Clem's Place - Lavongai

Clem's Place is situated on Tunnung Island which is a small remote island north of the mainland of New Hanover in the Three Island Harbour area, about three hours by speedboat from Kavieng. Ideally located amongst some of the most pristine waters PNG has to offer, these waters lay home to some of PNG best waves, diving and fishing. If your idea of fun is to be on a remote island surrounded with all your creature comforts and have the opportunity to get into some of the most beautiful water environments of PNG, then Clem's Place is the perfect place for you.  

We cannot say enough about Clem's Place and the staff on hand are friendly and engaging and you will be simply amazed how this remote and isolated island will make you feel at home when actually you are so far away. Clem's Place has a uniqueness hard to describe in words and the only way to understand what that means is to experience it yourself first hand.!!

Upon your late arrival into Kavieng on a Saturday, you will be greeted by a representative and taken straight to the transfer vessel. Here you will be free to relax and enjoy dinner and your first icy cold SP lager upon your journey to Clem's Place. Your next 6 nights are then enjoyed in the beautiful Three Island Harbour area where you'll experience a fully charged water sports adventure, mixed with everything culturally this area has to offer. On your last day at Clem's Place you will have the chance for an early morning surf before departing for Lissenung Island Resort around lunchtime. Again, on the return leg to Kavieng you may get the possibility of surfing some of the southern Lavongai breaks should they be working. On arrival into Kavieng area you will return with the Lissenung Island Resort representative and taken to your accommodation for the night where dinner will be provided. Next morning is an early 4.00am start, a snack style breakfast will be provided before you depart on your airport transfer.

  • Longboarders
  • Surf Resort
  • Uncrowded waves
  • Surf Camp
Jan, Nov - Dec
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Uncrowded waves and pristine fishing conditions.

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Situated amongst some of the most pristine waters Papua New Guinea, Clem's Place is the perfect spot for your inner waterman. Not only do these waters lay home to some of PNG's best waves but they also offer some of the best diving and fishing in the world!

Clem's Place is owned and operated by Clem & Sophie Anton and caters for up to 10 surfers at any one time in 5 bungalows. Each bungalow has been built directly facing the surf and the islands magnificent tidal lagoon. Clem's Place is home not only to its own break but is surrounded by other waves which most are within 25 - 50 minutes from the camp, depending upon what boat is used, how many people, the swell size and wind permitting.

There are plenty of waves in the area and these user friendly waves offer the chance for all levels of surfing ability to sample some outer island magic. The waves found in this area are made up of a variety of left and right handers which range from cruising hotdog waves to pitching peaks to long playful walls. Some of these waves on the right tides can even produce short sharp barrel if you take off deep enough or race down the line as the wave runs off the reef towards the passage.

Clem's Place is open all year. However, the surf season in Papua New Guinea is between November and April. Due to the remoteness of the area, packages are run from a Saturday to Sunday. 

Group Discounts

If you can grab a group of like-minded people, we're more than happy to offer you a discounted rate!

For Groups of 9 and above
8 day package for only $1,990 per person. Save $490 per person!

For groups of 7 and 8
8 day package for only $2,240 per person. Save $230 per person!

For groups of 5 and 6
8 day package for only $2,480 per person.

Please contact Surf Travel for the days best price!

1 Night accommodation at Lissenung Island Resort  - Kavieng, New Ireland
7 Nights accommodation at Clem's Place - Tunnung Island, New Hanover
Return airport transfers to Kavieng wharf
Return speedboat transfers to Clem's Place
3 Meals daily + coffee & tea & rain water
Use of locally made canoes
Snorkelling & fishing equipment
Up to 3 surf transfers daily (including fishing & village visits)
Lavongai Reef Access & Traditional Landowners Fees

At Clem's Place there is a maximum of 10 guests at any one time and all meals are provided for during your stay. The 5 bungalows at Clem's Place are lined along a sand covered island directly in front of a huge tidal lagoon. Each of these bungalows is perfectly placed to view the surf directly out the front and away from the heat of the midday sun. The island is covered by trees and vegetation and lined with tropical palms and coconuts trees that ensures you will enjoy cool nights and tropical breezes.

Sing-Sings or traditional dances are pre-arranged with the locally trained dance performers from neighbouring islands and Diving can be pre-arranged albeit with limited numbers as Clem is a qualified dive master.

Accommodation:
Single, Twin, Triple and Double Room Bungalows
Shared amenities with Flush Toilets
Ceiling Fans
Small wardrobe
Balcony table and chairs
Mosquito netting

Facilities:
Electric Lighting throughout the grounds
Kitchen
Refrigeration
Office / Sat Phone / Email
Locally made canoes
Fishing equipment
Snorkelling equipment

At Clem's Place, Sophie your host is a great cook and will prepare a variety of local and western styled meals during your stay. All of your 3 daily meals are served at the resort except for the organised lunches which are pre-prepared to take out on the boats when off the island enjoying other activities. Meals are prepared using locally grown vegetables and fruits, fresh seafood and some imported produce. Breakfast and lunch is full of energy enhancing foods such as cereals, fruits, vegetables, home baked bread, pastries, bacon & eggs, sandwiches while dinner is generally a BBQ or buffet style meal. You're guaranteed not to go hungry and at least once during your stay you will have a chance to experience a traditional mumu which is guaranteed to be a highlight. Coffee, tea and water are available at all times with soft drinks, beers, limited spirits, wine and snacks are all available for an additional cost.

