Hotel Directory

Papua New Guinea offers a range of holiday features and activities. From trekking along remote jungle tracks, cruising the mighty Sepik, surfing the waves of New Ireland, fishing around the fiords of Tufi and diving amongst the coral reefs, the variety of accommodation facilities available are equally wide ranging.

In all main centres there are hotels or guest houses to suit every budget. In the more remote areas, accommodation might be in a village guest house or a luxurious mountain lodge, built in traditional style using bush materials. Some of PNG's older hotels, like the Malolo Lodge in Madang date from the colonial days and are delightfully tropical. Divers are well; catered for on purpose built live-aboard dive boats or if a river expedition is on the itinerary, the MV Melanesian Discoverer of MV Sepik Spirit are luxurious floating hotels.

Most hotels will provide transfers and can arrange day tours and car hire. Booking well ahead is recommended, particularly during a festival time. Guest houses and lodges usually include all meals in the tariff, while the larger hotels have a la carte restaurants offering international cuisine. Tropical fruits and fresh seafood feature on many menus, particularly in the resort hotels and coastal areas.

Starchy foods such as rice, sago and kau kau are basis of most local diets, accompanied by seafood, chicken, game, pork and a variety of green leaves. The most famous local cooking style is the mumu, which is an underground oven. A pit is dug, fire-heated stones are placed in the bottom meat and vegetables are wrapped in herbs and leaves and placed on the stones, the pit is sealed with more branches and leaves and the contents roast and steam. For feasts the pits may be hundreds of feet long and filled with hundreds of whole pigs.

From time to time a provincial government may impose a liquor ban in the area. However an exception is often made for clubs and tourist hotels where liquor may be served to hotel guests.

Night life can vary depending on the location. Larger hotels have bars and nightclubs. Check with the hotel or local tourist authority for the location of clubs, golf courses, tennis and squash courts.


Sogeri Road, 17 Mile
PO Box 7347, Boroko 111, NCD
Contact: Paul Davies
Telephone: 328 1223
Facsimile: 328 1311

Located below Mt Hombrum's Bluff at the foot of the Sogeri Plateau, the Bluff Inn Motel offers a restful ambience and a welcome introduction to PNG outside the city. The Bluff Inn promotes its comfort, services, security and tranquil setting. It is set in lush tropical gardens on the banks of the Laloki River at the foothills of the Kokoka Trail.

17 rooms. Tariff includes meals. Limited overnight accommodation.

Yule Island
PO Box 177, Port Moresby 121, NCD
Contact: Paul Meaney
Telephone: 325 8023
Facsimile: 321 1531

Yule Island is a quiet retreat with great swimming, snokelling, scuba diving and fishing (bring your own gear). There are bat caves to be explored and many pleasant walks from the Guest House which sits at the top of a cliff overlooking the bay. The Guest House will organise canoe trips to the local markets and beaches. All meals are provided. The Carmel Guest House enjoys a reputation for its superb seafood dinners of fresh locally caught lobsters and prawns.

Yule Island is thirty minutes by light aircraft or two and a half hours by car and canoe, west of Port Moresby. Take the insect repellent.

27 rooms accommodating up to 45 people catering for singles, doubles, families and groups. Conference facilities. Tariff includes all meals.

PO Box 374, Waigani 131, NCD
Telephone: 325 4403
Facsimile: 325 4403

Located near Sogeri at the start of the Kokoda Trail in a quiet bush setting. At 2000 ft. altitude evenings are cool and invigorating. Guides can be provided for local bushwalks, trekking along the Kokoda Trail and bird watching at Varirata National Park. Also a popular spot for orchid enthusiasts.

16 family rooms. Each room has 1 double and 2 single beds, self-contained. Restaurant, open air bar, swimming pool, conference facilities, poker machines. Free courtesy bus transfers.

Loloata Island, Bootless Bay
PO Box 5290
Contact: Richard Knight
Telephone: 325 8590
Facsimile: 325 8933

A small intimate resort, Loloata Island is just 15 kilometres from Jacksons International Airport in beautiful Bootless Bay. It offers a pleasant alternative for an overnight stopover and is a popular venue for Port Moresby residents to spend a day out of the city.

