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About Goroka

Pacific Gardens Hotel is in Goroka town, Eastern Highlands Province in the highlands of Papua New Guinea. The province is home of the famous Asaro Mud Men displayed at shows and festivals in the province and country.

Goroka is the capital of the Eastern Highlands province of Papua New Guinea. It is a town of approximately 25,000 people, 1600m above sea level. It has an airport (in the centre of town) and is on the "Highlands Highway", about 285km from Lae in Morobe province and 90km from the nearby town of Kainantu also in the Eastern Highlands. Other nearby towns include Kundiawa in Simbu Province and Mount Hagen in Western Highlands Province. It has a mild climate, known as a "perpetual Spring".

Pacific Gardens Hotel is in Goroka town, Eastern Highlands Province in the highlands of Papua New Guinea. The province is home of the famous Asaro Mud Men displayed at shows and festivals in the province and country.

Goroka is accessible by road and air. It is approximately 400km from Port Moresby, the capital city of PNG. There are regular flights available to and from Goroka by Air Niugini and Air lines PNG.

Goroka Show is a probably the most known tribal gatheringand cultural event in Papua New Guinea. It is held every year close to the Independence Day (16 September) in the town of Goroka. About 100 tribes arrive to show their music, dance and culture. This festival started in the mid 1950s from the initiative of Australian Kiaps. In recent years it became an attractive tourist destination because it is one of a few opportunities to see the traditional tribal culture.

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Facts about Papua New Guinea

  • Parliamentary political parties 45
  • GDP US$4.3 billion
  • Population 6.25 million
  • GDP growth 4.5%
  • Inflation 4.3%
  • Languages spoken 820
  • Languages spoken per adult 3

About PNG

Papua New Guinea, officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, is a country in Oceania, occupying the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and numerous offshore islands (the western portion of the island is a part of the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua). It is located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, in a region defined since the early 19th century as Melanesia. The capital is Port Moresby.

Papua New Guinea is one of the most diverse countries on Earth, with over 850 indigenous languages and at least as many traditional societies, out of a population of just under 7 million. It is also one of the most rural, with only 18% of its people living in urban centres. The country is one of the world's least explored, culturally and geographically, and many undiscovered species of plants and animals are thought to exist in the interior of Papua New Guinea.

The majority of the population lives in traditional societies and practise subsistence-based agriculture. These societies and clans have some explicit acknowledgement within the nation's constitutional framework. The PNG Constitution (Preamble 5(4)) expresses the wish for traditional villages and communities to remain as viable units of Papua New Guinean society, and for active steps to be taken in their preservation.

The PNG legislature has enacted various laws in which a type of tenure called "customary land title" is recognised, meaning that the traditional lands of the indigenous peoples have some legal basis to inalienable tenure. This customary land notionally covers most of the usable land in the country (some 97% of total land area);[9] alienated land is either held privately under State Lease or is government land. Freehold Title (also known as fee simple) can only be held by Papua New Guinea citizens.

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Contact Details

  • Phone +675 532 3418
  • Fax +675 532 2633
  • Email 
    pacifichotel@datec.net.pg
  • Mokara Street North Goroka, 
    Goroka 675, Papua New Guinea ‎

Our Services

  • International currency exchange
  • Complimentary airport transfer
  • Child minding
  • Limousine transfers
  • Dry cleaning Laundry
  • Direct dail telephones
  • Internet Access

Our Facilities

  • Bar & Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Conference Room
  • Barbecue Area
  • Children's play ground
  • Rooms designed for the disabled
  • Gift Shop