Port Moresby

Port Moresby is the largest and capital city of Papua New Guinea (PNG). There are literally hundreds of choices of places to stay, and here are a few that we recommend.


Lae is the business centre of the north. With it's easy access by road to the highlands and Madang, and a deep harbour to cater for massive container ships from Asia, many companies have their main office in Lae.


A picturesque location with views from the highlands to the surrounding islands, and accommodation from budget to business class, there is something to suit everyone.  

Alotau & Milne Bay

Just off the easternmost tip of Papua New Guinea and just a short flight from Cairns, Australia, lies the most peaceful part of Papua New Guinea, Milne Bay. After WW2, the provincial capital was moved from the island of Samarai, to Alotau, on the mainland.


Kimbe is the capital of the province of West New Britain in Papua New Guinea. Accommodation in Kimbe is readily available in many resorts and hotels, as well as many budget guesthouses and motels scattered throughout the province.

Rabaul & Kokopo

Rabaul was the provincial capital and most important settlement in East New Britain province until it was destroyed in 1994 by falling ash of a volcanic eruption. After this, the capital was moved to Kokopo, about 20 kilometres away.


There is no shortage of accommodation in and around Kavieng and we have listed some of the better ones here.


Goroka is the picturesque provincial capital of the Eastern Highlands, which has a history of gold mining and coffee plantations. Good quality accommodation is rather limited, and the pick of them are listed here.

Lorengau & Manus Island

Manus is the most isolated province in PNG with a limited number of good accommodation options. More choices will be updated in the coming days.

Mt Hagen

Mount Hagen is the third largest city in Papua New Guinea, and the capital of the Western Highlands Province. It is a bustling commercial centre where wealth from coffee and tea plantations has brought rapid change to traditional life style.

Other Regional Accommodation

These are our pick of the better establishments in regional centres


Here are a few cheaper, more basic options for the budget conscious traveller