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Great rosdside birding, lovely scenic area

Peaceful stroll with large variety of birds along the roadside, mostly at quite a distance. In a... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2018
Carol H
Alice Springs, Australia
Crossing the Brown River

When we were crossing the Brown River (during the Kokoda Track) we had one of the members of our... read more

Reviewed July 7, 2017
Wagga Wagga, Australia
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Aug 5, 2018
“Great rosdside birding, lovely scenic area”
Jul 7, 2017
“Crossing the Brown River”
The river is popular for swimming and rafting, while its banks provide an ideal spot for picnickers.
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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Reviewed August 5, 2018

Peaceful stroll with large variety of birds along the roadside, mostly at quite a distance. In a few more open areas you could get in much closer.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Carol H
Reviewed July 7, 2017

When we were crossing the Brown River (during the Kokoda Track) we had one of the members of our group fall in! Thankfully they were ok (apart from being very wet!) and we carried on our way. Unfortunately, it was raining the day we crossed...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank _MiaB026_
Reviewed April 26, 2017

Had to cross this river on my trek to Kokoda after the rains had come. This is on place I will never forget.We had the guides from Adventure Kokoda help us across the river. WOW!

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank delasheras2017
Reviewed October 13, 2014

Crossing the brown river was so much fun !! You have to be careful though because the current can get quite strong !!

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank taylor_wright444
Reviewed March 17, 2014

I visited Brown River with a group of my students ie locals. It was a relaxed day out of Moresby... The river isn't brown, it's blue-ish and was refreshingly cool from the tropical humidity. We took a picnic and BBQ food and you pay the...More

Date of experience: April 2013
Thank centralpinotlover
Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

It was a nice afternoon. Buying some local pineapples, eating them then swimming in cool water to wash the juice off and just cool down.

Date of experience: September 2012
1  Thank The67Yak
Reviewed April 4, 2013

We stop over at brown river which was nice an a little Differnt. There were alot of locals hanging around. This is no a good thing in PNG so we decided to move on. I would advise you to do the same if you find...More

Date of experience: April 2013
3  Thank Willysduck
Reviewed February 9, 2013

Went out to Brown River, to the picnic spot on the Nth side of Hiritano Hwy behind the rubber plantation. Locals had the area clean, with barbecues ( the will supply wood) and shelter huts. Had a good time, we all had a good swim...More

1  Thank kruegs_10
Reviewed February 4, 2012

Due to urban growth the banks of Brown River have now become occupied by squatters and it's not a safe place for picnicking or bird watching any more unless via a carefully planned excursion with a tour group or fishing club etc. Don't try to...More

Date of experience: January 2012
4  Thank PNG_Travel_Geek
Reviewed December 9, 2011

Brown River used to be a very popular spot with locals for picnics and staff parties. It is less attractive now due to the rise in crime and raskol activity in the area. Always ask locals before visiting any area in PNG and especially so...More

Date of experience: December 2011
2  Thank santafe_kid
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