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Kokopo Guide

Kokopo is the capital of the East New Britain province of Papua New Guinea. It replaced nearby Rabaul as the area's administrative seat in 1994 after its volcanoes (Tavervur and Vulcan) erupted.

In Kokopo, downtown can be found on Main Road. A number of shops, restaurants and services can be found here, including a car hire service. Car hire is strongly recommended for those travelling independently in Papua New Guinea as it provides the mobility that such a remote location requires.

Those with an interest in modern history will enjoy touring some of the areas WWII sites in their car hire. During the war, Kokopo and neighbouring town Rabaul, played a pivotal role as it was home to Japanese troops and Allied P.O.W.s. In Kokopo downtown, you can visit the war museum which has an extensive collection of vehicles, arms and artefacts.

A short drive in your car hire will lead you to the village of Karavia, where five Japanese barges can be viewed. This waterway was dug out of hill by POWs. Malmaluan Village is home to Vuruga Road, which was formerly the Burma Road. While it offers stunning views, you can visit a B-17 wreck there as well as an underground bunker.

Those preferring to check out the bunkers on a golf course can head to Ralum Golf Course in Kokopo which overlooks Simpson Harbour. The course is adjacent to the ruins of Queen Emma's Kokopo home, Gunatambu Mansion.

Practical information

  • Currency
    Papua New Guinean kina
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    60 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    75 km/h
  • Language

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What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).