Cultural Experiences

Rock Art

Discover the history and culture of the first Australians and view some of the oldest art known to mankind. The northern Kimberley is home to the controversial Bradshaw art (or Gwion Gwion) and further south see pristine examples of Wandjina art.

The Traditional People of West Papua

West Papua lies at the confluence of the Indian and Pacific Oceans and has a fascinating history extending back over 40 thousand years. The TRUE NORTH is the perfect platform to discover the influence of Melanesians, Islamic Sultans, Dutch traders and Portuguese mariners. Meet traditional Indonesians on Banda Island and the Melanesia people on Gam and Waigeo.

The Land of the Unexpected

The TRUE NORTH first visited untamed Papua New Guinea in 2005. Since that time we have continually refined our itineraries to ensure that they are filled with only the highest quality experiences – the highlight being countless encounters with the overwhelming hospitality of those who are fortunate to call this untouched paradise home. Witness rarely seen ceremony on the Sepik River.