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Take a trip to Alotau
Cruisers will port in Alotau, a bustling port town on the south-east coast of Papua New Guinea. Known for its importance during WW2, visitors who wander its streets can expect to see remnants of years gone by including Turnbull War Memorial Park, the resting place of those soldiers that lost their lives in the battle of Milne Bay. The memorial park is the perfect excursion for those who want to pay their respects to those who lost their lives.
Enjoy a hiking adventure
For those who love a bit of an adrenalin kick, enjoy a hiking adventure up the Kokoda Track. A single-footed track that takes you 96km across the lands of Papua New Guinea through forests and past lakes but in a completely straight line. Hike as little or as much as you want and enjoy the stunning views that accompany the trail along the way.
Hot, hot, hot
Get up close and personal with active volcanoes and hot springs. Papua New Guinea is home to some of the most active volcanoes, for those who want to brave the challenge, there are guided tours from the local towns that can take you to these mighty monsters.
Much like neighbouring Australia, Papua New Guinea is home to some of the world’s most stunning wildlife. Wallabies, Tree Kangaroos and Fruit Bats can all be found in the country with many calling the dense rainforests and secluded shrub lands their home. Enjoy a wildlife tour from the local town or keep a lookout in the waters as your cruise ship heads into the port as you may be able to spot some of the stunning animals that grace the waters which surround the island.