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Mt Hagen

Getting there & around

Air

The airport is at Kagamuga, about 10km from town. Minibuses frequently run from the small market next to the airport to the main market in town (K1). For an additional K1 the driver will often drop you at your hotel. Major hotels provide transfers.

Air Niugini (542 1039; Romba St) has flights twice daily to Port Moresby (K498) while Airlines PNG (545 1407, 542 1039; hgu@apng.com; airport) have flights that connect Mt Hagen to Port Moresby (K498) and Lae (K300) every day but Sunday. There are also Airlines PNG flights on Monday and Saturday to Tabubil (K640) and Kiunga (K624), and flights south to Moro (K400), Kikori (K385), Kerema (K541) and Daru (K1380).

MAF (545 1477; herebe_udaga@MAF.org.au; airport) offers interesting connections from Mt Hagen to all sorts of remote destinations including Tari (K300, Thursday), Wewak (K390, Monday) and Simbai (K210, Friday).

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Car & motorcycle

Car

There is one taxi in Mt Hagen – City Cab (542 3013, 690 4431).

Avis (545 1350; fax 545 1525; airport) Hires a double-cab Hilux for K215 per day plus K1 per kilometre.

Budget (542 1818; reservations@budget.com.pg; Highlander Hotel)

Hertz (trading as Eagle Hire; 542 3544) Based at the Kimininga Lodge.

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