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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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Fun place to see in Port Moresby

I had a few hours on Sunday and I wanted to see something different. I called up the park and they... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bob_S23
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Los Gatos, California
Great Day out

Went with a mate and enjoyed the day. Great to see the animals and all of the fauna around. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Steve S
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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 1 week ago

I had a few hours on Sunday and I wanted to see something different. I called up the park and they had a drive come and pick me up (dropped me off as well). The park was clean and inviting. The animals were different generally...More

Thank Bob_S23
Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for supporting the Nature Park by taking the time to visit and comment on TripAdvisor. Our transfer service has been a big hit with travellers who do not want the hassle of trying to find a reliable taxi service. All the animals at...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with a mate and enjoyed the day. Great to see the animals and all of the fauna around. It was pretty busy but still plenty of room to see everything at a leisurely stroll. We had breakfast as well which came out quick. I...More

Thank Steve S
Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Fantastic to hear you had a wonderful day at the Nature Park and was able to have breakfast at our Café. Our café serves lots of yummy meals for breakfast and lunch and we get lots of comments on the rainforest vista deck area being...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's perfect place to visit with friends & family. Also found safe and peaceful environment too... Specially, various birds are really very nice there.More

Thank puspendu2000
Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to comment on TripAdvisor and for sharing your positive comments from your visit. We are continuing to work hard to upgrade the park and are currently busy building a new reptile house and bird of paradise precinct. I do...More

Reviewed July 18, 2017 via mobile

Definitely the highlight of Port Moresby, this park was like an island of green and calm in a sea of graffiti, corrugated iron and broken windows. Some awesome animals, I especially appreciated the walk-through aviary with birds of paradise and parrots. Overall this was a...More

1  Thank BirderLiam
Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

A beautiful setting to get up close to the beauty of png nature. The birds, the wonderful animals like tree kangaroos. And orchids in bloom everywhere . All clearly content in their surroundings. A completely safe place to visit and an absolute must.

Thank SteveK62
Reviewed June 25, 2017

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 June 12, 2017

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 June 15, 2017

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 June 9, 2017

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 June 11, 2017

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 June 8, 2017

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 June 11, 2017

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 June 7, 2017

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 June 11, 2017

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

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Kate M
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
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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