For a truly authentic Papua New Guinean experience, board a local bus and take a scenic drive east along the picturesque coastline to the small Ahioma village of Dodobana in Milne Bay. Just 7km (approximately 15 minutes drive) from the main town of Alotau, passing numerous traditional village hamlets, 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.
Enjoy a host of traditional family activities including; Cultural performances, Traditional weaving techniques used for baskets and accessories, Grass skirt (Magololo) making demonstrations, Take a walk through a traditional garden and learn the importance of being a good gardener with a local guide, observe traditional claypot cooking over fire, the way their ancestors have been cooking for centuries. Be enriched by the many mystical and fascinating stories of the land. Last but not least, take a short drive to the small seaside village of Gehi Gehi learn the traditional and modern ways of catching fish, smoking fish without a smokehouse or take for a refreshing swim in the warm tropical waters. Enjoy demonstrations of the many uses of the coconut palm in every day village life before returning to the pier.
The history and culture of Alotau is simply amazing so don’t forget your camera.
To make your day more enjoyable please wear comfortable flat-soled enclosed walking shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat, jacket, and bring along some sunscreen and bottled water.
The local roads may be unsealed and bumpy and walking surfaces may be uneven and have some steps.
The order of sights visited may vary and itinerary may be reversed.