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Port Moresby Nature Park

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Goro Kaeaga Road, Port Moresby 121, Papua New Guinea
+675 326 0248
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Nice day trip.

It was nice to get out of the Port Moresby city centre and see the beautiful botanical gardens and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ali M
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Glimpses of adventure: PNG nature and culture

You are met and welcomed with the warm and polite local hospitality, in this mix of zoo and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
cogema
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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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“tree kangaroos” (22 reviews)
“flora and fauna” (17 reviews)
“few hours” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Goro Kaeaga Road, Port Moresby 121, Papua New Guinea
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+675 326 0248
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was nice to get out of the Port Moresby city centre and see the beautiful botanical gardens and birds. You can bring your own food as there are barbeques available around the park. If you have children, bring their swimsuits as there is a...More

Thank Ali M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You are met and welcomed with the warm and polite local hospitality, in this mix of zoo and botanical gardens. Guides are available, but you can stroll at own pace with a map and enjoy the colors, smells, sounds of tropical flora, visit with a...More

Thank cogema
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent about 1.5 hours here before needing to be at the airport for a flight home. 2-3 hours would have been more leisurely, but we were able to see everything in the short amount of time we were there. Had we known, we could...More

Thank divetravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the nature park with no expectations and were pleasantly surprised. The staff were very friendly and the grounds were clean and picnic facilities were very good. The exhibits were both interesting and entertaining. We worth a look if you are in Port Moresby.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took a taxi and the driver waited for me while I was visiting Port Moresby Nature Park. This place is well-maintained and all the people working here were smiling and very friendly during the duration of my visit. Many very nice exhibits with the...More

Thank Ron780
Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your time and comments on TripAdvisor. We are a little hidden treasure in Port Moresby and are in fact, PNG's only wildlife facility that meets and follows international standards in animal welfare as members of the Zoo and Aquarium Association of Australasia....More

Reviewed September 11, 2017

This is a surprisingly good zoo in the middle of Port Moresby. Our favorite was the tree kangaroos. The zoo offers a shuttle van (for a fee; call them to arrange it) that can pick you up or drop you off at your hotel or...More

Thank TravelingMark
Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2017

Thank you for visiting the Nature Park and commenting. We are the only officially recognised zoo in PNG and are members of the Zoo and Aquarium Association of Australasia as well as hold membership with the Australasian Zoo and Aquarium Association. We are really proud...More

Reviewed August 17, 2017

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 August 18, 2017

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 August 16, 2017

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 August 18, 2017

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 August 11, 2017 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 August 18, 2017

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

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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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