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An Historical site

The War Cemetery in Lae has been long established. It is a true monument to those that gave their... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2018
Lae, Papua New Guinea
Beautifully maintained cemetery

Lae can be a challenging place to visit however the War Cemetery is a tranquil and beautiful spot... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2018
Mark A
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Memorial Avenue, Lae 411, Papua New Guinea
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Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

It is worth seeing but do not visit without independent security. There was a guard but he was not present when we arrived. The grounds when maintained show the servicemen who died on all sides of the conflict.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sean4440
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

We took a morning walk around the war cemetery. It was a friendly reminder of the order and cleanliness of Australia. The memorials are impressive and sad at the same time. So many Young men died here.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Scott N
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Maintained by australian government, the Lae War Cemetery still is a quite place in Lae and worth a visit.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank stzw77
Reviewed 20 June 2018

The War Cemetery in Lae has been long established. It is a true monument to those that gave their lives during World War Two. The total area is beautifully manicured and well maintained. . It is wise to visit the Memorial Center with a group...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank brucedavies2011
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

A well laid out, peaceful and beautifully tended war cemetery. This is a must visit when in Lae. A fitting tribute to the selfless soldiers, sailors and airmen (and one nurse) who gave their lives for Papua New Guinea's freedom.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Tyretalk
Reviewed 14 February 2018

Lae can be a challenging place to visit however the War Cemetery is a tranquil and beautiful spot in the middle of what can be a tough city. Like most war cemeteries it is beautifully maintained by the Commonwealth War graves Commission and contains around...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Mark A
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

I’ve been to Lae several times with work. This time I had some time to splash around. Not in that beach. Ok I hit the road with my two wantok’s One hour and I’ve done the lot. Let’s face it. Lae is no tourist zone....More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank 794donaldk
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Lae War Cemetery is a beautifully maintained war cemetary close to town. Lae can get very wet so its best visited when its not raining. There are guards at the entrance. Pay them a couple Kina to walk around with you to ensure there are...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Tony d
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Mainly interesting if you have a relative here. Details of all the graves are clearly listed in the shelter. The grounds and gardens are immaculate.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Peter L
Reviewed 18 September 2017

The Lae War Cemetery is immaculately maintained. Beautiful grounds. I would recommend this to any visitor. Friendly security on site. Plenty of parking. Located adjacent to the Botanic Garden. Head South on Huon Rd and turn into Memorial Drive, just past the main entrance to...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Response from Mark R | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jen sadly you need to arrange very good security. Even whilst we walked around the cemetery our guards would not leave us alone. They did not stand at our shoulder but were 50 or so meters away keeping an eye on us. We... More