Out and about
A quick guide to Papua New Guinea, from catching a taxi to making a phone call.
With the exception of the Highlands, PNG has a warm tropical climate. The wet season in Port Moresby is from December to April.
Internet: Web access in Port Moresby has improved immensely in recent years. Although it remains costly, all the Port Moresby hotels listed in this guide provide a fastspeed internet service. In other urban centres, you may still be relying on dial-up. For those staying longer, wireless internet, via a USB modem is available, although download speeds can vary.
Phone: International mobile phone roaming is possible in PNG but it is costly. A cheaper option is to buy a local SIM card and prepaid credit (including data packs for smartphones).
It is much cheaper to make international calls from PNG than vice versa.