Bomana War Cemetery, Port Moresby

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Pay respects at Bomana War Cemetery, a site that serves as the resting place for about 4,000 Papua New Guinea and Australian soldiers who died fighting the Japanese during World War II. The thousands of white marble headstones stand in long rows across a green field, and many relatives of the deceased travel here to leave flowers on the lost soldiers' graves. While it's true that Americans also died during the battle, most of their bodies were returned to U.S. soil. Also look for the Port Moresby Memorial behind the cemetery that commemorates the fallen soldiers. Make Bomana War Cemetery part of your personalized Port Moresby itinerary using our Port Moresby online visit planner .
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  • Getting out to the cemetery was not too challenging. Suggest to use the hotel courtesy bus as they drop of and pick up for a set price.  more »
  • Worth a visit and a very well maintained war cemetery looked after by Australian Government with G4S Security on gates visited many times and never had any security issues. Gets very hot in middle if ...  more »
  • The price paid by so many young diggers becomes all too apparent as you wander through the headstones of this immaculately kept cemetery. To see the ages of the fallen and the messages from loved ones...  more »

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Hotels are dotted rather haphazardly throughout Port Moresby, and tend to be somewhat expensive. Several four- and five-star accommodations cluster on the small peninsula also called Port Moresby, but known to locals simply as "Town." The nearby Ela Beach ranks as one of Port Moresby's most scenic areas and a popular recreational spot. The suburb Boroko is most convenient for public transport, but this once-bustling commercial center has lost much of its luster in recent years. Most hotels will arrange pick-up and drop-off from the airport.
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