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Port Moresby Nature Park

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Address: Goro Kaeaga Road, Port Moresby 121, Papua New Guinea (Formerly National Capital Botanical Gardens)
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+675 326 0248
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08:00 - 17:30
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:30
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 17:30
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Port Moresby Nature Park (formerly the National Capital Botanical Gardens)...

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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The Park provides shuttle service from your hotel and back. Charge is 80 kina - for the whole van. The staff is very efficient. They even have mosquito repellant for sale. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Manila
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Park provides shuttle service from your hotel and back. Charge is 80 kina - for the whole van. The staff is very efficient. They even have mosquito repellant for sale. The park is well maintained. It is manageable to walk around. The aviary has their national bird -- bird of paradise -- but we were not able to see... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well organized. Easy to walk around. Interesting. Many good photo ops. Make sure you have mosquito (mossie) spray. You will need it.

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Thank TravelinAlan
Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Port Moresby Nature Park and taking the time to comment on TripAdvisor. We regularly fog to keep the mosquitos at bay, however being the tropics, during the wet season you will most likely encounter a mosquito or two so we do recommend people wear mosquito spray. Thanks for giving this tip to others! We also sell... More 

Belmopan, Belize
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Try to go there if u r in PoM...i loved it and learned a lot seen animals and birds for the first time in my life.

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Thank M-Belize
Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this review

Thank you for commenting on TripAdvisor and I am glad you had the opportunity to see some of PNG's amazing wildlife. We are proud of our displays and are the only place in POM where you can see such a broad diversity of animals, especially birds. More 

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

That's all I can say "Brilliant" a must see when you are next in Port Moresby. The work that has been done to make this an excellent Nature Park is exceptional.

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Thank TheFox2014
Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this review

So glad you were able to come and visit and see the changes that have taken place at the Nature Park. And there is more to come. In 2017 we will be developing a new reptile display, bird of paradise precinct and additional tree kangaroo facilities. I do hope that you will get the chance to revisit and thank you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We stopped in here for an hour at the end of a busy working day and it was well worth the visit. The staff even stayed open for us as we arrived right on closing time. We really appreciated it. Thank you for being so kind to us! The place is well kept and easy to walk around. There are... More 

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Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting the Nature Park and for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. I am so pleased to hear that you made the time to come and see the park. We have been working hard for over 4years now to build the Nature Park and we have so many exciting plans in store... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

We recently spent a few days in Port Moresby, PNG and found this lovely nature park to visit. While the botanical gardens the nature park is based in has been in place for about 60 years, the nature park was added just a few years ago. The grounds are absolutely immaculate, the staff are friendly, and the range of native... More 

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Thank Sally W
Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful comments and visit to the Nature Park. We do pride ourselves on being the leader in showcasing PNG's amazing and diverse plants, animals and culture. We are PNG's only internationally recognised zoological-based facility and member of the Zoo and Aquarium Association of Australasia. Membership is only granted to institutes that uphold the highest level of... More 

Lenoir City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

I had a very informative guide who provided a walking tour of the park. It was most interesting. I strongly recommend it.

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Wabag, PNG
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Park is neat and clean and the animals and birds well taken care of. It will be a bonus if more PNG bird life could be introduced into the park as one Male Bird of Paradise is a bit under rated seeing it is the national bird and emblem of PNG,

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

It is great to walk through the aviaries and see a few birds closer than in the wild. The cassowary areas were lovely and the wallaby and tree kangaroos easy to see. I felt sorry for the large hornbill alone in a smallish cage with a large window and no water or food. The water dish was much too shallow... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Spent a very pleasant hour and a half walking through the gardens and viewing the animals and birds. There are not a lot of them, but with big, walk through cages and aviaries you do get a good close look at some of the PNG birds you wouldn't usually get to see in the wild. Would have been better with... More 

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