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Alotau is a picturesque town located on the northern shore of Milne Bay in the Milne Bay Province of Papua New Guinea. The township provides the quintessential place to relax, but that doesn’t mean there’s not plenty to see and do. It’s the perfect base from which to explore Milne Bay.

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PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Every November, Alotau showcases the Kenu & Kundu Festival.

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The annual Kenu and Kundu Festival which launched in 2003 pays homage to Milne Bay’s fascinating heritage. With their rich connection to the water, the locals recreate the beautifully crafted war canoes that were once built to endure battle and secure victory against the enemy. During the festival, you can witness proud locals dressed in traditional warrior costumes battle it out against competitors in thrilling canoe races. The sound of beating, rhythmic kundu drums, customarily used in rituals, is also a highlight of this festival. Make sure you check out the unique cultural performances amongst all the wonderful festivities.

attractions • Hotsprings at Fergusson Island • Yam houses at Trobriand • Kwato church (established in 19th century by missionaries) • Milne Bay Military Museum • Wawela Beach Lagoon • Bat caves • Skull caves • Underwater caves at Kaibola on Kiriwina Island • Matawa Village • East Cape, most eastern tip of PNG mainland • Trekking and kayaking

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