Bensbach Wildlife Lodge


This comfortable 12-room lodge, built of local materials, has established a reputation for spectacular barramundi fishing (other species include ox eye herring and saratoga).

It is located on the Bensbach River (Papua New Guinea’s most westerly river), in a vast, open, seasonally-flooded plain which is crowded with bird and animal life, including deer, wallabies, crocodiles and wild pigs.

Three quarters of the lodge’s guests come from overseas, and are often sport fishing groups from Australia. The property is the most remote of a network of eco-lodges around PNG that are owned and operated by inbound tour operator Trans Niugini Tours, which operates its own fleet of charter aircraft, boats and vehicles.

This article first published in PNG’s Western Province 2012

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