The Mount Hagen area is the home of the Melpa people, a people with a strong culture, who in the face of westernisation, still live largely traditional subsistence lifestyles. From the lowland rainforest, to alpine grasslands, and the shrouded misty peaks, Western Highlands Province is a land of colour and vibrancy.
- Where: Western Highlands
- Ideal for viewing: King of Saxony bird of paradise, Macgregor’s bowerbird, Stephanie’s astrapia, Loria’s bird of paradise, Huon tree kangaroo
- Excellent for: Birdwatching