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.
More about Alotau (Milne Bay), Papua New Guinea Points of Interest
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.
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.
Scene of fierce fighting between Japanese and Australian troops.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.