours. A non-daily service also runs from Sydney with a flight time of around 4 hours. Departure from other Australian cities will require a domestic flight first. During the flight, airlines will often provide drinks and meals as well as various in-flight entertainment. For specific services, check out our airline guide.

Airlines that fly to Papua New Guinea

Major airlines that fly from Australia to Papua New Guinea:

Papua New Guinea Holiday Packages

From the historical sites of Goroka to the city of Port Moresby and the trails of the Kokoda, a trip to Papua New Guinea requires plenty of prior planning. Our Universal Traveller travel consultants can design holiday packages to suit your travel needs and find the best deals in flights, accommodation, tours and transfers just for you.

About Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea is located in the eastern half of the island of New Guinea, which is the second largest island in the world. It has experienced a volatile political past and unrest remains, so a holiday to PNG is best arranged with a qualified and experienced Universal Traveller travel consultant. Surf some of the best breaks in the world, challenge yourself to a Kokoda trek tour, take in the natural beauty of Madang, scuba dive in Kavieng, shop and recuperate in Port Moresby, visit the Lae memorials, see how the locals live at the Mount Hagen Market, trail along Mount Wilhelm and dive into an aquatic wonderland in Kabaira - there is so much to see and do in Papua New Guinea, it is truly a once-in-a-lifetime travel opportunity.

Papua New Guinea is an exciting and adventurous place to travel and you can find out more about getting here by chatting to our Universal Traveller travel consultants. We can offer you the best advice possible on the latest deals and info about flights, accommodation and tours.

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