15 over the water bungalows with private facilities feature wide verandahs with panoramic views. Overnight tariff includes all meals, served on the balcony by the water. Freshly caught reef fish a specialty. Windsurfing, kayaking, swimming, fishing, relaxing. Dive shop, regular trips to Lion Island for snorkelling. Scuba trips to Horseshoe Reef Marine Park and its wrecks operate daily on the MV "Solatai". Conference facilities. Courtesy bus to/from Port Moresby.

PO Box 170, Port Moresby, NCD
Contact: Toro Aihi
Telephone: 325 1177 (Tourism PNG)
Facsimile: 323 5991

Located about a half hour by light aircraft from Port Moresby in the Owen Stanley Ranges, the Lodge organises bushwalking and fishing trips to nearby rivers. Home made cooking served beside a glowing fire provides a relaxing atmosphere in the evenings. The local market gardens grow beautiful strawberries, fresh fruit and vegetables. Handcrafted bows, arrows, bilums and other artefacts can be bought outside the entrance to the lodge.

Four double self contained rooms, 10 single rooms with separate bathroom facilities, 2 backpacker flats with kitchen facilities. Licensed bar, dining room with fireplace, generator powered electricity and hot water.


PO Box 12
Goroka 441, Eastern Highlands Province
Papua New Guinea
Contact: Warren Daniels
Telephone: 732 1144
Facsimile: 732 1007

The untouched beauty of the Eastern Highlands Province is the setting for the Bird of Paradise Hotel where luxury, style and impeccable service awaits you. There are 52 comfortable deluxe rooms and suites that feature cable television, IDD telephones fridges, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer and sweeping views of picturesque Goroka.

There are two restaurants and two bars.

Tours are offered including tours to the Asaro Valley to see the mudmen, Mt. Gahavisuka National Park, Mt Wilhelm (4,509 metres), Kainantu pottery.

PO Box 31, Kainantu 443
Eastern Highlands Province
Contact: Mark Stansfield
Telephone: 737 1020
Facsimile: 737 1229

Situated on a hill overlooking Kainantu, 80 kilometres from Goroka, the Lodge is close to the Eastern Highlands Cultural Centre and Museum, where reasonably priced artefacts and local crafts can be found. It is handy to the Kainantu Golf Club and the Summer Institute of Linguistics and has a popular Sunday BBQ lunch.

22 units, 3 conference rooms, restaurant, lounge bar with crackling log fire, swimming pool, tennis court, free shuttle service to/from Goroka airport.


Paris end of Rabaul
PO Box 214, Rabaul 611
East New Britain Province
Contact: Gerry McGrade
Telephone: 982 1999
Facsimile: 982 1970

Located in a large garden area in the central district of Rabaul, close to the main sea port, the local market, regional hospital and coconut processing area. The Hamamas Hotel is known throughout PNG as the Spirit of Rabaul, having survived two major disasters. The hotel hosts meetings of The Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club and provides the town's only cinema venue since the 1994 volcano destroyed the old cinema.

32 rooms with air-conditioning, television, refrigerator, in-house video, function room, first class restaurant and bars, swimming pool and gardens. Tours and dive trips can be organised through the hotel reception. The hotel has an air-conditioned VIP Guest Lounge at the airport and shuttle bus service.

Mango Avenue, Rabaul
PO Box 395, Rabaul 611
East New Britain Province
Contact: Brian Martin
Telephone: 982 1766
Facsimile: 982 1767

Standing amidst the rubble and ruins of the main street of Rabaul, the Kaivuna Resort Hotel has been resurrected to provide comfortable accommodation for both the business and pleasure visitor. The upstairs bar provides an excellent vantage point to view the spectacular illuminations from Tavuvur volcano.

Air-conditioned rooms, television, swimming pool, cocktail bar, restaurant, conference facilities. Diving and day trips arrangements. Volcano tours available.


PO Box 371
Mt Hagen 281, Western Highlands Province
Contact: Bob Bates
Telephone: 542 1438
Facsimile: 542 2470

Located on a lone ridge deep in the heart of the Sepik/Karawari River system, midway between Mount Hagen and Wewak. The Lodge is in close proximity to a vast array of rivers, lakes, primeval jungle and the world renowned primitive artwork of the Karawari and Sepik people. The lodge is built in the style of a traditional Spirit House with a superb collection of rare Sepik art.

