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Book flights to Arawa

Arawa, located on Papua New Guinea's Bougainville Island, is a destination with historical significance. Once a major commercial centre, the town is rebuilding after a period of civil unrest. Visitors interested in learning about Papua New Guinea's recent history can find informative museums and cultural centres in Arawa. The surrounding area offers opportunities for outdoor activities like hiking and exploring nature trails. Keep in mind that tourist infrastructure is limited in Arawa, so it's best suited for travellers seeking a more off-the-beaten-path experience.

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Airports near Arawa

Here are 4 airports available for your flights to Arawa, simplifying your travel arrangements. With these options, travelling to and from Arawa becomes effortlessly straightforward.

Buka Airport

Located on Buka Island, Buka Airport is the closest regional airport to Arawa. It is approximately a 2-hour drive from Arawa to Buka Airport. From there, you can take a domestic flight to Arawa Airport (RAW), which is a short 15-minute flight.


Rabaul Airport

Situated in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea, Rabaul Airport is another regional airport that can be considered. It is approximately a 3-hour drive from Arawa to Rabaul Airport. From Rabaul, you can take a domestic flight to Arawa Airport (RAW).


Port Moresby Jacksons International Airport

If you prefer an international airport, Port Moresby Jacksons International Airport is the main gateway to Papua New Guinea. It is located in Port Moresby, the capital city, and is approximately a 2-hour flight from Arawa. From Port Moresby, you can take a connecting flight to either Buka Airport or Rabaul Airport.


Hoskins Airport

Although not as close as the previous options, Hoskins Airport is another regional airport that can be considered. It is located in Hoskins, Papua New Guinea, and is approximately a 4-hour drive from Arawa. From Hoskins, you can take a domestic flight to Arawa Airport (RAW).

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Buy your flights to Arawa and pay later

Using Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) for flights to Arawa offers several advantages. Spread the cost of your booking over time for more flexibility in managing travel expenses, making your adventure more budget-friendly.

There are often no interest charges if paid within the agreed timeframe, but this will need to be checked with the lending provider, and it can ease budgeting for your trip, ensuring a stress-free travel experience.

Things to do in Arawa

With a wide variety of attractions in Arawa, we've narrowed it down to our top 3 selections to make your planning easier:

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Bougainville Museum

This museum houses a collection of artefacts that shed light on Bougainvillean culture and history. Visitors can expect to see traditional weaponry, carvings, and everyday objects used by the indigenous people. The museum also explores the region's turbulent past, including World War II and the Bougainville Civil War.

Arawa Town Center

Though war and natural disasters have impacted Arawa, the town centre offers a glimpse into its colonial past. Buildings like the courthouse and remnants of the market area serve as reminders of a bygone era. While reconstruction efforts are ongoing, you can still experience a sense of Papua New Guinean life here.

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Sulphur Creek

A short drive from Arawa lies Sulphur Creek, a geothermal marvel. Steaming vents and bubbling mud pots paint a surreal landscape, and the air is thick with the pungent odour of sulfur. A wooden walkway winds its way through the otherworldly terrain, allowing visitors a safe vantage point to observe this fascinating geological wonder. Sulphur Creek is a must-see for anyone interested in experiencing the raw power of nature.