Thread: Crater Mountain
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Old 23-01-2006, 02:06 PM
Barney Barney is offline
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I would say yes, if you refer to the past 'Kukukuku' people who live in the interior of the Gulf Province and towards the Eastern Highlands.They did have a past that was quite aggressive towards the 'first' whiteman and their New Guinea cargo boys, however today, it is totally diferent. Now you would find a peace loving people nestled in green valleys and surrounded by blue ridge mountains with a very fertile soil. The people and their place are laid back and are not corrupted by the social problems or even the politics of PNG.

Many tribes living along a head waters of Purari, to Vailala rivers, Wiawia village (descendants of the former Kukukuku tribe) have so much joy in seen other Papua New Guineans and Aussies or Americans working around their area or visiting their places.

I will send a letter very soon to PNG's Tourism Promotion Authority to carry out a field survey in the potential of this area and make it become a reality.

There's already seismic tracks there which can be used for jungle tracking. Big rivers are there for rafting or canoing and even the locals, many of those that were met had mini bush lodge for travellers that pass through their villages. Some had orchid gardens and flowers from their pristine and wild jungle.

A great potential is there, but it's not known to the very people who are supposed to know first such things.

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