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Top 5 Tours In Kimbe

West New Britain is abundant with natural attractions and the best part about it is you usually have the whole site to yourself. Unlike the Philippines or Thailand where there are more tourists than locals, in Kimbe we are lucky to offer naturally beautiful and unique attractions where you and your group can enjoy privately. Enjoy the whole island, river and fishing spot all to yourself.

HOW TO GET TO WEST NEW BRITAIN

Most people believe Papua New Guinea is a difficult and remote place to visit. However, all main towns such as Kimbe in West New Britain can be reached within a few hours from Australia. There are daily flights out of Brisbane and Cairns with weekly flights out of Sydney.

All flight services are provided by Air Niugini’s B737 and Fokker 100 so don’t be worried about jumping on tiny planes! Departing Brisbane or Cairns is the easiest way to get to West New Britain. Flights usually depart at 10:30 am from Brisbane and arrive in Port Moresby at 1:50pm. From Port Moresby it is just a 1-hour domestic flight to Hoskins (Kimbe) which departs at 3:30pm. Our airport transfer bus will be awaiting your arrival and it is a 40-minute ride back to the resort where you can settle in your home for the next few days. Now here are our TOP 5 recommended tours in Kimbe!

#1 - RESTORF ISLAND & SNORKELLING TRIP

Restorff Island is a stunning white sandy beach island that lies off the coast in Talasea. The tour will start at 9am and return around 2pm. Restorff Island is a 40-minute boat ride from Liamo Reef Resort and the island has a large white sandy beach to relax or walk along. If you are feeling a little more adventurous, you can climb uphill and explore the mini jungle, bird life and circumnavigate the whole island by foot or sea. Snorkelling here is breathtaking with vibrant coral and fish species to see up close. This tour is perfect for the whole family and all ages.

BOATS

The boats we use are 7.6m centre console vessels. You will have your own guide and safety equipment for the duration of the trip.


TOUR INLCUDES

  • 7.6m Boat Hire

  • Guide

  • Transfers to and from Restorf Island

  • Snacks, Lunch & Water

  • Snorkelling Gear

  • Fishing Gear

WHERE

40 Minutes by boat off the Talasea Peninsula

HOW TO GET THERE

Simply book your tour at the Liamo Reception. When confirmed, our guide will pick you up from the resort jetty. It is a 40-minute boat ride from Liamo to Restorff Island. After the tour you will be returned to resort jetty.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Swimwear

  • Lifejacket (for children)

  • Waterproof Shoes

  • Hats

  • Sunscreen

  • Cameras

  • Snacks & Water

  • Personal goggles

#2 - SWIMMING AT THE CRYSTAL RAPIDS

The Crystal Rapids is an absolutely beautiful spring that weaves through villages and lush jungle. Crystal Rapids is locally known as Klin Wara (Clean Water, purely named after its pristine, gin clear water. The river is surrounded with life, in and out of water. Explore the surrounding greenery for red and blue dragonflies or swim upstream and let the current take you downstream through the tunnel. This tour is perfect for all ages. The tour will start at 10am and return around 12pm for lunch at the resort.


WHERE IS IT

20-Minute drive by car from Liamo Reef Resort


HOW DO I GET THERE

Simply book your tour at reception. On the day of your tour, the transfer car will pick you up from the reception and take you to the Crystal Rapids which is a 20-minute car ride one way.


INLCUDED

  • Driver & Guide

  • Return Transfers

  • Snacks & Water

WHAT TO BRING

  • Swimwear,

  • Lifejacket (for children)

  • Goggles (Optional)

  • Waterproof Shoes

  • Hats

  • Sunscreen

  • Cameras

  • Snacks & Water

#3 - BLUE WATER & RIVER FISHING

Kimbe Bay offers excellent fishing for keen anglers! Whether you enjoy river or reef fishing, you can target the legendary Black Bass in some of our rivers or jig and pop for GT, Red Bass, Wrasse and sweetlips on the reefs. There are half day and full day tours available with all meals, guide and fishing gear included. Our full day fishing tours start at 7am and arrive back to resort before sundown. For those who want to fish every day, we also offer all-inclusive 5 Night fishing packages. Get in touch with us to book your trip!