20 thatched roof bungalows with private facilities. Restaurant, bar, conference facilities. Tours to Sepik villages where carvings can be purchased direct from the village people. The MV "Sepik Spirit" cruise commences from Karawari every Friday. Karawari Lodge has its own private airstrip.


PO Box 25, Kerema 311, Gulf Province
Telephone: 648 1084


Kalibobo Drive, Madang
PO Box 324, Madang 511
Madang Province
Contact: Paul Matapepe
Telephone: 852 2684
Facsimile: 852 2716

Located a few minutes walk from the commercial centre of Madang and near to the Madang Country Club's golf course and tennis courts, the Coastwatcher offers a relaxing atmosphere for business or pleasure stays. The spacious Premier Suites are on two levels with separate living area and kitchenette overlooking the Bismarck Sea.

Air-conditioned suites and rooms, IDD telephones, satellite television, refrigerators, swimming pool, a la carte restaurant and cocktail bar, private party facilities, two conference rooms with full audio equipment, car rental. Village and harbour tours, dive trips, courtesy airport bus service.

Nagada Harbour, Madang Lagoon
PO Box 105, Madang 511
Madang Province
Contact: Charlie Edmunds
Telephone: 852 3311
Facsimile: 852 3560

The ultimate dive hideaway, 16 kilometres north of Madang, Nagada Harbour is surrounded by small lush tropical islands where the convenience and variety of dive sites is unsurpassed. For non-dive holidays, relax, enjoy waterskiing, sailing, canoeing or bushwalking.

9 bungalows containing 18 units - standard twin double, family and budget rooms, all with private facilities and air-conditioning. Swimming pool, restaurant, bar conference facilities. Fully equipped scuba diving facility. Dive shop, water sports, cruises, tour bus and free airport transfers.

Modilon Road, Madang
PO Box 59, Madang 511
Madang Province
Contact: Daniel Cassell
Telephone: 852 3395
Facsimile: 852 3292

Centrally located on the waterfront overlooking Astrolabe Bay, the Lodge offers clean, comfortable accommodation at reasonable rates.

Waterfront bar and restaurant, conference facilities, car rental, game fishing charters aboard 25 ft. Bertram MV "Felmara".

PO Box 111, Madang, Papua New Guinea, 511
Madang Province
Contact: Juanita Barter
Telephone: 852-2766
Facsimile: 852-3543

One of the great hotels of the South Pacific. The Madang Resort is set alongside the beautiful entrance of the Madang Harbour and Yamilon Lagoon, amongst 12 acres of landscaped parkland surrounded by a collection of heliconia, orchids and other exotic plants and palms indigenous PNG.

The Madang Resort is ideally suited to be a central base for touring the highlands, diving the reef or cruising along the North Coast of Madang and the Sepik River.

80 suites, ranging from luxurious waterfront bungalows, forum suites, the new Raffles Wing with 30 new deluxe rooms and apartments, poolside rooms and standard rooms in the garden wing. All suites have private bathroom, split air conditioning, satellite TV, radio, telephone, tea/coffee making facilities and private balconies.

Two restaurants offer à la carte dining, sensational seafood buffet and live entertainment three times a week. The new air conditioned coffee shop is due to open in late 1999.

There are four swimming pools on the property ranging from an olymic size pool to a rock pool at the Raffles Wing, with a waterfall pool at the villas and a pool for the kids. There is a fully equipped PADI Dive Shop, a marina which is the base for the Melanesian Discoverer and diving expeditions to offshore islands.

The Conference and Convention facilities include the SANA ROOM which can seat 500 people or be divided into three conference rooms. Secretarial offices are available and fully conference PA system, music, piano, video and TV facilities are available.

The new reception area will accommodate a new business centre, a board room for smaller conferences, art gallery, shops and additional guest suites. It is due to be completed by the end of 1999.

All guests of the Madang resort qualify as members of the Madang Country Club which has an excellent 9-hole golf course, tennis and squash courts available.

