The climate of Alotau can be described as can be described as tropical climate. Weather-wise the best time to visit the city is from September to November. The climate in these months is pleasantly cool and ideal for sightseeing. Alotau is the location for the magnificent yearly Kenu and Kundu (canoe and drum) Festival celebrated with a great joy over the town. This festival is held in November and is quite a carnival. For visiting Alotau during this festival, one should ensure the reservation of flight and accommodation is done well in advance as the fares tend to rise.
Alotau is served by Gurney Airport. This airport is a single runway general aviation facility operated by the Government of Papua New Guinea. The airport offers flights operated by Air Niugini, Airlines PNG, and Travel Air. These flights are operated to destinations including Brisbane, Port Moresby, Losuia, and Misima Island.Places of Interest in Alotau
The capital of Milne Bay Province in the southeast of Papua New Guinea, Alotau is located on the coast of Milne Bay. It is a spread-out little town situated on the hillsides. The location on the coast and hillside makes this city wonderful in terms of natural beauty. Alotau is a hive of activity, a number of boats depart from hued Sanderson Harbour, and locals gather under the mighty rain trees. The picturesque view from the hill overlooking the entire harbour is the major highlight of this city.Alotau Town Market
The biggest market in Alotau, Alotau Town Market is a centre of activities, bustling with people. Betel nut is the most popular item for sale in Alotau Town Market.Sanderson Harbour
The most colourful part of Alotau, Sanderson Harbour is an excellent attraction to explore. The harbour offers one-man canoes, nicely painted island boats, passenger dinghies, and work tugs. The spectacular views from the harbour make the excursion’s experience worth cherishing.Australian War Memorial
Boasting a detailed description of the Battle of Milne Bay, Australian War Memorial is one of the major historic sites in Alotau. Battle of Milne Bay, also known as Operation RE, was a battle of the Pacific campaign of the Second World War. On the 26th August every year, people gather here to commemorate the beginning of the Battle of Milne Bay.