Aerial Picture of Madang Resort

Aerial Picture of Madang Resort

Kalibobo Village, Lagoon Rooms

Kalibobo Village, Lagoon Rooms

White Haus Twin Room

White Haus Twin Room

New White Haus Wing, opened by HE Bruce Davis, Australian High Commisioner to PNG on 28 October 2017

New White Haus Wing, opened by HE Bruce Davis, Australian High Commisioner to PNG on 28 October 2017

WHite Haus Wing, Madang Resort

WHite Haus Wing, Madang Resort

B25 Bomber, Wangat Island, Madang

B25 Bomber, Wangat Island, Madang

Dallman Diver & Kalibobo Spirit providing services to the US Project Recover Project in Madang in Feb/Mar

Dallman Diver & Kalibobo Spirit providing services to the US Project Recover Project in Madang in Feb/Mar



Jordan Barter with Mackeral caught in Project Recover (Fringe Benefits)

Jordan Barter with Mackeral caught in Project Recover (Fringe Benefits)

Madang Resort from Drone

Madang Resort from Drone

Kalibobo Spirit Crew at Kanganaman Village

Kalibobo Spirit Crew at Kanganaman Village

Crocodile Sing Sing at Kopar Village

Crocodile Sing Sing at Kopar Village

Madang Resort Gardens and Pool

Madang Resort Gardens and Pool



Amele Sing Sing, Madang

Amele Sing Sing, Madang

Tuesday February 27 2018




No excuse, have been occupied in writing brochures, planning for 2018 and dealing with issues that have sikply taken more time that I had available.



In 2017 we embarked on a major facelift and refurbishment of both the Madang Resort and Kalibobo Village, we have just about completed this work which included the replacement of queen size beds with split king size beds, new linen, curtains new bathrooms in most of our rooms, upgrading to 40-55" TV's and new furniture.  Such a task may sound relatively simple in the western world, but in PNG where everything has to be imported it is a very expensive excersize, not least very frustrating.


The resort foyer was completely refurbished, retiled, a new reception area, refurbishment of the Janek Aben Restaurant,Gift Shop, Hair Salon and Explorer's Bar.    The Sana Conference rooms have all been recarpeted, repainted and all public toilets replaced.


We can no longer be classified as "dated" even though we are proud to be older than the Independent State of PNG - last year we celebrated our 50th Anniversary and the Madang Resort remains the oldest hotel in PNG and the longest hotel under the same ownership.


Madang Resort have release the 2018 Rates for accommodation and other services provided by MTS the parent company.



Taka our Dive Instructor has been very busy in January handling many divers, mainly from Japan but we are now regaining the reputation as one of the best dive destinations in PNG and the Pacific.  Next month a new Fijian Dive Instructor will join the staff of Niugini Dive Adventure to continue the good work done by Taka and his staff.

NDA have release their 2018 packages and can be dowloaded from this website and the Niugini Diving Adventures website (



As usual the Kalibobo Spirit underwent survey in Cairns, Australia and is now back in PNG moored to the Madang resort Marina ready to take on charters for 2018.  We have made a decision only to accept charters on this vessel as it is hard to sell individuals space on a luxury yacht limited to jus 8 cabins.



The Coral Expedition 1 will depart for the Sepik River tonight with 40 passengers on its last of 4 special Sepik Cruises.   All the voyages have been successful and already some passengers have indicated they will return in 2019 and repeat the Sepik Cruise.

The cruises commenced in Madang from the Resort Marina, traveled along the North Coast via Kar Kar, Manam, Boisa Island and entered the Sepik River at dawn.  They visited Kopa, Mendam in the Murik Lakes, Angoram and then travelled to the middle Sepik River to Moim, Tambanum, Timbunke, Kamindimbit then by tender to the Chambri Lakes, Aibom, Wombun, up further to Parrembei, Kanganaman and on the last cruises visited Korogo village, in all 300nm of river in 7 days and making a final stop at Boisa and Manam Island before returning to Madang.

Coral Expedtions are talking about operating 12 similar cruises in 2019 between January/March and details are expected to be announced in due course.


APEC 2018

We had received notice that Madang woul not be used to host some of the smaller meetings but this week, a message has been received by the organising committee who are arranging a meeting with Madang Resort with the possibiulity of the meetings planned in Madang being restored.

I will fly to Port Moresby on Thusday Mar 1 and meet with APEC, the Prime Minister in the hope that we can all look forward to some of the meetings being held in Madang.



We are embarking on a major refurbishment of all bathrooms at the Cairns Sherican Hotel and this week the Landscape Gardeners were working on the gardens along the McLeod Street side of the hotel and aroun d the pool area.


At Tropical Heritage Cairns, we are about to let a contract for a new pool, breakfast room and landscaping.  In January, most queen size beds were replaced ny King Split Beds and new caret was laid throughout the 3 floors and rooms.\



We have just released a new video of the Madang Resort hotel and you can view the video on Utube on the link below.  We hope you enjoy seeing all the work that has been done to upgrade and expand the Resort.  Let us know what you think of the video.

A further video has been made by a Japanese Photographer and it is expected this will be released in April 2018.

Feel free to use both videos to expose the beauty of Madang coupled with the excellent facilities of the Madang Resort and Kalibobo Village.



We always are keen to improve our services and we do not need Trip Advisor, or other organisations to take over the role assumed by them solely by their huge budget which in directly is paid for by the consumer.  You will always get the best deal and rates by making contact with MTS or direct to our various hotels and divisions and not through parasitic organisations that are not contribubting   towards the development of travel or tourism.


Best wishes for a prosperous New Year!


Sir Peter Barter

The link to download:


Camel Riding, Katherine

Camel Riding, Katherine

MTS PNG Welcomes Visitors Aboard the Pacific Aria

Download the Visitors Information Booklet [PDF, 1.5MB]

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.

Download the pdf of the Sepik River Charters 2018-screen_shot_2017_12_15_at_11_41_22_am_yPP_1.ico

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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 T: +675 422 2766 F: +675 422 3325  E:  



Kalibobo Village Resort - Madang


Kalibobo Village Suit

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
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T: +675 422 2655 T: +675 422 2766  F: +675 422 3325  



Niugini Dive Adventures


Scuba diving at 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. 

Diver & Non-Diver Packages, Bookings & information


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 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!.

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 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.

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