Julie Bishop. Australian Foreign Minister with Dr Sir Puka Temu, PNG Minister for Public Service

Julie Bishop. Australian Foreign Minister with Dr Sir Puka Temu, PNG Minister for Public Service

Julie Bishop attending the Australia/PNG Ministerial Meeting at the Madang Resort

Julie Bishop attending the Australia/PNG Ministerial Meeting at the Madang Resort

AUst/PNG Ministerial Meeting in Sana Room, Madang Resort

AUst/PNG Ministerial Meeting in Sana Room, Madang Resort

Europa Arriving in Madang

Europa Arriving in Madang

Pacfic Aria arriving Feb 19 in Madang

Pacfic Aria arriving Feb 19 in Madang

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

PNG Air ATR 72 now serving Madang.  MTS to be appointed GSA and Grouind Handler in Madang

PNG Air ATR 72 now serving Madang. MTS to be appointed GSA and Grouind Handler in Madang

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 Marquee erected at the World Sufing Chamionship at Tupira, Madang

Madang Resort Marquee erected at the World Sufing Chamionship at Tupira, Madang

Madang Resort Gardens and Pool

Madang Resort Gardens and Pool

Tupira  Surf Championship 2017

Tupira Surf Championship 2017

Tupira Surf Lodge from Drone

Tupira Surf Lodge from Drone


March 23, 2017


I visited Tupira prior to the Championship to erect out marquee which has been servoing as the dining room and entertainment centre since erected.  On Friday night we returned aboard the Kalibobo Spirit.  On the Saturday the surf was very poor and in the afternoon a storm along with torrential rain all but washed the temporary accommodation away, we continually dragged anchor in the afternoon and early evening and afterwards decided to depart Uligan back to Madang which was most unfortunate as Sunday the weather was excellent, the surf had risen and from that day to this, the surfing satisfied all those contestants who had travelled from many parts of the world.  Regretfully, I missed the good days but have posted some of the pictures which may entice more visitors to visit PNG, Madang and Tupira.



The next big event in Madang is the National Game Fishing Championship to take place over Easter.  We are expecting many contenstants and game fishing boats to arrive from Australia and other ports in Papua New Guinea.  The Madang Resort and Kalibobo Village are almost booked out and we expect all hotel rooms in Madang will be sold out over the next week.



Myself and the crew of the Kalibobo Spirit were occupied for 12 days undertaking research for missing WW2 aircraft in the Madang Harbour.  Project Recover wsa led by a team of Americans from seveal universties and instutions in the USA and supported by the UJnites Statee Government.

The team successfully identified several missing aircraft from the US and Japan in the Madang Harbour and may eventually recover other US Aircraft on the castline of Madang and Astrolobe Bay and Lalok and neaby Minjim River.

The team was led by Dr Andrew Pietruszka who was delighted with their mission and expects to return to Madang to undertake a further recovery at Hansa Bay on the North Coast of Madang.   Our crew and staff are looking forward to their return in early October before we sail to Cairns for survey.

The pictures show a B25 Bomber at Wangat Island and along with The Dallman Diver and Kalibobo Spirit which was used as the base for the project.

The full story of this project can be downloaded from this website.


The Australian Team was led by Julie Bishop, the Foreign Minister whilst the PNG mission was led by Patro Rimbik, the PNG Foreign Minister.  Each delegation consisted by 6 senior ministers plus a large contingent of support staff.

Althojugh a brief visit, Julie Bishop and the Australian Delegation were delighted with their stay at the Madang Resort and Kalibobo Village, she paid special t ribute to the facilities and the genuine freidliness of the staff.  She has told Sibona Mani that she will return and spend more time in Madang.

The pictures show Julie Bishop, Peter Dutton, Dr Sir Puka Temu and the other Ministers enjoying fellowship and discussions in the Sana Room of the Madang Resort


P&O's Pacifc Aria and Hapag Lloyds Europa paid visits to Madang in Feb and Mar.  Bother visits were successful and in addition to the Madang Visit, the Europa called at Rabaul, Garove and Kopa on the mouth of the Sepik River.


My Grandson spent a month with me in Madang as a crew member on the Dallman Diver during which time he managed to land some very nce fish as you can see by the picture.


