This small, intimate resort, situated on the shores of Kimbe Bay, has been inviting guests to explore the colourful reefs and surrounding bird-rich rainforests for over 30 years.
Walindi Plantation Resort features 12 traditional-style bungalows set along the beachfront, with eight plantation house rooms set amidst tropical gardens in two blocks of four. All of the rooms have en suite bathrooms, ceiling fans, fully screened and secure mesh windows, tea/coffee making facilities and a verandah, and have all been constructed using local timbers and materials.
At the centre of the resort is the social hub, which includes the tropical reception area, Casuarina restaurant and dining room, lounge and bar area, swimming pool, sun deck, comprehensive library and the Blue Taro boutique.
The resort offers a variety of activities including diving, guided nature walks, Gabuna volcano hike, snorkelling, local village tour, night-time firefly viewing, and a number of birdwatching tours around the island. The Bismarck Archipelago, in which New Britain is situated, is known for its plethora of birdlife, which includes many endemics, such as Bismarck woodswallow, white-mantled kingfisher, New Britain boobook, Bismarck imperial pigeon and New Britain friarbird.
Just along the beach from the resort is the Walindi Nature Centre, home to Mahonia Na Dari ‘Guardian of the Sea’- one of three non-profit NGOs conserving the natural environment of Kimbe Bay and Papua New Guinea.
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Kimbe, the capital of the West New Britain province, is situated on the north side of the island on the spectacular Kimbe Bay, which boasts over 60 percent of the coral species of the entire Indo-Pacific. Inland, plentiful endemic birds such as blue-eyed cockatoo, can be found.
Where: West New Britain Province
Ideal for viewing: Melanesian scrubfowl, Bismarck kingfisher, red-knobbed imperial pigeon, Blyth’s hornbill, eclectus parrot