Scuba Diving, swimming, game fishing, tennis, golf, squash, sightseeing to nearby villages, cruises of the Madang Harbour and visit to islands. Melanesian can arrange extended cruising throughout PNG and cruises aboard the Melanesian Discoverer.

PO Box 37, Mt Hagen 281
Western Highlands Province
Contact: Bob Bates
Telephone: 542 1438
Facsimile: 542 2470

This comfortable resort, originally a working coconut plantation, lies 45 kilometres north of Madang, overlooking a superb beach.

14 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities within a grand colonial style plantation house. Swimming pool, tennis court and native orchids are found in the surrounding garden. Restaurant, bar, conference facilities. Tour desk organises diving, snorkelling and tours to the villages in the area.

Modilon Road, Madang
PO Box 303, Madang 511
Madang Province
Contact: Glenn McKenzie
Telephone: 852 2267
Facsimile: 852 2744

Set in tropical gardens on the shores of Astrolabe Bay, Smugglers Resort has fabulous harbour views from its a la carte restaurant. It is 2 kilometres from central Madang and 20 minutes from the airport.

20 Standard rooms, 18 Premier Rooms, 2 Suites, air-conditioning, television, IDD telephone, large fresh water swimming pool, hair salon, a la carte restaurant and lounge bar, poolside bar, gift shop, conference facilities, car rental, dive shop with Padi certified instructors, village tours, harbour cruises, water skiing, snorkelling. Squash, tennis and golf facilities at nearby Country Club. Airport transfers.


PO Box 89, Lorengau 641
Manus Province
Contact: Bernard Luck
Telephone: 470 9093
Facsimile: 470 9392

Situated on the harbour front, the hotel has panoramic views over the water. It is conveniently located near the market and shopping centre.

28 Executive and Deluxe Rooms, air-conditioned. a la carte restaurant, lounge bar and swimming pool overlook the Harbour. Conference facilities. Harbour and sightseeing tours, sea kayaking, diving, fishing and shell collecting. Airport courtesy bus.


PO Box 5, Alotau 211
Milne Bay Province
Contact: Chris Abel
Telephone: 641 1212
Facsimile: 641 1406

Located in central Alotau, Masurina Lodge offers clean, comfortable and friendly accommodation.

30 air-conditioned rooms with ensuite, 10 rooms with overhead fan and shared bathrooms. Conference facilities. Tariff includes all meals. Rent a Car agency.

PO Box 2, Losuia 221
Milne Bay Province
Contact: Dennis Young
Telephone: 641 1326
Facsimile: 643 9022

Located fifteen minutes south of the airport, on the lagoon side of the island. Kiriwina Lodge has clean and comfortable accommodation and excellent dinners of fresh local crayfish. The friendly staff organise tours to experience the unique culture of the Trobriands, its people and carvings.

19 self contained rooms, 5 with air-conditioning, others with overhead fan. Guest bar and dining room. The Lodge organises tours to the villages, caves and beaches for diving, snorkelling, and fishing. Courtesy airport transfers.


Fourth Street, Lae
PO Box 2774, Lae 411
Morobe Province
Contact: Bill Guile
Telephone: 472 2000
Facsimile: 472 2534

Set amidst 10 acres of tropical gardens with exotic birds and native animals, the Lae International is one of Papua New Guinea's most luxurious and modern hotels, with a reputation for traditional Pacific hospitality and professional service. Only 2 minutes walk to central Lae, it has excellent facilities for the business person as well as the tourist.

100 Deluxe rooms including 3 suites. All air-conditioned, private bathroom, IDD phones, satellite TV and in-house movies, 24 hour room service. A la carte restaurant, coffee shop, pizza restaurant, poolside BBQ's and entertainment, lounge bar, guest cocktail bar, complete banquet and conference facilities for up to 500 people. Swimming pool, day and night tennis courts, aerobics, gymnasium and sauna, laundry and dry cleaning service, gift shop, travel agency, half or full day tours arranged, car rental, safety deposit facilities. Courtesy bus to and from Nadzab airport.