We have always believed that any guest wants more than a bed and a good meal this is the reason why the Madang Resort offers more facilities than any other hotel and resort in PNG which include the Kalibobo Spirit, a luxury 30m expedition yacht, a marina, PADI dive shop, tennis court, 4 pools, 2 lagoons, aviaries, fish ponds, large aquariums in the Haus Win Restaurant, 40-55” flat screen TV in all rooms that have balconies, providing full kitchenettes in some rooms, providing personal transport to rooms by electric cars, membership of the Gold Club, kayaks, sailing boats, harbour cruises and village tours quite apart from gift shops and kiosks, 2 restaurants, function rooms and the Sana conference room and over 200 rooms, apartments, villas and cottages..

In 2017 all tariffs have been lowered going against the trends of other hotels in PNG, in addition we provide complimentary buffet breakfasts and airport transfers.

In the past 2 weeks, guests have written 20 positive reviews and providing both hotels 5 stars with the headings that include:

”Best Location for business and personal retreats”

“Best Resort, Dining & Scuba Diving in Madang”

“Undoubtedly the best Resort in Papua New Guinea”

:“Highly recommended”

“Awesome views and fantastic water”

“Great place, right on the water”

“Lovely Views”

“Picturesque spot with amazing dive locations”

“Magic Madang”

“A must destination for every real traveller”

“Kalibobo Village a touch of Paradise”

Ratings of #1 & # 2 on Trip Advisor, Certificate of Excellence and both hotels have more 5 stars ratings by our guests than any other hotel in PNG

 We are not resting on our laurels, we can do better and at present undertaking serious training of our PNG staff to excel in the ability to provide real Papua New Guinean Hospitality.  In PNG we do not say “have a nice day”,  but make sure our guests do have a nice day!


NDA is actively engaged in attracting more divers to Madang.  Taka Yamuguchi has settled in very well, he and his staff located more dive sites in the Madang Lagoon and the offshore islands of Bagabag Kar Kar, Manam and Boisa.  A new brochure has been released and electronic copies can be downloaded from this website.  We have established dates for weekend one night live aboard dive trips to Bagabag as well as 3 night overnight cruises to Boisa, Manam, Kar Kar & Bagabag, the first of these cruises will be over Easter.

Taka will be attending the Maribe & Dive Fair in Easter in Tokyo, he is taking along some very affordable packages that should suit the Japanese market.


The World's National Women's Surfing Championship will be held at Tupira Surf Lodge between Mar 11-19.  It is located at Ulingan Harbour apporox 180km along the North Coast Road and is expected to attract hundreds of national and international visitors to see more than 36 women participate in this world event.

MTS will be operating qa 3 day trip aboard the Kalibobo Spirit and will organise transport by road on day visits from the Madang Resort.  Contact MTS for further details.


The issue is now available and can be downloaded on this website.  It largely carries the expedition up the Sepik River over the New Year period.  It also contained other information related to visiting cruise ships that will visit Madang and PNG in 2017.


The schedule and costs have been released for 2017 & 2018.  The cruises include 6 cruises along the full length of the Sepik River, several weekend trips for divers to offshore islands plus a 9 day voyage from Madang to Alotau via the Islands in the Trobriands.



Both Tropical Heritage Cairns and Cairns Sheridan Hotel operated very well throughout 2016, at present it is the off season but still our occupancies have remained high and in the low season we are undertaking some maintenance including new carpet at the Heritage, landscaping at both hotels in readiness for what we expect will be a busy year.


We have great pride in announcing the appointment of David Thomas our new General Manager who will take up his position in Madang as soon as his work visas are approved.  David has a wide experience in hotel/resort management and we look forward to him taking us into the future.


Sir Peter Barter, GCL, OBE, Kt Dr. (Hon)

Chairman/Managing Director  

MTS PNG Welcomes Visitors Aboard the Pacific Aria

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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 4241 400 T: +675 4222766,   F: +675 4223543,   E: info@mtspng.com 

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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 4241 400 F: +675 422 3325  E: info@madangresort.com E:reservations@madangresort.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
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T: +675 422 2655 T: +675 4241 400 F: +675 422 3325  

E: info@kalibobovillage.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. 

Diver & Non-Diver Packages, Bookings & information


Dive, Snorkel, Cruise & Tour

For bookings, email nda@madangresort.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.

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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
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.

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