Located on the Bulolo River, this township lies within the Morobe Province. Forestry underpins the Bulolo’s economy with PNG Forest Products being its key manufacturer. Earlier last century, the region boasted one of the most prolific gold mines globally.
Things to see and do
The Bulolo Golf Club features the oldest golf course in Papua New Guinea and, reputedly, one of the most scenic. Indulge your passion for golf on this lovely course all the while taking in the lush surrounds and mountain views.
For history buffs, travel to nearby Wau to see a genuine World War II B17 bomber. While you’re in Wau, you can visit the Wau Ecology Institute, which features a museum and a Butterfly Ranch. The latter showcases a wonderful array of insects for visitors keen to explore this species. If you’re a birdwatching enthusiast, ask someone at the institute about guided bird tours.
The Buang Limetone Caves situated between Lae and Bulolo extend for many kilometres underground. Ask around for a local guide to escort you to these magnificent formations.
Embark on a cultural village tour to some of the villages in the Bulolo region to immerse yourself in the local culture.
The region and surrounding mountains are known for one of the bloodiest campaigns that occurred during World War II. Book a Battlefield Tour to retrace the region’s history and discover war relics along the way.
Other attractions worth checking out
- Hot springs (around 20 minutes from Bulolo)
Annual Festivals & Shows
The Morobe Cultural Show in Lae, October