• Experience PNG travel with the small ship experts
  • Cruises from Cairns, Queensland and Rabaul, PNG
  • Be welcomed to a remote village with a colourful 'sing sing'
  • Numerous daily landings from our fleet of Zodiacs and specially designed excursion vessel ‘Explorer'
  • Discover the tropical reefs with beginner and advanced diving programs.

What can I expect if I go to PNG to travel?

"It is not easy to shake off the spell of island life. The islands are very quiet... one sees them lying about, clothed in their dark garment of leaves, in a great hush of silver and azure, where the sea without murmurs meets the sky in a ring of magic stillness." Joseph Conrad, Novelist

An Aurora Expeditions' PNG cruise is a wonderful way to connect with Australia’s closest neighbour. As a Papua New Guinea tourist, you will be welcomed with open arms and abundant generosity by children and adults alike. A holiday in Papua New Guinea is a wonderful way to relax, enjoy the thick tropical jungle, rumbling volcanoes and crystal clear waters.

When you travel to New Guinea, or Niugini as the locals say, one of the best ways to experience the people and the place, is to travel by ship. When you take any of our Aurora Expeditions PNG tours, you are offered the chance to dive PNG, as well as snorkel and swim. PNG diving is the way to explore wonderful wrecks, abundant fish life, and beautiful coral. After you dive in Papua New Guinea, you can dry off on the white sandy beach, sip on a coconuts and chat with the locals. Or perhaps you would rather watch the ocean go by in our glass-bottomed vessel, under the shade of the awning.

Exploring by ship allows you to visit different regions, with markedly different customs and cultures. Aurora Expeditions offers cruises from Cairns and their Papua New Guinea tours allow you to go scuba diving in PNG, along with all the comforts of a well appointed cabin, excellent food and exceptional staff and service.

Aurora Expeditions offers a spellbinding PNG intinerary as part of our Aurora Partnership Program.