New Ireland is a large island situated in the northeast region of Papua New Guinea. It is the largest island in the New Ireland Province and is the economic and touristic hub of the region, with Kavieng being the focus.
The island itself is long and skinny, often being described as a musket. While it runs for 360 kilometres in length, the island's width varies from 40km to less than 10km wide with a very steep and mountainous spine running down the middle.
New Ireland is a land lost in time. You can forget your modern comforts, not that you'll think about them when you're there. You'll be too busy exploring the rainforest, watching a shark-calling ritual, surfing over pristine coral reefs or relaxing on an uninhabited island. Whatever you do, you won't forget it.