Julie Bishop. Australian Foreign Minister with Dr Sir Puka Temu, PNG Minister for Public Service
Julie Bishop attending the Australia/PNG Ministerial Meeting at the Madang Resort
AUst/PNG Ministerial Meeting in Sana Room, Madang Resort
Europa Arriving in Madang
Pacfic Aria arriving Feb 19 in Madang
B25 Bomber, Wangat Island, Madang
Dallman Diver & Kalibobo Spirit providing services to the US Project Recover Project in Madang in Feb/Mar
CAIRNS SHERIDAN HOTEL
Jordan Barter with Mackeral caught in Project Recover (Fringe Benefits)
Madang Resort from Drone
PNG Air ATR 72 now serving Madang. MTS to be appointed GSA and Grouind Handler in Madang
Kalibobo Spirit Crew at Kanganaman Village
Crocodile Sing Sing at Kopar Village
Madang Resort Marquee erected at the World Sufing Chamionship at Tupira, Madang
Madang Resort Gardens and Pool
Tupira Surf Championship 2017
Tupira Surf Lodge from Drone
Apr 11, 2017
TUPIRA WORLD LONG BOARD CHAMPIONSHIP, MADANG, PNG
The Women's World Long Board Surfing Chamionship was a huge success, whilst the opening day was wet and windy it was a blessing in disguise as it wipped up the sea to provide excellent waves throughout the week. This wsa the first time a world surfing event was held in PNG and all of us in Madang were very excited including thousands of people who walked long distances from their village to witness the surfing.
This event captured the imagination of the media and widespread publicity ws given which will help to boost tourism inthe future. We congratulate all those who made this event possible.
PNG GAME FISHING CHAMIIONSHIP - EASTER
The PNG Game Fishing Chamionships have begin in Madang. More than 22 game boats have registered and over the weekend numerous marlin have been caught along with yellow fin, dolphin tuna (maimai), spanich mackeral most of which have been tagged and placed back in the sea. The competition will continue all this week and over Easter Hiliday.
The team from the University of California have returned to their respective homes in America well satisfied with their research carried out over 2 weeks near Madang aboard the Kalibobo Spirit and Dallman Diver.
We are advised the team will return to Madang at the end of September and charter the Kalibobo Spirit for a further 2 weeks to undertake further research at Hansa Bay 15kms north west of Madang.
AUSTRALIAN-PNG MINISTERS MEET IN MADANG
The Australian Team was led by Julie Bishop, the Foreign Minister whilst the PNG mission was led by Pato Rimbik, the PNG Foreign Minister. Each delegation consisted by 6 senior ministers plus a large contingent of support staff.
Althojugh a brief visit, Julie Bishop and the Australian Delegation were delighted with their stay at the Madang Resort and Kalibobo Village, she paid special t ribute to the facilities and the genuine freidliness of the staff. She has told Sibona Mani that she will return and spend more time in Madang.
The pictures show Julie Bishop, Peter Dutton, Dr Sir Puka Temu and the other Ministers enjoying fellowship and discussions in the Sana Room of the Madang Resort
APEC MEETING IN PNG
Today we have been advised by the organising committee that Madang has been chosen to host the first of the APEC meetings outside Port Moresby on 5-6 December 2017.
Details of this meeting are sktchy at this time but it is expected that it will attract 200 delegates plus a further 200 or more observers. The meeting will take place in the Sana Room of the Madang Resort, a venue that has been used previkously for high level cnferences including the Pacific Forum on two occassions where more than 20 head of state attended in 1995 and again in 2015.
We are planning on refurbishing the Sana Room for the event and we have already taken delivery of the carpet. Video conferemcing wil be available and the event will attract world wide attention.
The main APEC Conference will be held in Port Moresby the Capital in 2018 and it is expected that up to 10,000 people will visit including both the President if Russia and the United States.