Botanical Gardens, Lae
PO Box 612, Lae 411
Morobe Province
Contact: Newman Arita
Telephone: 472 4844
Facsimile: 472 5023

Located in a corner of Lae's beautiful Botanical Gardens, the Huon Gulf Lodge is five minutes from the centre of town.

30 rooms, air-conditioned, television, bar fridge, telephones, coffee facilities, swimming pool, conference room, car parking, two bars, dining room and kina casino.

PO Box 756, Lae 411
Morobe Province
Contact: Valda Sbilberg
Telephone: 472 3744
Facsimile: 472 3706

Set amidst a lush tropical garden only a minute's walk from the town centre, the hotel is ideally positioned for both tourist and business traveller with easy access to the Botanical Gardens or to the major business houses and industrial zones. It is a member of the Flag International and part of the Coral Sea Hotel Group.

65 rooms, air-conditioned, direct dial ISD telephone, satellite television, room service, hair dryers, mini bar, non-smoking rooms. Premier rooms also available. Two swimming pools, conference facilities, a la carte restaurant, coffee shop, Enzos Pizz restaurant, 2 bars, gaming lounge, ample parking.


Jacksons Parade
PO Box 1942, Boroko 111, NCD
Contact: John Johanson
Telephone: 324 5200
Facsimile: 325 0759

Located close to the international and domestic terminals, the Airways is situated on a hillside overlooking the airport, the hills and coastline.

Standard single, twin and double rooms as well as family rooms and 1/2/3 bedroom apartments all with private facilities and air-conditioning. Swimming pool, restaurant, sports and recreation area, bar, nightclub, tennis court, tour desk, gift shop, IDD telephones, car rental, courtesy airport transfers.

Mairi Place, Boroko
PO Box 1139, Boroko 111, NCD
Contact: Joan Taureka
Telephone: 323 0624
Facsimile: 325 9565

Moderately priced accommodation, Centrally located in Boroko, between Waigani and downtown Port Moresby.

Standard single, twin and double air-conditioned rooms. Some rooms with shared facilities and overhead fan, swimming pool, bar, BBQ area, guest laundry, car rental and courtesy airport transfers.

Morea Tobo Road, 6 Mile
PO Box 6361, Boroko 111, NCD
Contact: Noel Cabalin
Telephone: 323 1611
Facsimile: 325 5991

Located near the International and Domestic airport, the Budget Inn provides clean, comfortable accommodation at moderate prices.

Rooms, restaurant, beer garden, poker machines, ample car parking, car hire, airport transfers.

Ela Beach, Port Moresby
PO Box 813, Port Moresby 121, NCD
Contact: Tone Carew
Telephone: 321 2100
Facsimile: 321 2434

Situated on the beach front along Ela Beach road, it is five minutes walk from the town centre. The Ela Beach Hotel, managed by the South Pacific Hotels group offers first class budget accommodation at competitive prices for the business person, visitor or tourist.

47 air-conditioned rooms with tea/coffee facilities, direct dial telephones and cable television. 24 hour reception and security, swimming pool, bistro restaurant, bars, gaming room, nightclub. The Dive Centre provides dive equipment, regular diving excursions, on site dive training. Courtesy airport bus service.

Morea Toba Road, Six Mile
PO Box 1215, Boroko 111, NCD
Contact: David Cox
Telephone: 325 3855
Facsimile: 325 4585

Conveniently located close to the International and Domestic terminals, the Gateway has excellent facilities for business or pleasure. It is a member of Flag International and part of the Coral Sea Hotels Group.

96 rooms, all with ensuite, air-conditioned, colour TV, IDD telephones, tea/coffee facilities, mini bar. Swimming pool, hair dresser, international restaurant, pizzeria, poolside BBQ, 4 bars, conference and function rooms, car hire, free shuttle bus to/from airport.

Morea Tobo Road, Six Mile
PO Box 1246, Boroko 111, NCD
Contact: Bruce Powers
Telephone: 325 7155
Facsimile: 325 7672

Only 1 kilometre from the airport, the Granville Motel offers clean, comfortable and moderately priced rooms in spacious and secure surroundings.

