Tufi Cultural Festival
Tufi lies 50 minutes by domestic flight due East from Port Moresby in Oro Province. Tufi has a strong traditional culture. Tufi’s history goes back for centuries. In the early 1800's British sailing ships used the Tufi Fjord as a safe harbour and eventually the District Manager's residence was established on the Tufi Station.
The purpose of staging the Tufi Cultural Festival is to bring awareness to overseas visitors of the culture and tradition of the numerous clans in the district today. It also will bring the local communities together and creates a bond and unity between them which encourages the communities to value their traditions and culture and keep what they have had for centuries alive.
Traditional sing-sing performance groups and art and craft makers from Maisin in the South to as far as Oro Bay in the North will be attending.
During the 3 days of the festivities sing-sing performances will be held as well as continuous demonstrations in tapa cloth making, clay pots-, fire and rope making and arts and crafts making. Various stalls will be selling local food and arts and crafts.
Land based tours, fjord cruises, village visits, bush walks, snorkelling and diving will be available.
VIP's from Embassies and High Commissions and dignitaries from national and local Government are encouraged to attend. Tufi Resort has publicised the event world-wide. Local guesthouses also offer budget accommodation and meals.
Tufi Resort supports the cultural shows of Tufi and helps as a facilitator for guest house bookings. However the responsibility for such events and accommodation of visitors in local guest houses lies entirely in the hands of the local village community.
Bookings & Enquiries
For general enquiries please contact the Tufi Cultural Festival Committee, c/- PO Box 1845, Port Moresby.
For bookings and enquiries for both Resort and Guesthouses accommodation please contact Tufi Dive Resort.
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