CRUISE SHIPS VISIT MADANG
We have handled a number of ships in Madang, Rabaul, Milne Bay, Wewak and the Kopar Village on the mouth of the Sepik River. The Bremen is cruising ob NG waters with our staff aboard, they will visit Rabaul, Kavieng, Garove (Witu Group), Kopar and Wewak. The next ship will be the Kromov which also makes mutiple stops throughout PNG and again, MTS staff will be aboard.
My Grandson spent a month with me in Madang as a crew member on the Dallman Diver during which time he managed to land some very nce fish as you can see by the picture.
We have always believed that any guest wants more than a bed and a good meal this is the reason why the Madang Resort offers more facilities than any other hotel and resort in PNG which include the Kalibobo Spirit, a luxury 30m expedition yacht, a marina, PADI dive shop, tennis court, 4 pools, 2 lagoons, aviaries, fish ponds, large aquariums in the Haus Win Restaurant, 40-55” flat screen TV in all rooms that have balconies, providing full kitchenettes in some rooms, providing personal transport to rooms by electric cars, membership of the Gold Club, kayaks, sailing boats, harbour cruises and village tours quite apart from gift shops and kiosks, 2 restaurants, function rooms and the Sana conference room and over 200 rooms, apartments, villas and cottages..
In 2017 all tariffs have been lowered going against the trends of other hotels in PNG, in addition we provide complimentary buffet breakfasts and airport transfers.
In the past 2 weeks, guests have written 20 positive reviews and providing both hotels 5 stars with the headings that include:
”Best Location for business and personal retreats”
“Best Resort, Dining & Scuba Diving in Madang”
“Undoubtedly the best Resort in Papua New Guinea”
“Awesome views and fantastic water”
“Great place, right on the water”
“Picturesque spot with amazing dive locations”
“A must destination for every real traveller”
“Kalibobo Village a touch of Paradise”
Ratings of #1 & # 2 on Trip Advisor, Certificate of Excellence and both hotels have more 5 stars ratings by our guests than any other hotel in PNG
We are not resting on our laurels, we can do better and at present undertaking serious training of our PNG staff to excel in the ability to provide real Papua New Guinean Hospitality. In PNG we do not say “have a nice day”, but make sure our guests do have a nice day!
NIUGINI DIVE ADVENTURES
NDA is actively engaged in attracting more divers to Madang. Taka Yamuguchi has settled in very well, he and his staff located more dive sites in the Madang Lagoon and the offshore islands of Bagabag Kar Kar, Manam and Boisa. A new brochure has been released and electronic copies can be downloaded from this website. We have established dates for weekend one night live aboard dive trips to Bagabag as well as 3 night overnight cruises to Boisa, Manam, Kar Kar & Bagabag, the first of these cruises will be over Easter.
Taka will be attending the Maribe & Dive Fair in Easter in Tokyo, he is taking along some very affordable packages that should suit the Japanese market.
MELANESIAN NEWSLETTER #5
The issue is now available and can be downloaded on this website. It largely carries the expedition up the Sepik River over the New Year period. It also contained other information related to visiting cruise ships that will visit Madang and PNG in 2017.
The schedule and costs have been released for 2017 & 2018. The cruises include 6 cruises along the full length of the Sepik River, several weekend trips for divers to offshore islands plus a 9 day voyage from Madang to Alotau via the Islands in the Trobriands.
Several of the scheduled cruises have space available to the Sepik River in July, Sep & December, for full details contact MTS.
We are planning a specal8 day cruise from Madang to ALotau via the Trobriand Islands on Oct 16 and then continue onto Cairns for survey, returning at the beginning of December.
Both Tropical Heritage Cairns and Cairns Sheridan Hotel operated very well throughout 2016, at present it is the off season but still our occupancies have remained high and in the low season we are undertaking some maintenance including new carpet at the Heritage, landscaping at both hotels in readiness for what we expect will be a busy year.
APPOINTMENT OF GENERAL MANAGER
We have great pride in announcing the appointment of David Thomas our new General Manager who will take up his position in Madang as soon as his work visas are approved. David has a wide experience in hotel/resort management and we look forward to him taking us into the future.
