New Ireland

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.

Weather in New Ireland

November - April
May - October
25 - 30°C

At 2.5 degrees south of the equator, the perfect tropical weather will ensure a perfect 'Melanesian' holiday.

Like all other equatorial climates, PNG experiences a 'wet' and a 'dry' season - The wet season occurs from November through to April (best surf season) and the dry season occurs from May to October. The weather patterns vary greatly because of the mountain and valley configurations but generally the wet is not as hot and humid as other equatorial regions. On average temperatures range from between 25  and 30 degrees celcius, and water temperatures remain warm year round at about 26'C.

New Ireland

Lissenung Island Resort

  • Resort
Jan - Dec
4 breaks nearby
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New Ireland

Lissenung Island Resort

Lissenung Island Resort is a funky little surf and dive resort in the Kavieng area. With limited numbers available at the resort you will find no crowds in the water.

Please contact Surf Travel for the days best price!

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New Ireland

Nusa Lefts

Nusa Lefts
Surf Skill:
3
Break:
Left
Surf Type:
  • Shortboarders
Season:
Jan - Mar, Nov - Dec
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Nusa Lefts is an amazing discovery. Its a very good left hander that is situated in a remote corner of the globe.

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New Ireland

Pikinini

Pikinini
Surf Skill:
3
Break:
Right
Surf Type:
  • Shortboarders
Season:
Jan - Mar, Nov - Dec
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Pikinini is an awesome right hander situated on the edge of the harbour at Kavieng. This wave is never boring. It offers a mix between long walls and jacking barrels.

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New Ireland

Ral Island

Ral Island
Surf Skill:
3
Break:
Right/Left
Surf Type:
  • Longboarders
  • Shortboarders
Season:
Jan - Mar, Nov - Dec
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Ral is a small uninhabited island several kilometres from Kavieng. Due to its exposed location Ral Island acts as a swell magnet and will always have something to surf.

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