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MILNE BAY CONTACTS
MILNE BAY CONTACTS
Most people that have visited Alotau, Milne Bay's provincial capital in the past will have stayed at, spent an evening at the bar/restaurant or at least heard of Napatana Lodge.
The staff that are employed here are always only too happy to assist with any inquiry. Many of the village stays can be booked through Napatana.
If your next visit to Milne Bay is your first, then make sure you at least spend one night here.
Phone: +675 6410588
ULUMANI TREE-TOP RAINFOREST LODGE
Located on the southern shore of Milne Bay itself, this is a very easy place to visit and well worth a stay for a night or two.
The lodge owner Warren Dipole will arrange for a boat to pick you up in Alotau and a short trip across the bay will put you in a whole new world.
Phone: +675 6410916
Mobiles: +675 71898150 or + 675 76593202
HILLTOP GUEST HOUSE
These guesthouses. perched on top of a hill have an amazing view of the surrounding countryside.
Owned and run by the
mission located in Siasiada Village, Sagarai Valley in southern Milne Bay.
Proceeds go towards funding the School of Destiny. Pastor Douglas Pitoni, his staff and volunteers work extremely hard to better educate pre school children, allowing them a much needed head-start for the government education system.
Bookings can be made through Enoch Bulunamur.
If birding or just visiting the Sagarai Valley area and require a guide, then this is the man to chase up.
Enoch's background in forestry, gives him a great understanding of the environment and his eagerness to learn is very evident in his ability to locate target wildlife.
Phone: +675 73309053
SIBONAI GUEST HOUSE
Located at the eastern end of the beautiful Sewa Bay on Normanby Island is this wonderful village guesthouse.
Waiyaki, his wife Jena and their friends will prove to be wonderful hosts. The visitor facilities are constantly being upgraded, to make your stay a very memorable one. It's location on the bay is only further highlighted by the river that flows just behind the accommodation and the rainforest that surrounds it.
For the birders and wildlife lovers, this is the spot to be.
Allow Waiyaki to introduce you to the wildlife and great people that are part of his world.
If the DÉntrecasteaux Islands are on your itinerary, then you must get in touch with Waiyaki. Waiyaki and his family live in Sibonai on Normanby Island and he has been guiding, with particularly bird and reptile people for a number of years now.
Being a local resident, he can arrange accommodation and transport to locations further afield.
Phone: +675 73959892
GOMWA ECO GUEST HOUSE
Siosi and his family will make you feel very much welcome whenever you may wish to visit. The guesthouse is located right on the waters edge and it is possible to sit on the accommodation verandah and look straight into the Mangrove canopy. Each evening hundreds of Metallic Starlings roost within twenty meters of this vantage point.
Mr Siosi Solon
Gomwa Eco Guest House
Gomwa Ward, Salamo PO
Milne Bay Province
Papua New Guinea
Phone: +675 70568805
VILLINK TOURS AND EXPEDITIONS
VilLink is short for Village Link. Our Primary aim is to link tourism to the rural communities of Milne Bay and Papua New Guinea.
Our Products and services are designed to create an authentic Papua New Guinea experience.
We love visitors, your interest is our business.
Phone: +675 733 94 580
DÉNTRECASTEAUX ISLANDS ATTRACTIONS
The Kula Circle is a ritualized trading culture that exists within the Milne Bay islands.
Allow Kevin and Steven to explain this fascinating tradition and the significance of the Mwali (Armband), Soulava (Shell necklace) and the Kula Canoes. Even though this tradition is well written about and the canoes can be seen at the annual National Canoe and Kundu Drum Festival, there is something very special about sitting in a village listening to people that are actually involved, tell the history and meaning of this possibly 2000 year old practice.
Arrangements to visit can be made through either Waiyaki Nemani of Sibonai or through Gomwa Eco Guest House.
Should you wish to visit the Louisiade Archipelago area of Milne Bay, then Pala should be your first port of call.
Pala runs Louisiade Islands Guides and Tours.
Living in Bwagaoia on Misima Island, he has all the required local contacts to organize excursions out into the remaining islands of this rather remote area.
Phone: +675 70503158 or +675 73180144
THE PNG NATIONAL KENU & KUNDU FESTIVAL
This annual event is held in Alotau, Milne Bay and takes place on the first full weekend in November of each year.
Being one of the countries premier cultural events, it is well worth fitting this into your plans for a trip to Papua New Guinea.
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