Milne Bay Province

HOME TO THE ISLANDS OF LOVE

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DIVING, ISLAND HOPPING, BEACHES AND FESTIVALS, DISCOVER WHAT ALL THE FUSS IS ABOUT IN MILNE BAY.

It’s no surprise that Milne Bay’s main tourist attraction is its diving, thanks largely to its location at the extreme eastern end of Papua New Guinea, and 160 named islands and 500 cays and atolls scattered over 250,000km2 of ocean. The provincial headquarters at Alotau is the base for a number of liveaboard dive boats and small charter boats that can organise popular island hopping itineraries.

MUST SEE

  • Fergusson Island’s active thermal region with natural hot springs, bubbling mud pools, spouting geysers and volcanoes
  • Alotau’s Kenu and Kundu Festival and Milamala’s Yam Harvest Festival on the islands of love
  • Dramatic underwater drop-offs and overhangs scattered with WWII wrecks

HOW TO GET THERE AND AROUND

Domestic flights arrive directly into Alotau from Port Moresby. From the airport, take a shuttle to your hotel or a taxi or PMV to the town centre.

Explore the islands in style aboard the luxury Melanesian Discoverer, which cruises between Alotau and Madang via the Trobriands. Small boats can also be chartered. PNG Air offers a regular ‘milk run’ around the islands, which is an ideal way to see a range of remote areas in a short amount of time.