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

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.

Facilities

Dining room, lounge, bar, 24hr electricity, ceiling fans, mosquito nets and verandas.

Local Wildlife

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.

Optional Activities

Excursions to local villages, cultural displays, river boat trips, bird watching and forest hikes.

Number of rooms

12

Air Conditioning

No

Swimming Pool

No

Claire Pote
Area Specialist

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 queries about this accommodation please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

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It is difficult to comprehend that the holiday is over.  PNG is a special, amazing place where you still feel like a traveller/explorer, not a tourist. The images of the extremely varied birds, culture, people and scenery will remain with me always.  Thank you for arranging it!

About 90 percent of the tour was wonderful. Reggiana’s Bird of Paradise displaying on the first afternoon, awesome!   Food was superb throughout (a first for Shirley and I!).  Logistics were essentially smooth and punctual. Regarding the lodges Raintree Lodge served it’s purpose, a comfortable base.  Rondon was contemporary and well appointed (lovely rooms).  Kumul was, as expected, rudimentary but an experience enhanced by THAT BIRD FEEDING STATION!).  I was literary just two metres away from a Bird of Paradise!  Wailindi was relaxing and very efficient.  Everywhere the people were so affable and welcoming!!  Incomprehensible levels of diversity regarding the culture, remarkable.

Mr PS - Ipswich