GETTING TO RABAUL
Domestic flights connect to Rabaul from all cities throughout PNG. The two major domestic carriers in PNG are Air Niugini and PNG Air. PNG Air, as part of their support for the 45th National Titles, are able to offer special rates for domestic travel – see flyer download link below.
Flights to Rabaul land at Tokua Airport, which is approximately 20 minutes drive from Kokopo. Rabaul is an additional 45 minutes drive from Kokopo. There is a variety of accommodation availabe in both Rabaul and Kokopo, and all hotels offer airport transfers.
We suggest you book early as flights and accommodation tend to fill up over the busy Easter school holiday period.
WHERE TO STAY
The 2020 National Titles venue is the Rabaul Yacht Club, in Rabaul itself. There is a range of accommodation options in and near Rabaul, as well as 45 minutes away in Kokopo. Many have websites and are listed on accommodation search websites such as Booking.com and AirBNB. Kokopo Beach Bungalows is offering a special nightly rate for anglers participating in the Titles - see download link to their flyer below. If you need assistance finding a place to stay, don't hesitate to contact us.
There are a number of car hire operators with booths at Tokua Airport, including Avis Rent a Car and Hertz Rent a Car. Hotels can also assist in arranging car hire for guests.
If driving to Rabaul from Kokopo, be sure to check road conditions with your hotel or one of the NBGFC committee members. The Kokopo-Rabaul Coast Road is sometimes closed due to flash-flooding and mud wash-outs following thunderstorms. If it is closed, there is an alternative route which goes inland and up above the coast road. This route is all sealed and in good condition; it just adds an additional 10-15 minutes travel time.
Passport Validity - Passports should be valid for at least 6 months from date of intended travel.
General VISA Information - All people wishing to travel to PNG must have an entry permit/Visa to enter the country. Visa's can be obtained from your nearest PNG diplomatic mission or in some cases, on arrival (not all countries eligible). Please check the PNG Immigration website for full details.