J.K. McCarthy Museum. Set up by and named after a long-time Australian patrol officer in PNG, the museum has seen better days but, nevertheless, is well worth a visit. There are several large rooms that include WW2 relics and many traditional artifacts from PNG. The most interesting section is arguably the collection of photos taken in the 1930s by the first Australians to enter the Highlands.K5. edit
The Goroka Show, . This is the major cultural event of the PNG Highlands and takes place in mid-September when the country celebrates its Independence. The show brings together people from over one hundred tribes in traditional costumes who gather for music, dancing and displays of tribal rituals. Accommodation is at a premium and you may have to fly in or drive from nearby townsedit
Asaro village. Located about 20km north-west from Goroka is the village of Asaro from where the well-known mudmen originate. The villagers are happy to deliver the "mudmen" performance, let you try on the masks, and answer any questions related to their culture. Arrange the trip through your hotel in Goroka.edit
Mt. Wilhelm. Goroka is a convenient starting point for an assault on PNG's highest mountain, Mount wilhelm. The base camp for the mountain is at Keglsugl. This is about five hours by road from Goroka and there are a few guesthouses, including, Betty's Lodge, with 37 beds (Ph: (675) 145 112 037 Fax: (675) 145 212 037). For the affluent, charter flights to Keglsugl airstrip, at 8000ft, may be possible. The mountain is at 14,793 feet and the climb and descent involves an overnight stay on the mountain. You may be close to the Equator, but temperatures can drop way below freezing at the summit. Taking a local guide is essential. Organized treks are available. 
Kainantu is located on the "Highlands Highway" approximately 90 km by road from Goroka. It is home to the Eastern Highlands Cultural Centre and Museum and is well-known for its pottery. Kainantu is 11 km from the nearby missionary station of Ukarumpa. This houses the Summer Institute of Linguistics, which aims to translate the Bible into all of Papua New Guinea's numerous languages. Accommodation is available at the 22-room Kainantu Lodge (Phone 7371020: Fax: 737 1043)
Kundiawa is the capital of Chimbu Province. It is on the Highlands Highway approximately half way between Goroka and Mt. Hagen, the capital of Western Highlands province.