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Goroka, EHP

Goroka is situated in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea and has a wonderful climate. Warm days and cooler nights.

Goroka, a small outpost station in the 1950's has developed into an attractive, well organised town with modern facilities and relaxed atmosphere. It is a major Highlands commercial centre and is at an altitude of 1600 metres.

Today Goroka has become known for its annual show, held every August. It is a marvellous opportunity to gain an overview of PNG cultural diversity. The shows were first held in the 50's as a means of gathering together the different tribes and clans. At times there could be more than 40,000 painted warriors dancing to the beat of the Kundu drums.

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Grass Hut - Goroka

Typical of scenery in Goroka.
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Goroka Show

Benabena Dancers at the Goroka Show
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Mudmen - Goroka Show

"Mudmen" performing at the Goroka Showgrounds.

Asaro mud men can be found approx. 30 minutes drive outside of Goroka.

If visiting Goroka, the mud men show is one not to be missed.

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Goroka Market

Goroka is renowned for growing beautiful fresh vegetables. If staying in Goroka, include a visit to the market.
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Bird of Paradise Hotel

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Travel Information

Eastern highlands Investment and Tourism Promotion Authority contact numbers:

Telephone: (+675) 732 3366
Fax: (+675) 732 3365

or write to:

P.O. Box 984,
GOROKA. EHP

There are a number of shows held throughout the year, including the Goroka Show which is held in September.
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