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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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A must visit while in POM

Highly recommended to visit with young kids. Great bonding and learning activities. Good food and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mario G
via mobile
Beautiful flowers and animals close up

This is well worth the visit even if you only have a short time in Port Moresby. The gardens are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
sarah 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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“tree kangaroos” (24 reviews)
“flora and fauna” (19 reviews)
“fruit bats” (10 reviews)
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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 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommended to visit with young kids. Great bonding and learning activities. Good food and super friendly and accommodating staff. A must to visit in POM.

Thank Mario G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is well worth the visit even if you only have a short time in Port Moresby. The gardens are well kept and beautifully presented. The animal and bird enclosures allow close viewing. The tree kangaroos are cute and the labels on the rails give...More

Thank sarah s
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

A great place to visit to see the flora and fauna native to Papua New Guinea. The taxi ride is short and the facility has good security. A great place for a picnicMore

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Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Thank you for your kind comments and for visiting the Nature Park. We pride ourselves on international standard facilities that are safe for our guests and wonderful for our wildlife. We have a number of projects underway in 2018 so I do hope you have...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We were always greeted with a warm PNG smile. The environment is a work in progress and many positive changes were made during our three years living in Port Moresby. The emphasis on the reconnecting local families with their indigenous animals and birds was wonderful...More

Thank Fiona M
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Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to comment to TripAdvisor. It sounds like you have been watching our journey of growth over the last 6 years. This year, we will be adding two our of biggest projects to date - a reptile House...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

The continuous upgrades make the part a more wonderful place to take the kids or a couple for a date. Repaired tracks and wind - houses and the improved animal enclosures. After all the walking and fun, noting better then to enjoy a meal at...More

Thank MeriPacifica
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Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2018

Thank you so much for making the time to comment on TripAdvisor. It sounds like you have visited the Park before and have watched with interest as we continue to develop the site. Our cafe does make some wonderful, fresh food which was also helped...More

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

A surprising treat for sure....they are doing a great job! it is a clean secure park with animals and flora to learn and enjoy seeing!More

Thank Finia
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Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Thank you so much for visiting the Nature Park and taking time to comment. We are continuing to work hard to build something wonderful in Port Moresby that inspires an appreciation for PNG's unique natural environment. This year we are going to be very busy...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2018

We spent a happy couple of hours here on a Saturday morning. Surprised how few people were there. The walk-in aviaries are particularly enjoyable, with lots of birds present. The wallabies and tree kangaroos are cute, but the crocodile needs a larger enclosure.More

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Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2018

Thank you for taking the time to comment on TripAdvisor and glad to hear you had a wonderful time at the Park enjoying the wildlife. Saturday morning is a wonderful time to visit as the animals are generally most active as they wake up for...More

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

This is by far my favorite place in Port Moresby and highly recommended. It is not big, but what do you expect as POM is not that big. What you will get is the chance to visit a SAFE and real snap shot of Papua...More

Thank Darren G
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

A clean, safe haven in Port Moresby. The park is well managed, is clean and has a restaurant on site. Wish there were more animals however.

Thank Jed B
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Visited with young children and it is a lovely place to have a picnic, walk around and see animals. It also has a nice cozy restaurant

Thank Muoti M
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Kate M
15 May 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
28 January 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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