Will Smith in Papua New Guinea: Welcome to Earth

Will Smith's National Geographic docu-series, Welcome to Earth, celebrates our planet's natural wonders. The series takes viewers on epic journeys to some of the most remote and awe-inspiring places on Earth, where Smith explores the planet's unique ecosystems and learns about the forces that drive it.

Will Smith in PNG and Vanuatu

In 2021, Smith visited Mount Yasur volcano on Tanna in Vanuatu. The volcano is one of the most active in the world, and its eruptions are so regular that it's known as the "world's most accessible active volcano." Visitors can come right up to the edge of the crater and witness the lava flowing and the ash spewing into the sky.

Smith is currently filming the final episode of Welcome to Earth in Papua New Guinea. PNG is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, and he is expected to film a variety of things, including wildlife, people, and the environment.

will smith in Papua New Guinea

Significance of the Welcome to Earth Documentary Series

The Welcome to Earth documentary series is important for several reasons. First, it showcases the beauty and diversity of our planet. Second, it educates viewers about the importance of protecting the environment. Third, it inspires people to explore the world and learn about different cultures.

For Vanuatu (2021) and Papua New Guinea (2023), the Welcome to Earth documentary series is a unique opportunity to showcase their natural beauty and cultural heritage to a global audience. 

The documentary is also likely to boost tourism to both countries, which will benefit the local economy.

Specific Places and Filming Topics in Papua New Guinea

In Rabaul: Will Smith may film the Rabaul Active Volcano Mt Tavurvur erupting or interview scientists studying its unique ecosystem. The Rabaul Caldera is a majestic group of 13 volcanoes with an opening out into the Simpson Harbour. Smith and his crew could film the pristine waters of the harbour and all the life-forms underwater, film the caldera from above or explore the rainforest.

In New Ireland Province: Smith may visit the Tabar Islands, a group of volcanic islands known for their pristine beaches and coral reefs. He may also visit the Tens Islands, a remote atoll known for its dugong and sea turtle populations.

Whatever Will Smith chooses to do, there is more to see and be amazed by in Papua New Guinea.

Other Unique Things to Film in New Ireland

Limestone Caves: New Ireland Province is also home to a number of limestone caves. These caves are often decorated with stalagmites and stalactites and house a variety of bats and other animals.

Shark Hunters: The Tabar Islands are known for their traditional shark hunting. These hunters use traditional methods to fish for sharks and have a deep respect for the ocean and its creatures. He can learn a thing-or-two from them.


We eagerly anticipate Will Smith's discoveries in the final episode of Welcome to Earth. We are confident that the episode will celebrate Papua New Guinea's natural wonders and remind us of the importance of protecting our forests and oceans.

💧What are some of the natural wonders of Papua New Guinea that the outside world know nothing about? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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