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Huon Gulf

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Huon Gulf is in Papua New Guinea.

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Salamaua in Morobe Province

Cities

  • Bulolo — a pre-war goldrush town. You can still pan for gold. Eight river dredges used for prospecting were abandoned and can still be seen. Now a major forestry center.
  • Finschhafen — located 50 miles east of Lae on the Huon Peninsula. Formerly part of German New Guinea it was largely abandoned because of Malaria but was taken over by the Japanese in 1942 and subsequently recaptured by Australians in 1943. A small port with limited economic activity.
  • Lae — Papua New Guinea's second city and main economic hub. Beginning of the Highlands Highway.
  • Wau — another goldrush town that was site of important WW2 battle in 1943. Home of the Wau Ecology Institute and beginning of the Black Cat Trail to Salamaua.

Other destinations

  • Salamaua. — coastal area south of Lae that has been popular with expats since before WW2. Beautiful spot just waiting for someone to build a hotel.

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