Visitor Information




Most international flights into PNG arrive at Port Moresby. There are multiple carriers to choose from including Air NiuginiQantas and Virgin Australia.

Domestic flights that connect to Lae run up to 6 times a day. The two major domestic carriers in PNG are Air Niugini and Airlines PNG.


The Nadzab (Lae) domestic airport is located approximately 45 minutes drive from Lae. Your hotel should be able to arrange your transfers, or else contact Guard Dog Airport Transfers on +6754751069.


We suggest you book early as flights tend to fill up over the busy Easter school holiday period. 


There are a range of accommodation options in Lae, all with 5 minutes of the Lae Yacht Club where all the action for the 2014 National Titles will be based.

Lae International Hotel

"Self described as 'an oasis of luxury' and indeed the International has the lot - spacious rooms, tennis courts, a pool and travel agency, a business centre, tropical gardens, three restaurants, a sports bar and a couple of tree kangaroos thrown in for good measure. What more could you want?" - Lonely Planet

Prices start at PGK630/night 

The Melanesian Hotel

"The Melanesian Hotel is an iconic hotel in the city of Lae, it is the kind of place where you feel right at home from the moment you arrive. The 'Melo' has three grades of rooms, all the same size but with varying degrees of comfort." - Lonely Planet

Prices start at PGK530/night

Lae City Hotel

Lae City Hotel, opened in 2013, brings new colour to the city accommodation options in Papua New Guinea, with our elegant guestrooms and exceptional hospitality, personified by its 24-hrs concierge service.

Prices start at PGK450/night

Lae Travellers Inn

"Clean, quiet, professional and centrally located, this is the pick of Lae's midrange options. The connected Peaches Coffee Shop serves tasty, no-fuss mains and simple breakfasts." - Lonely Planet

Prices start at PGK TBA




There are a number of car hire operators in Lae, include Avis Rent a Car and Budget Rent a Car. Again, we would suggest booking early to avoid missing out.


Passport Validity - Passports should be valid for at least 6 months from date of intended travel.

General VISA Information - All people wishing to travel to PNG must have an entry permit/Visa to enter the country. Visa's can be obtained from your nearest PNG diplomatic mission or in some cases, on arrival (not all countries eligible). Please check the PNG Immigration website for full details. 





Those members wishing to ship their boats should:

  • Make contact with Ken Lennie (CEL Lae), Steve Tyson (CEL Port Moresby), Dickson Kalai (CEL Rabaul) or Terry Fuery (CEL Lae) office to get all information needed.
  • Visit consort office before shipping to complete the required paper work and advise which vessel you will be shipping your boat on. You will need to advise your boat weight and dimensions.
  • Make arrangements to deliver boats to the wharf prior to vessels arrival (suggest minimize time on wharf).
  • Members who do not have wharf passes should mention same to Consort so temporary passes can be issued.
  • Ensure boats are on sound trailers with jockey wheels that can be retracted or removed. Suggest boats are covered with a tarp.
  • If lifting direct from water, owner must be in attendance and have his boat alongside when required by stevedores.
  • Boat Cradles are to be of sound construction and be delivered to main wharf in ample time prior to vessel arrival.
  • Take into consideration the possibility of theft while boats are on the wharf of any removable items.
  • Make arrange to insure your boat.
  • BOL claused “Shipped Unprotected” and “Shipped on Deck” with no responsibility or liability on the carrier re outturn condition. Shipper should take out Marine Transit Insurance to cover loss/damage.