Southern Highlands

The Southern Highlands is a remote and underdeveloped province where the tribes have retained their traditional cultures, particularly in the Tari Basin. Tari is one of the few places in Papua New Guinea where tribes habitually wear traditional dress and retain their customs intact, observable on visits to the Huli Wigmen, the region’s largest ethnic group. The Tari Gap is very popular for birdwatching, with 13 species of birds of paradise found in its lush cloud forests.