Market in Alotau

Alotau Town Market

Alotau's biggest market is a hive of activity, bustling with vendors of fresh produce and fish. Higglers from nearby villages sit among mounds of yams and taro, while by far the most popular item for sale is the bet…
Landmark in Alotau

Sanderson Harbour

The harbour is the most colourful part of town and it’s worth exploring. There are one-man canoes, brightly painted island boats, work tugs and passenger dinghies, as well as a couple of wrecks protruding from the w…
Monument in Alotau

Australian War Memorial

The Australian War Memorial has a detailed description of the Battle of Milne Bay in which joint Australian and Papuan forces pushed back and defeated the Japanese. There's a service here on 26 August every year, co…
Viewpoint in Alotau


For a bird’s-eye view, walk up the steps in town to the hospital, take the right fork and keep going for a couple of hundred metres.
Memorial in Alotau

Turnbull Memorial

Roughly halfway between Gurney Airport and Alotau, the Turnbull Memorial marks the site of one of the wartime airstrips and commemorates the death of Australia's Squadron Leader Peter St George Turnbull, killed duri…