Alotau (Milne Bay), Papua New Guinea

Welcome to an undiscovered paradise of white-sand beaches, crystal waterfalls and volcanic mountains. And if you've come for history, you'll find that, too. This peaceful town was the site of fierce fighting during World War II. Today, it's a peaceful retreat offering the vacationer plenty of time to relax and connect with nature. Beyond the city you'll find a tropical rainforest full of birds of paradise and a laid-back ease worth discovering.

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Points of Interest

  • Alotau War Memorial
  • Alotau Cultural Festival
  • Toptown Lookout
  • Turnbull War Memorial
  • KB Mission
  • Ahioma Village
  • Masurina Lodge
  • Tawali Resort

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  • Alotau War Memorial

    A somber reminder of the Battle of Milne Bay. The detailed description of the battle on the memorial includes the number of embattled troops and Papua New Guineans who were wounded or lost their lives.

  • Alotau Cultural Festival

    Nestled against a backdrop of blue green mountains, this quiet seaside town with its peaceful and hospitable people, comes to life with an explosion of colour, vibrant chanting, dancing and kundu drum beats carrying the stories of an ancient race to the seafront venue of Wanigili Centre. The Alotau Cultural Festival experience is an event not to be missed.

  • Toptown Lookout

    Offers panoramic views of the bay.

  • Turnbull War Memorial

    Original No.3 airstrip during WWII and its memorial to Australia's Squadron Leader, Peter St George Turnbull, who was killed during the Battle of Milne Bay.

  • KB Mission

    Scene of fierce fighting between Japanese and Australian troops.

  • Ahioma Village

    Step into another world as you are welcomed into the home of a typical Milne Bay family and experience the true meaning of Melanesian hospitality and the Milne Bay way of life.

  • Masurina Lodge

  • Tawali Resort

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The Alotau Cultural Festival

2 hours | Alotau (Milne Bay) | A T 2 - 2 0 0
  • Alotau Cultural Festival

lCelebrate the exotic culture of PNG with a visit to the Alotau Festival. Meet and greet elaborately dressed locals, shop for arts and crafts or dance to the beat of the kundo drums. Experience the excitement of the elaborately decorated Lopo war canoes.

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Moderate Activity, Shopping Opportunities

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AUD$39.95

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Alotau Town Tour

2 hours | Alotau (Milne Bay) | A T 2 - 2 0 5
  • Alotau War Memorial
  • Toptown Lookout

See all the colorful sights that Alotau has to offer on a tour complete with plenty of stops. Meet students from a local school. Return to town and browse through a bustling market followed by a glimpse at Trobriand artisans creating exquisite wooden artefacts.

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AUD$114.95

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Battle of Milne Bay Cruise

2 hours | Alotau (Milne Bay) | A T 2 - 2 4 0

Discover the history of Alotau and the legendary 'Battle of Milne Bay' by our local history expert aboard 80ft steel cruising boat, the 'Undersea Explorer'.

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Moderate Activity, Shopping Opportunities, Includes snack

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AUD$119.95

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Bon Appetit Exclusive: Clay Pot Cooking Class

3.5 hours | Alotau (Milne Bay) | A T 2 - 3 0 0
  • Masurina Lodge

Travel through awe-inspiring Alotau and stop at an overlook high above the town to capture a picture-perfect moment. Find a drink waiting for you at the welcoming Masurina Lodge, where you'll learn the tradition of clay pot cooking through a hands-on class taught by local chefs. While your food cooks, relax with a swim, learn about Alotau's World War II roots or cool off with a cocktail.

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Easy Activity, Shopping Opportunities, Includes meal

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AUD$129.95

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Battle of Milne Bay Tour

2 hours | Alotau (Milne Bay) | A T 2 - 2 2 5
  • KB Mission
  • Alotau War Memorial
  • Turnbull War Memorial

Walk through the pages of history and learn the story behind Milne Bay's important role in World War II and honor the past at the World War II monument.

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AUD$139.95

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Ahioma Cultural Village

2 hours | Alotau (Milne Bay) | A T 2 - 2 1 5
  • Ahioma Village

Experience the wonderful cultural diversity of Papua New Guinea with a visit to Dodobana village. See how Melanesian tribespeople keep traditions such as basket weaving, gardening, and clay pot cooking alive. Later, time permitting; enjoy a refreshing swim in the tropical waters of Milne Bay.

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Moderate Activity, Shopping Opportunities

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AUD$149.95

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