Kokopo Beach Bungalow Resort is located in the heart of Kokopo town on the island of East New Britain near the former town of Rabaul. Rabaul was devastated in the twin volcanic eruptions of 1994 and since that eruption, Kokopo has become the commercial capital of East New Britain.
Kokopo is a developing town with amenities such as banks, supermarkets, a post office, shops, chemists, a golf course, churches and a vibrant local produce market. We are located only a minutes’ walk from the centre of town.
We offer snorkeling at Japanese TanksJapanese World War II tanks are sitting upright on the sandy seabed in only 4 meters next to limestone cliff. The tanks are only few meters apart and there is the remains of landing barge nearby suggesting that the tanks were "sunk " during their unloading. Possibly, both were lost during an unsuccessful unloading operation. Or, both were deliberately dumped at the end of the Pacific War to prevent them from being captured by the Allies.
The tanks are in excellent condition considering their 50 years of immersion , although the guns are missing.
Discovered in the early 1990's by the MV Manta, as well as the remains of a landing barge.
This spot is located at Duke Of York islands, about 1 hour drive from Kokopo by boat.