Alotau Half Day land excursion
Enjoy a half day Alotau land tour, Visit Alotau town with our Bus and learn about its history, the war effort, local life and culture, Visit a nearby elementary school, Explore Taela village located in a pristine rainforest. Marvel at the views of Milne Bay from a scenic lookout.
Ensures a personalised experience, great value for money.
About this activity
Duration 4hours 30 mins
Host or greeter English
Pick up service We pick you outside the port gate
Pick up time. 8am/8:30am
Return time. 12:30noon
. Tour of Alotau town
. Scenic lookout at the Bay of Milne Bay
.Visit the Battle of Milne Bay war memorial
. Enjoy a visit to the fresh fruit Market
. The site of NO#3 Turnbull Airstrip which has returned to the wild . It was at this spot that the Japanese were defeated for the first time on land.
. Enjoy a visit to a nearby elementary school.
. Enjoy a visit to Taela village and experience the real Alotau life.
Welcome! to our half day Alotau land tour.
Experience and see the culture, history, the joys, sorrows, and the tropical nature at its best.
This is a tour not to be missed,
An adventure tour that will take you to places that will fascinate the young as well as the seniors amongst us. We meet and pick you up outside the port gate and hop in the bus.
First off its a quick run around to show you around the town of Alotau.
We pass sander-sonsbay with dozens of boats and people everywhere.
We stop to visit the Battle of Milne Bay war Memorial.
Here we read about the war effort and its Victory here in Milne Bay.
Enjoy a a scenic look out and take in views of the islands and mountains rising from sea level to 396 to 426meters along the Bay of Milne Bay.
Then a drive through the shopping centre, the fresh fruit market with the hustle and bustle of Sellers and buyers. Be amazed at the different arrays of Various fruits and vegetables as well as the amount of Betel nut being sold.
We then drive out of town as the forest closes in on us. Our guide points out places of interests. We pass the Gama river where a fierce Battle took place in 1942, Local bush huts appear, plantations of tall coconut and palm trees.
Step back in time as we meet the beautiful kids of Waema Elementary School.
No electricity, no iPads, computers, no fans, no running water, very little stationary or books. Perhaps you can bring something for the children. please not that schools are closed on weekends
The village experience is a must do Alotau attraction that provides a truly unique perspective of life in a world with no electricity, running water, refrigeration, air condition, washing machine. All clothes, dishes and bodies are washed in the river. This village is located near a river, surrounded by a beautiful pristine rainforest.
The locals are very friendly and love to story tell. Here you have the opportunity to tour around the village and see displays of traditional life, coconut grinding, copra making, stone and clay cooking, canoe making, and how bush huts are made and ect…
At the end of your village experience you will be picked up again by bus at 12 noon then brought back to your ship.
. Pick up and drop off out side the port gate
. A taste of coconut juice and seasonal tropical fruits.
Prepare for the Activity
.Comfortable shoes suitable for land and water as we might cross some water.
. Sun hat
. Water bottle
Know before you Go
Welcome to the land of the unexpected
.This tour can be affected by weather. The local tour operator will do their best to accommodate.
. If in the case of limited availability and /or weather the operator reserves the right to change the itinerary order and time.
1- For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
2- We recommend Travel Insurance to PNG as this covers most situations.
3-What if cruise ship fails to arrive at Alotau? So far this has never happened since we commenced our business.Should it happen then claim travel insurance. Please understand that a lot of money has already been spent in preparation of your tour including wages, food etc..
4-If you get sick on board and cant come then item 3 applies.Claim Travel insurance
5-We understand that certain things happen beyond our or your control. Alotau reef & land tours will try to be fair in All cases.