Lake Murray Lodge

Lake Murray Lodge

Lake Murray, Papua New Guinea

Lodge Lodge


Nestled 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

Island 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.

Lake 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.

Of interest, the lake also has had sightings of its’ own “Nessie”, believed to be a relative of the Theropod dinosaur family.

Western 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 fish.

Guests 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.

The 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.

Lake Murray Lodge


Single Rooms
Double Rooms
Cabins / Bungalows


Private Facilities
24hr – Electricity
Hot & Cold Water
Mosquito Nets

Naturalist / Guide

Resident Guide
Guide can be arranged
Guided Walks
Night Walks / Drives
Boat Trips
Fishing available
Near Stream or River
Near Pond or Lake


Nearby Trails


Restaurant / Dining

Species List - English

  1. King Bird-of-paradise 2-10km
  2. Raggiana Bird-of-paradise 2-10km
  3. Magnificent Riflebird 2-10km
  4. Emperor Fairywren 2-10km
  5. Papuan Pitta 2-10km
  6. Campbell’s Fairywren 2-10km
  7. Olive-backed Sunbird 2-10km
  8. Azure Kingfisher 2-10km
  9. Glossy-mantled Manucode 2-10km
  10. Forest Kingfisher 2-10km
  11. Papuan Dwarf-Kingfisher 2-10km
  12. Black-eared Catbird 2-10km
  13. Blue Jewel-babbler 2-10km
  14. White-crowned Cuckoo 2-10km
  15. Papuan White-eye 2-10km
  16. Blyth’s Hornbill 2-10km
  17. Torresian Imperial-Pigeon 2-10km
  18. Hooded Pitohui 2-10km
  19. Orange-bellied Fruit-Dove 2-10km
  20. Red-cheeked Parrot 2-10km
  21. Rufous-banded Honeyeater 2-10km
  22. Red-capped Flowerpecker 2-10km
  23. Pheasant Coucal 2-10km
  24. White-bellied Sea-Eagle 2-10km
  25. Palm Cockatoo 2-10km
  26. Spotted Whistling-Duck 2-10km
  27. Rufous-bellied Kookaburra 2-10km
  28. Purple-tailed Imperial-Pigeon 2-10km
  29. Shining Flycatcher 2-10km
  30. Pink-spotted Fruit-Dove 2-10km

Species List - Scientific

  1. Cicinnurus regius 2-10km
  2. Paradisaea raggiana 2-10km
  3. Ptiloris magnificus 2-10km
  4. Malurus cyanocephalus 2-10km
  5. Erythropitta macklotii 2-10km
  6. Chenorhamphus campbelli 2-10km
  7. Cinnyris jugularis 2-10km
  8. Ceyx azureus 2-10km
  9. Manucodia ater 2-10km
  10. Todiramphus macleayii 2-10km
  11. Ceyx solitarius 2-10km
  12. Ailuroedus melanotis 2-10km
  13. Ptilorrhoa caerulescens 2-10km
  14. Cacomantis leucolophus 2-10km
  15. Zosterops novaeguineae 2-10km
  16. Rhyticeros plicatus 2-10km
  17. Ducula spilorrhoa 2-10km
  18. Pitohui dichrous 2-10km
  19. Ptilinopus iozonus 2-10km
  20. Geoffroyus geoffroyi 2-10km
  21. Conopophila albogularis 2-10km
  22. Dicaeum geelvinkianum 2-10km
  23. Centropus phasianinus 2-10km
  24. Haliaeetus leucogaster 2-10km
  25. Probosciger aterrimus 2-10km
  26. Probosciger aterrimus 2-10km
  27. Dacelo gaudichaud 2-10km
  28. Ducula rufigaster 2-10km
  29. Myiagra alecto 2-10km
  30. Ptilinopus perlatus 2-10km

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