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.
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.
“I used my 30th as a solid reason to be able to experience the Kokoda trek. This was an opportunity to understand what Australian soldiers and png people endured during wwII. I travelled with my wife and best mate and went on the track with South sea horizon. Our guides were sensational and were extremely friendly and had great knowledge on the history of track. A great experience.”
“ My personal porter was amazing. He shadowed me the entire trip and without me saying anything, noticed I was concerned about my knee and was patiently guiding me down the extremely slippery and muddy descents. Ben was attentive to anything I needed and always made sure I was prepared before we left each day. Although being half my size, he carried double my backpack in weight while trying to guide me at the same time; moreover he always did it with a big smile. He is exactly what I imagined a Fuzzy Wuzzy Angel would be like in the war and I wish I could give more back to him!”
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.