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Lae War Cemetery

Memorial Avenue, Lae 411, Papua New Guinea
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Still the quiet place in Lae

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

Reviewed 1 July 2018
stzw77
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Lae, Papua New Guinea
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
brucedavies2011
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Lae, Papua New Guinea
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Memorial Avenue, Lae 411, Papua New Guinea
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

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

Thank stzw77
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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

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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.

Thank Tyretalk
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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

Thank Mark A
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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

1  Thank Donald K
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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

Thank Tony d
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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.

Thank Peter L
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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

Thank Mighty_Wollemi
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Not as large or impressive as Bomana but a moving ceremony nonetheless. The average age of the fallen is always heart breaking. A cemetery full of young men who paid the ultimate price.

1  Thank Fanno_Lae
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Many times visited Bomana which takes my breath away. When we visited Lae , I wasn't even aware there was a cemetery there, I assumed all war dead were at Bomana. A well looked after and maintained location to honour our war dead.

Thank Fiona F
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JenKaye
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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
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