Balengut Canoe, Madang

Balengut Canoe, Madang

Pacific Dawn Visit Madang Feb 19, 2015

Pacific Dawn Visit Madang Feb 19, 2015

ms Europa Visit Madang Jan 17 2015

ms Europa Visit Madang Jan 17 2015

Kalibobo Spirit

Kalibobo Spirit

Mick Jagger on Narutu Is (Post Courier Picture)

Mick Jagger on Narutu Is (Post Courier Picture)

Wigmen of Hela

Wigmen of Hela

Christmas Night on KS

Christmas Night on KS

Christmas Song

Christmas Song

Thursday 22nd January 2015

A lot has happened since we last updated the blog in October 2014 and I aplogise for not updating the Website but we are undertaking a major changes in all websites for the MTS Group of companies which should be ready within the next few weeks.

In the meantime:


In early December we had the privilege of having Sir Michael Jagger aboard the Kalibobo Spirit who undertoook a cruise of the Trobriand Islands.  He enjoyed his visit to PNG and has told the Post Courier he would like to return with some of his children.


This is the 5th visit of the EUROPA to Madang and the 7th Visit to PNG.  any passengers took an air/road excusion to Goroka in the Eastern Highlands where they witnessed the Asaro Mudmen perform their ghostly ritual.  Others took sightseeing tours of Madang visiting Haya Village, the Madang Haus Tumbuna (Museum, the Divine Word University and other local villages.


On Feb 19, 2015 the Pacific Dawn will arrive in Madang.  This is the argest tourist vessel ever to visit Madang with more than 2000 passengers and 1500 crew.   MTS has arranged sightseeing, harbour cruises, diving plus a special "mini Cultural SHow at Sagen Aben apart of the beautiful grounds of the Madang Resort.   Passengers will witness more than 10 different cultural groups perform dances and at the same time have the opportunity to enjoy Melanesian Food at the specially designed park, complete with lagoon and haus win.


The Kalibobo Spirit opoerated a special family cruise to Kulili Plantation on Kar Kar Island to see Sir John and Lady Middleton and their families who have lived on Kar Kar for 4 generatiions.  They were joined by other friends who spent the weekend fishing for Marlin, 3 strikes but were unable to land, they settled for a Baracouda and a Mackeral whilst on the Kalibobo Spirit we caught a Golden Dolphin and a Mackeral without trying.   It was a good weekend, great places to visit despite the fishing not as good as usual.


The Gymnasium and Fitness Centre at the Madang Resort is now complete and in full operation.  It is the only state of the art air conditioned Gym in Madang.


The 10 new 1 bed and 2 bed apartmnents are nearing completion which is expected that the end of March 2015.  Already most have been leased.

If we can help in any way to assist you making a visit to Madang and PNG, please do not hesitate to contact us on


Peter Barter


Information for passengers aboard the Pacific Dawn

Madang Resort | Kalibobo Village | Cairns Sheridan Hotel | Cairns Heritage Hotel

all 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015  TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Winners

Expeditions - Kalibobo Spirit


Kalibobo at Kitava Island

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 4222766 F: 675 4223543 E:


Madang Resort


Madang Resort Aerial View

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.

T: +675 422 2655 F: +675 422 3325  E:

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Kalibobo Village Resort - Madang


Aerial View of Kalibobo Village Lagoon

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.

T: +675 422 2655 F: +675 422 3325  E:


Niugini Dive Adventures



Diving reefs in Madang Marine Park

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. 

Easter Weekend Getaway

Dive, Snorkel, Cruise & Tour

For bookings, email

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.

T: +675 422 2766 F: +675 422 3543  E:

Highland Tours


Sing Sing, Wahgi Valley

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.

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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 upgrading of accommodation and facilities under the leadership of Rosemary Robertson and her fantastic staff.

In addition to the 2012 Travellers Choice Award, Trip Advisor have presented the Certificate of Excellence to Cairns Heritage for 2012.

T: 07 4051 1211  F: 07 4051 1380

8 Minnie Street, Cairns, Queensland, 4870

Full costs available on Web, plus special offers

Lukim yu Bihain!

Cairns Sheridan

Cairns Sheridan Hotel & Conference Centre 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.

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