War and Colonial History Tour


Soak up Papua New Guinea’s remarkable beauty and turbulent history on this amazing tour. Start with a picturesque drive along Kokopo Road to the base of Mt. Vulcan, whose 1994 eruption destroyed Rabaul. 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, visit 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. See a compelling aircraft fuselage gathered during the last 60 years, including the painted nosecone of an American B-17 bomber. Finally, reflect at your last stop, the Bita Paka War Cemetery. Home to over one thousand graves of Allied and Australian soldiers who died defending Rabaul from the Japanese during WWII. It’s an insightful conclusion to the tour. Special Notes: • Tour itinerary order may vary • 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; Guests with back conditions should take this into consideration • Please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, bring a hat, plenty of biodegradable sunscreen and bottled water
  • Location

    Rabaul

  • Tour Code

    RAB005

  • Duration

    3.75 hours

  • Price

    Adult from $199.99
    Children (12 & under) from $149.99

Photography

Please bring your camera

Refreshments

Special Notes

• Tour itinerary order may vary • 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; Guests with back conditions should take this into consideration • Please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, bring a hat, plenty of biodegradable sunscreen and bottled water
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