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Port Moresby Nature Park

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Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Port Moresby Nature Park (formerly the National Capital Botanical Gardens) is PNG's leading and international award-winning combined botanical, zoological and cultural park. The park is home to over 450+ native animals including bird of paradise...more
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Goro Kaeaga Road, Port Moresby 121, Papua New Guinea
+675 326 0248
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only had about 45 minutes to spend in this park before they closed, and I wish we had been able to stay another half hour at least. We loved the beautiful plants, birds, and bats, along with the crocodile and other larger birds that...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Shelley H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great nature park with terrify display of native animals and birds of PNG. Friendly staff with little Cafe available. Hardly anyone visiting when we were there. Had to catch a taxi from the city coast 30 Kina. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank pshippo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the Nature Park, on one of my off days, during my recent mission trip to PNG. This was a very well-done zoological park & I was definitely glad I made time for it. I've been to numerous zoos across the US, and have...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Nature Park and taking the time to comment on TripAdvisor. We find people often say they were pleasantly surprised when they visited the Park. Many perhaps aren't expecting to find an Internationally animal welfare-accredited wildlife park in PNG, but we...More

Reviewed July 14, 2019 via mobile

This was a great morning outing for our group of three adults and two kids (7 and 14). The gardens were luscious and well maintained. The diversity of animals were great, and the kids loves being able to walk in the bird aviaries. We particularly...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank mello1274
Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments and coming to visit the BSP Trash to Treasure Sculpture Festival. The event took many months of preparation but after many beach cleanups and working with communities and businesses we were able to produce a wonderful event that raised awareness...More

Reviewed June 28, 2019 via mobile

As Port Moresby Expats with young children, we frequently visit the nature park. It is relaxing and adventurous depending on your mood. The wildlife is well managed in excellent world standard facilities with their food grown/made/prep onsite. The nature park hosts events all year round...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on TripAdvisor and thank you for supporting the Nature Park. We are continuing to provide more and more activities throughout the year that engages all ages of our guests so wonderful to hear that you...More

Reviewed June 21, 2019

Overview: A small but surprisingly diverse nature park, home to Papua New Guinea's most famous native species. The Good: One of the things I wanted to see most in PNG was the wildlife, especially the bird of paradise and the Victoria crowned pigeon. Unlikely to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 15, 2019 via mobile

Spent a good afternoon here and worth every Kina. The property is clean, well kept and very nice. Wallabies, birds and some mammals around. Didn’t hire a guide the property has maps and descriptions around. Would highly recommend when you going to Port Moresby.More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank kaw27
Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2019

Thank you for visiting the Park and taking time to comment on TripAdvisor. I am so glad that you were able to enjoy the Nature Park and visit whilst you were in Port Moresby. We look forward to continuing to build the Nature Park into...More

Reviewed June 10, 2019 via mobile

We went for a couple of hours in the morning. U can see plenty of paradise birds there. We were so lucky to meet Donald, a staff member. He showed us around and pointed out the birds and flowers. Even he can not speak he...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 6, 2019 via mobile

Great place for the kids to run around and blow of some steam, soo clean and well looked after, great work guysMore

Date of experience: June 2019
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Michelle M, General Manager at Port Moresby Nature Park, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2019

Thank you for taking time to comment. Our horticulturalists and gardeners do a great job at keeping the Park clean and tidy and as we continue to build, we plan to add additional breakout zones for kids. We hope to see you again soon. Don't...More

Reviewed June 3, 2019

As a city resident, the tranquility and noise of the wildlife is the only thing I would like to hear for a change. It is as close as you can get to natural tropical settings without having to drive or fly out of POM. The...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Akf A
March 5, 2019|
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Response from Akf A |
Hi guys. Thanks for the assistance. I have visited the area. It was 15Kina (for foreigner rates) for entry. And for a personal guide (optional) it was 50K for a group (maximum 5 pax per group per guide).
October 17, 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.
Dianne K
August 20, 2018|
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Response from RobertLev | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Hi they are open 8 am to 5 pm. I believe the entrance fee for a foreigner was 15 kina, about $5 USD. It is another $10 or $15 with a personal guide, which we enjoyed -- or you can do without. They do do weddings there... More