Rabaul Tour

Rabaul Tour Papua New Guinea, Volcanoes and Islands with No Limit Adventures

 

Welcome to Papua New Guinea and your Rabaul Tour.

Day 1 Port Moresby – Rabaul

Arrive in Port Moresby and connect to Rabaul. Transfer to your hotel located in Rabaul, situated near the Simpson Harbour and with a wonderful view of Mt. Tavurvur, a still active volcano. The drive time from Kokopo to Rabaul is approx. 45 minutes depending on road conditions. If time allows visit the Bitapaka War Cemetery located a short distance out of Kokopo. Bitapaka cemetery is managed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The cemetery contains the Australian and Commonwealth graves of those killed during operations in New Britain and New Ireland during World War II, or who died while prisoners of war. The cemetery also contains World War I Australian and German graves of those killed during operations in the Occupation of German New Guinea, which were relocated to the cemetery. On the way back stop at the Kokopo Markets, a nice experience and opportunity to buy some local produce and artefacts. Free time to soak up the tropical warmth.

(Bitapaka War Cemetery and Kokopo Markets visit subject to change depending on arrival time.)

 

Rabaul Tour Papua New GuineaDay 2 Little Pidgeon Island, snorkeling & Simpson Harbour Cruise

Early morning depart for Little Pidgeon Island, an island located not far from the mainland offering amazing snorkelling and diving (scuba diving possible at extra cost. Must be booked in advance). The island has a white sandy beach compared to the gazelle coastline and the tropical setting is an experience to immerse yourself in. You will spend some time snorkeling in the tranquil waters, discovering the abundance of fish life and reef. Enjoy a packed lunch on the island, while sitting under the palm trees. On the way back there are opportunities to see passing school of fish, turtles and dolphins which are a common sight for curious onlookers. If there are dolphins present you may even get a chance to jump in for a swim with them – an unforgettable experience! There is also the opportunity to see a submerged Japanese Fighter plane from WWII while snorkelling. The return trip gives you a horizontal pictorial view of the coastline of the Kokopo Township. On the way back take a 3-hour boat cruise around the two harbours (Simpson & Matupit) nested within the Blanche Bay with close up views of Mt Turanguna (South Daughter), Mt Tavurvur (active volcano), and Mt Kombiu (Mother) – all volcanoes. You will have legends and myths told about how the harbour and the volcanoes came to form. The cruise continues out of Matupit Harbour, past Karavia Bay and then in toward the Simpson Harbour. You will see close up views of the dormant Vulcan volcano and the Dawapia rocks (“Beehives” as they are called these days), which are a pair of volcanic rocks emerging from the middle of the harbour. The cruise goes around the Beehives and ends back in Rabaul. Arrive back at the hotel late afternoon. (B,L)

Note: Rabaul-Kokopo offers fantastic diving opportunities: reefs, WWII wrecks, abundant fish life. If you are interested in incorporating any dives please let us know.

 

Rabaul Tour with No Limit AdventuresDay 3 Mt. Tavurvur trek & half-day Rabaul Tour (Land)

Rabaul is surrounded by six volcanoes and the tour today will bring you up-close with the liveliest of them all – Mt. Tavurvur. With its most recent eruption being only a few years back (2014) this volcano is far from dormant and trekking to the rim carries risk and adventure. Departing the hotel early to avoid the heat the trek will take approx. 1,5 hours to the top (time may vary due to fitness levels). Enjoy the views and a short rest before heading back down the hill. Good footwear should be worn and plenty of water taken on the trek. Once back in Rabaul, freshen up and enjoy lunch at the hotel. Depart early afternoon on a half-day discovery tour of Rabaul learning about some of its history and the military occupations. WWII highlights of the afternoon include a visit to the site of a crashed WWII Japanese Betty Bomber, General Yamamoto’s Bunker, the Rabaul Museum, tunnels dug by Japanese forces to house their hideouts, barge tunnels to hide their barges and an old British floating crane. Rabaul and its surroundings have remnants of WWII which this tour will reveal. Continue up to the Volcano Observatory for a panoramic view of Rabaul and the Simpson Harbour. Heading back into town stop for a short visit at the Rabaul Markets before heading back to the hotel. (B)

Rabaul Tour with No Limit Adventures

 

Day 4 Rabaul – Port Moresby

Check out and transfer to the airport. Flight to Port Moresby. Connect on your onwards journey to Australia. (B)

Rabaul Tour

 

Price AUD$1560 pp based on 2 persons traveling together (Twin/ double share)

Single supp.: AUD$300

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation @ Rabaul Hotel in a Deluxe twin/ double room
  • Meals as per program: 3 x breakfast, 1 x lunch (B,L)
  • Airport transfers to/ from Tokua Airport, Kokopo
  • Tours as per program incl. site fees
  • Transfers with private A/C vehicles
  • Sightseeing with local experienced guide(s).
  • No Limit Adventures arrangement and coordination

Exclusions:

  • International and domestic flights
  • Optional activities, not stipulated in the program
  • Meals and beverages not included in the program
  • Costs of personal nature
  • Scuba diving
  • Travel insurance

 

Important notes:

  • Accommodation is subject to change pending availability. No reservations have been made and rooms are not being held.
  • The above itinerary takes you into some very remote and isolated regions of Papua New Guinea and although all arrangements are made to ensure the safety and smooth running of the tour clients travel at their own risk and No Limit Adventures takes no responsibility for any losses, accidents, injury or any other personal misfortune, which may occur during the duration of the tour.
  • The trekking of Mt. Tavurvur carries significant risk. All persons trekking Mt. Tavurvur do so at their own risk! No Limit Adventures takes no responsibility for any injuries, damages, disabilities or death.
  • If applicable: Recommended dive level is AOWD.
  • The above itinerary is subject to change at any time, including during the duration of the tour. Possible causes for change are unpredictable forces such as weather, local issues such as land disputes, political unrest and the like. No Limit Adventures takes no responsibility for such changes, but will attempt – where possible – to offer an alternative route to make up for any losses.
  • No Limit Adventures takes no responsibility in any delays which may lead to missed flights. In any such case the clients will be able to claim any losses through their personal travel insurance.
  • Alcohol: bottles of strong alcohol such as vodka, whisky etc. are difficult to purchase. We recommend buying your own duty-free before entering PNG. Drinks can be bought at bars.
  • Visas to Papua New Guinea are required and, in some cases – depending on nationality, can be obtained upon arrival. Australian Citizens must apply for a visa prior to traveling to PNG. Each participant is responsible for checking his/her visa requirements and application.
  • Each participant will be obliged to sign a legal liability disclaimer prior to commencing the tour
  • Fully comprehensive personal travel insurance is highly recommended

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