Central Province

BLUFF INN MOTEL Sogeri Road, 17 Mile PO Box 7347, Boroko 111, NCD Contact: Paul Davies Telephone: 328 1223 Facsimile: 328 1311

Located below Mt Hombrum’s Bluff at the foot of the Sogeri Plateau, the Bluff Inn Motel offers a restful ambience and a welcome introduction to PNG outside the city. The Bluff Inn promotes its comfort, services, security and tranquil setting. It is set in lush tropical gardens on the banks of the Laloki River at the foothills of the Kokoka Trail.

FACILITIES 17 rooms. Tariff includes meals. Limited overnight accommodation.

THE CARMEL CONFERENCE CENTRE & GUEST HOUSE Yule Island PO Box 177, Port Moresby 121, NCD Contact: Paul Meaney Telephone: 325 8023 Facsimile: 321 1531

Yule Island is a quiet retreat with great swimming, snokelling, scuba diving and fishing (bring your own gear). There are bat caves to be explored and many pleasant walks from the Guest House which sits at the top of a cliff overlooking the bay. The Guest House will organise canoe trips to the local markets and beaches. All meals are provided. The Carmel Guest House enjoys a reputation for its superb seafood dinners of fresh locally caught lobsters and prawns.

Yule Island is thirty minutes by light aircraft or two and a half hours by car and canoe, west of Port Moresby. Take the insect repellent.

FACILITIES 27 rooms accommodating up to 45 people catering for singles, doubles, families and groups. Conference facilities. Tariff includes all meals.

KOKODA TRAIL MOTEL Sogeri PO Box 374, Waigani 131, NCD Telephone: 325 4403 Facsimile: 325 4403

Located near Sogeri at the start of the Kokoda Trail in a quiet bush setting. At 2000’ altitude evenings are cool and invigorating. Guides can be provided for local bushwalks, trekking along the Kokoda Trail and bird watching at Varirata National Park. Also a popular spot for orchid enthusiasts.

FACILITIES 16 family rooms. Each room has 1 double and 2 single beds, self-contained. Restaurant, open air bar, swimming pool, conference facilities, poker machines. Free courtesy bus transfers.

LOLOATA ISLAND RESORT Loloata Island, Bootless Bay PO Box 5290 Contact: Richard Knight Telephone: 325 8590 Facsimile: 325 8933

A small intimate resort, Loloata Island is just 15 kilometres from Jacksons International Airport in beautiful Bootless Bay. It offers a pleasant alternative for an overnight stopover and is a popular venue for Port Moresby residents to spend a day out of the city.

FACILITIES 15 over the water bungalows with private facilities feature wide verandahs with panoramic views. Overnight tariff includes all meals, served on the balcony by the water. Freshly caught reef fish a specialty. Windsurfing, kayaking, swimming, fishing, relaxing. Dive shop, regular trips to Lion Island for snorkelling. Scuba trips to Horseshoe Reef Marine Park and its wrecks operate daily on the MV “Solatai”. Conference facilities. Courtesy bus to/from Port Moresby.

OWEN STANLEY LODGE Woitape PO Box 170, Port Moresby, NCD Contact: Toro Aihi Telephone: 325 1177 (Tourism PNG) Facsimile: 323 5991

Located about a half hour by light aircraft from Port Moresby in the Owen Stanley Ranges, the Lodge organises bushwalking and fishing trips to nearby rivers. Home made cooking served beside a glowing fire provides a relaxing atmosphere in the evenings. The local market gardens grow beautiful strawberries, fresh fruit and vegetables. Handcrafted bows, arrows, bilums and other artefacts can be bought outside the entrance to the lodge.

FACILITIES Four double self contained rooms, 10 single rooms with separate bathroom facilities, 2 backpacker flats with kitchen facilities. Licensed bar, dining room with fireplace, generator powered electricity and hot water