Goroka is the capital of the Eastern Highlands province of Papua New Guinea. It is a town of approx 25,000 people, 1600m above sea level. It has an airport (in the centre of town) and is on the "Highlands Highway", about 285km from Lae in Morobe province and 90km from nearby town of Kainantu also in the Eastern Highlands. Other nearby towns include Kundiawa in Simbu Province and Mount Hagen in Western Highlands Province. It has a mild climate, known as a "perpetual Spring".