NO LIMIT AD­VEN­TURES

Outer Edge - - Australian Adventures -

If your dreams are big, and your thirst for ad­ven­ture is big­ger, then your hol­i­day des­ti­na­tions will most likely be of epic pro­por­tions.

Whether your rush comes from snorkelling or scuba div­ing, moun­tain bik­ing, surf­ing, run­ning, climb­ing or kayak­ing, there are thou­sands of de­sir­able des­ti­na­tions across the globe that might make it (one way or an­other) to your bucket list.

Some of the most re­mote places in the world host some of the great­est ad­ven­ture des­ti­na­tions you can imag­ine, and the South Pa­cific Re­gion is home to many.

High on the list of ul­ti­mate ad­ven­ture des­ti­na­tions is Pa­pua New Guinea, ar­guably one of the most un­ex­plored coun­tries in the world. PNG is abun­dant in ac­tiv­i­ties for trav­ellers seek­ing true off the beaten track ex­pe­ri­ences. The coun­try is Aus­tralia’s clos­est neigh­bour, lo­cated only 160km to the north-east of Aus­tralia and lies just south of the equa­tor.

A coun­try di­ver­si­fied and pic­turesque, dis­cov­ered in the early 1500’s by a pass­ing Por­tuguese fleet, is made up of a wealth of dense trop­i­cal rain­for­est, high­lands, long rivers, trop­i­cal is­lands and white sandy coast­line. Pa­pua New Guinea’s 21 prov­inces are home to around 6 mil­lion in­hab­i­tants, many lo­cal cul­tures and over 800 lo­cal lan­guages!

Trav­ellers to PNG can ex­pe­ri­ence a wide scope of ad­ven­ture and cul­ture. Wit­ness the lo­cal vari­a­tions of cos­tumes, rituals and dance at a num­ber of Sing-sing shows - cul­tural and tribal fes­ti­vals held around the coun­try an­nu­ally with the most fa­mous be­ing in Goroka and Mount Ha­gen. Trek the high­est peak, a live vol­cano or from vil­lage to vil­lage through the jun­gle. Travel up the Sepik River, dive the pris­tine co­ral reefs, see the amaz­ing marine life and WWII wrecks. And of course go surf­ing.

Imag­ine wak­ing up in a pri­vate surf camp, just me­tres away from an amaz­ing right-han­der of­fer­ing world-class waves. In the far north­ern beaches of Van­imo Vil­lage in Pa­pua New Guinea, you and a few of your clos­est mates can have full reign over per­fect con­sis­tent swell rang­ing from 2-10 ft. thanks to No Limit Ad­ven­tures and their PNG surf tours. Van­imo Surf Lodge is one of the newly es­tab­lished PNG surf camps and has a num­ber of left and right-handed breaks in close prox­im­ity.

The best thing about surf­ing in Pa­pua New Guinea is you are guar­an­teed un­crowded waves due to the Surf Man­age­ment Plan. The SMP was im­ple­mented by the PNG Surf­ing As­so­ci­a­tion and lim­its the num­ber of vis­it­ing surfers in each re­gion to no more than 20. Also, by surf­ing in Pa­pua New Guinea you are sup­port­ing the lo­cal surf com­mu­ni­ties as each surfer pays $12/ day, which in fact is an ac­cess fee to all the breaks. By surf­ing in PNG you make a dif­fer­ence.

No Limit Ad­ven­tures run tours through Pa­pua New Guinea, Aus­tralia and Indonesia, and in­clude some of the best guided tours that money can buy. Their ex­clu­sive PNG High­lands and Is­lands ad­ven­ture tour are the com­bi­na­tion of an off-the-beaten track cul­tural ex­pe­ri­ence and ad­ven­tur­ous dis­cov­ery. Dis­cover the rugged PNG High­lands, trek through the lo­cal rain­for­est to the third high­est peak of PNG – Mt. Ha­gen, which is also the sec­ond high­est vol­cano (ex­tinct) in the re­gion.

Along the jour­ney meet peo­ple from lo­cal vil­lages and wit­ness their tra­di­tional rituals, then travel to the coast and ex­plore bays, the is­lands and the coast­line. One of the high­lights of your trip will be trekking up Mt. Tavurvur, a far from ex­tinct vol­cano and all the new friends you will make along the jour­ney.

It’s also no se­cret that Pa­pua New Guinea has some of the best div­ing sites on the planet, and No Limit Ad­ven­tures can com­pletely cus­tomise a div­ing tour based on your ex­pe­ri­ence as a diver, through pris­tine div­ing lo­ca­tions around New Ire­land, West and East New Bri­tain, the Madang area and Tufi.

They also run amaz­ing tours within Aus­tralia, and their epic 2-week East Coast Tour runs all the way from Syd­ney; where you will travel through re­mote Na­tional Parks, quaint coastal towns, the iconic By­ron Bay, Fraser Is­land and Noosa, beau­ti­ful Air­lie Beach and fin­ish­ing in Cairns, Far North Queens­land, the gate­way to the Great Bar­rier Reef.

Once in Cairns be­come take part in No Limit Ad­ven­tures’ unique Marine Con­ser­va­tion pro­gram on the Great Bar­rier Reef. Be­come a Cer­ti­fied Diver and then as a marine con­ser­va­tion vol­un­teer, com­plete a num­ber of un­der­wa­ter Rapid Mon­i­tor­ing sur­veys with a ded­i­cated Eco-guide, col­lect­ing valu­able in­for­ma­tion on reef health, marine an­i­mals and in­ci­dents on the Great Bar­rier Reef.

In­for­ma­tion you col­lect will help the Great Bar­rier Reef Marine Parks Au­thor­ity (GBRMPA) build their knowl­edge of the health and re­silience, and the risks to that re­silience, on the Great Bar­rier Reef. The in­volve­ment of vol­un­teers in the cit­i­zens’ science pro­gram and all col­lected data con­trib­utes to the reef’s long term pro­tec­tion. Get in­volved, make a dif­fer­ence and help save the reef for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions. www.no­lim­i­tad­ven­tures.com.au

Whether your dreams are to surf un­crowded waves, trek and ex­plore, ex­pe­ri­ence cul­ture, dive pris­tine reefs, or im­merse your­self into the lo­cal way of life in re­mote lo­ca­tions, No Limit Ad­ven­tures are the op­er­a­tor for you.

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