Attractions

Zoo in Lae

Rainforest Habitat

Most people come to see a microcosm of PNG’s marvellous flora and fauna, including birds of paradise, cassowaries and tree kangaroos; although the real star is ‘Agro’, the huge and largely inactive saltwater crocodi…
Gardens in Lae

Botanical Gardens

The Botanical Gardens offer a pleasant stroll through a patch of rainforest and grassland in the centre of Lae. Butterflies flutter and reptiles scuttle as you amble beneath the huge, vine-cloaked trees hosting floc…
Memorial in Lae

Lae War Cemetery

The Lae War Cemetery, just south of the Botanical Gardens, is meticulously maintained by the Australian government. There are 2808 graves here, 2363 of which are Australian, the rest being Indian, New Zealand or Bri…
Notable Building in Lae

Unitech

About 8km from the centre of town, Unitech has a number of notable buildings set in landscaped gardens, including Duncanson Hall with its 36 Sepik-style carved pillars, and Matheson Library, one of the largest libra…
Mountain in Lae

Mt Lunaman

To the southeast of town Mt Lunaman or, more correctly, Lo' Wamung (First Hill), was used by the Germans and Japanese as a lookout point. The Japanese riddled it with caves and tunnels, though none of these are open…