Sir Peter Barter, GCL, OBE, Kt Dr. (Hon)
MTS PNG Welcomes Visitors Aboard the Pacific Aria
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Expeditions - Kalibobo Spirit
The luxurious "Kalibobo Spirit" motor yacht is available for charter in the coastal waters and rivers of Papua New Guinea.
This vessel provides the ultimate way of visiting some of the most remote regions of the the Sepik River and Papua New Guinea all in the comfort of this luxurious vessel.
T: +675 4241 400 T: +675 4222766, F: +675 4223543, E: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Madang Resort (formerly Hotel Madang) remains PNG's most popular tourist resort and conference centre offering 180 guest suites with facilities that include PADI dive shop, Gift Shop, Art Gallery, Hair Salon, Business Centre, Tour Office, 3 restaurants, 4 pools, Gymnasium, 2 lagoons, a marina, PADI Dive Facility, Game Fishing and much more.
The Resort offers free use of Kayaks. sailing boats, bikes, tennis and Golf equipment and is now offering complimentary breakfasts in the Janek Aben Restaurant - enquire now for conditions.
The new Kalibobo Haus Kibung and new Haus Win Restaurant was officially opened on 10th June 2013, both are fully operational and have proved to be very popular.
Located along the shore of the Madang Harbour & Yamilon Lagoon in 15 acres of landscaped gardens.
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Kalibobo Village Resort - Madang
Kalibobo Village was completed in 2007 and provides 60 deluxe rooms and villas, plus 10 cottages set along the Dallman Passage and entrance to the beautiful Madang Harbour overlooking Krankget Island. Facilities include a swimming pool, lagoon, tennis court as well as facilities provided at the adjacent Madang Resort.
NEW! Apartments for Short & Long Term Rental
T: +675 422 2655 T: +675 4241 400 F: +675 422 3325
Niugini Dive Adventures
Niugini Diving Adventures, (NDA) is based at the Madang Resort and Kalibobo Village but in addition provides dive instruction and excursions aboard the Kalibobo Spirit. It is a PADI dive facility. In addition to scuba diving, snorkelling and fishing trips are available.
Dive, Snorkel, Cruise & Tour
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Niugini Dive Adventures operates the Aqua Venture and Sau Dazas. Game fishing boats that can provide light and big game fishing in waters of the Bismarck Sea.
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MTS provide a complete touring service throughout the Highlands and Papua New Guinea. Bookings can be made to visit Western, Southern and Eastern Highlands, Simbu & Enga plus the islands provinces of East and West New Britain, New Ireland, Bougainville and Milne Bay.
The Heritage Cairns has just been announced by Trip Advisor as the Travellers Choice for 2012. This prestigous award is attributable to the committment by MTS to provide a true PNG hospitality,. The Tropical Heritage Hotel has one certificates of excellence from Trip Advisor for 2012, 2013 & 2014 and is rated as #7 in 68 hotels in Cairns. It does not profess to be a 5 star hotel, it is rated as 3.5 stars and is considered to be the best, most affordable hotel in the CBD of Cairns City.
Rosemary has retired and touring Australia in a Caravan, James Munro has taken over as Manager assisted by Cynthia Bubner and the fantasic staff. They all look forward to welcoming you in 2015
In addition to the 2012 Travellers Choice Award, Trip Advisor have presented the Certificate of Excellence to Cairns Heritage for 2012, 2013, 2014 and just announced Winner of the Excellence Award for 2015 by Trip Advisor - Congratulations!.
8 Minnie Street, Cairns, Queensland, 4870
Full costs available on Web, plus special offers
Lukim yu Bihain!
Cairns Sheridan Hotel & Conference Centre is also known as Cairns Airport Hotel is situated only 2-3km from Cairns Central shopping centre and Cairns Airport. From the hotel it’s a short walk to the Botanical Gardens, Whitfield Range bush tracks and the Cairns Esplanade. The Palms Restaurant provides excellent cruisine and a friendly environment.