The history of Rabaul is one of wreckage and re-growth and modern historians will find a treasure trove of World War Two relics, tunnels and caverns to explore within driving distance of Rabaul. Rabaul was the Japanese headquarters in the South Pacific
during WWII. In fact Admiral Yamamoto, the very person who planned the attack on Pearl Harbor last stepped foot on Rabaul before he was killed on Bougainville while trying to fly to Honiara. Tanks, ships, bunkers, battlegrounds, aircrafts and approximately
360 miles of underground tunnels dug during WWII by the Japanese can be found in most areas around Rabaul and are just waiting to be discovered by the adventurous traveller!