In Alotau the area in which the invading Japanese army during the Second World War, their first defeat on land suffered (1942 ) is located. A memorial park at the old battle field commemorating the event.
Alotau in 1968 was capital of the province after the city was destroyed during the Second World War Samarai their former significance could not recover.
There is no road to or from Alotau; access is only possible from the sea. The Gurney airport is named after Major Charles Raymond Gurney of the Royal Australian Air Force, who in 1942 fell there. The airport is 12 kilometers away from the city.
Tourist applies Alotau as rather unattractive, even if the residents are considered to be very friendly.
- Place in Papua New Guinea
- New Guinea
- Milne Bay Province