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Port Moresby Nature Park

#2 of 29 things to do in Port Moresby Features Animals
Goro Kaeaga Road, Port Moresby 121, Papua New Guinea
+675 326 0248
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WORTH THE VISIT

The park provides a reasonably good introduction to the Flora and Fauna of Papua New Guinea. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Carmenere007
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Sydney, Australia
An Excellent Experience

The Port Moresby Nature Park keeps improving each year I am in PNG and bring guests. I can't wait... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michele W
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Redmond, Washington
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Port Moresby Nature Park (formerly the National Capital Botanical Gardens) is PNG's leading recreational attraction combining botanical, zoological and cultural displays. The park is home to over 250+ native animals including bird of paradise, tree-kangaroos, cassowaries, wallabies, snakes, crocodiles, hornbills and multiple parrot species. The grounds also offer a lush change from the hustle and bustle of Port Moresby City with the only rainforest tract within the Capital City. Thousands of tropical plant species including palms, gingers and heliconias and native timber tree species are found within the grounds. Facilities include cafe, souvenir shop, flower shop and arguably PNG's best children's playground. The Nature Park can arrange transportation to/from hotels and airport to the Park and offer excellent guided tours of the Park (lasting 1.5Hrs). A popular location on weekends for weddings and private picnic functions utilising the Nature Park's three large picnic areas.
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Goro Kaeaga Road, Port Moresby 121, Papua New Guinea
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The park provides a reasonably good introduction to the Flora and Fauna of Papua New Guinea. The park is located inside the old Botanical Gardens and the area is quite expansive and well maintained. Some of the animals includes Cassowaries, Tree Kangaroos, unique Birds (for...More

Thank Carmenere007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Port Moresby Nature Park keeps improving each year I am in PNG and bring guests. I can't wait to see the new aviary for the BOP's!More

Thank Michele W
Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments and TripAdvisor and in watching our journey unfold. We are working hard to raise the sponsorship funds required so we can start on our new Bird on Paradise Precinct which we hope to commence in the coming months. We have...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As our group had an afternoon flight, so we spent the morning at the Nature Park. The grounds are so so and disappointing and as a featured attraction in Port Moresby which we found unsavory, this venue has the opportunity to be enhanced.More

Thank Eve M
Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments but a little surprised as so many people comment on how great and clean the Park is and how well maintained and kept our gardens are, particularly after 5 years of rebuilding the site. I hope you can confirm that...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Considering the miserable city of Port Moresby, this is a gem, and worth a visit of an hour or longer. There are not a large number of animals, but considering how difficult it is to see them in the wild, it is a great opportunity...More

Thank Redfoot
Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to comment on Trip Advisor and glad to see you enjoyed your visit to the Park. We definitely are a little escape from the dry and often dusty city of Port Moresby. We have been working hard to improve...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent way to see animals that are really hard to see in the nature. Basic in number of animals, but fundamental.More

Thank Juanma_123456789
Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Nature Park and commenting on TripAdvisor. We are committed to building new and improved experiences for visitors including new animal facilities that will continue to inspire and educate our visitors in PNG's amazing wildlife. I hope you get to visit...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

enjoyed a couple of hours in this beautiful park, worth a visit, very cleanand well maintained. the staff is very friendly and helpful!

Thank Marna P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amid all the sweet sound of the animals, the traffic noise is a big spoiler, a nice thick hedge to block the traffic noise will make the place a wonderful place to relax.More

Thank Laminin
Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Nature Park and commenting on Trip Advisor. As a charity we are reliant on patronage to support our operations and developments, so again thank you for choosing to visit. We are very blessed to have over 130,000 visitors each year,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a safe sanctuary in Port Moresby that is peaceful, interesting and has lots of space, along with a great playground, for the children to play in. Children love getting up and close to the animals. The holiday program is a good mix of...More

Thank L1592VOtanya
Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your comments on tripadvisor and glad to hear that your children love the playground - we love it too! We just recently including some brushes and spades in the Dinosaur dig area to make it easier for the kids to find our x2...More

Reviewed May 17, 2017

The park is pretty well kept, with quite a few flora and fauna. Certainly it is worth visiting. It costs K14, for foreignersMore

Thank Mario B
Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting and taking the time to comment on TripAdvisor. I am glad to read that you enjoyed your time and would recommend it to others. We are continuously striving to develop the Park to make it a great place to learn about...More

Reviewed May 6, 2017 via mobile

The park itself is not that big but it is well kept and has an interesting array of animals. The staff are friendly and polite and make you feel very welcome. The entrance fee is cheap but make sure you bring mosquito sprayMore

Thank BangkokAndy1976
Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. We take providing good customer service very seriously so it is wonderful to hear from our visitors that they noticed the difference in our staff. Our staff are proud of the Nature Park and everything that we have achieved in...More

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Kate M
how much is the entrance fee??
May 15, 2017|
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Response from Michelle M | Property representative |
Hello. If you are an overseas visitor it is K15 adults, K8 students, K6 children. If you are a resident of PNG the prices above from Pacific Meri are correct.
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Camaeja
Hi! I'll be having an 8 hour lay over at pory moresby international airport at February 6, 2016. I'll be there at around 5am. I want to visit Port moresby Nature Park as I've reckoned it's only 20 mins from the airport. Can anyone help me how I go about it? Thank you so much.
January 28, 2016|
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Response from Daniel B | Reviewed this property |
That is going to be pretty difficult. I would recommend taking a taxi. Which means you will need to exchange currency ahead of time. Also, I don't know if the international has a place to store your luggage. If not you will... More
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