World War 2 ToursTop activities
Milne Bay was a huge naval base that held over 9000 servicemen during World War 2 (WW2). Today tourists from all over the world visit Milne Bay to trace the footsteps of these men.
Remnants of the war lie scattered on the seabed and forest floors throughout the province, each with their own story of how they came to their final resting place. Locals have their own version of their WW2 experiences, stories not recorded but passed down by word of mouth from generation to generation until today.
Milne Bay Province has tour operators who can provide WW2 tours for those wanting a detailed account of the Battle of Milne Bay. For those who want to explore on their own, memorials and sites are marked on maps available for download in our Downloads section and at the Milne Bay Tourism Bureau office in Alotau Town.