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PO Box 707, Madang 511
Madang Province
Contact: 852 2766
Facsimile: 852 3543

Exploration cruises of the Sepik River and Trobriand Islands
24 twin and double lower cabins, all with private bathrooms. The cabins have large picture windows to make the most of the spectacular scenery, ample storage space, telephone, music system and a colour television for in-house movies and daily event programmes. The restaurant converts into a lecture theatre and limited a la carte and buffet meals are available. The main observation lounge is on the bridge deck, which has a cocktail bar, piano and luxurious seating for up to 50 passengers. The ship is air-conditioned with individual temperature controls, international telex, telephone and facsimile services. The Melanesian Discoverer is operated under Bureau Veritas Survey and manned to International Standard with mainly PNG officers and crew. It is the only tourist vessel in PNG that is maintained in international survey.

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

Expeditionary cruises down the Karawari River to the main Sepik River and on to Timbunke, East Sepik Province. Specifically built with shallow hull to visit areas inaccessible to larger boats. Offers tours and village experiences and opportunity to purchase carvings from village people. Three night or six night cruises depart weekly.

Accommodates 18 passengers in 9 deluxe twin-bedrooms each with private bath. Air-conditioned with dining room, lounge bar, video and covered observatory deck.


PO Box 583, Goroka 441
Eastern Highlands Province
Telephone: 732 3302
Facsimile: 732 1602

Specialising in Highlands tours to see the Birds of Paradise, orchids, original mudmen, Kainantu pottery, village excursions, four wheel drive tours, traditional dance (singsing) with traditional mumu lunch, trekking in Goroka and Mt Wilhelm, transfers and VIP chauffeur service.

PO Box 707, Madang 511
Madang Province
Contact: Peter Barter, OBE
Telephone: 852 2766
Facsimile: 852 3543

Melanesian Tourist Services is the oldest and largest tourist organization in PNG. It owns and operates the luxurious "Melanesian Discoverer" ship that operates expeditionary cruises along the full length of the mighty Sepik River and along the North Coast of Papua New Guinea between Alotau and Vanimo with once monthly extension to Irian Jaya in Indonesia. The island cruises visit Wewak, Mandang, Manam Is, Siassi Is, New Ireland, Rabaul, Witu, Trobriand Islands, Marshall Bennett Group, D'entrcastreaux Group and Alotau.

Melanesian also owns the historic Madang Resort Hotel, a four star international resort in Madang and the Malagan Lodge in Kavieng. The company is planning a new hotel at Rabaul to be built in the near future.

Melanesian provides a full inbound tour service for overland tours and expeditions and shore excursions for visiting cruise ships to all PNG ports.

PO Box 245, Lae 411
Morobe Province
Contact: Fred Cook
Telephone: 472 3647
Facsimile: 472 5788

Arranging both land and sea tours of the Morobe Province. Visit World War 2 memorial sites, traditional singsing (dancing) groups, historical sites in air-conditioned tour coaches: game fishing, charter cruises to outer islands.

PO Box 44, Rabaul 611
East New Britain Province
Contact: Melly Paivu
Telephone: 982 8556
Facsimile: 982 8556

The largest tour operator on the Gazelle Peninsula. Owned and managed by Melly Paivu, recipient of an Award of Recognition (OBE) for his active participation in the tourism industry.

Fully trained staff and tour guides for a variety of tours in Rabaul and East New Britain including visits to see World War 2 wrecks, relics, graveyards, caves and other historical sites.

Contact: Alois Mateos
Telephone: 856 2525
Facsimile: 856 2525

Sepik Adventure Tours allows you to see the Sepik River and its inhabitants in comfort aboard traditional Sepik canoes.

Contact: Owen Coney
Telephone: 323 5245/ 5247
Facsimile: 323 5246

South Pacific tours arranges cultural, soft adventure including diving, cycling, pilgrimages, trekking, and charters.

Contact: Michael Lee
Telephone: 982 8370
Facsimile: 982 8590

Based in Kokopo, East New Britain Province. They conduct land tours, dive and fishing tours.