134 rooms all with private bathroom, air-conditioning, satellite TV, tea/coffee making facilities, as well as 10 self-contained units, swimming pool, restaurant, poolside bar and traditional "hauswin" entertainment area, tennis court, poker machines, car hire and chauffeur -driven stretch limousine hire, conference centre for up to 250 people. Diving tours arranged.

Cnr Douglas & Hunter Streets, Port Moresby
PO Box 1319, Port Moresby 121, NCD
Contact: Vikki Peterson
Telephone: 321 7983
Facsimile: 321 7396

Centrally located in downtown Port Moresby within easy walking distance of the business centre and amenities, the Hibiscus offers comfortable accommodation at reasonable rates. It is owned and operated by the Scout Association of PNG.

Air conditioned rooms with satellite television, coffee/tea making facilities and refrigerator, some with private bathroom facilities. Hair salon next door. Tariff includes continental breakfast, airport transfers, secure car parking.

Waigani Drive, Waigani
PO Box 1981, Boroko 111, NCD
Contact: Peter Ridsdale
Telephone: 325 5955
Facsimile: 321 3835

Situated on 2 acres of landscaped gardens in the heart of the government and industrial district, 7 kilometres from the airport.

165 rooms including suites, singles, double and twin, ranging from moderately priced rooms in the Garden wing to Deluxe Rooms in the Tower. A La Carte dining, coffee shop, two bars, night club, 24 hour room service, ballroom and conference facilities, shopping arcade, hairdresser, tour desk, sports club including 4 squash courts, gymnasium, 2 tennis courts, volleyball court, jogging track and swimming pool, 24-hour-in-house security surveillance with closed circuit TV monitoring, ample car parking, courtesy airport transfers.

Waigani City Centre, Waigani
PO Box 495, Waigani 131, NCD
Contact: Yannis Nicolaou
Telephone: 323 2333
Facsimile: 323 2444

The recently opened Lamana Motel is especially convenient for the business person. It is situated close to government offices and the golf course.

Fully furnished single, double or twin suites with controlled-cycle air -conditioning, direct dial telephones, cable television, full room service, restaurant, garden bar and casino bar, car rental, free bus service from/to airport.

Cnr Hunter & Douglas Streets
Port Moresby
PO Box 1661, Port Moresby 121, NCD
Contact: Kerry Blackburn
Telephone: 321 2266
Facsimile: 321 7534

Overlooking Port Moresby's central business district, the Travelodge has a spectacular hilltop position which gives all rooms a view of the harbour or sea.

177 air-conditioned rooms comprising 2 suites and 175 double/single rooms with direct dial telephones, in-house movies, satellite television. Swimming pool, fully equipped gymnasium, 24-hour room service, restaurant, coffee shop, ballroom and conference facilities, business centre, safe deposit facilities, gift shop, menswear shop, car hire, undercover parking, courtesy airport transfers.


Coronation Drive, Kavieng
PO Box 4, Kavieng 631
New Ireland Province
Contact: Shane Jenkinson
Telephone: 984 2199
Facsimile: 984 2283

Located in the central town district, one kilometre from the airport and next to the golf course.

20 air-conditioned double/single rooms with STD telephone, television and private bathroom plus 10 single/twin rooms with overhead fan and share facilities. Fully licensed a la carte restaurant, bar, swimming pool, conference facilities, car rental. The Hotel also has a private island retreat 20 kilometres from Kavieng.

Nusa Parade
PO Box 238, Kavieng
New Ireland, 631
Contact: John McLeod
Telephone: 984-2344
Facsimile: 984-2452

Set along the white sand beach of Nusa Harbour overlooking many islands just 300m from the centre of the Kavieng township, gold course, and tennis courts.

16 deluxe rooms with private facilities, split air conditioning, satellite television, private bathroom, telephone, coffee/tea making facilities, fridge. Conference facilities for up to 50 persons at the Hanover Room.

There is a PADI Dive Shop on site, a gift shop, restaurant, rental vehicles. Tours and cruises can be arranged of New Ireland or in the harbour. Big Game fishing is also available with advance notice.

Tsoi Island
PO Box 419, Kavieng 631
New Ireland Province
Contact: Boston Tusikai
Telephone: 984 1441
Facsimile: 984 2254

Situated on Tsoi Island, approximately one and half hours by boat (19 footer Banana Boat/40 HP) from Kavieng. A pleasant get away for weekends.

