Oro Province, or the Northern Province as it is often referred to, is located on the north coast of PNG’s main island of New Guinea.
It has some of Papua New Guinea’s most dramatic and awe inspiring scenery.
But located as it is with the formidable Owen Stanley Range as it’s western border, and the Solomon Sea forming the eastern one, its physical isolation means that it does not really receive the number of visitors it truly deserves.
Divers visit Oro Province because of Tufi’s fiords and the offshore reefs out from Cape Nelson.
However the province played a major role in WWII.
So many others come to visit Kokoda & Buna because of the significant events that occurred there during the war.
Oro Province has an almost unique mixture of awe inspiring scenery, dramatic wartime history and strong village culture.
It’s an area that really grows on you and makes you want to explore all that the province has to offer – Read more…
The Facial Tattoos of Oro Province are one of the most visually intriguing things about this part of PNG.
Tattooing was once widespread but the “women of Tufi” were always known for their elaborate and intricate designs – Read more…
To the casual visitor the impression that Papua New Guinea is a deeply religious country would be easily gained.
But peel that onion and underneath you will find a “traditional belief system” that time has painted over – Read more…
To get an understanding of village life in Tufi you really should consider a couple of days at a homestay in one of the local villages.
Just being without electricity, mains water and flushing toilets will make you realize what we take for granted in our lives – Read more…
The Kokoda Trail is the location of what many consider to be the very finest hours of the Australian Army in World War II.
Just the word “Kokoda” has a very high emotional connectivity on many Australians, both old and young – Read more…
Oro Province was the scene of some very significant military action in WWII after the surprise Japanese landing at Buna in July 1942.
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