Here’s the 5-minute highlight reel. Watch it in HD if you can.

Getting flexible for Simpson Harbour sunset shot. Photo courtesy of Jake Warga

Production notes
Video annotations
  • 0:07 – Sunset view over the jungle from the deck at Karawari Lodge
  • 0:38 – Walking out to the beach at Kokopo Beach Bungalow Resort
  • 1:00 – Approaching the summit and crater of the volcano Tavurvur, in Rabaul
  • 1:20 – Setting up for some snorkeling at Little Pigeon Island, off the coast of Kokopo
  • 1:39 – The Honeycombs — rock formations in Simpson Harbour, Rabaul — at sunset
  • 1:50 – Fire dance performed by the Baining tribe in the village of Kainagunan, an hour inland from Kokopo
  • 2:15 – Paddling up the Dawadawa River (which feeds into Milne Bay) with my local guide, Salina
  • 2:43 – A coconut-opening demonstration by Gilbert, our hiking guide at Tawali Resort
  • 3:05 – Kids whose game of marbles we interrupted in one of the Hihiyaola villages just upshore from Tawali
  • 3:21 – SCUBA / snorkel session over the house reef at Tawali
  • 3:51 – Checking out the waterfall swimming hole near a skull cave in the Hihiyaola area
  • 4:09 – Boat transport from Alotau across Milne Bay to the village of Wagawaga and Ulumani Treetops Rainforest Resort
  • 4:23 – Evening beers on the deck at Tawali Resort, lightning in the distance
  • 4:35 – Wrapping up a sweet track from the Karawari Bamboo Band

[For more content from this trip, check out 15 travel realities in Papua New Guinea.]

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