A bit “out there” is one way to describe PNG, not only because it is off the beaten track, but for the fact this large country in the south-western Pacific remains largely under-exploited in terms of tourism. Which is surprising, given the sheer physical, biological, and cultural diversity Papua New Guinea has to offer. As a visitor, you’ll still feel like you’re stepping into the unknown: exciting and scary in equal measure. But if tropical fjords, stunning coral reefs teeming with marine life, active volcanoes, steaming rainforests, and tribal artwork and traditions is your thing, you’ll love Papua New Guinea. The coastal capital, Port Moresby has international standard hotels, and one local attraction not be missed is the nature park which is home to a collection of indigenous animals, including birds of paradise, and over 11,000 native orchids. Inland from here lies East Sepik province, where remote tribes live and carry on their ancient traditions.