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
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 spots.
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 and numerous
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
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
of the buildings have made use of local sago woven matting
and timber providing a natural setting to fit with the
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
Murray is accessible with our own air service from either
Mount Hagen or Ambua Lodge on Mondays, and Fridays.