Alotau, Milne Bay Province
Milne Bay Province (PNG)
We are based in the beautiful town of Alotau in Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea (PNG).
Milne Bay is a maritime province of PNG nestled in the easternmost tip of the island of New Guinea. The landmass is continued eastwards by many beautiful islands, atolls, and reefs. The province has 14,345 square km of land and over 252,000 square km of sea with over 600 islands, of which only about 160 are inhabited. Its estimated 305,000 people speak about 48 languages and are culturally diversified. Some of the best fishing and marine ecosystems in the world are located here.
Alotau town has been the administrative capital of Milne Bay Province since 1968. The town has a population of about 16,000 people and is one of PNG's fastest developing coastal towns. There is a thriving palm oil industry and many other small to medium scale businesses. There is an active commercial and business sector, and a fast emerging eco-tourism industry that is being harnessed to meet demand from ever-increasing international tourists, mostly from cruise ships.
The Battle of Milne Bay was pivotal to the allies in World War II and the province has some prominent wrecks, relics, and wartime history.
You can browse a Google map of Milne Bay and Papua New Guinea below.