Alotau District shares a border with Oro and Central provinces, and has a population of over 100,000 people. The district headquarters is Rabaraba Station on the north coast. Alotau Town, the capital of Milne Bay Province and home to over 15,000 people, is situated on the east coast of the District.
Alotau District stretches across the mainland of Milne Bay Province covering an area of over 7,900 square kilometres, and is the only District in the province connected with the Papua New Guinea mainland. There are about 12 different languages spoken in the District. Villages lie scattered on the Owen Stanley Range and along the coast. You can choose to climb through dense rainforest into the mostly unexplored mountain ranges and observe diverse flora and fauna along the way or village hop and learn the many different cultures. Skull caves, gahanas, waterfalls, coastal drives, trekking, snorkeling, and cultural festivals are some of the attractions in Alotau District.
Most accommodation and logistics services are found in Alotau Town, and Gurney Airport hosts daily flights from Port Moresby via Air Niugini and PNG Air, as well as flights to Misima Island and Kiriwina Island by PNG Air.