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It sits 380 kilometres east of Papua New Guinea's capital, Port Moresby.
Educate yourself on the area's past by visiting the Milne Bay War Memorial.
Seeking some other close-by places? Samarai is only 40 kilometres to the south, so get in the car and start exploring! Alternatively, Doini Island, 50 kilometres south of Alotau, is also worth the journey.
An invigorating way to experience the greater region is to embark on an outdoor adventure. Mountain climbing is one of the most popular pastimes in these parts. But if that doesn't pique your interest, there's always hiking.
Overwhelmed by things to do? Often the best way to really see a place is to book yourself on a couple of tours. The region boasts great guided nature walks and wildlife spotting tours.
Sure, it's wonderful to be around the water, but it's a whole lot more fun to be in or on it! Make the most of the opportunity to have a shot at the region's fantastic watersports, such as swimming and snorkeling.
Wander through the region's craft workshops. They are excellent places to head to when the rain starts coming down.
If you were to ask some locals about activities in the surrounding area, you'll often be advised to check out the lovely open-air markets.
Those who love history will want to visit the region's war relics and monuments. If this is you, do some research and select one to stop at first.
Tantalise your taste buds and fill your Instagram feed with mouthwatering photos by tucking into some of this destination's most delectable food and drink offerings. Just be sure to hashtag 'yum'!
If you're browsing a menu, there's every chance you'll see dishes featuring breadfruit (ulu) or coconuts. They're two ingredients which are often used in the cuisine here.
While you're in Alotau, dine like a local. That means tucking into a meal of chicken pot or kokoda fish, a couple of the region's signature dishes.
Still have a bit of room left after your main meal? Then put in an order for saksak (dumplings made with sugar and sago), an indulgent sweet treat.
What better way to learn about the culture of a place than by experiencing a day of national celebration? There'll be plenty of festivities arranged for Independence Day on the 16th of September.
Time to head home from the stunning Papua New Guinea region? You might only have a few Papua New Guinean kinas remaining in your pocket, but you'll be rich in incredible experiences.
If you'll be travelling by air, you'll likely go through Jackson International Airport (POM). It's 380 kilometres to the west. Pack up your bag, plan out a route and set your alarm clock!
30 Oct. - 31 Oct.
The location of the resort is in an absolute paradise. Very beautiful, very tranquil. There are a lot of amazing activities to do while there, and my tour guide was great. The resort is nice, and the staff are friendly. The only problem was the female manager. She demanded that I pay for the accommodation, ...
1 Nov. - 2 Nov.
30 Oct. - 31 Oct.