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Port Moresby Nature Park

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“tree kangaroos”(27 reviews)
“fruit bats”(12 reviews)
“flora and fauna”(19 reviews)
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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...more
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Goro Kaeaga Road, Port Moresby 121, Papua New Guinea
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+675 326 0248
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All reviews tree kangaroos fruit bats flora and fauna few hours gift shop botanical gardens animal enclosures small cafe couple of hours bird life great place to visit papua new guinea staff were very friendly a breath of fresh air cuscus an excellent place colorful birds
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very relaxing and clean. Take your mossie repellent though as lots of water areas! Very friendly parrot kept us entertained by landing on Hellen's shoulder! Apparently it likes to photobomb the tourists.More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 93lynda1951
Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to visit Port Moresby Nature Park and comment on TripAdvisor. We do have a number of parrots that like to say hi to our guests in our large walk-through aviary. Our most popular walk-through aviary is actually an American...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

The place is located on an easily accessible area and is good for a fast get away from hustle and bustle of City life, and slow down with nature.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Biu F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So many things to see. We started with the birds. Our guide , Ishimu Bebe,was extremely knowledgeable and his English was excellent. All the birds had plenty of room to fly in their enclosures. You could take good photos without being blocked by netting. Then...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cebcolpitts
Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Nature Park and taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. Ishimu is a wonderful employee who has dedicated his last 5 years to the Park as our Life Sciences Manager and who leads both our Wildlife and Education Team...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you in Port Moresby for a short visit like me. Do make effort to visit this place, they will pick you up for 60Kina each way and the driver is very friendly and will make effort to drive around city so one can see....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank doc d
Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for making the time to visit Port Moresby Nature Park and comment on TripAdvisor. I am glad that you used our shuttle service. We introduced this a few years ago as we noted some travellers are unsure of travelling by local taxi and...More

Reviewed 17 October 2018

This was a treat between all our meetings in PNG. The opportunity to see some of the amazing fauna, birds and other wildlife was very rewarding. The birds in some instances were so close you could almost touch them! I'm recommend this attraction to anyone...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank rmc1971
Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2018

Thanks for visiting the Park amongst your business travels. Our park is designed to provide a great sample of PNG's plants, animals and culture with the aim to inspire business travellors to return to PNG, hopefully this time as tourists ready to explore the country...More

Reviewed 15 October 2018

Enjoyed every bit of it ! very well maintained & clean ! Must for all visitors to Port Moresby .Very hot !prefer to carry water & umbrella shades. All displays are really great to enjoy !More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kiron B
Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thank you for your visit to Port Moresby Nature Park and in recommending us to others. As the country's only internationally recognised zoological institute we are honoured to showcase PNG's amazing biodiversity and to promote the guardianship of our country's plants and animals. As the...More

Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

We had a few hours spare, so we arranged for a pick up from our hotel to the nature park. First thing to mention that they charge you for a pickup, which is not stated on the flyer. It’s not a big fee but don’t...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 623MichelleK
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We booked a guide to take us round the park for one and half hours as we were short of time. She showed us the beautiful birds and animals along with the scenic walk. You could spend the whole day at this park and lazily...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kashBombay
Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

So great that you opted to take a guided tour of the Nature Park. It is one of the best ways to get a secret glimpse into our animals, gardens, cultural displays and history, many of which we cannot fit onto an information sign. The...More

Reviewed 2 October 2018

What an amazingly beautiful place. The birds and tree kangaroos were fantastic. Such a diverse range of animals in such a beautiful park. The gardens were so beautiful and so well kept as were all the enclosures . Bumped into the most loveliest and very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank V W
Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

We are so proud of our staffs. It was wonderful that you were able to see the passion and dedication of our staff to our mission of promoting the guardianship of PNG's biodiversity. And we are also proud to be PNG's only members to the...More

Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful birds including one amorous Eclectus parrot, all in very healthy and content state. Easy walk for all ages, well posted and extremely friendly staff throughout. Enclosures we're a good size and all birds and animals had adequate space to fly, bounce or crawl. Thankfully...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank steve f
Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thank you for visiting the Nature Park and taking time to comment on TripAdvisor. As PNG's only accredited zoo, we take great pride in providing International standards of animal welfare and care and have a dedicated wildlife team, that have received significant training and guidance...More

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V W
17 October 2018|
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Response from Michelle M | Property representative |
The tree roo with the striped tail is the goodfellows while the one with the yellow tail is the matchies.
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Dianne K
21 August 2018|
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Response from Suzanne N | Reviewed this property |
Hi Dianne, For special events like a birthday party it is best to email request as additional event charges may apply - reservations email is noted on Nature Parks Facebook page.
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Ruth R
2 July 2018|
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Hello Ruth. Yes, we have a wheelchair that you can use to navigate the Park. Out footpaths are all wheelchair friendly and we also have a wheelchair unisex bathroom. If you which to give us advanced notice or book one of... More
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