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Lae Destination Guide

Discover Lae in Papua New Guinea!

Lae in the region of Morobe with it's 76,255 habitants is a town located in Papua New Guinea - some 188 mi (or 303 km) North of Port Moresby, the country's capital.

Interactive map of Lae

Local time in Lae is now 11:49 PM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named "Pacific / Port Moresby" with an UTC offset of 10 hours. Depending on your flexibility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Yalu, Wagan, Tikeling, Tali, Singaua or Apo. When in this area, you might want to check out Yanga, Wagang, Puahom Yanga, Omili, Nabak and Bumayong as well. We found some clips posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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Weather Conditions Today & Next Days Forecast

25°C / 78 °F Light rain
Morning Temperature 25°C / 78 °F
Evening Temperature 21°C / 70 °F
Night Temperature 18°C / 64 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 55%
Air Pressure 872.7 hPa
Wind Speed Calm with 2 km/h (1 mph) from North-East
Cloud Conditions Few clouds, covering 20% of sky
General Conditions Light rain

Wednesday, 20th of February 2019
Light rain, calm, scattered clouds.
Light rain Day: 24°C (75 °F)
Night: 16°C (60 °F)
Thursday, 21st of February 2019
Scattered clouds, calm.
Scattered clouds Day: 25°C (77 °F)
Night: 17°C (62 °F)
Friday, 22nd of February 2019
Moderate rain, calm, clear sky.
Moderate rain Day: 24°C (75 °F)
Night: 21°C (69 °F)


Lightning shot in Lae City

00:46 min ( April 16, 2012 by mnablu)
Views: 38 - Rating: 5/5

A random night drive from Montoro Street to Eriku. Captured a huge lightning shot along the way (0:10)

44ft O'Brien - Drug Runner - Lae PNG

01:26 min ( October 12, 2009 by DrugRunnerPNG)
Views: 1,687 - Rating: 5/5

Drug Runner is based in Lae Papua New Guinea and is a custom built 44ft O'Brien built in Townsville, Australia. for more information

Flying over Lae City

02:30 min ( October 05, 2012 by mnablu)
Views: 29 - Rating: 0/5

Flying over Lae City. It was a bit cloudy that day, but you can see most of city and along the highway leading to Nadzab Airport. Hope you enjoy it

Lae Papua New Guinea

00:30 min ( March 05, 2009 by Hektor12321)
Views: 2,446 - Rating: 0/5

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Interesting facts about this location

Lae District

Lae District is a district of the Morobe Province of Papua New Guinea. Its capital is Lae. The population of the district was 118,413 at the 2000 census.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -6.72, 146.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:Districts of Papua New Guinea, Morobe Province

Lae War Cemetery

The Lae War Cemetery, established in 1944, is located adjacent to the Botanical Gardens in the centre of the city of Lae, the capital of Morobe Province, in Papua New Guinea. The cemetery is managed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. In World War II, Japanese and Commonwealth soldiers fought to hold the strategic areas of Papua New Guinea, and the Morobe Province was the site of several heated campaigns in late 1942–1943; by 1944, the Japanese had been driven off the island.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -6.72, 146.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Australian military memorials, Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemeteries, Morobe Province

Lae Airfield

Lae Airfield is a former World War II airfield and later, civilian airport in Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. The airport was closed in the 1980s, in favor of Lae Nadzab Airport, which was able to accommodate larger jet aircraft. The facility is now being redeveloped.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -6.72, 146.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Airfields of the United States Army Air Forces on Papua New Guinea, Airports in Papua New Guinea


Lae, the capital of Morobe Province, is the second-largest city in Papua New Guinea. It is located at the start of the Highlands Highway, which is the main land transport corridor from the Highlands region to the coast. Lae is the largest cargo port of the country and the home of the University of Technology or 'Unitech'.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -6.72, 146.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Morobe Province, Populated places in Papua New Guinea, Port cities in Oceania, Provincial capitals in Papua New Guinea

Kongō Maru (1935)

Kongō Maru was a 8,624 gross ton passenger-cargo ship built by Harima Shipbuilding Company in Japan for Kokusai Kisen Kabushiki Kaisha in 1935. She was requisitioned by the Imperial Japanese Navy during the Second World War and converted to an armed merchant cruiser.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -6.72, 146.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 7 mi away.
Tags:1935 ships, Auxiliary cruisers of the Imperial Japanese Navy, Maritime incidents in 1942, Ships built in Japan, Ships sunk by aircraft, Shipwrecks of Papua New Guinea, Steamships of Japan