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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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Awesome place to visit

This is a really well laid out and accessible sturdy park. It really gives you a look into the PNG... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Chezmuzz
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Perth, Australia
Excellent place for wildlife and fauna

Non expensive and worth the visit whether you are on your own or with family and friends. Seeing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shortiy
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Sydney, Australia
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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 4 days ago

This is a really well laid out and accessible sturdy park. It really gives you a look into the PNG diversity of animals and birds but in a very well designed and thought out environment. Great area to take a picnic lunch with the family...More

Thank Chezmuzz
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Non expensive and worth the visit whether you are on your own or with family and friends. Seeing the various species of birds of paradise and wild orchards.

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

Thank you for visiting the Nature Park and enjoying our wonderful gardens, cultural displays and amazing wildlife. We do hope that you will be able to return to us in the future to see our continued upgrades and developments.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a fair way out of town but unless you are intrepid and go into the bush or outer islands, this zoo is the only place to see tree kangaroos (essentially extinct in the wild) and birds of paradise and other lovely PNG birdsMore

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

Thank you for commenting on TripAdvisor. I do need to check that you actually visited Port Moresby Nature Park and not PNG Adventure Park as people often get us confused. We are located only 5mins from Vision City Shopping Centre and the Stanley hotel (and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a beautiful and amazing place. The birds were beautiful. Surely a great place to spend your day. They even have areas where you can cook. kids will love it.More

Thank DSingh1420
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Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your time at the Nature Park. We love our bit of Paradise in Port Moresby; definitely an oasis to escape to, particularly if you have been trapped in your hotel or unable to explore PNG's vast interior. We love...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love this spot. Every time we have gone there it has been a breath of fresh air. Kids love running around enjoying the sites. The birds are particularly beautiful. Cafe is great value, staff super friendly, grounds we'll kept. Little surprises include stunning butterflies,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My kids really enjoyed looking at the different animal spices, my son in particular loved the crocodile pond with the crocs in it.

Thank JoycejKembu
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a lovely morning strolling through the gardens and bird and animal enclosures. Lovely gardens that showcase beautiful PNG flora. The bird enclosure was great and the tree Kangaroo enclosure is worth a walk through. The cafe after your walk is lovely with good coffee...More

Thank Jan H
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Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit to the Nature Park and for taking the time to comment on TripAdvisor. It is so wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your experience at the Nature Park and cafe. As a charity, we have worked hard with our sponsors...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Nature Park is extremely well maintained and worth the time in POM. The animals are worth the visit and there are new enclosures opening up.More

Thank AwanOmer
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Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Nature Park and taking time to comment on TripAdvisor. Your visitation helps our organisation deliver valuable education programs to over 22,000 school children every year as well as conduct valuable research into pig-nose turtles and breeding programs with tree-kangaroos and...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 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.More

Thank Mario G
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Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wonderful to hear that you were able to enjoy the Park with young children. We have arguably one of the best children's playground in PNG and are working hard over the next 18 months to introduce new experiences for our young guests throughout the park...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018 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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Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Sarah for your comments and visit to the Nature Park. We have worked hard at building the Nature Park, including the additions of a cafe and souvenir shop which we opened in Nov 2013. Many of our souvenirs are purchased direct from the...More

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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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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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