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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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Beautiful representation of PNG wildlife

A nice strol in the park, great vegetation, many animals, good for taking pictures of wild life not... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
malkan2018
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Tel Aviv, Israel
Best place to see unique flora and fauna

The park offers a truly an amazing experience with world class facilities showcasing the unique... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Suzanne N
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Beechmont, 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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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tree kangaroos” (25 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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"new management"
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"great place to visit"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A nice strol in the park, great vegetation, many animals, good for taking pictures of wild life not seen outdoors.

Thank malkan2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The park offers a truly an amazing experience with world class facilities showcasing the unique flora and fauna of Papua New Guinea - its really the only opportunity to see the countries wildlife as you need to venture into remote areas to track down tree...More

Thank Suzanne N
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quiet environment for business discussions. I really love the setup of the building in it there's the kaibar and florist shop. Very convenient.

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Reviewed 5 weeks 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

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

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 10 May 2018

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 7 May 2018

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

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Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

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 7 May 2018 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 30 April 2018

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 30 April 2018

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

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Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

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 28 April 2018

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

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Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

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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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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