Welcome to Rabaul

Rabaul is not dead, though. Thanks to the deep water (and Kokopo’s shallow water), Rabaul’s port facilities and associated industries will keep the town alive. There’s quite a bit of life still buzzing around the market and nearby streets. East of here, however, Rabaul is still mostly abandoned, bar a couple of hotels that survived the Tavurvur eruption.

It’s definitely worth staying a day or two in Rabaul to soak up the surreal atmosphere and explore the nearby sights.

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Rabaul in detail