Rondon Ridge Lodge

Rondon Ridge Lodge

Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea

Lodge Lodge


7100 feet above sea level, on the outer fringes of the Kubor Range, lies Rondon Ridge. Boasting panoramic views of the Wahgi Valley below

Mount Hagen City is the business heart of the Papua New Guinea highlands supporting a number of important industries such as tea, coffee, mining and transportation. It is a city where stone meets steel and where tradition and history is juxtaposed against modern ways. A comprehensive touring program takes you on a journey through the traditions and customs of the Melpa People. First contact with the Melpa was made in the mid-1930s when the Leahy brothers were prospecting for gold. The Melpa are said by anthropologists, to be ‘predisposed to capitalism’ because of their complex traditional society in which ‘big men’ earn status by accruing wealth and then giving it all away in a ceremonial exchange called “Moka”. The Lodge has a variety of new touring vehicles and all excursions are accompanied by experienced local guides from the area.

Over 180 species of birds have been recorded in the rainforests around Rondon Ridge including ten species of Bird of Paradise. The surrounding area is pristine rainforest and home to numerous orchid species. The lodge has hours of walking trails providing ample opportunity to

explore the unique ecology of this area. All nature and birding walks are accompanied by experienced and knowledgeable nature guides. Comprehensive bird and orchid lists are available for Rondon Ridge.

Guests are accommodated in twenty-two tastefully appointed rooms with warmed king beds for those fresh highlands nights, with modern en-suite bathrooms. Rondon Ridge has 24-hour, eco-friendly electricity, provided by its own hydroelectric power plant that generates clean, natural energy from a nearby mountain stream.

Rondon Ridge is a 40-minute drive from the town of Mount Hagen and just under an hour from the airport. There are several daily flights between Mount Hagen and the capital, Port Moresby.

Rondon Ridge is a perfect hub for access to Ambua Lodge, Karawari Lodge, MV Sepik Spirit and Bensbach Wildlife Lodge with our own air service.

Rondon Ridge Lodge


Double Rooms


Private Facilities
24hr – Electricity
Hot & Cold Water

Naturalist / Guide

Guide can be arranged
Guided Walks
Near National Park / Reserve
(less than 50km)
Near Stream or River


Nearby Trails


Restaurant / Dining
Picnic / Lunch Boxes

Species List - English

  1. King Of Saxony Bird-of-paradise 2-10km
  2. Greater Lophorina 2-10km
  3. Princess Stephanie’s Astrapia 2-10km
  4. Loria’s Satinbird 2-10km
  5. Blue Bird-of-paradise 2-10km
  6. Short-tailed Paradigalla 2-10km
  7. Raggiana Bird-of-paradise 2-10km
  8. Black Sicklebill 2-10km
  9. Brown Sicklebill 2-10km
  10. Papuan Boobook 2-10km
  11. Macgregor’s Bowerbird 2-10km
  12. Moss-forest Rat 2-10km
  13. Orange-crowned Fairywren 2-10km
  14. Pygmy Eagle 2-10km
  15. Mountain Kingfisher 2-10km
  16. Madarasz’s Tiger Parrot 2-10km
  17. Tit Berrypecker 2-10km
  18. Papuan Lorikeet 2-10km
  19. Lesser Melampitta 2-10km
  20. Fan-tailed Berrypecker 2-10km
  21. Goldie’s Lorikeet 2-10km
  22. Hooded Mannikin 2-10km
  23. Brown Falcon 2-10km
  24. White-bibbed Fruit Dove 2-10km
  25. Feline Owlet-nightjar 2-10km
  26. Black-breasted Boatbill 2-10km
  27. Slaty Robin 2-10km
  28. Wattled Ploughbill 2-10km
  29. Blue-capped Ifrit 2-10km
  30. Sclater’s Whistler 2-10km

Species List - Scientific

  1. Pteridophora alberti 2-10km
  2. Lophorina superba 2-10km
  3. Astrapia stephaniae 2-10km
  4. Cnemophilus loriae 2-10km
  5. Paradisaea rudolphi 2-10km
  6. Paradigalla brevicauda 2-10km
  7. Paradisaea raggiana 2-10km
  8. Epimachus fastosus 2-10km
  9. Epimachus meyeri 2-10km
  10. Ninox theomacha 2-10km
  11. Amblyornis macgregoriae 2-10km
  12. Rattus niobe 2-10km
  13. Clytomyias insignis oorti 2-10km
  14. Hieraaetus weiskei 2-10km
  15. Syma megarhyncha 2-10km
  16. Psittacella madaraszi 2-10km
  17. Oreocharis arfaki 2-10km
  18. Charmosyna papou 2-10km
  19. Melampitta lugubris 2-10km
  20. Melanocharis versteri 2-10km
  21. Psitteuteles goldiei 2-10km
  22. Lonchura spectabilis 2-10km
  23. Falco berigora 2-10km
  24. Ptilinopus rivoli 2-10km
  25. Aegotheles insignis 2-10km
  26. Machaerirhynchus nigripectus 2-10km
  27. Peneothello cyanus 2-10km
  28. Eulacestoma nigropectus 2-10km
  29. Ifrita kowaldi 2-10km
  30. Pachycephala soror klossi 2-10km

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