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aussie 03-10-2002 01:02 AM

Tours in and Around Lae
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Snorkeling Salamaua

Looking for a well deserved break ? Stay at the Salamaua Haus Kibung for a weekend and experience the Morobean sun and surf.

Located approximately 35 kilometers from Lae or a 50-minute scenic boat ride, visitors can disembark into a tropical haven of palm trees and sandy

aussie 03-10-2002 01:04 AM

Labu Tali Turtle Conservation Area
Leatherback and Hawksbill turtles nesting sites are common to both the Labu Tali and Busamang villages. Turtle watching is an excellent past-time for all nature enthusiasts and can be experienced just a short distance out of Lae.

Travelling southbound by banana boat you encounter the mighty Markham River and the quaint village of Labu Tali where you will need to secure accommodation overnight. Turtle species come ashore after dark so sightings will normally occur at these times.

Nesting season is from November through to March - (before Lae's rainy season sets in) so it is advisable to organise trips during these months. There is at present a village guesthouse called Waimala Guesthouse offering camp style accommodation at Labu Tali village. Visitors are required to bring their own food, personal items and sleeping gear (include mosquito nets).

Tour guides are available to escort visitors to see female turtles nesting and chances of sightings are quite high within the conservation area. Special arrangements can also be made for overnight stay in the neighbouring village of Busamang.

aussie 03-10-2002 01:06 AM

Labu Lakes
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Located inland behind the traditional villages of Labu Tali and Labu Miti, these lakes are a great place to visit and experience calm clear waters. The lakes are abundant in many types of marine life including the popular mud crabs which the Labu villagers regularly sell at the local markets.

Visitors can access the Lakes at any time once arrangements are made with local banana boat operators and village committees.

aussie 03-10-2002 01:07 AM

Aseki Smoked Bodies
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Menyamya District boasts some of Morobe's unique features such as scenic forest areas, where many species of beautiful wild orchids can been seen, sparkling waterfalls and the traditional practice of smoking bodies of the dead.

Trekking tours (easy/hard) can be organised out of the district as far as Kerema (Gulf Province). The Menyamya to Kerema Trail is one such walk, documented internationally by the Lonely Planet Guidebook.

A 'must' for adventure tourists and fit nature lovers.

Contact: Guest House Manager.
C/- Yhahauka Coffee Ltd, P.O. Box 61,
Menyamya, Morobe Province
Phone/Fax: (675) 474 0222

aussie 03-10-2002 01:09 AM

Menyamya Guest-House
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Menyamya Guest-House is located at the Menyamya District Station. The guest house is approximately a six hour 4wheel drive from Lae along the highway. The facility offers budget accommodation at single and family rates. Alternative means of travel to the area may be a 30-minute flight from Nadzab - North Coast Aviation & MAF or even a helicopter charter for the more time conscious traveller.

The guest-house has a fully equipped kitchen for self-catering, but meals can be provided upon request. It also features single/double bunkrooms including one family room with shared hot/cold water facilities and flush toilet systems. Tea and coffee making facilities are available for guests.

A cultural centre and local orchid farm are easily accessible from the guest house whilst the mission run Concordia Conference Centre is a fifteen minute drive from the Guest House. These facilities provide additional sightseeing options.


Guest House Manager.
P.O. Box 61, Menyamya, Morobe Province.
Phone/Fax: 474 0222

The Manager
Concordia Conference Centre
P.O.Box 36 Menyamya

aussie 03-10-2002 01:12 AM

Beautiful Busamang Village
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Located 40 minutes from Voco Point this idyllic setting is representative of village life in Morobe. Thatched roofed housing, traditional canoes and subsistence agriculture are an everyday part of life for the villagers.

Take a refreshing dip to cool off in rock pools at the base of the Bula Falls, a scenic waterfall located an easy 20 minutes inland, next to the village of Gwado.

You can take a splash in the sea, paddle a canoe or watch a local singsing (dance) from the area.

aussie 03-10-2002 01:14 AM

Rural Nature Based Tours
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Kamiali Training Centre & Guest House - Lababia Village.
Village Development Trust (Wildlife Management Area).

The Kamiali Training Centre and Guest House is situated 60 Kilometre from Lae (just a two hour boat ride) and combines the tranquil surroundings of coastal waters, natural streams and lush mountain rainforest with the comfort of modern conveniences. Nestled in the heart of the Kamiali Wildlife Management Area and a short distance from the culturally rich community of Lababia, this facility features complete catering services, meeting facilities, tour packages and comfortable sleeping accommodation for up to 24 guests.

Reservations and Bookings: To arrange your stay at the centre, it is best to fax/email information to the Manager - Kamiali Training Centre & Guest House on the address below. You can expect a response the same week, however please allow at least two weeks notice for confirmation as communication with Kamiali is limited to two way radio.

Contact: The Kamiali Training Centre.
c/- Village Development Trust P.O. Box 2397, Lae 411, Morobe Province. Ph: 472 1666 Fax: 472 4824
Email: (Attention: KTC Manager)

aussie 03-10-2002 01:15 AM

Kotte District Guest House
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For a refreshing break why not visit the Finschhafen area and experience Kotte hospitality? Travel to Buki in comfort on the MV Gejamsao followed by a scenic drive through Kotte villages and on to the Heldsbach Station.

The Kotte Guest House facilities offer a range of accommodation units from flats to 2 and 3 bedroom self contained bungalows. Guided tours of the natural forests can be arranged for visitors, including walks, canoeing and visiting World War II relics in the area. Fishing tours can be arranged for visitors.

aussie 03-10-2002 01:16 AM

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The waters of Finschhafen boast magnificent forms of marine life including beautiful coral reefs. Finschhafen is renowned for its association with the Lutheran mission and as the administrative centre for German New Guinea.

The Manager
Evangelical Lutheran Church, Heldsbach Station.
P.O. Box 217, Finschhafen, , Morobe Province.
Ph: 474 7056 Fax: 4747 055.

aussie 03-10-2002 01:17 AM

Dregerhafen Lodge.
Just ten minutes walk from Buki Wharf, overlooking the beautiful Dregerhafen Harbour and its chain of islands, is the Dregerhafen High School Lodge. The backpacker facilities include 4 rooms with fans and one with airconditioning. Rooms are suitable for 2-3 people. Communal facilities are provided and the lounge room has a television set with the EMTV (local) channel only.

Visitors should bring their own food, as all cooking facilities are provided. The school vehicle can be arranged to take visitors to Gagidu Station and the popular Butaweng Falls for a cool swim and local boats can also be arranged for a tour of Tami Island and Malasiga.

Contact: P.O Box 126 Finscshhafen, Morobe Province.
Phone / Fax: 474 7050

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