Five rooms with double and single beds. Evening lighting is kerosine lantern. Cooking facilities, septic toilets, transport arranged to and from the island, tours to nearby villages, canoeing on outrigger canoe, fishing and diving tours. Diving can be arranged with the local dive operator.


PO Box 27, Popondetta 241
Oro Province
Contact: Rodney Kewa
Telephone: 329 7152
Facsimile: 329 7065

Convenient accommodation for the business person or visitors en route to other parts of Oro Province.

17 self-contained rooms with television, telephone and air-conditioning. Restaurant and bar.

c/o Tufi Post Office, Tufi 246
Oro Province
Contact: Ken Weaving
Telephone: 641 1438
Facsimile: 641 1438

Tufi, lies at the tip of Cape Nelson which juts into the Solomon Sea. It is a short flight from Port Moresby. The resort is a five minute drive from the airport. Dive sites are less than 30 minutes away.

Bungalows, family rooms and bunk rooms, Dolphin bar, restaurant serves local fruits, vegetables, fish and crayfish. Bushwalking, deep sea fishing, windsurfing. Resident P.A.D.I. open water instructor and dive masters, introductory scuba dives and equipment, two boats with all safety gear. Courtesy airport transfers.


PO Box 35, Vanimo 551
Sandaun Province
Contact: Daniel Mapi
Telephone: 857 1000
Facsimile: 857 1119

Located within walking distance to beach and central Vanimo.

Standard twin and double rooms with private facilities, air-conditioned, restaurant, bar, tour desk, tennis court, IDD telephones and car rental.

PO Box 42, Vanimo 551
Sandaun Province
Contact: Trevor Downes
Telephone: 857 1102
Facsimile: 857 1131

Located opposite the beach, within walking distance to the centre of Vanimo.

Standard single/double rooms with a choice of air-conditioning or overhead fan. Backpacker facilities available. Dining room, airport transfers.


Tari Gap, Southern Highlands
PO Box 371, Mt Hagen 281
Western Highlands Province
Contact: Bob Bates
Telephone: 542 2470
Facsimile: 542 2470

Located 7,000 feet above sea level in the Tari Gap area of the Southern Highlands, Ambua Lodge offers expansive views across the Tari Vally, home to the flamboyant Huli Wigmen. The lodge is surrounded by sub-montane rainforest, walking trails, waterfalls, orchids and is habitat to ten species of Birds of Paradise. Built in the traditional Highlands architectural style, the lodge has wide picture windows and luxurious surrounding.

40 bungalows with private facilities and electric blankets supplied. Restaurant, bar, fireplace, conference facilities, spa, sauna, video room. Tours to the surrounding villages, trekking and bird watching.

PO Box 466, Mendi 251
Southern Highlands Province
Contact: Graham Clulow
Telephone: 549 1077
Facsimile: 549 1350

Located at an altitude of 5,700 feet on the banks of the Mendi River on the outskirts of Mendi, the capital of the Southern Highlands Province. This deluxe lodge is designed in the local highlands architectural style and built largely from traditional materials. The central lodge overlooks the river.

12 self-contained units all with river views, television, telephone, refrigerator, tea and coffee making facilities plus 8 budget rooms with shared bathroom facilities. The central lodge houses the reception area, lounge, dining room and a conference room. A wide range of activities can be organised by the lodge including cultural tours, mountain climbing, expeditions and flora and fauna expeditions.


PO Box 6940, Boroko 111, NCD
via Daru 331, Western Province
Contact: John Ramshaw
Telephone: 323 4467
Facsimile: 323 4467

Wildlife/Birdwatching & Fishing Packages
The price allows for 4 persons per boat. Royalty on fish kept is 60 toea per kg (wholefish). Guides will clean, fillet and pack fish. As Bensbach carries a limited amount of gear it is recommended that fishermen bring their own equipment.

Bensbach encourages tag and release. The season runs from June/July to October/November. Barramundi is the principal catch, with Saragota and Salmon a distant second and third.

