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Port Moresby Nature Park

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An excellent attraction

This was a treat between all our meetings in PNG. The opportunity to see some of the amazing... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
rmc1971
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Leesburg, Virginia
Time to see nature

Enjoyed every bit of it ! very well maintained & clean ! Must for all visitors to Port Moresby... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kiron B
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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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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank rmc1971
Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

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 1 week ago

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

Thank Kiron B
Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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

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 weeks ago

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

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

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 3 weeks ago 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

Thank steve f
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 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

Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

The Nature park in Port Moresby is a must do for visitors with a couple of hours to spend. The environments are very well done and the staff and exhibits are very friendly. The rainforest walk covers a wide range of views and covers off...More

Thank Bruce T
Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to comment and visit the Nature Park. As a charitable organisation your visitation continues to help us build new facilities for our wildlife and deliver our conservation education programs that have now reached over 75,000 Papua New Guinean children...More

Reviewed 31 August 2018

I have been to the Nature Park a few times. My recently visit was very interesting as it was a cultural day with different regions displaying crafts, music, cooking, events and activities. But generally it is very quite, well presented with a picnic area, children's...More

Thank Livingoutofabag2018
Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to comment on TripAdvisor. I am glad you were able to visit on our Pasin Tumbuna Festival (Day of our Ancestors) as it is a one of our proudest annual events as it showcases traditional skills and crafts that...More

Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Unbelievably unique and adorable birds and animals are there. Mostly surprising are hundreds of bats flying all over the sky and hanging on the trees. Special local sculptures and art works scattered around the garden are also interesting.More

Thank docjjpan
Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

So wonderful to hear you enjoyed your time at the Nature Park, particularly our cultural displays and artifacts in the Park. These artifacts are from all over PNG so presents a wonderful opportunity to take a glimpse of traditional displays from around the country without...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018

I thought this would be a somewhat fun place to spend a couple of hours, but I ended up having a lot more fun than I expected! I would actually love to visit this park again, in particular when the reptiles and bird of paradise...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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Response from Michelle M | Property representative |
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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