Soak up Papua New Guinea’s remarkable beauty and turbulent history on this amazing tour.
Beginning with a picturesque drive along Kokopo Road, discover the base of Mt. Vulcan, whose 1994 eruption destroyed the township of Rabaul.
At your first stop, take a moment to admire the remarkable engineering feat of the fortified Japanese barge tunnels, part of over 300 miles of underground pathways designed to conceal munitions stores, hospitals and more. Next, head for the Kokopo War & Cultural Museum to view an intriguing and impressive collection of Japanese WWII relics, vehicles, weapons, historical photos and artefacts, gathered during Japan's occupation of Rabaul. Also see compelling aircraft fuselage gathered during the last 60 years, including the painted nosecone of an American B-17 bomber. Before heading back to the ship, take a moment to reflect at your last stop - the Bita Paka War Cemetery. Home to over one thousand graves for Allied and Australian soldiers who died defending Rabaul from the Japanese during WWII, it’s an insightful conclusion to the tour.
There will be many opportunities to take snaps for your holiday album.
Tour itinerary order may vary from group to group.
Tour transportation is not equipped with air-conditioning or public address systems. Guides are not professionally trained and may be shy, but they possess local knowledge.
Local roads may be unpaved, bumpy and dusty; passengers with back conditions should take this into consideration.
To make your day as enjoyable as possible, please ensure you wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat, SPF30+ (or higher factor) sunscreen and bottled water.