“I wonder what stories the deep blue sea, the rolling hills, and the wide sky could tell me about what they saw that fateful day in 1942.”
Located in the Royal Papua Yacht Club, this friendly and efficient place has great views and a balcony terrace overlooking the marina, where you can sit and watch the sun set over the water. A beautiful restaurant aimed at the expatriate community in POM.
We are proud to name our restaurant after the MV Macdhui. She was a 4,480 ton passenger and cargo motor vessel launched on 23rd December 1930 at the Clyde River shipyards in Scotland. The Ship was named after the Scottish mountain Ben Macdhui and was 113.6 metres long,17 metres wide and powered by a four-stroke diesel engine of 4,710 hp.
From early 1942 the Macdhui was used to move troops from Sydney to Port Moresby. She was hit during the Japanese air raid on Port Moresby on 18th June 1942 during World War II. 68 bombs were dropped, 4 of which hit the ship. She came to rest about 750 metres off shore and about 1.3 km south-east of Tatana Island . The ship did not completely sink, the water being too shallow, but it rolled almost completely over on her port side.Later one of the masts was removed and today it stands proudly in front of the Royal Papua Yacht Club.