Scuba Diving (Clem is a qualified dive master)
Swimming
Snorkelling
Fishing
Cruising
Paddle locally made canoes
Mainland river trips
Explore the nearby mainland and islands
Trekking
Visit the local villages  and schools
 
Guests traveling to Clem's Place are encouraged if possible to help with Tunnung Islands Community Based Projects and bring along any new or used clothing and/or educational books and equipment. Clem's Place is already working with the surrounding villages and schools to ensure the betterment of health and lifestyle. STC is jumping on-board with Clem and his project and we all hope to show some significant changes to health, welfare development and education over the coming years.

Alcohol, soft drinks, bottled water, cultural show, locally made souvenirs

Nearby Surf Breaks...

New Hanover

Clems Right

Clems Right
Surf Skill:
3
Break:
Right
Surf Type:
  • Funboarders
  • Longboarders
  • Shortboarders
Season:
Jan - Apr, Oct - Dec
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Clems Right is a long right hander that peels off with a consistent wall that keeps on going. It is situated directly out the front of Clems Place and is arguably one of the best waves in the area.

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New Hanover

Malili

Malili
Surf Skill:
3
Break:
Left
Surf Type:
  • Funboarders
  • Longboarders
  • Shortboarders
Season:
Jan - Apr, Oct - Dec
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Malili is a very long, fast and hollow left hander that wraps around the island and breaks very similar to Tavarua's Restaurants. Good option on larger days and suits all abilities.

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New Hanover

Senta Pass

Senta Pass
Surf Skill:
3
Break:
Left
Surf Type:
  • Funboarders
  • Longboarders
  • Shortboarders
Season:
Jan - Apr, Oct - Dec
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Senta Pass is a fast and hollow breaking left-hander with a mad barrel sections. Best for intermediate to experienced surfers.

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New Hanover

Stepin Blood

Stepin Blood
Surf Skill:
3
Break:
Right
Surf Type:
  • Bodyboarders
  • Funboarders
  • Shortboarders
Season:
Jan - Apr, Oct - Dec
More

Stepin Blood is a very sucky short right-hander, located in the New Hanover region of Papua New Guinea. Paddle hard and get in early, itll give you a great barrel.

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New Hanover

Vala Vala

Vala Vala
Surf Skill:
3
Break:
Right
Surf Type:
  • Funboarders
  • Longboarders
  • Shortboarders
  • + More
Season:
Jan - Apr, Oct - Dec
More

Vala Vala is a consistent right hand reef point. The wave itself breaks over a weed covered reef. It is regarded as the best hotdog wave in the islands and it also has a double bowl section.

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Reviews for Clem's Place - Lavongai

AMAZING, SENSATIONAL, INCREDIBLE, UNBELIEVABLE, FABULOUSTony Nealon

5

Have been readjusting to 'civilised' life since PNG. Come back gob smacked!! I can’t speak highly enough of PNG, Clem, Lavongai or any other part of my trip!! Has to be the best experience going! Honestly an amazing place and time. Surfing (perfect lefts and rights at your disposal with 1 other bloke in the line-up!)..&.Fishing from hell (32 Blue fin tuna in 26 minutes!!! --- on hand lines!!!), Snorkeling to die for (Wrecks at your door and only 40 m visibility !!!) , Dining for Royalty..(Mud Crab, Lobster, Trevally, sashimi, Mackerel steaks, mental island fruit and juices and insane vege’s and local coffee...and that magic SP draught) and the most beautiful, hospitable and welcoming people I could ever have hoped to meet. (Even the kids who had never seen ghosts B4 and their amazing schools and teachers, etc.) Ten Star accom. (All the comforts you need, running water, mozzie nets, comfy beds, magic bungalows, beer fridge, table tennis, Water hammocks). Incredible Transport (the best boatmen and craft in the world!!). I spent most of my time there just pinching myself to make sure I wasn’t dreaming, and have spent a bit of time kicking myself for leaving (since getting back). AMAZING, SENSATIONAL, INCREDIBLE, UNBELIEVABLE, FABULOUS, and MORE... Many thanks for making it possible Kim. Merry Xmas from your Happiest Traveller yet I reckon..... Oh yeah, relaxing too! (Clem’s credo..CHILAX...for chill out & relax) Thinking about trading in the car for Banana Boat and a Dug out.... Many Thanks for making it all possible Tony.

Clem's Place is AmazingPhil English

4

Clem's Place is amazing we had it to ourselves and they were awesome hosts, fresh seafood for dinner and lunch and hot breaky or just fruit and cereal depending on how we felt surf was awesome got up to about 8 foot some days drooped off the last two days but we found out how good the fishing is there and clem is a mad keen fisherman so we spent many an arvo getting a boat load of fish, and I do mean a boat load it was crazy how much we caught and i don't even normally fish haha! Anyway mate the trip was great the return trip home was much the same with a stop in Rabul before Moresby and the flight home stopped via Brissy again, just wanted to say thanks heaps for getting it all organized in such sort notice we really appreciated it. Thanks again mate very much appreciated will be booking again without a doubt!! 

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