Milne Bay Village Life


Huhu is the home of the war canoe and the centre of historic cannibalistic hinterland. Interestingly, it is also where the first governor general, Sir John Guise drafted part of Papua New Guinea’s constitution. Hear about the history and culture of Tawala and pass through one of the world’s largest palm oil plantations. Spend time with the locals and experience local village life at Bibiko village. Hear about how western culture has integrated into their traditional way of life. Sample local clay pot dishes using ingredients like taro, banana, cassava, yam and leafy green vegetables. Next stop is the site of a once active war canoe. Discover what makes the war canoe significant and central to village life. Visit the Milne Bay War Memorial, constructed by Australian soldiers. Learn about the rich heritage and war history of the site. The Battle of Milne Bay played an integral role in World War II, the place where Allied troops defeated the Japanese Special Naval Landing Forces, effectively halting their advance across the Pacific.
  • Location

    Alotau

  • Tour Code

    AT2055

  • Duration

    3.5 hours

  • Price

    Adult from $99.99
    Children (12 & under) from $79.99


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• Please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, bring a hat, towel, plenty of bio-degradable sunscreen and bottled water
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Milne Bay Village Life

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Enjoy a glimpse into Milne Bay village life as you live the day like a local. Enjoy a scenic drive through the countryside and the centre of the historic cannibalistic hinterland, passing through endless hectares of Palm Oil Plantations, before arriving at Bibiko Village. Here, you will learn about the introduction of western culture and how it has been integrated into the local, traditional way of life. You will be able to see firsthand what it is like to live in a PNG village, and you will have the opportunity to sample some local dishes made from a traditional clay pot. After departing the village, travel to a once active war canoe site. You will learn about the history of the war canoe and why it is so important to village life. Your last stop for the day is the Milne Bay War Memorial, which was constructed by Australian soldiers. You will hear about the Battle of Milne Bay and why it played such an important role in World War II.

Battle of Milne Bay Cruise

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Child: $119.99pp


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'. Enjoy delicious complimentary drinks and snacks in air conditioned comfort or under the shade on the bow or sun deck seating. You will be enthralled by our local historian who over a PA system that reaches all areas of our vessel, will take you back in time and shed light on the amazing hidden history of the area.