8 hunters, maximum at any one time. Royalty on deer is K2.00/head, bag limit is five per hunter. Guns and ammunition are NOT provided by Bensbach.

For overseas clients the Lodge will arrange licence and Customs approval to import ammunition and a firearm. The form for a licence has to be filled out by the hunter and signed at a local police station and, along with 2 photographs, sent to the Lodge. The licence and customs approval is sent to the hunter/group leader. Allow up to a month for licence and customs approval. Hand guns are not allowed.

Prices are per person and include accommodation, meals, laundry and boat/guides. Drinks are extra. Land transport is an extra and availability depends on the weather.

For charter, the pilot's daily rate is half, provided the pilot does not partake in the groups activities. Children under 12 are half price.

Royalties are paid to the village people within the Tonda Wildlife Reserve.

Payment can be made in cash or travellers cheques only as, due to the remoteness of the Lodge, processing of credit cards will take up to four months.

The weather is tropical - days 30 to 34 degrees C, nights 20 to 24 degrees C. Wet season is December to March.

Casual, light clothing offering good covering is the most comfortable. Don't foreget hats, sun-glasses and suntan lotions/creams.

MBA fly to Daru from Port Moresby and Kiunga Monday to Saturday. Air Niugini fly Port Moresby to Daru Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. The Bensbach strip is closed at present but Sunwest Aviation will fly charters to Weam, a strip two hours upstream from the lodge, from Daru. Other charters can be organised from a number of operators in most major centres in Papua New Guinea and Cairns, Australia.

PO Box 20, Kiunga 335
Western Province
Telephone: 548 1188
Facsimile: 548 1195


Kunguma Village, Kuta Ridge
PO Box 1182, Mt Hagen 281
Western Highlands Province
Contact: Keith Wilson
Telephone: 542 2250
Facsimile: 542 2207

Located in a village 9 kilometres from the city of Mt Hagen at an altitude of 6,200 feet. The village land overlooks the Waghi Valley and the city of Mt Hagen. The lodge, built in traditional style offers affordable modern convenience.

Accommodation is at three standards - rooms with ensuite bathroom, rooms with share bathroom and a backpackers dormitory. All lodges and rooms are constructed from local bush materials and incorporate modern conveniences. Restaurant, bar, open fireplace, tour desk. Full and half day tours and treks to waterfalls and villages.

PO Box 34, Mt Hagen 281
Western Highlands Province
Contact: G Duggan
Telephone: 542 1355
Facsimile: 542 1216

Surrounded by landscaped gardens, the peaceful Highlander Hotel is close to the city centre and 15 minutes drive from the airport. It is five minutes from the famous Mt Hagen market and close to local sports clubs.

60 rooms comprising 22 standard, 30 deluxe and 8 suites, all with private facilities. Swimming pool, tennis court, fitness centre. Two restaurants, one with log fireplace, one poolside, bar, conference facilities, car rental, courtesy bus to/from airport.

Contact: Peter Van Fleet
Telephone: 545 1555
Facsimile: 546 5579
Located close to Mt Hagen airport.

Standard single, twin and double rooms. Backpacker facility also available. Swimming pool, restaurant, bar, disco, log fires, conference facilities, gift shop, television, video and IDD telephones.


PO Box 32, Kimbe 621
West New Britain Province
Contact: Tony Clements
Telephone: 983 5001
Facsimile: 983 5401

The Lodge is situated in the centre of Kimbe Town, 25 minutes drive from Hoskins Airport.

36 rooms with private shower and toilets, air-conditioned or overhead fans, TV, dining room, bar, lounge. Tours can be arranged to nearby villages and local attractions.

PO Box 10, Hoskins 622
West New Britain Province
Contact: Hank Christopherson
Telephone: 983 5113
Facsimile: 983 5015

The Palms Resort Hotel is a colonial style hotel located just two minutes drive from Hoskins airport and Kimbe Bay. Scuba dive the pristine coral reefs of Kimbe Bay with near vertical walls and pinnacles bathed in a rainbow of colour.

All rooms have private facilities and air-conditioning. Diving trips organised on their 7 metre Shark Cat Dive boat. Swimming pool, restaurant and bar, car rental.

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