Today, Madang is mostly free of development and largely unspoiled, a land of volcanoes and jagged mountains overlooking the calm, peaceful waters of the Bismarck Sea. A highlight of the area is the plentiful, diverse marine life, including various species of sharks, rays, and coral - perfect for divers and kayakers.
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Enjoy the vibrant marine life at Barracuda Point, including barracuda, trevally, sweetlips, fusiliers, hammerhead sharks, silvertip sharks, large coral cod, and schools of sea perch.
Canoe down the Gogol River, Gum River or Naru River south of Madang town, or the Surumarang River or Wasab River north of the town, depending on water levels. The winding rivers are slow flowing, which will give you ample opportunity to enjoy the view of riverside jungle, and the thatched houses and food gardens of local people living along the river.
Go diving in the Madang Lagoon. The outer perimeter of the lagoon consists of a series of islands connected by coral reef which forms a mini barrier reef of steep walls, each site home to a variety of coral structures. Because of its geography, the area is a real muck diver’s paradise.
Dive at the volcanic seamount known as Planet Rock, only a few miles offshore from Madang. The seas around the mount plummet to a depth of over 2,000 feet, but the strong ocean currents that surge through Astrolabe Bay sweep around and across the apex of the mount at only 15 feet. Fortunate divers also have encounters with hammerheads, which have been known to school here, and the tiger shark.
Papua New Guinea Regions
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- 10 days / 9 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $11,300
- 12 days / 11 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $11,700
- 13 days / 12 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $18,700
Malolo Plantation Lodge
Originally a coconut plantation, the Malolo Lodge retains its colonial architectural charm and is located right on the coast, a 45-minute drive from the beach-and-diving town of Madang. The resort looks out over the Bismark Sea to the active volcano of Karkar on the horizon, and has several excellent sites for snorkeling and diving in PNG's extremely biodiverse waters right nearby. Malolo has 14 air-conditioned, en suite guest rooms, each with a balcony looking out over the water. The lounge, bar and dining room are open on all sides to allow in sea breezes. The lodge also has a freshwater swimming pool and tennis courts.
Jais Aben Resort
It’s a long a bumpy road to get to Keki Eco-Lodge, but one that rewards those who make the journey with thrilling views, as they pass through the thick jungle of Madang, Papua New Guinea. Keki Eco-Lodge, at nearly 3,000-feet above sea level, is surrounded by the majestic Adelbert Mountain Range. Upon arrival, the hotel’s staff will come to greet guests with friendly smiles, and escort them to their traditionally-styled cottages. Rooms come equipped with kerosene lamps, pit toilets, freshly-washed bedding, mosquito nets, and more. Refreshing showers are taken in the nearby creek.The guesthouse staff are more than happy to assist with tours of the area, including both the surrounding jungle and the local village. Among the many thrills of staying in this isolated guesthouse cocooned by jungle and mountains are the exotic native birds, some incredibly rare, and beautiful mammals that roam the area.
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