Contact: Bob Bates
Telephone: 542 1438
Facsimile: 542 2470

Specialises in trekking programs through Papua New Guinea and Irian Jaya. Set departure adventure programs cover trekking in the Southern Highlands, famous for its Huli Wigmen, motorised canoe expeditions on the Sepik River, sailing, diving, mountain climbing and village stay expeditions.

Contact: Peter Van Fleet
Telephone: 545 1555
Facsimile: 545 1546

Tribal Worlk offers cultural tours, trekking tours, and soft adventure tours to some of the most beautiful area of the Highlands provinces of Papua New Guinea


Jacksons Airport
PO Box 7186, Boroko 111, NCD
Contact: Geoff McLaughlin
Telephone: 327 3446
Facsimile: 327 3550


PO Box 7186, Boroko 111
NCD, Papua New Guinea
Tel: (675) 325 9000/327 3200
Fax: (675) 327 3550/327 3482
With offices throughout Papua New Guinea

Air Niugini (GSA)
Pelancongan Abadi Sdn, Bhd,
70 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 3rd Floor,
Wisma Abadi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: (603) 242 6360/2484313 Fax: (603) 2412322

C/O Abadi Travel Company Ltd
(GSA) for Air Niugini
Room 906, 9th Floor Kascmkij Building
120 Silom Road, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
Tel: (662) 237 5951/92 Fax: (662) 236 5510

5000 Birch Street
Suite 3000, West Tower
Newport Beach CA 92660
Tel: (714) 7525440 Fax: (714) 4763741

Ground Floor - Malagan
99 Creek Street, Brisbane
GPO Box 2216, Brisbane Qld 4001
Tel: (617) 131380 Fax: (617) 73220 0040

Fortune Office Building
Ground Floor, 160 Legapsi Street
Legapsi Village, Makati, Metro Manila
Tel: (632) 8101846 Fax: (632) 817 9826

Shop 2 Tropical Arcade, 4-6 Shields Street
PO Box 1941, Cairns Qld 4870
Tel: (6170) 131380 Fax: (6170) 313402 MELBOURNE
12th Floor, 520 Collin Street, Melbourne
Victoria 3000, Australia
Tel: (613) 131380 Fax: (613) 9417 3355

Waidmannstrasse 45, 6000 Frankfurt 70
Federal Republic of Germany
Tel: (4969) 634095 Fax: (4969) 6313332 PORT VILA
Air Niugini (GSA)
PO Box 226, Port Vila, Vanuatu
Tel: (678) 22836 Fax: (678) 23583

Room 705, Century Square
1-13 D'Aguila Street
Tel: (852 2) 242151/2 Fax: (852 2) 267291 SEOUL
Air Niugini (GSA)
Sharp Travel Service Co. Ltd
111-1 Seolin-Dong, Chongro-Ku
Tel: (82 2) 7358500 Fax: (82 2) 7342813

PO Box 677
Honiara, Solomon Islands
Tel: (677) 22895 Fax: (677) 24025 SINGAPORE
#01-05/06/58 United Square
101 Thomson Road, Singapore 1130
Tel: (65) 250 4868 Fax: (65) 253 3425

Pt Ayuberga, Menara Imperium Mezzanine Floor
Metropolitan Kuningan Super Block Kav.1
JL. H.R. Rasuna Said
Jakarta 12910, Indonesia
Tel: (62 21) 835 6216/ 835 6218
Fax: (62 21) 835 3935 SYDNEY

100 Clarence Street
GPO Box 5293, Sydney, NSW 1130
Tel: (612) 131380 Fax: (612) 9299 3483

Merpati Nusentera Airlines (Agent)
Sentani Airport, Jayapura
Tel: (62) 571 3013 TAIPEI

SITA World Travel Service
(GSA) for Air Niugini
2nd Floor, No.90, Chien Kuo North Road
Section 2, Taipei, Taiwan
Tel: (886 2) 505 3030 Fax: (886 2) 307 1734

5th Floor, Sunbridge Ogawamachi Building
Kanda Wgawamchi Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 101
Tel: (813) 528 1044 Fax: (813) 5281 0445

Air Niugini, the national carrier of Papua New Guinea, commenced operations in 1973 with a fleet of twelve DC3's and six F27's.

