Lake Murray Lodge
Located on the banks of Lake Murray – the largest lake in PNG, stretching over 2000 square kilometres – this new lodge features 12 wooden cabins raised on stilts along the shoreline. Each features king or twin beds, ceiling fans, modern en-suite bathrooms and covered verandas overlooking the lake. The lodge is 100% solar powered and provides 24hr electricity plus plenty of hot water.
The large main building comprises a large dining room, bar and wraparound veranda providing superb views over the lake. Opposite the lodge is a large expanse of lowland rainforest providing good opportunities for birdwatching with possible sightings including sulphur crested cockatoo, palm cockatoo, king bird-of-paradise, Raggiana bird-of-paradise and occasionally southern cassowary.
The lake itself is home to a large number of water birds including Australian Ibis, paradise kingfisher, white-bellied sea-eagle, magpie goose, green pygmy-goose and Australian pelican. There is excellent fishing here (catch and release) for black bass, barramundi and saratoga.
Dining room, lounge, bar, 24hr electricity, ceiling fans, mosquito nets and verandas.
Forest birds include sulphur crested cockatoo, palm cockatoo, king bird-of-paradise, Raggiana bird-of-paradise and occasionally southern cassowary. Water birds include Australian Ibis, paradise kingfisher, white-bellied sea-eagle, magpie goose, green pygmy-goose and Australian pelican.
Excursions to local villages, cultural displays, river boat trips, bird watching and forest hikes.
At only around 70m in altitude, Lake Murray is particularly low lying so one should expect much warmer and humid conditions than the highlands. Wear loose fitting clothes and drink plenty of water.
If you have any questions regarding our Papua New Guinea tours, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965
We write to express our thanks for organising another highly successful special itinerary tour [to Papua new Guinea], despite the last minute changes to our tour schedule. We were very impressed with [your representatives]. They ran a highly professional service in all aspects. The three lodges, all with their own very special character, were well run with friendly staff, clean and with good facilities. The food at all three was excellent -including the vegetarian provision. The transfer arrangements…were excellent…The excursion opportunities at all the lodges were good.. .The three contrasting locations of the lodges…enabled us to sample three very different village cultures, and their remoteness and juxtaposition to primary rainforest. . .made for excellent wildlife viewing especially for birds.. .In all our world travels so far, we have never been able to match the very special experience that combined the comfort of these individually unique lodges.. .with the opportunities to explore some of the world’s dwindling rainforest and meet its ancient and charming peoples and witness its unique birdlife. To step outside our lodge cabin [at Tari] and observe three species of birds of paradise was just magic!