Tuam Island, Papua New Guinea
Tuam island is located in the Siassi group of Islands, situated in Morobe province, Papua New Guinea. Morobe province is known as the gateway to the highlands, boasting majestic mountains, lush rainforests and beautiful marine settings.
Tuam island offers a mix of mainland and Bismark Archipelago cultures. The locals are very hospitable and welcome visitors with music and dance. A number of valued artefacts can be purchased on the island including dog’s teeth, spondyllus shells and wonderful balsa wood and sago bark headdresses.
Things to See and Do
* Village tour
* Welcome dances
Cruise Season – Jan – Dec
Currency – Papua New Guinean kina (PGK)
Language – English, Tok Pisin, Hiri Motu
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 flies to and from Cairns, Sydney, and Brisbane, Australia; Honiara, Solomon Islands; Manila, Philippines; Tokyo (Narita), Japan; Singapore and Hong Kong. Airlines of Papua New Guinea flies to and from Cairns, and Brisbane.
PNG's ports include Madang, Lae, and Port Moresby on the mainland, Kieta on Bougainville, Rabaul on New Britain.