Goroka

Goroka is the capital of the Eastern Highlands province of Papua New Guinea. It is a town with a population of approximately 25,000 people. It lies on the "Highlands Highway" approximately 285 kilometers from Lae in the Morobe province and 90 kilometers from the nearby town of Kainantu, also located in the Eastern Highlands. Other nearby towns include Kundiawa in the Simbu province and Mount Hagen in the Western Highlands province.

It is the home of several national institutions, including the PNG Institute of Medical Research, the Melanesian Institute, and the University of Goroka.

Goroka is also the home of the famous Asaro Mudmen.

Each May Goroka hosts the PNG Coffee Festival. The renowned Goroka Show sing-sing is held every year in the month of September.

 

JOURNEYS trips that include Goroka:

 

Classic Goroka Show Tour

 

Information based on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goroka

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