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A Question....looking at the way your country is situated i was wondering if Papua New Gunea is a big tourist attraction...it strikes me as being nearer than Tasmania or New Zealand if you live in the North of Aus?
Are there a lot of people from Papua who live in Australia?
Should imagine where you live Gibbo is fairly near.....tell me if i am wrong:biggrin:
 
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A Question....looking at the way your country is situated i was wondering if Papua New Gunea is a big tourist attraction...it strikes me as being nearer than Tasmania or New Zealand if you live in the North of Aus?
Are there a lot of people from Papua who live in Australia?
Should imagine where you live Gibbo is fairly near.....tell me if i am wrong:biggrin:
Hi Lee this is what comes to mind when we think of New Gunea.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kokoda_Track_campaign

http://www.kokodatrail.com.au/
Glen
 
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Hi Lee,

I dont hear of anyone in my area visiting New Guinea much. You hear more of people heading to Bali for holidays or they head south toward Brisbane.

Its a shame really cause New Guinea isnt really that far away from North QLD and would be a interesting place with its culture and history.
 

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Thanks Glen...learned alot from that,like the statue of the Oro man with wounded Aussie soldier in Brisbane.

New there was action there but didn't realise it was that big of a shindig...i do now.
 

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PNG does not have the great beaches that Bali or Fiji have. I'd say that was the main reason why not that many would visit, although I agree culturally it would be interesting.
 

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Hi Lee,

I dont hear of anyone in my area visiting New Guinea much. You hear more of people heading to Bali for holidays or they head south toward Brisbane.

Its a shame really cause New Guinea isnt really that far away from North QLD and would be a interesting place with its culture and history.
Cheers Gibbo...my niece and hubby have travelled from Sidney to Adelaide today for a wedding...they are loving there time there.
They were hoping to visit the Gawler area but wont have time.....her dad(Donnami's brother) lived there years back:biggrin:

Maybe they will get to Papua one day:confused:
 

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PNG does not have the great beaches that Bali or Fiji have. I'd say that was the main reason why not that many would visit, although I agree culturally it would be interesting.
Maybe it still has a stained reputation from war days...abit like the English going to Germany for there hols.....Germany is a lovely country but not many Brits go there on holiday that is for sure.
 

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After a lot of reading there seems to be a history of cannabilism in Papua:eek:

Imagine the size of the drumsticks at that buffett!
And also reminds me of the cannibal who ate a clown....but reckoned it tasted a bit funny:biggrin:
 
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