Madang Resort Hotel Foyer Stair

Madang Resort Hotel Foyer Stair

Along walkway to rooms 1-4, Madang Resort

Along walkway to rooms 1-4, Madang Resort

Pool at Madang Resort

Pool at Madang Resort

Sir Peter with Max showing the sepik river villagers how to use the new water pump he supplied

Sir Peter with Max showing the sepik river villagers how to use the new water pump he supplied

Bagabag Island kids diving

Bagabag Island kids diving

Diving in Madang

Diving in Madang

Kalibobo Village new 303 suite room white goods

Kalibobo Village new 303 suite room white goods

Twin shared, 303 Suite Kalibobo Village

Twin shared, 303 Suite Kalibobo Village

Kalibobo Village Rooms

Kalibobo Village Rooms

Haus Win Bar Waitress with some  beverages

Haus Win Bar Waitress with some beverages

Health Department workers on Board the Kalibobo Spirit

Health Department workers on Board the Kalibobo Spirit



Tropical Heritage Cairns front office

Tropical Heritage Cairns front office

Inside Kalibobo Spirit

Inside Kalibobo Spirit

 Sunday, 19 July, 2015

Greetings from Madang!

We have just experienced a 9 week drought in Madang which is about the longest dry spell recorded, whilst we have sprinklers on in some parts of the Madang Resort, we have been forced to restrict watering in case the drought continues and we run short.   This morning it rained!  Hopefully the lawns and gardens respond as there is nothing worse in the tropics not see the lush green vegetation.

South Pacific Games

Today is the last day of the South Pacific Games, the last event is the  Marathon followed by the closing ceremony tonight.   PNG has already amassed 54 gold, 47 silver & 43 bronze and is the clear winner over the other 24 nations competing.  New Caledonia, Tahiti, Fiji, Samoa, Australia, Nauru, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Cook Islands, Gua, Kiribati, FS of Micronesia, Vunuata, Norfolk Island, American Samoa, Tuvalu, New Zealand, Wallis & Foruna, Palau, Marshall Island, N. Mariana and Tokelu scored in this order.

At a farewell function, the Prime Minister has thanks the South Pacific Family of nations for making a huge success.  International athletes have all given their thumbs up over the organisation, accommodation, sports facilities and the friendliness of the PNG people   The next South Pacific Games will be held in 2019 in the Kingdom of Tonga.

Commonwealth Games & APEC Conference

The PNG Government spent K2 billion on the infrastructure for the Games in Port Moresby.  The Prime Minister Peter O’Neil is now bidding for the Commonwealth Games.  Other events to take place in the immediate future is the 2018 APEC Conference which will attract more than 2,000 delegates, plus more observers – Preliminary meetings will take place in Madang in 2016 where the Madang Resort will be the main host and conference centre.

A&K visit PNG

Kathryn Heness and Kristy-Ann Berry from Abercrombie & Kent have made a site visit to PNG including Madang and the Madang Resort during which time they were taken on a local tour and a small cruise aboard the Kalibobo Spirit in the Madang Lagoon.

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DWU Cultural Day

Bookings are now being accepted for the DWU Cultural Day to take place at the Divine Word University on 22nd August.  This events is the most culturally diverse in PNG with all 22 Provinces participating to show off their rich culture, not for money, but because of the pride they have in their heritage – this makes it the best cultural show in PNG and possibly the world.


Sepik & Trobriand Island Cruise


Dates have been established for S epik River 6 day cruises from Madang and 4 day cruises from Alotau to the Trobriand Islands.  Details are available on this website and more information is available from Wes at MTS

The big advantage of visiting Sepik and Trobriands aboard the Kalibobo Spirit is that we can navigate into remote remote islands and tributaries, we know the people and they know us the combination promises more than you could ever hope for on a Mega Ship with thousands of passengers.

Kalibobo Village Apartments

The new one and two bed room apartments at Kalibobo Village are due to open in August.  The final fit out is taking place, furniture has been unpacked, air conditioning has been commissioned and we expect the first guests will be checked in during August.

Air Niugini Tours

Air Niugini Tours have just released a booking containing many tours of PNG and other international destinations they serve.   We are disappointed that they do not concentrate of selling PNG first and feel that they are attempting to deliberately divert all tourist enquiries through their tour department which is rather surprising when you consider their past failures to promote tourism.  Having said that we suggest you down load their Global Brochure.


Madang Resort

Madang Resort Logo 7.2KB.jpgAll our waterfront bungalows have been refurbished, all have new balconies overlapping Dallman Passage, all have 46 flat screen TV’s as well as all the facilities and amenities your could expect in a 5 star hotel.   The Madang Resort remains the top rates hotel in Madang and was winner of the Trip Advisor Excellence Award for the past 3 years.

Cairns Hotels

Both the Tropical Heritage Cairns and the Cairns Sheridan Hotel in Cairns are operating well with excellent occupancies between now and December.  Again both of these hotels were recipients of the Trip Advisor Excellence Awards in 2015 and both rate #6 and #10 out of 68 hotels in Cairns.

On Aug 4 I depart PNG for Europe, USA and Australia.  My schedule is quite tight but I look forward to meeting as many old friends as possible.  You can contact me direct on +61 412735297 or


Peter Barter


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

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

Madang Resort pool and rooms along sea front during night

Madang Resort pool and rooms along sea front during night

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 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:

Download Destination Madang Brochure

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.

T: +675 422 2655 F: +675 422 3325  E:


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. 

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 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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