Why Us

Why we stand out from other Papua New Guinea tour operators.

South Sea Horizons was established in 2007 and is Papua New Guinean owned and operated. ‘SSH’ offers an authentic Papua New Guinean experience offering insight into areas only the true locals know and focusing on delivering a genuine personal experience to our guests.

Alan Manning is the co-founder of SSH and founder of the Rabaul Cultural Centre. Alan has an unrivalled affinity and relationship with the cultures of the PNG Highlands, Islands and famous Kokoda Track. He hails from a Baii Village in East New Britain and is proud to have been initiated within the Tolai men’s society. However Alan was also educated in Australia and played professional rugby for the NSW Waratahs affording him an excellent empathy and understanding of PNG/ Australian shared values.

These strong ties to the indigenous community allied with understanding of both the Papua New Guinean and Australian cultures means you will be looked after by the best and SSH will deliver on a promise.

The South Sea Horizon’s Promise:
    • All our tours are guaranteed to run
    • We have a 99% success rate on Kokoda Completion
  • We provide a personal porter for every trekker on our Kokoda program. Some operators will charge extra for personal porters.
  • We provide free large Back Pack Hire saving you $$$
  • We Provide free Day Pack Hire saving you $$$
  • We provide a Walking Pole saving you $$$

We practise responsible tourism

South Sea Horizons place a strong emphasis on conducting low impact tours that are mindful of the environment we travel through. Our aim is to assist the local communities we visit to develop tourism products of their own that are sustainable and easily managed by that community. We are also committed to providing jobs as an equal opportunity employer including management, guides, porters, historians and cooks .

So come exploring this beautiful country with us, you are in expert hands.

Our management team

Alan Manning

General Manager South Sea Horizons

Saii Faole

Brigade Hill Mission Tours – Kokoda Track Partner

Jane Stevenson

SSH Rabaul – SSH Chairperson

Some of the South Sea Horizons Kokoda trekking team helping our clients


Accreditations and memberships.

The PNG Tourism Industry Association (PNGTIA)

The PNG Surf Association (PNGSA)

International Porters Protection Group (IPPG)

Queries or questions?

Please contact us below with any questions you may have about South Sea Horizons or PNG in general. We would be happy to answer them for you and will reply promptly.