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Madang is a city located in the Madang Province on the coast of Papua New Guinea. It is the capital of the province and is known for its vibrant culture and stunning natural environment. The city is situated on the north coast of the country, between the Bismarck Sea and the Pacific Ocean. It is the second-largest city in the country, with a population of around 50,000 people.

The city is surrounded by lush rainforest, beautiful beaches, and picturesque mountains. This makes it an ideal destination for tourists looking for a tropical getaway. The city is also known for its rich cultural heritage and has a variety of cultural attractions and activities.

Madang has a long and rich history. It was first settled by the Germans in the late 19th century, and the city was the site of a major naval battle during World War II. The city was also the site of a major uprising in 1975, when the people of Madang rose up against the oppressive rule of the colonial government.

Today, Madang is a vibrant, bustling city with a rich cultural heritage. It is home to a variety of businesses and organizations, including a university, a hospital, and a variety of hotels and restaurants. The city is also a popular destination for tourists, offering a variety of attractions and activities.

Madang is a city with a rich history and culture, and it is an ideal destination for anyone looking for a tropical getaway. With its stunning natural environment, vibrant culture, and fascinating history, Madang is a must-see destination for anyone visiting Papua New Guinea.

Excursion tips for a day in Madang

As a tourist in Madang, Papua New Guinea, there are many exciting activities to enjoy in a single day. Here are some of the top things to do:

1. Visit the Madang Market to experience the vibrant culture and pick up some souvenirs.
2. Explore the Madang Provincial Museum to learn about the area’s history and culture.
3. Take a boat tour to nearby islands for some snorkeling, swimming, and fishing.
4. Go on a jungle trek to see the local wildlife and explore the area’s stunning nature.
5. Enjoy the stunning views from the top of the Madang Harbour lookout.
6. Visit the Madang Golf Club and hit a few balls around the course.
7. Take a tour of the local churches and learn about the local faith.
8. Relax on the beach and soak up the sun.
9. Visit the local markets and sample the delicious local cuisine.
10. Take a tour of the nearby villages and meet the locals.

Experience Madang with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Madang. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Madang

The climate in Madang, Papua New Guinea is tropical, with hot and humid conditions throughout the year. In the summer months (November to April), temperatures are high and the humidity is even higher. During the wet season (May to October), the area experiences frequent rain and storms, with temperatures slightly cooler than in the summer. In the winter months (June to August), temperatures are milder, with less humidity and some cooler nights. Overall, Madang has a warm and humid climate year-round, with temperatures ranging from the mid-20s to the mid-30s Celsius.

Cruise weather for Madang

Our weather forecast for Madang helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Dec. 4th 2023 Dec. 4th 2023 max: 30.2 °C
min: 23.2 °C
12.6 m/s
16.6 m/s
78.3 %
15.4 m
88.8 %
1,008 hPa
Dec. 5th 2023 Dec. 5th 2023 max: 30.8 °C
min: 22.5 °C
11.5 m/s
24.1 m/s
84.7 %
22.5 m
84.7 %
1,007 hPa
Dec. 6th 2023 Dec. 6th 2023 max: 32.0 °C
min: 23 °C
9.7 m/s
18.4 m/s
99.8 %
22.6 m
83.0 %
1,007 hPa
Dec. 7th 2023 Dec. 7th 2023 max: 31.8 °C
min: 23.7 °C
9.0 m/s
16.9 m/s
82.0 %
20.2 m
84.9 %
1,006 hPa
Dec. 8th 2023 Dec. 8th 2023 max: 31.2 °C
min: 23.7 °C
9.0 m/s
15.1 m/s
88.1 %
20.9 m
86.1 %
1,006 hPa
Dec. 9th 2023 Dec. 9th 2023 max: 29.9 °C
min: 23.9 °C
10.4 m/s
19.4 m/s
87.0 %
18.2 m
88.0 %
1,005 hPa
Dec. 10th 2023 Dec. 10th 2023 max: 29.7 °C
min: 23.5 °C
10.1 m/s
12.5 m/s
85.2 %
19.7 m
88.8 %
1,005 hPa
Dec. 11th 2023 Dec. 11th 2023 max: 28.6 °C
min: 23.2 °C
12.6 m/s
14.8 m/s
98.5 %
18.2 m
87.9 %
1,007 hPa
Dec. 12th 2023 Dec. 12th 2023 max: 29.0 °C
min: 23.4 °C
9.4 m/s
17.6 m/s
77.9 %
19.1 m
88.6 %
1,007 hPa
Dec. 13th 2023 Dec. 13th 2023 max: 30.0 °C
min: 23.2 °C
12.2 m/s
13.8 m/s
86.5 %
19.0 m
85.6 %
1,007 hPa
Dec. 14th 2023 Dec. 14th 2023 max: 31.3 °C
min: 23.2 °C
10.4 m/s
23.0 m/s
84.7 %
21.2 m
87.3 %
1,007 hPa
Dec. 15th 2023 Dec. 15th 2023 max: 30.3 °C
min: 23.7 °C
11.2 m/s
15.8 m/s
92.6 %
23.9 m
82.6 %
1,007 hPa
Dec. 16th 2023 Dec. 16th 2023 max: 29.8 °C
min: 23.2 °C
11.2 m/s
18.0 m/s
91.2 %
23.4 m
82.4 %
1,008 hPa
Dec. 17th 2023 Dec. 17th 2023 max: 30.6 °C
min: 23 °C
13.7 m/s
12.6 m/s
81.1 %
22.5 m
81.8 %
1,007 hPa

Cruises to Madang

Would you like to travel to Madang on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Madang.

Scheduled ship calls in Madang, Papua New Guinea
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Mar. 12th 2024 Tuesday, 12th of Mar. 2024 Azamara Onward 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Mar. 13th 2024 Wednesday, 13th of Mar. 2024 LE LAPEROUSE 12:00 am 12:00 am
Mar. 24th 2024 Sunday, 24th of Mar. 2024 LE LAPEROUSE 12:00 am 12:00 am
May 4th 2024 Saturday, 4th of May 2024 HANSEATIC spirit 12:00 am 12:00 am
Apr. 1st 2025 Tuesday, 1st of Apr. 2025 HANSEATIC inspiration 12:00 am 12:00 am
Apr. 13th 2025 Sunday, 13th of Apr. 2025 HANSEATIC inspiration 12:00 am 12:00 am

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