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Madang or Kavieng or Rabaul

Newcastle, Aus
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Madang or Kavieng or Rabaul


Last year I went to Madang and stayed at Madang Lodge. Wonderful!!

This year a female friend is flying over whilst I have a few days off. I have checked out the airfares and with the dates we have (5 days), from Port Moresby to Magang is $300 return, Port Moresby to Kavieng $404 return or Rabaul $504 return. (All Aus dollars)

I am happy to return to Madang as I enjoyed it, but am happy to go elsewhere. What are people's thoughts?

Planning on doing some local day sightseeing/tours, one or two dives, relax, etc. Thanks.

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1. Re: Madang or Kavieng or Rabaul

Sorry, been on holiday myself. Good to see you coming back!

There's not much in the airfares, given the overall cost of getting to PNG, is there?

Madang might be a bit 'been there, done that'. Lots of interesting things around Rabaul and www.rapopo.com is a dive resort that friends have given the thumbs up to. Rapopo is closer to Kokopo than Rabaul and there are other places to stay at Kokopo.. Note that if staying in Rabaul itself you need to like grit - it comes from the volcano and settles everywhere

At Kavieng here is a couple places to stay


Note that the airport at Kavieng was closed (unhappy landowners) but reopened end of March

Cheers skip

Edited: 27 April 2011, 12:03
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What particular sightseeing tours do you want to do for the mainland? And in which hotel are you going to be accommodated in Madang and at what time you will be arriving?

I'm a local professional tour guide (Theo's Guide) in Madang and currently do tour packages for Madang's north and south coast full-day tours. I also arrange and plan local tour itineraries depending on what cleints want.

For south coast, is fully nature incorporated (Butterfly garden, Sulfuric Creek with welcoming tortoise & eels, Caving with mythical pool; and Orchids & botanical garden including cultural performance by villagers with local lunch inclusive @PGK463 per pax for group of 3.

North is fully ecotour with tropical forest experience and north-coast scenic drive view to Alexishafen mission and colonial cemetery @PGK 319 per pax for group of 3 with packed lunch inclusive.

Niugini Dive Adventures do Diving tours and can be arranged at Madang Resort. I can cross check with their rates and get to you.

Let me know what you want to do for Madang's sight-seeing tours.

Kind Regards,

Theo's Guide (theosguide@gmail.com)


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