Madang Resort Hotel Foyer Stair

Madang Resort Hotel Foyer Stair

Divine Word Northern Province Student ready to dance to the beat of their Kundu drums

Divine Word Northern Province Student ready to dance to the beat of their Kundu drums

Haus Man-Tambunum Village, East Sepik

Haus Man-Tambunum Village, East Sepik

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

Sana Conference Room can cater for more than 400 person

Sana Conference Room can cater for more than 400 person

Kalibobo Spirit at Milne Bay

Kalibobo Spirit at Milne Bay

Diving in Madang

Diving in Madang

Gas steam at Milne Bay

Gas steam at Milne Bay

Kalibobo Village Rooms

Kalibobo Village Rooms

Delux Room at Madang Resort Hotel

Delux Room at Madang Resort Hotel

Theresa Lyon and friends on board the Kalibobo Spirit

Theresa Lyon and friends on board the Kalibobo Spirit

Madang Resort Chef always prepares the best meal

Madang Resort Chef always prepares the best meal

Janek Aben Resturant-Madang Resort

Janek Aben Resturant-Madang Resort



Tropical Heritage Cairns front office

Tropical Heritage Cairns front office

Rai Coast Totem Pole

Rai Coast Totem Pole

Wednesday, 01 July, 2015


On Saturday the Prime Minister of PNG opens the South Pacific Games in Port Moresby.  More than 4000 athletes are expected to arrive from most of the South Pacific Countries as a result of this major event, the entire country almost shuts down despite the fact that more than 6.5m people living outside the Capital will not have a chance of seeing the games.    All conferences, travel by public servants, state owned entities even commercial travellers will be restricted logistically in travelling until after the Games.

In Madang we expect a very lean time for the next 6 weeks, regretfully many casual staff have been laid off and we expect other hotels to do the same.  The only real movement will be a few international tourists who would be unaware of the South Pacific Games.


The 2015 Madang Festival is over and the town is returning to normal.  The next event will be the DWU Cultural Day on Aug 22 at the Campus of the Divine Word University which incidentally is probably the most spectacular cultural show in PNG due to the cultural diversity of students taking place as well as the fact they are not being paid to perform, they are performing for the love of their culture.

In 2016 the Miss Madang Pageant and Madang Festival will be held between Jun 3-6 over the Queen’s Birthday Weekend.  The 2016 DWU Cultural Show will be held on Aug 20.  If you are planning to witness these spectacular events you should not delay in making hotel reservations.


We have released several new packages for the remainder of 2015 and 2016 that include the following:






  • Milne Bay and Trobriand Islands aboard the Kalibobo Spirit & Driftwood Resort (6 nights),



For bookings contact MTS or refer to the website for more information.


Major refurbishing of our water front bungalows has just been completed.  The Olympic pool hs been tiles and repainted and the new Holiday Apartments will open on 1st August. 2015.  This represents a K4m investment and in September, we will begin with the 4th stage of development to replace existing rooms with 20 new one bed room suites.   We expect this new wing to be completed in 7 months which will be available for the tourist season in 2016.


Both the Tropical Heritage Cairns and the Cairns Sheridan Hotel are ready for the tourist season beginning this month in Far North Queensland.  The Tropical Heritage is under the Management of James Munro, whilst the Cairns Sheridan remains under the General Management of Stuart Munro and his charming wife, Leanne.



Tropical Heritage Print_Logo_COE2015_UK.jpgFor the 3 year in a row, all our hotels received Excellence Awards which is an amazing feat.  I know of no other chain of small boutique hotels and resorts that have all received the same prestigious awards which are rated by our guests!



I am intending to travel to Europe and the USA in August.  My first stop will be in Berlin on around 6th August where we will hire a car and drive to Krakow in Poland to attend a wedding of a very good friend and niece of Fr Jan Czuba, the President of DWU in Madang.  We will then visit Franfurt, Munich and possibly Hamburg before travelling to London, then onto THE USA where we will visit long time friends and colleagues in New York, Seattle, Denver and Los Angeles then return to PNG via Sydney and Cairns.

Since sending a few emails about our travel, we have received numerous emails inviting us to spend more time but due to time constraints it is difficult for me to be away longer than 2 weeks.  The details of our travel are as follows:

 Aug 04 Madang/Port Moresby/Cairns - Sheridan Hotel

Aug 05-6 Cairns/Hong Kong/Kualua Lumpur/Berlin. When flights are confirmed, we shall post the itinerary Aug 06 QR75 Arrive Berlin, private accommodation

Aug 07 Drive Berlin to Krakow - Attend Wedding on Aug 8

Aug 10 Leave Poland, surface to Frankfurt

Aug 12 Depart Frankfurt BA903 @ 1140 Arrive London.

Aug 14 Depart London BA828 @ 0935 Arrive Dublin 1055

Aug 16 Depart Dublin BA835 @ 1300 Arrive Seattle, via London & Chicago

Aug 17 Arrive 1705 Seattle, Surface to Los Angeles

Aug 20 Depart Los Angeles QF12 @ 2200

Aug 22 Arrive Sydney

Aug 26 Depart Sydney, QF924 to Cairns

Aug 27 Cairns/Port Moresby/Madang.  Please feel free to send me emails to 

or call me on +61 0412735297.  (Itinerary subject to change)


In early November I will take the Kalibobo Spirit to Cairns,  and returning to PNG in early December.  The vessel will undergo survey during this time.  We hope to undertake some special cruises to the Trobriand Islands in December before we return to Madang before Christmas.

Let me know if we can be of any assistance to you in planning visits to Papua New Guinea. 

Sir Peter Barter

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

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

Miss Madan Entrant in Traditional Dress at Sageng Aben Park, Madang Resort

Miss Madan Entrant in Traditional Dress at Sageng Aben Park, Madang Resort

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:

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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 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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