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In an ideal location to enjoy the colourful Mask Festival, as well as dolphin watching and snorkelling, Kokopo Beach Resort is situated on the island of East New Britain and features comfortable bungalows with modern amenities.

There are three type of self contained bungalows in this 3-star property; Waterfront Executive Suite, Waterfront Executive Bungalows or Executive Bungalows. Each room is en suite with air-conditioning, a private balcony, its own kitchen, fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, TV, and WiFi. A tropical breakfast served at the restaurant each morning.

Kokopo offers an ideal location near the twin volcanoes of Rabaul, facing Blanche Bay and Duke of York islands, and close to the historic Gazelle Peninsula.

The main draw to this area is the National Mask Festival which takes place every year in July for four days, and showcase traditional dances and rituals from the Tolai people, ending with the spectacular Baining Fire Dance.

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This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

Birds of Paradise Photography

Join one of our award-winning wildlife photographers in Papua New Guinea, and visit three of the country’s finest bird and wildlife locations. Take in lowland and montane rainforests, with enchanting cultural exchanges and festivals that offer compelling, colourful insights and photographic potential.

  • When to go: Jun-Jul
  • Duration inc. flights: 19 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £10,595 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour
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East New Britain

One of the few places in the world where you can get up close and personal with an active volcano; Rabaul is built on the crest of dormant Mount Tavurvur, and has one of the world’s deepest harbours. Rabaul is also known for its scuba diving and snorkelling sites and its diverse flora and fauna.

  • Where: East New Britain Province
  • Ideal for viewing: spinner dolphin, orange-footed scrubfowl, blue-eyed cockatoo, southern cassowary, Papuan frogmouth