The Cross of Sacrifice in the middle of the Bitapaka War Cemetery.
Soak up Papua New Guinea’s remarkable beauty and turbulent history on this amazing tour. Beginning with a picturesque drive along Kokopo Road, discover the base of Mt. Vulcan, whose 1994 eruption destroyed the township of Rabaul. At your
first stop, take a moment to admire the remarkable engineering feat of the fortified Japanese barge tunnels, part of over 300 miles of underground pathways designed to conceal munitions stores, hospitals and more. Next, head for the Kokopo War & Cultural
Museum to view an intriguing and impressive collection of Japanese WWII relics, vehicles, weapons, historical photos and artefacts, gathered during Japan's occupation of Rabaul. Also see compelling aircraft fuselage gathered during the last 60 years, including
the painted nosecone of an American B-17 bomber. Before heading back to the ship, take a moment to reflect at your last stop - the Bita Paka War Cemetery. Home to over one thousand graves for Allied and Australian soldiers who died defending Rabaul from the
Japanese during WWII, it’s an insightful conclusion to the tour.