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    Boss Meri

    Sogeri Lodge: I would like to introduce you to reasonably priced accommodation on the outskirts of Port Moresby. The lodge is owned and operated by the former CEO of the Kokoda Track Authority by the name of Warren Bartlett. Sogeri Lodge was opened on the 1st March 2009.

    It comprises of comfortable budget accommodation near the start of the Kokoda Track if trekking from Owers' Corner. The lodge is at a cool 470 metres,ASL, 34 Km from Port Moresby on sealed roads which pass the Bomana War Cemetery and follow the Laloki River, past the rounda Hydro Electric Scheme and the Port Moresby Water Suppply.

    It is ideal for Kokoda Track trekksing groups or those who would like to get away from Port Moresby for a few days or hold a conference for up to 20 people.

    Sogeri Lodge Bus and Landcruisers are available for Port Moresby pick-up and drop off passengers and cargo. Transport to Owers' Corner, nearby Varirata National Park, Historical World War II sites or other Sogeri valley destinations can be arranged by request.

    When booking please inform them you heard about the lodge from either of our two png websites:


    Boss Meri


    Single, Twin or Double bed accommodation for up to 30 guests available in fan-cooled bedrooms.

    12 Bedrooms with four communal bathrooms.

    2 Bedroom Flat and 4 Bedrooms Annex, both self-contained and with Fridge, Satellite TV, tea/coffee making facilities.

    Prices are as follows:

    • Single – K150.00 – Available Rooms – 3; # of Beds = 3
    • Twin Share – K250.00 – Available Rooms – 4; # of Beds = 8
    • Double – K200.00 – Available Rooms – 3; # of Beds = 3
    • Double Twin Share – K250.00 – Available Rooms – 1; # of Beds = 2
    • Family – K300.00 – Available Rooms – 1; # of Beds = 4
    • Self-Contained Flat – K350.00 – Available Rooms 2; # of Beds 3
    • Self-Contained Annex – K600.00 – Available Rooms 4 – # of Beds = 7
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    Good meals are served in their restaurant and covered outdoor patio at a reasonable price. Their is also a small licensed bar for guests and diners from lunch until 10:00pm.

    A conference room with a white board, flip chart, Satellite TV, DVD, computer projector is ideal for conferences and trek briefings.

    PNG Power with back-up generator, rain water and treated river water. Fax/phone and internet acess available.

    Contact Details:

    Lodge Manager (Alfie Jack) or Warren Bartlett for more information or bookings as listed below:

    Email: sogerilodge@global.net.pg or sogeri@global.net.pg
    Telephone/Fax: +675 325 1887
    Telephone: +675 325 5540
    Mobile: +675 72985535 / 7638 6728 / 72650138 / 7685 7685

    Postal Address:

    Sogeri Lodge
    Sogeri Enterprises Ltd
    PO Box 3367
    Papua New Guinea

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    To obtain the exchange rate for Papua New Guinea, you can access this by clicking on the following link:


    Click on: 'Show Rates' on the right hand side of the screen.

    When the next box opens up, its the 'inward' exchange rate that is used in the column on the left hand side. The table on the right hand side is for money being sent out of the country.

    As at today 28th April for example, a K150.00 room converted into Australian Dollars would be: $63.00 at the rate of .4227


    Gday Gail and fellow trekies,
    well i have bitten the bullet and things are underway for my return trek with KTL in 2011, having completed my first in september 2006.
    With me will be a couple of return trekkers and hopefully a few new ones.

    Sogeri Lodge looks like it would be perfect for the night before the trek, away from the bright lights of Port Moresby – I was wondering if we could get some recommendations from anyone thats stayed there before trekking? Would the self contained annex with 7 beds be suitable for the whole Trek party?

    Gail, do you still do a trek briefing the night before at Sogeri, or leave it till the morning of the trek, or not worry about doing one?
    And when would a visit to Bomana War Cemetery take place, before or after the trek is completed?

    Dave (Brisbane Wantok)


    Hi Dave,

    Gail is in Kokoda at the moment, so I will answer your questions.

    Post Trek accommodation is now included when trekking from Ower's Corner to Kokoda, and Gail will arrange suitable accommodation for your group.

    You normally visit Bomana War Cemetary on the way to Sogeri Lodge time permitting. Otherwise you visit it when you return from Kokoda.

    The brieifing will either be done at the Bomana War Cemetary or Sogeri Lodge the day you arrive in Port Morseby or if time does not permit on the morning prior to your walk.




    Hi Gail

    What a great place, certainly fills the bill for a night before and after the Trek, as long as we can get Steak sandwich, a plate of hot chips and a cold SP (which we did in 2005) after a week of rations!

    Look forward to enjoying the hospitality in April/May next year.


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    Us too Gail!! biggrin.gif
    Lara and Grant (going with Waza)

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