What travellers are saying
- I was at this Museum a couple of weeks ago on a cruise to PNG. It is two minutes’ walk from the Port Gate. Turn right and cross the road. It is in the compound of the Government Building and has colorful murals on the wall. It cost 10 kina ($4.50 au) to go in. The museum is run by volunteers and has a nice collection of carved wooden statues, photos and written accounts of the local history of WW2 and an exhibition of different types of canoe’s. There is also a small gift shop and a visitor’s book to sign.Written 21 October 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- When you arrive in Alotau port it's certainly not very appealing. However once you exit the port gates there will be many locals there offering different tours ranging from a couple of hours to most of the day.
My wife and I were glad we chose MILNE BAY TOURS, also known as Rocky Bay Village Tours hosted by Tau Boga and his family.
We were taken by mini bus to East Cape which is a one hour ride from the port, there we were treated to his village hospitality after we had a brief tour of the township and market at the very east tip of PNG. The tour included different cave viewings, traditional dancing, snorkeling if you preferred and a delicious spread of local fruit for lunch. Tau made sure there was beer that could be purchased as well.
My wife and I were there for the snorkeling right off the beach and it was well worth it, we were also treated to a boat ride to the missionary island for a swim and to take a few photos.
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I highly recommend this tour, Tau was always conscious to have us back to the ship in plenty of time before departure. A similar tour on offer thru Carnival Luminosa was approx $450..... we paid nothing like thatWritten 6 December 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- The memorial park is well kept and and it proudly reminds us of the part played by heroic British and Australian troops during WW2.Written 31 July 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- The Milne Bay Memorial commemorates the Battle of Milne Bay in 1942.
Funded by the Australian government on a prominent bayside location, provided by the local authorities, this is a simple yet poignant memorial.
It’s located gives a great vivid the harbour & larger bay. There are information panels and the whole site is (surprisingly) well maintained.
It’s an easy walk from the port area, if you are visiting by cruise ship.Written 29 January 2023
- Best wee bar I have visited in PNG! Great food and accommodation. Friendly staff. I would recommend visiting.Written 12 September 2023
- I visited to test prototype lures with my friends. May is usually good weather for fishing, but unfortunately, we had limited places to go due to the bad luck with wind and rain. However, we could trust the captain to find the best possible spots in those conditions. As a result, we were able to encounter many GT fish every day. It would have been even better if it was closer to Japan...
仲間とプロトタイプのルアーのテストのために訪問しました。通常の５月は釣りには良い気候のはずなんですが、運が悪く風と雨で行く場所が限られてしまいました。しかし、船長に任せておけばその状況で最大限釣れる場所を探してくれます。結果的に毎日たくさんのGTに出会えることができました。日本からもっと近ければ最高なのにな・・・Written 9 May 2023
- If your heading to PNG especially visiting Alatou, booking a tour with Shanniah at Reef Resorts is a must. We had the most memorable day ever on this cruise ship stop and left with wonderful memories. This is not just a tour it’s sharing and experiencing the real life of families and children for a short time.
My one tip, if your bringing gifts for the school make sure you get your immigration form and clearance done. I left mine too late and couldn’t take what I had bought for the kids. A lady on our trip took frisbees and the kids were so excited at this simple gift. We experienced Shanniah’s wonderful family and they shared their life with us from tribal dance to
Knocking coconuts down from the trees. It’s an experience I’ll never forget.Written 6 March 2020
- So happy we went on a tour. The cultural village was really informative and the school visit was a highlight. Took some donations for the school. Much needed and appreciated. The only suggestion is that as we are travelling some information through a microphone would be helpful. Would strongly recommend this tour as so much better than just walking into town.Written 3 December 2023
- Prior to departing on a cruise to Papua New Guinea we searched trip adivsor for suitable tours from Alotau and decided on Alotau Land Tours due to the exceptional review. We were not dissapointed.
Contacted Cathy by email to book a tour and Cathy promptly replied with all of the information about the tour etc. So easy.
Before the cruise left Brisbane there was a change of arrival date at Alotau and while we were on the cruise there was further change to the date we were to arrive. .It was no problem to change the date.
We were met at the wharf by a beaming Wilma as promised. Wilma was a great tour guide, knowledgeable and very friendly and nothing was a problem.
The tour was not hurried and gave us a great insight into the general life in Alotau.
Started off visiting the hospital which was quite an eye opener. Then off to the markets where locals were selling their fruit, vege and fish.
Next was the school where we were greeted by the children. Everything was basic with not power or windows They didnt have much time to prepare for us due to the last minute change in our ports of call but they gave us a memorable greeting. Cathy had sent us some suggestions of thinks that we might like to bring for the school so we had brought 2 big bags of school supplies which were greatfully received.
Then off to a hilltop village. Had to walk up a track and over a stream where locals were washing their cloths to get to the village. A great experience .
Lastly off to another small village where we given a presentation on how they make cloth out of the bark of trees.
Overall it was an excellent tour which exceeded our expectations.
Many thanks to Wilma, the driver and her helper.Written 6 March 2020
- We originally had a snorkeling and canoe trip booked with them. But the weather was not cooperating so I asked if we could adjust to the conditions on that day our cruise was there. Liam was very accommodating and a great communicator throughout. It turned out that the weather wasn’t that bad so we were able to go to a local village for a taste of culture, then on a wonderful hike through the mountains to a secluded beach for a snorkel. The coral was great! We came back for lunch and then they took us for a brief stop at the eastern most point of the island.
You do need to be prepared for basic transportation - there are no 40 passenger buses on the island. But we didn’t mind.
We were extremely happy with the staff and people. They are adaptable and easy to work with. Had a great time! They seem happy and able to put together a tour to anyone’s liking.Written 5 March 2023
- Shane Holland is an amazing guide I had a great experience ,we did the look out,craft market and drove to a beautiful local village, skull caving and also stopped at tip of png (East cape ) .Its an experience i will never forget .Written 9 December 2019
- Tawali is one of the best destination in Papua New Guinea. It offers many activities like skullcave and waterfalls, snorkelling, cultural experience etc. The pool is also nice to spend time reading your favorite books and take a dip after snorkelling in the house reef.Written 26 July 2023
- Love the opportunity to see the local village festival and we highly recommend milne bay adventure and tour to any 1 visiting AlotauWritten 25 June 2023
- Excellent condition 175hp 26fter speed boat, experienced and helpful crew. Pickup from main town Alotau at Waterfront Lodge jetty for an amazing 4 hour trip through the China Strait stopping over scenic, untouched beautiful white sandy islands in the Milne Bay Province. A must tour if you plan to visit this part of the world. Thank you Alpha Blue!Written 28 May 2019