New Guinea Central Highlands

Range TypeHighland or plateau
Highest PointMount Wilhelm (4509 m/14,793 ft)
CountriesPapua New Guinea
Area202,040 sq km / 78,008 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent639 km / 397 mi North-South
614 km / 381 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long6° 8' S; 143° 39' E
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Map of New Guinea Central Highlands
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the New Guinea Central Highlands.
New GuineaLevel 2 (Parent)
         Western New Guinea PeninsulaLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Northern New Guinea Coast RangesLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Maoke RangeLevel 3 (Sibling)
         New Guinea Central HighlandsLevel 3
         Owen Stanley RangeLevel 3 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the New Guinea Central Highlands

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Mount Wilhelm450914,793 
2.Mount Giluwe436814,331 
3.Mount Herbert430014,108 
4.Mount Kabangama408113,389 
5.Mount Kubor3937+12,917+ 
6.Peak 3836383612,585 
7.Mount Hagen380012,467 
8.Mount Michael364711,965 
9.Mount Karoma361011,844 
10.Doma Peaks356811,706 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.

Photos of Peaks in the New Guinea Central Highlands

Mount Wilhelm
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Summit cairn at Mount Wilhelm (1983-11-14). Photo by Richard Carey.
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Mount Giluwe
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Mt Giluwe from the north east (2014-08-11). Photo by James Stone.
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