Papua New Guinea is one of the last frontiers of adventure travel, providing an unparalleled array of natural beauty, exotic wildlife and cultural tradition.

Located 100 miles north of Australia, PNG is the second largest island in the world – slightly larger than the state of California. With over eight hundred known languages and a population of seven million, travelers can immerse themselves in a vibrant collection of cultural possibilities.

Papua New Guinea offers a range of vacation activities from hiking, birdwatching, surfing and fishing to experiencing some of the world’s best scuba diving amongst coral reefs, wrecks, walls and caves.

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Experience Papua New Guinea:

Capture the spirit of Papua New Guinea with this insider look at the extraordinary opportunities to “live like a local” from travel videographer Kelley Ferro, who traveled with USTOA Active Member Swain Destinations to see, taste, smell and engage in local culture, cuisine, arts, handicrafts and more.

For more up close and personal looks at the people and experiences of Papua New Guinea, check out these specialized videos from Kelley on food, lodges, the lowlands and the highlands.

Delve even deeper into the day-to-day life of locals on the USTOA blog, where Kelley Ferro and AFAR Ambassador Flash Parker detail their adventures engaging with locals while in Papua New Guinea with Swain Destinations. And, visit for highlights from Flash’s journey.

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