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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is Papua New Guinea a safe place to visit?

A: Papua New Guinea is a developing country. If you follow instructions and advice given by Kompiam Lodge you will be safe.

Q: Is Kompiam a safe place to visit?

A: Kompiam is safer than most areas. If you follow instructions and advice given by Kompiam Lodge you will be safe.

Q: Is there much to see and do at Kompiam?

A: Kompiam Lodge provides a full itinerary of activities that will amaze most visitors.

Q: Are there any walking treks?

A: Yes. Guided walking treks can be arranged to suit fitness and/or adventure level.

Q: Are there any birdwatching opportunities?

A: Yes. The area has plenty of bird life, including the bird of paradise.

Q: Are there any shops or other accommodation options in Kompiam?

A: No. Kompiam Lodge is the only accommodation provider at Kompiam Station. There are a few small Trade Stores that sell basic food and hardware to local villages, but no shops.

Q: What food is available at Kompian Lodge?

A: Food is basic home cooked meals, utilising locally grown produce. Food allergies can be catered for providing advance notice is given.

Q: What level of health is required?

A: You must be healthy and reasonably fit and active.

Q: What medical facilities are available?

A: Very limited medical assistance available. Please ensure you take all necessary personal medication with you.

Q: What is the best way to carry money?

A: The currency is PNG Kina . We suggest you carry minimum cash (Kina) only sufficient for immediate personal needs. Kompiam Lodge has EFTPOS facilities and small amounts of cash out available to meet guests needs.

Q: What should I take with me?

A: Take warm clothes and comfortable walking shoes and any medication required . Remember this is an isolated area.

Q: What is the Kompiam community like?

A: The community is relatively primitive with very limited employment opportunities.

Q: How do I make a booking?

A: The best way is to book and pay online using the ‘book now’ facility on this site. Or phone or text +675 7156 8814 .

Q: How can I cancel a booking?

A: Cancel online or by phone.

Q: Is there mobile phone coverage at Kompiam Station?

A: Yes, limited coverage.

Q: Will there be any communication barriers? Is English spoken?

A: The language difference can cause communication problems. English is common in some areas but not all.

Q: What is the accommodation like?

A: Kompiam Lodge is new, clean and modern, about equal to 2.5 to 3 star. Nori and Janet are great hosts and will make your stay enjoyable.

Q: How do we get there?

A: The best way is to contact us and we will arrange transport and pick you up.

Q: Is the lodge child friendly?

A: Yes, although not advisable for children under 8 years old. Children over 8 years old are welcome.

Q: What will the weather be like?

A: PNG Highlands weather is cool all year round. Because it is close to the equator, the seasons don’t change much.

Q: Will I be able to buy supplies?

A: Very limited. Bring what you need.

Q: What about travel insurance?

A: We recommend you take travel insurance.

Q: What if I have an emergency?

A: There is a hospital adjacent Kompiam Lodge – please visit This website is also a good source of local information.

Q: Do I need a Visa?

A: Yes a tourist Visa is required to travel to PNG.

Q: Am I required to "tip"?

A: Tipping is not required or expected.

Q: Do I need vaccinations? Which ones?

A: We recommend you seek advice from your doctor.

Q: Are there laundry facilities at the Lodge?

A: Basic laundry can be arranged.

Q: Is Kompiam Lodge licensed to sell alcohol?

A: No. BYO only.

Q: Which airlines fly to Kompiam Lodge?

A: MAF have regular flights on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and will make additional flights to Kompiam dependent on necessity . All flights are subject to weather conditions.

Q: What time of year is best at Kompiam?

A: The PNG Highlands has a cool temperate climate all year round. May to August are the drier months.

Q: Where do I get more information?

A: Please email all questions and we will endeavor to answer them.

Q: I am travelling alone. Is this ok?

A: We recommend joining with the group bookings. We will advise departure dates on enquiry.

Group Package

Q: Are there other expenses apart from the quoted group price?

A: The group price is all inclusive.

Q: How many people can travel as a group?

A: Single bookings are fine, to be included in a group of up to twenty people . Departure dates are dependent on minimum number of ten people.

Q: Are the flights/transfers included in the cost?

A: The group price is all inclusive.

Q: How much travelling will be done in a day?

A: Flight from Cairns to Port Moresby is approximately 1H 30M. Flight Port Moresby to Wapenamanda is approximately 1H 15M. Drive Wapenamanda to Kompiam is approximately 3H 30M.

Q: Who will lead our group?

A: The guide will be English speaking and experienced in PNG travel and local conditions.

Q: Are there luggage restrictions?

A: Normal airline luggage restrictions apply.