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This lodge is located around 30 minutes drive from Mount Hagen at an elevation of 2,300 metres on the fringes of the Kumbor Mountains.

It offers the promise of eternal spring weather, plus magnificent views of the Hagen Range, Mount Giluwe, the Sepik Divide, the Baiyer Gap and the Wahgi Valley. The accommodation consists of 12 rooms, all of which have 180 degree views, a modern bathroom, plus electric blankets and continental quilts for the cool highland evenings.. The main building houses the lounge, bar, dining room, conference centre and a cozy fireplace.

The surrounding area is home to ten species of birds of paradise and numerous orchids; various trails start right from the lodge, so it’s easy to get out and see the area’s unique ecology. The high altitude forest behind the property is home to Macgregor’s bowerbird, brown sicklebill, Stephanie’s astrapia and the superb bird of paradise, while a little further afield you may see black sicklebill, bufftail sicklebill, King of Saxony bird of paradise and the short-tailed paradigalla. These are only some of the more than 180 species recorded here.

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This accommodation is featured in the following itineraries:

Birding in Paradise

An ideal location for birders, Papua New Guinea’s forests are home to a remarkable 700 species that includes 38 of the world’s 43 birds of paradise. Based in excellent remote wilderness lodges, knowledgeable local guides will introduce you to the country's extraordinary wealth of culture and wildlife.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 16 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £8,945 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Birds of Paradise Photography

Join one of our award-winning wildlife photographers in Papua New Guinea, and visit three of the country’s finest bird and wildlife locations. Take in lowland and montane rainforests, with enchanting cultural exchanges and festivals that offer compelling, colourful insights and photographic potential.

  • When to go: Jun-Jul
  • Duration inc. flights: 19 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £10,595 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour

Discover Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea resonates as a land of amazing birdlife and unparalleled natural beauty. This introduction to its highlights combines the richness of the underwater world with the biodiversity of the highlands and rainforest, and the fantastic plumage of birds of paradise with colourful local tribes.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 11 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £3,995 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Life in the Forest

Visit Papua New Guinea’s huge expanse of rainforests, staying on the Karawari River in East Sepik Province and in the Western Highlands. Based in excellent wilderness lodges and flying between locations, explore the contrasting habitats and diverse indigenous populations of this fascinating country.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 13 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £6,895 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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Mount Hagen

The Mount Hagen area is the home of the Melpa people, a people with a strong culture, who still live largely traditional subsistence lifestyles. From the lowland rainforest to alpine grasslands, it is a land of colour and vibrancy and one of the best places to see Papua New Guinea’s birds of paradise.

  • Where: Western Highlands
  • Ideal for viewing: King of Saxony bird of paradise, Macgregor’s bowerbird, Stephanie’s astrapia, Loria’s bird of paradise, Huon tree kangaroo
  • Excellent for: Birdwatching