WHERE IS IT

Reef fishing 30-45minutes from resort and rivers are 15 minutes to 1.5 hours from Liamo.


HOW DO I GET THERE

Simply book your tour at reception. Our 7.6m tenders will pick you up from the resort jetty and take you to the best fishing grounds on the day.


INLCUDED

  • 7.6m Boat Hire

  • Fishing Guide

  • Snacks, Lunch & Water

  • Community Fees

  • Fishing Gear - Rods

WHAT TO BRING

  • Swimwear

  • Appropriate enclosed footwear (optional)

  • Hats

  • Sunscreen

  • Cameras

  • Snacks & Water

  • Sunglasses

  • Fishing Gear - Rods & Lures

#4 - TREK MOUNT GARBUNA VOLCANO

Mt Garbuna is a volcano situated 20km from Kimbe town up top the Willaumez Peninsula. This 3-hour, 8 kilometre trek goes through lush rainforest and local gardens where you will encounter a range of endemic bird species, insect life and exotic plant species. It is an early start to an adventurous day, waking up at 6am, having breakfast and departing Liamo Reef Resort to Walindi where you will meet your local guide. A guide will accompany you the whole duration of your trek. The trek up is approximately 16km return with an 850m inline. This trek is suitable for ages of 13 years up with moderate fitness levels. You will know when you are close to the crater as the smell of sulphur fills the air and trees become scarce and lifeless. As you emerge out of the jungle, you will peer into a valley of white and yellow stones, pricked with trunks of trees that once formed the forest. Explore the crater and steam vents of Mt Garbuna then fresh off at the fresh water stream that is also in the crater.


WHERE

Mount Garbuna Volcano is part of the Garbuna Group of volcanoes, which is made up of three volcanic peaks called Krummel, Welcker, and Garbuna. The volcanic peaks sit atop a shield volcano at the southern end of the Willaumez Peninsula, which is an area to the west of Kimbe Town in West New Britain, Papua New Guinea.


HOW DO I GET THERE

Departing Liamo Reef Resort at 6am you will arrive at Walindi Resort to meet your guide. The trek will begin and finish at the village base. Liamo Reef Resort will then pick you up around 4pm after the trek.


INLCUDED

  • Return Transfers to Liamo

  • Local Trek Guide

WHAT TO BRING

  • Wear long pants

  • Breathable shirt

  • Hat

  • Sunscreen

  • 2L water bottle

  • Camera

  • Lunch and snacks

  • Wear closed in hiking shoes or sneakers

#5 - DETOX & EXPLORE AT THE GARU HOT RIVER

The stunning Garu Hot River is the perfect place to unwind and detox the body. Garu River is naturally heated by Mt Gabuna Volcano in the mountains and passes through jungles until it reaches the sea. Surrounded by virgin rainforest, fossilised stones and mineral-rich clay that can be used as body and face scrubs, it is a fun and relaxing place for all ages.


WHERE IS IT

West of Kimbe Town approximately 1.5 Hours from Liamo Reef Resort.


HOW DO I GET THERE

It is a 20-minute ride from Liamo Reef Resort to Walindi Resort. Form there it is a 40 minute ride to the Garu Hot River. A driver and guide will accompany you for the duration of your trip.


INLCUDED

  • Return Transfers

  • Driver & Guide

  • Community Fee

WHAT TO BRING

  • Swimwear

  • Lifejacket (for children)

  • Waterproof Shoes

  • Hats

  • Sunscreen

  • Cameras

  • Snacks & Water

What do you think about these exciting tours?


Start your adventure with us at Liamo Reef Resort. We reccomend a 7 Night itinerary to complete the TOP 5 tours. We invite you to explore the beauty of West New Britain. Simply book your accommodation with us and book your tours at the Reception desk.


(Please note, prices quoted vary depending on group numbers. Tours are payable at Reception upon booking or on date of conducting the tour. Prices are subject to change without notice. For updated pricing, please visit the Liamo reception or email us.)


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LIAMO REEF RESORT

Hotel: (+675) 983 4368/67

Mobile: (+675) 7391 1918

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