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Kavieng is known for its ancient Malagan culture, and for its diving, with both natural sites and wrecks dating back from the Second World War.

Kavieng, the capital of the New Ireland province, has breathtaking scenery consisting of mountainous islands, which drop sharply into the sea, where coral islands are surrounded by beautiful beaches and fringing reefs. Aside from the wreck diving opportunities, divers may also encounter pelagics and nurseries amidst the lagoons and mangroves.

The town is serviced by Kavieng Airport, with daily connections to Port Moresby.

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Key info

  • Where: North-eastern Province, Papua New Guinea

Wildlife trips

This location is featured in the following itinerary:

South Pacific Explorer

This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity visits the remote and culturally-rich islands of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands in search of unique birdlife aboard the Spirit of Enderby. Snorkel the crystal clear waters, or kayak the coastlines while enjoying the spectacular scenery and marine life.

  • When to go: Oct
  • Duration exc. flights: 14 days
  • Price exc. flights: From £6,720 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour
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Lissenung Island Resort

Situated on a small, private island, Lissenung Island Resort accommodates guests in traditional bungalows, surrounded by palm trees and sandy beaches. The picturesque island sits on the edge of some of the world’s best coral reefs, and is a magnificent place to observe turtles.