Aerial Picture of Madang Resort

Aerial Picture of Madang Resort

Kalibobo Village, Lagoon Rooms

Kalibobo Village, Lagoon Rooms

Come Dive with Reef Explorer

Come Dive with Reef Explorer

spectacular diving in Madang

spectacular diving in Madang

All Welcome Madang Resort

All Welcome Madang Resort

White Haus Twin Room

White Haus Twin Room

Sunday Carvery

Sunday Carvery

Madang in Bird's Eye view

Madang in Bird's Eye view

Niugini Discoverery

Niugini Discoverery

MTS and Niugini Dive Adventures was represented at DEMA by Takahiro Yamaguchi

MTS and Niugini Dive Adventures was represented at DEMA by Takahiro Yamaguchi

Friday 23rd August 2019




A number of activities have kept me busy in 2019 following the successful APEC conference in Port Moresby and Madang.


Niugini Dive Adventures

Taka Yamaguchi has completed his 5 year contract with NDA as head Dive Instructor, he is now back in Tokyo helping run his families business and preparing to marry in the near future.  He is also assisting the TPA in Tokyo with the knowledge he gained during his employment in PNG.


We have been fortunate to secure the services of Tetsuya Nakamora, a young energetic PADI Dive Instructor who replaced Taka under the guidance of Nathan our Fijian Dive Instructor.


Both Tetsuya and Nathan will share representing NDA and MTS at the various dive shows in Japan, Europe, America and Australia in 2018.


Earlier this year we restored the NDA dive shop at the Madang Resort and produced the new 2019-2020 Dive Brochure which is available on-line.


Despite the on/off schedule by Air Niugini the direct Air Niugini flights have resumed once a week which will encourage more Japanese to explore the spectacular diving in Madang, both from land based at Madang Resort and aboard the luxurious live-aboard, Kalibobo Spirit.


Madang Resort

We continually upgrade and refurbish guest rooms at the Madang Resort.  In 2018, all beds and furniture were replaced. 40-55inch smart TV were installed, all bathrooms were replaced and a new entrance gate has been constructed to welcome guests.


The Sugen Aben park has a new Haus Win, small sandy beach providing a safe way to enjoy our stand-up boards, kayaks, sailing boats and an attractive venue for cultural activities and functions.  In addition, we have just completed a new slipway which will service our dive boats.


In September, The Madang Resort has been chosen to be the venue for the National “Lukim PNG” trade show which will attract scores of international tour operators, travel agents who have been invited by both TPA, Air Niugini and the PNGTIA to attend.


The Madang Resort is providing a 50% discount off rack rates for all registered delegates booing direct to the Madang Resort.


In 2020, a new fresh water lagoon will be constructed adjacent to the current salt water Olympic pool which is the largest hotel/resort pool in PNG.


Kalibobo Village

Like the Madang Resort, Kalibobo Village continues to upgrade services and in the future will operate separately from the Madang Resort and specialise in longer term accommodation.   A new Manager’s residence has been built and due to open in September aong with a new gate which caters only for tenants and guests of Kalibobo Village.


Melanesian Discover Cruises

The Kalibobo Spirit schedule has been set for 2020-2021 & 2022.  The cruises will be of 7 night duration along the Sepik River with additional schedule cruises between Madang and Alotau  via  islands in Milne Bay including the Trobriand Islands.


Other dates are available for exclusive charters to cater for both divers and culture.  For information, you can download the new MTS Brochure on this website.



We have delayed the introduction of this new vessel due to a change in Government along with currency restrictions which we are hopeful will be resolved in the new future.  We are planning on the new 35m vessel entering services in 2021, in the meantime, we are negotiating the purchase of another existing vessel that has been operating in Australia and PNG for the past 20 years.  If we proceed, it is expected that we will begin operation in 2020.


Watch for further updates on this exciting resumption of the famous award winning expeditionary cruises that we operated aboard our previous vessel the “Melanesian Discoverer”.

Being 100^ Nationally owned, and crewed by qualified PNMG Crew we are able to provide visitors what is described as the ultimate travel experience in PNG.



Andrea Cavaliere has been appointed GM of the Madang Resort and is quickly taking control of all the activities and facilities that make the Madang Resort the best resort in PNG.   Andrea speaks several languages including Chinese, Japanese, Italian, French, English and is busy learning “tok pisin”.   He was formerly GM of Green Island in Cairns Australia and has extensive knowledge in the hospitality industry.



For more than 40 years, MTS has operated the Melanesian Foundation a registered non-profit organisation which has assisted in improving the quality of life to people living in remote regions of PNG.  Apart from our normal projects of delivering school desks, the Foundation provides monthly financial support to the disabled through the Madang Self Help Creative Centre and the Madang City Mission which is operated to train young people who have dropped out of formal education.



Our latest newsletter can be downloaded with this link   We welcome any comments made on the content which will help provide more information about the services we provide to visitors as well as activities of the Melanesian Foundation. 



Sir Peter Barter, GCL, OBE, Kt





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 Sepik River and Papua New Guinea all in the comfort of this luxurious vessel.

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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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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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