Cape Gloucester, New Britain, Papua New Guinea
Cape Gloucester is located in the West New Britain province of Papua New Guinea. The area is difficult to access and is largely unexplored and unknown. The exception is Walindi Plantation Dive Resort, a favourite destination for divers from all parts of the world.
Cape Gloucester features protected wildlife area, WW2 relics, well preserved local culture. Mt Langila is an active volcano in the area. Cape Gloucester was the site of the Battle of Cape Gloucester, part of Operation Cartwheel, in 1943.
Cruise Season – Jan – Dec
Currency – Papua New Guinean kina (PGK)
Language – English, Tok Pisin, Hiri Motu
Land Area – 21,000 km² (West New Britain)
Population – 190,000 approx (West New Britain)
Electricity – 2 angled flat pins and 1 round pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT plus ten hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 675
Transport Links – Air Niugini and a number of third level airlines fly via Hoskins airport from other parts of Papua New Guinea every day. There are also a number of coastal ships which call in at Kimbe on their way to and from Lae and Rabaul.