Alotau is situated 230 miles (370 kilometers) east of Port Moresby, the national capital.
Exploring the cities, towns and villages in the area of Alotau will provide you with a different experience of the various geographic and social personalities of the region. You'll find Sagarai, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the northwest, and Wedau 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the southeast.
If the weather looks good, head outdoors to experience Papua New Guinea's open-air markets.
There are plenty of ways to get active in the great outdoors in and around Alotau. Hiking and mountain climbing are just two ways active visitors can get their thrills.
Try authentic Papua New Guinea dishes or drinks to get to the core of the local cuisine. Some ingredients you'll find in a number of Papua New Guinea kitchens are breadfruit (ulu) and coconuts. Why not try chicken pot or kokoda fish? Both dishes are a favorite choice in this region. And when it is time for dessert, you can also try saksak (dumplings made with sugar and sago).
No matter how far you have traveled and no matter how long you stay, wonderful memories of Papua New Guinea will remain with you for a long time.