Papua New Guinea
2019 Earlybird special
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
sale price$980 AUD
Vanimo has remained a relative secret and still today enjoys a low profile as thousands of surfers fly overhead to other locations around the globe overlooking what is basically a wave mecca on Australia’s doorstep. Situated right in front of ‘Lido Rights’ Vanimo is an idyllic location for surfers who are looking to surf without a couple of hundred “mates” in the water. On most days you would be lucky to have in excess of six surfers at any break and more likely three to four.
Foresight and planning is the secret to low numbers here as the Surfing Association of Papua New Guinea (SAPNG) has introduced a global first to maintain and limit the crowds for the benefit of all. Another great feature of the Vanimo Surf Area Management Plan (VSAMP) is that the small surf fee goes into local community projects and the local surfers are encouraged to ensure all the visitors have an enjoyable experience. The lodge currently accommodates 12 – 16 guests and is located on the beachfront adjacent to the small Lido village. The local surfers can always be seen to be having a fun time with smiles from ear to ear a real contrast to other countries big name surf destinations.
Valid for travel throughout 2019. Please contact us for more info.
- 7 nights Shared Accommodation
- Return Airport Transfers
- 3 x fresh meals daily
- 5/L water daily
- Expert Surf Guides
- Daily Surf Transfers
- Ongoing support from WOTD customer service
One of the most unique and untouched surf destinations in the world, PNG is remote, tricky to navigate and therefore holds undiscovered and uncrowded surf. PNG’s most renowned season is November – April with the most consistent surf but you can also find waves from May – October.
We are members of Surfing Association Papua New Guinea (SAPNG) and proud to help protect and sustain the surf and tourism industry by only representing the best operators who are likewise dedicated to maintaining PNG’s culture and landscape.
Here’s a guide to the waves which you might get to surf during your trip. Our operators have years of experience and will do their best to ensure that you’re in the right place at the right time. If you’re lucky they might even let you in on some of their secret spots too!
- Lido Point
- Lido Left
- Log Point
- Jail Break
- Town Beach
- Narimo Island
Flights leave to Port Moresby (POM) from from various Australian airports daily. From Port Moresby, you will need to fly to Vanimo (VAI), which depart 5 days a week with Air Niugini. Depending on what day you arrive in Port Moresby, you may need an overnight stay before flying to Vanimo.
(Any trip specific details such as pick up times, hotel arrangements or additional requirements shall be emailed to you within 48 hours of your booking confirmation)
Once you’ve made payment for your booking you will receive a booking confirmation email with important information regarding your package. Please read this information carefully. If you notice any errors or have any questions regarding your booking, please reply to this email within 24 hours.
Any dietary and/or medical requirements must be stated on your booking form. Any changes in regards to customer information, after the booking has been confirmed cannot be guaranteed.
Sometimes we will request additional information. If so, it is your responsibility to provide this information.
Please note that when booking through Wave of the Day you will have ongoing customer service both before and while on your trip.
Please read our terms and conditions before making a reservation.
Please note all trips exclude the following unless otherwise stated:
- Travel Insurance
- Any local travel taxes or visa charges (see below)
- Any additional food, drinks, or services beyond the inclusions listed above
- Additional tours/activities not included by the operator
- Personal expenses
- Any gratuities
The Surfing Association of Papua New Guinea (SAPNG) charge all surfers to all PNG destinations a AUD $50 once only membership and the local VSAMP charge AUD $12/day for surfers which goes to the local village projects. This is paid once on your trip.