from: $1995*



Rubio Plantation Retreat is located 220 Km from Kavieng, down the scenic Buliminsky Highway. It takes about 3 hours to drive there and there are daily flights to Kavieng from Port Moresby, through Rabaul. Rubio Plantation starts from the beach and goes up into the mountains. It has many trails to explore and a cool beautiful stream that comes out of the ground at the base of a giant tree and runs for several hundred meters and then disappears again into the ground. It then resurfaces and then runs into the ocean along a white sandy beach.

The bungalows are made from native materials and are located along the beachfront. All beds have mosquito nets. The experienced and friendly staff will take care of all your needs. Solar panels and hydroelectric provide power for the retreat. There are flush toilets and showers in our deluxe and family bungalows and also in a toilet block.

The kitchen serves 3 meals a day, family style. Coffee and tea are set out at all times. Local organic home made cocoa is also available, and very delicious. Meals consist of a combination of European, Asian and local foods, and home baked bread and pastries. We grow our own organic fruits and vegetables on the plantation and in the surrounding villages. These include mangoes, papayas, bananas, avocados, lemons, limes, mandarins, taro, sweet potatoes etc.

Besides just enjoying the beach and stream there are lots of other things to do. Visitors come from around the world to enjoy our excellent Bird Watching. There are several interesting caves near by to be explored. For hikers the possibilities are endless. Fresh water comes out in many places making for very interesting geography. At Pam village there is a beautiful waterfall very near the road. Because the Buliminsky Highway never has any very steep sections, it is perfect for bicycles. It is a wonderful way to really see the county side. You can ride from town and then be driven back. During the off-season for surf, it is great fun to explore the rugged coast in a canoe or kayak.

Sing Sings (traditional dancing) and Mumus (traditional cooking in an underground oven) can be arranged with the local village. A trip can be arranged to visit the world famous Malangan carvers. Cultural tours to other locations can also be arranged.


Standard bungalow from $1995; Sole use $2205.
Deluxe Bungalow from $2025; Sole use $2420.
Family Bungalow from $2095; Sole use $2450.

Nightly rate from $150 per person, plus transfers and surcharges if applicable.

Per person, twin share, based on a minumum of 4 people. Flights from other cities, additonal nights, vehicle/driver/kayak hire available upon request. Children under 8 pay 40% less on land content. Under 2 years free of charge on land content.


  • Return economy airfares from Cairns to Rabaul with same day connections to Kavieng
  • 6 nights accommodation in room type as above;
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner;
  • Tea, coffee, rainwater
  • Airport transfers (additional on nightly rate)

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Prices are quoted in AUD, with best available airfare, are valid to 31 December 2016 but are subject to change without notice due to availability, currency variations and increases in taxes. They cannot be guaranteed until paid in full. A $300 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of booking with the balance due no later that 60 days prior to departure. Bank transfer or credit card fees are not included in the above rates and will be added at the time of quoting. Bookings made within 60 days must be paid in full. Our full terms and conditions can be viewed here.