Today Air Niugini has a fleet of five F28-1000, three F28-4000, two DASH 7's and two Airbus A310-300. They operate to 20 ports within Papua New Guinea and internationally to Brisbane, Sydney and Cairns in Australia, Hong Kong, Manila, Singapore, Honiara and Jayapura.

Air Niugini also has sales offices in Los Angeles, Tokyo and Frankfurt.

Air Niugini has attended Trade and Promotion Travel Shows together with the Tourism Promotion Authority and Papua New Guinea inbound tour operators.


PO Box 170, Boroko 111, NCD
Contact: Paul Reid
Telephone: 325 2201
Facsimile: 325 2219

MBA operates Papua New Guinea's largest domestic network serving 64 ports on daily scheduled services and services over 250 airstrips and aerodromes on a charter basis.

MBA operate a modern fleet including two De Havilland Dash-8 Beech 1900D Airliners, six Dornier 228, two Beech 200 Kingair, ten De Havilland Twin Otter and three Britten Norman Islander aircraft.

MBA has formed an associate company, Tourism (PNG) Pty Ltd which will promote and support tourism ventures into the lesser known areas of Papua New Guinea, including Tufi, Milne Bay, Woitape and the Goilala and areas in the Western and Southern Highlands.

Jacksons Airport
PO Box 488, Boroko 11, NCD
Contact: Saghir Hassan
Telephone: 325 4055/ 4266
Facsimile: 325 5059

Regular passenger and freight services throughout Papua New Guinea linking major ports in Central, Morobe, Eastern and Western Highlands, Sepik, Sandaun, East and West New Britain, New Ireland provinces. IFR charter services in pressurised B200 Kingair Aircraft. Operates 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Helicopter charter service operating Bell Longrangers in support of petroleum, mining and general industry applications. Ground handling facilities for international, VIP and corporate flights. Special weekend and family fares available.



Head Office:
PO Box 1533, Port Moresby 121, NCD
Contact: Jon McMullen
Telephone: 325 8299
Facsimile: 325 3767

Branches in Port Moresby, Lae, Rabaul, Madang, Goroka, Alotau, Mt Hagen, Manus, Wewak and Kavieng.

Sedans, utilities, buses, vans and four wheel drive vehicles. Chauffeur drive service and airport transfers in Port Moresby and Lae.


Head Office:
PO Box 1215, Boroko 111, NCD
Contact: Chris Robertson
Telephone: 325 4111
Facsimile: 325 7853

Budget offices are located in Alotau, Goroka, Kavieng, Kimbe, Kiunga, Lae, Madang, Manus, Mendi, Mt Hagen, Popondetta, Port Moresby, Rabaul, Tabubil, Vanimo and Wewak.

Budget is Air Niugini's preferred car rental company. They have a range of Mitsubishi salons and four wheel drive vehicles.


Head Office:
PO Box 4126, Boroko 111, NCD
Contact: Ron Seddon
Telephone: 325 4999
Facsimile: 325 6985

Branches in Lae, Mt Hagen, Goroka, Madang, Wewak, Rabaul, Lorengau, Kimbe and Kavieng.


Head Office:
PO Box 111, Madang, Papua New Guinea
Telephone: 852-2766
Facsimile: 853-3543


Head Office:
PO Box 1975, Boroko 111, NCD
Contact: Eliz Toop
Telephone: 323 2333
Facsimile: 325 8293

Locations in Port Moresby, Rabaul, Madang and Mt Hagen.


Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority
Papua New Guinea provides towering mountain peaks, lush, fertile valleys, golden beaches, sparkling coral islands and some of the best diving locations in the world. Papua New Guinea is a country of wild beauty, of breathe-taking scenic landscapes, of fascinating flora and fauna. No two provinces are alike in the astounding complexity of this country's people and cultures.
Known as the Land of a Thousand Cultures, there are well over 800 distinct languages spoken throughout the country though the language of business and commerce is English.

In Papua New Guinea, there are many attractions including special places and things to see and do. These range from the different cultures and languages to top diving locations in the world. For you to truly experience Papua New Guinea, you have to come and see for yourself by immersing yourself in a uniquely PNG experience. Below are some of many interesting things and places to see and do.

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Travel Resources
1. General Information
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Weather in PNG
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Adventures Tours in PNG
Papua New Guinea is indeed the land of many adventures. It is a land of natural wilderness, breathtaking landscapes, lost cultures,mystery,tropical jungles high mountains and fascinating flora and fauna. The waters surrounding PNG are exotic and still vastly unexplored. The thousands of coral atolls with crystal clear blue waters abound in a myriad of spectacular marine life and hundreds of wartime wrecks and relics. PNG, without a doubt, offers some of the most fascinating underwater and on-water experiences.

Kokoda Trail
The Kokoda Trail is one of the World's great treks. Linking the Southern and Northern coastal regions of Papua New Guinea, it is a challenge to be embraced and enjoyed by the fit bushwalker. The Kokoda Trail and Sogeri area hold the history of some of the bloodiest battles between Australian and Japanese forces during the early days of the war in the Pacific in World War II.

Diving in PNG Papua New Guinea is one of the best dive heavens of the world. It is home to some of the world's spectacular diving spots, dubbed as the “underwater photographer's paradise”.

Fishing and Game Fishing in PNG
Papua New Guinea fishing grounds have always been protected by the ever changing tropical climate, keeping its secret from intruding anglers. So secret that rowing anglers who are forever looking for the latest on what's biting where, ever knew that our isolated fishing grounds and untouched rivers offer the best lure for the sport and game-fishing enthusiasts.

Bird Watching in PNG
"Bird Watchers" - come visit PNG! There are many locations throughout the country to see and observe the beautiful species of birds in Papua New Guinea, including the different species of the famous Bird of Paradise - found only in PNG.

Other Interesting Animals
1. The New Guinea Singing Dog
2. The Pig-Nosed Turtle


Papua New Guinea has long been a popular destination for trekking, mountain climbing and bushwalking. With largely unspoilt mountains, rivers and forest, as well as having been the focus of attention in World War 2 and for its vast cultural and social resources, Papua New Guinea is an ideal place for both the fit trekking enthusiast or weekend bushwalker to visit.

Surfing Papua New Guinea Wild Waves
As a surf destination, PNG may be considered relatively new to surf enthusiasts worldwide. Pioneers have found that one thing in PNG is certain - the breaks here are just as challenging as any others they face elsewhere.
For further information on surfing in PNG.


Come see the Natural Beauty of PNG

Here are some of the other links to our Flora and Fauna:Papua New Guinea’s Butterflies The Insect Farming & Trading Agency is PNG's largest official butterfly 'ranching' and marketing project. Currently nearly 2000 national village farmers and collectors are involved in this forest friendly and ecologically sustainable project.

Rainforest Habitat
For Further details please visit
The Rainforest Habitat houses PNG's largest native animal collection, including the largest array of different species of Birds of Paradise.

Papua New Guinea – Rainforest Portal
Papua New Guinea's rainforests comprise one of the last major tropical rainforest wildernesses in the world. About 80 percent of the country 131,000 square miles - is covered by rainforests; more than half of this area is designated to be logged an issue that remains controversial because of the need for conversation.

Enga Experience

Exotic pictures of Enga Province (Orchids and Waterfalls).

National Article

More Pictures

National Parks Botanical Gardens The National Capital Botanical Gardens has a huge collection of plants from all over Papua New Guinea as well as many from other parts of the world.

PNG Orchids

Orchids Gallery
Gallery with over 1,800 picture and images of PNG orchids, landscapes, people, marine life.


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