Madang

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Madang

Papua New Guinea’s northern coast is rich with unspoiled local villages, scenic beaches and tiny islands. Explore the township and dive among sunken warships.

Madang is a picturesque province and township on Papua New Guinea’s northern coast. Find active volcanoes, mountain peaks, valleys and fascinating cultures within the stunning coastal province. Explore sandy beaches and canoe along a coastline dotted with small islands.

Located on a scenic peninsula, the town of Madang has been called the “prettiest town in the Pacific”. Explore Madang township to see its beautiful harbour and island views. Hit the markets to try fresh tropical fruit and regional dishes. Visit the Madang Museum and Madang Visitor and Cultural Bureau to learn about the province’s different cultures and history. Madang endured intense warfare during World War II and fallen soldiers are commemorated at the Coastwatchers’ Memorial Beacon.

Take a diving tour in the still, blue waters around the islands. In Hansa and Bogia bays, 34 sunken warships offer a diver’s playground. Don’t miss Madang’s most famous dive sites, including Magic Passage and Planet Rock, a magnificent underwater mountain. Hammerhead sharks patrol the reefs and tropical fish flash through the coral. Beware of strong currents around the reefs of Bagabag Island.

Join a charter boat tour and catch your own seafood dinner or cruise around the shore in a rented canoe. If you are looking for a secluded getaway, head to Kranket, Siar and Samun islands, which offer great swimming, diving and picnic spots.

Hike along the famous Pacific Ring of Fire and see lakes in hollowed craters, smoking volcanoes and black-sand beaches. Less experienced trekkers can join a tour with an informative guide. See lush rainforest and brightly coloured orchids in Madang’s wilderness.

Domestic flights arrive at Madang Airport regularly and passenger boats connect Madang to Manus, Vanimo and Wewak. Lae, the second-largest city in Papua New Guinea, is just over 5-hours’ drive away. Explore Madang town by bus during the day. After dark, arrange a driver through your hotel, as there are no taxis. Visit Madang in August to experience the colourful Mabarosa Festival, celebrating unity among the provinces.

Madang Star International Hotel
Madang Star International Hotel
3 out of 5
Cnr Regina & Bauhinia Ave, Madang
Fully refundable
The price is AU$121 per night from 23 Sep. to 23 Sep.
This family-friendly Madang hotel is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Machine Gun Beach and Madang Country Club. Japanese War Memorial is 2.8 mi ...
Madang Star International Hotel
Madang Lodge Hotel
Madang Lodge Hotel
3 out of 5
Modilon Road, Madang
The price is AU$207 per night from 22 Sep. to 22 Sep.
Situated by the sea, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Machine Gun Beach, Japanese War Memorial and Madang Country Club.
4.2/5Very Good! (51 reviews)
Five day stay at Madang Lodge.
"It was amazing. The place is so beautiful gardens and flowers are well maintained. The location of the restaurant wind hauses and the beachfront are so beautifully laid out. I have already recommended this place to my families and friends. Very quiet and amazing place to relax and enjoy the confort ..."

Reviewed on 12 Feb. 2021

Madang Lodge Hotel
Madang Resort
Madang Resort
3.5 out of 5
Coastwatchers Ave, Madang
The price is AU$198 per night from 22 Sep. to 22 Sep.
This family-friendly Madang hotel is located by the sea, within 2 mi (3 km) of Madang Country Club and Machine Gun Beach. Japanese War Memorial is 3.3 mi (5.4 ...
3.9/5Good! (46 reviews)
"The room in lodge type is so comfortable and could be relaxed myself with green garden and sea in front side."

Reviewed on 15 Mar. 2020

Madang Resort
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