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The capital of New Britain Island in the Bismark Archipelago, Rabaul is the largest of Papua New Guinea's islands. Surrounded by striking volcanic cones, including Vulcan and Tavurvur, Rabaul is a sight to see. Must see attractions at this port of call include ‘Rabaul Airport Wreckage', an old airport which was buried under lava; you can see the wreckage of old Japanese planes here. For history buffs, the ‘Kokopo War and Cultural Museum' is worth a visit, this is where you can view a collection of historical objects and World War II relics. Or check out ‘Rabaul Volcanological Observatory'. Responsible for monitoring Rabaul's volcanoes, the observatory makes for a really fascinating visit.
Rabaul offers plenty of opportunities for a spot of shopping. For a selection of unique souvenirs check out ‘Papua New Guinea Diabetic Centre', you'll find masks, shells, necklaces and carvings here. Rabaul's Markets are the place to go for arts and crafts and local produce.
The currency in Rabaul is the Kina (PGK). Rabaul is 9 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +9).
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