among the trees on an island spit, Lake Murray lodge, the
newest lodge in our portfolio, overlooks beautiful Lake Murray.
The lodge has found its' home in this very remote area and
on the largest lake in Papua New Guinea.
communities of stilted houses dot the water landscape of the
lake. Dugout canoes are the primary mode of transportation
and fishing is a major source of food to the local population.
Murray is the largest lake in Papua New Guinea. During the
wet season it spreads to occupy an area of about 2000 square
kilometers. It has a population of about 5,000 people scattered
in small villages, both on tiny islands and coastal areas
of the lake.
interest, the lake also has had sightings of its' own "Nessie",
believed to be a relative of the Theropod dinosaur family.
Government Station on the opposite side of this island from
the lodge was established in the pre-Independence area.
school and small hospital make this the population centre
of the surrounding area. An airstrip on the Station also provides
air access to the area for small aircraft.
Murray Lodge arranges excursions around the lake in 8-seat
river boats to visit local villages, birding sites and fishing
province is home to over 50% of New Guineas total bird population.
Lake Murray is one of the best bird watching areas in the
Province. In addition to a host of migratory birds, several
birds of paradise species, pelicans, hornbills, eagles, parrots
other birds have been sighted. Click on the link for comprehensive
listings of the birds. Lake Murray is also known for its Black
Bass, Barramundi and Saratoga fish.
are accommodated in 12 individual cabin rooms overlooking
the lake. They are furnished with king twin or double beds,
ceiling fans, modern en-suite bathrooms, an elevated veranda
and wonderful view of the lake.
Main Lodge building with a wraparound veranda houses a dining
room, lounge, bar and reception. This veranda will be the
place to enjoy exceptional sunsets over the water.
of the buildings have made use of local sago woven matting
and timber providing a natural setting to fit with the location.
keeping with our eco-friendly philosophy, the entire lodge
operation is powered with the latest technology in solar power.
This provides 24 hour electricity with 240 volt power, a luxury
in this remote location.
large garden provides fresh vegetables and fruit on site.
The kitchen staff cooks on a wood fired cookstove and outdoor
grill for the daily catch and garden selections.
a rich population of birds, fish and a unique culture, this
lodge is an exceptional experience for travelers wanting to
experience this remote PNG destination in comfort.
Murray is accessible with our own air service from either
Mount Hagen or Ambua Lodge on Mondays, and Fridays.