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The annual Goroka Show in Papua New Guinea is one of the largest tribal gatherings in the world.

More than 100 groups from across the country  descend on a field in the Eastern Highlands for a two-day frenzy of face paint, feathers and photos.

The Goroka Show is PNG’s biggest sing-sing, the name given to a gathering of tribes or villages where they show off their distinct cultures.

The shows were started in 1957 by Australian patrol officers known as kiaps and began as competitions to see which district was the best organised.

Since then they have grown to be a major event on the country’s tourism calendar

 

The Goroka Show is touted as “the most colourful show on Earth”.

It would have to be one of the richest displays of cultural diversity and it is on Australia’s northern doorstep.

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Day 1. Tuesday 13/09/17

  •  Today you will be travelling from your destination through Port Moresby to Goroka.
  • Due to different travel times and schedules you are required in Goroka on the 13/09/17. Our tour officially starts this evening with a welcome reception at the Hotel.
  • Here you will be introduced to your guide who will also go over the next few days’ schedules.

DAY 2 Wednesday 14/09/17

  • This morning you will be leaving the hotel at 8 am.
  • We will be making our way to our nearby village where we will be visiting the Famous Mudmen of Asaro Valley, where we will be guests of the village.
  • We will be having a traditional Mumu lunch , we will learnt he art of fire making and witness a fire making ceremony.
  • We will be making our way up past the Daulo Passage, which is around 2480 m above sea level.
  • After lunch at the Asaro Mudmen Show we will be take a trip around Goroka
  • Visit McCarthy’s Museum
  • A coffee Factory
  • RaunRaun Theatre
  • Local Market

Day 3. Thursday 15/09/17 Simbu Cultural Experience Day

  • Today we will visit the village where the Simbu tribes are living which is in the Asaro Valley.

We will enjoy a unique tour which will allow you to participate in traditional activates such as

  • Face painting – Have your face prepared by the villages
  • Witness a courting ceremony
  • Play bamboo flutes with the elders
  • Be shown how to weave baskets and Bilums
  • Try the art of Bow and Arrows with some target practice.

Day 4. Friday 16/07/17

Today is all about the Pikini’s ( the children). ON show today are the youths of the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea.

As a preliminary show to the main event – make sure you have your camera ready as there are some fantastic and vibrant pictures you can take at the show today.

Day 5 Saturday 17/07/17

Today is the Goroka Show – 150 different cultural performances will explode into the show grounds over the next 2 days.

We will be left to our own devices roaming around from performance to performance. Our guides will show you around the show grounds.

Day 6 Sunday 18/07/17

Today is the Goroka Show – 150 different cultural performances will explode into the show grounds over the next 2 days.

We will be left to our own devices roaming around from performance to performance. Our guides will show you around the show grounds.

Day 7. Monday 19/07/17
Today we say goodbye for now and we travel back to Port Moresby where we will connect to our various homes around the world.