A colorful market with lots of fruits, vegetables and fish, and of course everyone's favorite here-betelnut at Alotau. Alotau is the capital of Milne Bay Province, a province of Papua New Guinea..The town is located within the area in which the invading Japanese army suffered their first land defeat in the Pacific War in 1942, before the Kokoda Track battle. A memorial park at the old battle site commemorates the event..Alotau became the provincial capital in 1969 after it was shifted from Samarai..Alotau is the gateway to the Milne Bay Province which contains some of the most remote island communities in the world. Renowned for its friendly people and amazing tropical islands, it is a very well kept secret and sees very few tourists each year. The whole of Milne bay offers some of the worlds best scuba diving and coral reef experiences..Alotau itself is a busy regional "Outpost"-like town. Most facilities are available here although it can be sporadic at times..

A colorful market with lots of fruits, vegetables and fish, and of course everyone's favorite here-betelnut at Alotau. Alotau is the capital of Milne Bay Province, a province of Papua New Guinea..The town is located within the area in which the invading Japanese army suffered their first land defeat in the Pacific War in 1942, before the Kokoda Track battle. A memorial park at the old battle site commemorates the event..Alotau became the provincial capital in 1969 after it was shifted from...
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