The-Goroka-Show

Goroka Show: Things to Know Before You Go

By: Heather

Are you ready for THE BEST cultural and human experience of your life? I hope you said “YES!” because the Goroka Show in Papua New Guinea is it.

We attended the show in 2016 and before our arrival we had a hell of a time finding useable information to plan our trip. If you choose to travel with a tour group, you will avoid some of the headaches we did, but don’t expect zero issues. We met group travelers who, although satisfied with their tour operators, had flight, car and confusion delays during their stay.

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Goroka Show Papua New Guinea

Photo Essay: The Goroka Show, Papua New Guinea

By: Matthew

Are you looking to see the most fantastical cultural event on the planet? If so then the Goroka Show is exactly what you are looking for. Every year in September the town of Goroka bursts at the seams, as people flood in for the event. The show consists of multiple tribes and some dance groups that come together to have a Sing Sing (dance contest). Not only is it a stunning sight to see, but you will have a chance to meet some of the friendliest people on earth. They are proud and delighted to tell you about their costumes and where they come from. It was one of the most enjoyable times we have had on our entire trip. If visiting the Goroka Show is something you think you want to do, and trust me it is, look for our follow-up article with all the info you will need.

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