Takahito Yamaguchi

Takahito Yamaguchi

Alisi Ratulevu

Alisi Ratulevu

M/Y Qing at Madang Resort Marina

M/Y Qing at Madang Resort Marina

Kalam SHow, Simbai

Kalam SHow, Simbai

Aerial Picture of Yamilon Lagoon, Madang Resort Marina on left.

Aerial Picture of Yamilon Lagoon, Madang Resort Marina on left.

Venetian Foundain, Madang Resort

Venetian Foundain, Madang Resort

Dallman Diver

Dallman Diver



Reef Explorer New Livery

Reef Explorer New Livery

National ALlicance Conference in Sana Room

National ALlicance Conference in Sana Room

Sunday Jul 31, 2016

My apologies for the delay in updating the blog, no excuses other than I have been quite busy.  The past few months has been hectic.   We are in the final stages of competing the new Garden Wing which will provide an additional 20 deluxe rooms at Madang Resort.   I had hoped to download some pictures but again time is not on my side.  My next blog will provide external and internal pictures of this new wing which sets a new standard for accommodation in PNG.


Takahia  (Taka) Yamaguichi has finally arrived and taken up the position of Senior Dive Instructor and Manager of Niugini Dive Adventures.   His appointment is expected to see a large increase of Japanese Divers visting Madang in the near future.


The Dallman Diver is pictured in Cairns awaiting delivery to Madang.  Andrew Barter is waiting for the right weather to make the crossing across the Coral Sea from Cairns to ALotau, and then up the North Coast of PNG, hopefully in the next 4 weeks.


Alisi Ratulevu has returned to the Madang Resort to take up the position as Deputy Manager.  Alisi a Fijian has a wealth of experience in the Hospitality Iindustry having worked at some of the famous hotels in Fiji.  Amongst her responsibilities will be to train the staff of Madang Resort and Kalibobo Village.


The 45’m Qing arrived in Madang this week and will be escirtyed up the Sepik River to Ambunti where the owners will witness the Crocodile Festival and visit many of the villages along the river and villages in the Murik and Chambri Lakes.  They return to Madang on 9th August.


The Kalam Festival will be held at Simbai in September.  Access to Simbai is limited to small aircraft but there is an excellent local guest house and those fortunate to visit the  Kalam Show will be pleasantly surporised at the cultural diversity of this interesting highland region in the Madang Province.


Regretfully the DWU Cultural Day has been postponed in 2016 but is expected to happen in August 2017


Our new newsletter is attached to this website and is being widely distributed to all rooms at the Madnag Resort, Kalibobo Village, Kalibobo Spirit, Cairns Sheridan Hotel and the Tropical Heritage in Cairns.


At long last, the PNG Government has relaxed its restriction on Australian Tourists visiting PNG.  No longer is it necessary to apply for a visa at a PNG Embassy or Consulate, Australians visiting PNG as tourists may receive free visas on arrival at Port Moresby, Alotau, Rabaul and Mt Hagen.    This will be welcome news for Australian Agents and Airlines and not least the many Australians who would have been deterred from, visiting PNG due to this really stupid restriction.


The Minister for Tourism & Culture, Hon Tobias Kulung visited Madang in early July and announced that Madang would also become a tourist hub in PNG.  Although the airport is restricted to F100 aircraft, the proposed new Australia/Mt Hagen flights would continue to Madang making access to Madang a lot easier and avoid the new to go via Port Moresby.   This has been welcomed by the Madang Tourist Industry.

The Minister also advised that the TPA would establish a TPA Regional Office at the Madang Visitors Bureau within the near future.


The Pacific Eden is expected to visit Madang  in September and in 2017 visits by P&O ships is expected to double due to the success of earlier visits where passengers rated Madang as the best port in PNG.

 Sir Peter Barter,  Managing Director


MTS Newsletter Apr 1 2016




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.


T: +675 4222766,   F: 675 4223543,   E: info@mtspng.com





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: info@mtspng.com


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
Read more... [PDF 952KB]

T: +675 422 2655 F: +675 422 3325  E: info@mtspng.com



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 nda@mtspng.com

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: info@mtspng.com

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.

More information...






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
Email: info@heritagecairns.com.au

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.

More information



Copyright © Melanesian Tourist Services Ltd. - 2013
PO Box 707, Madang, Papua New Guinea 511
Tel: +675 4241300 Fax: +675 422 3543

| Terms & Conditions |