What to do in Port Moresby

Credit for compiling this – thanks to the Aussie High Commission, and their Kundu Drum Publication 🙂 I have taken the liberty of removing AHC staff info and added in maps below.

Port Moresby Nature Park (formerly Botanical Gardens)
The Port Moresby Nature Park is situated adjacent to the University of
Papua New Guinea grounds along Waigani Drive. The two kilometre
rainforest boardwalk winds its way under the jungle canopy past displays
of Papua New Guinea and exotic plant species and wildlife displays. A
function area, picnic and BBQ facilities have been established for public
use. The Aviary is home to the Bird of Paradise species including
‘Paradisia Raggiana’ the national emblem. In addition to the birds of
paradise, other fauna native to Papua New Guinea is housed throughout
the gardens such as cassowaries and wallabies.

There is a small café open at the entrance to the Park. Insect repellent
is recommended as mosquitoes are in high numbers. Take plenty of
water. You can book a Haus Win for a large group through the main
office. A small admission cost is charged on entry. A guided tour can be
booked for an additional fee (allow up to 2 hours)
Phone: 326 0229 or email portmoresbynaturepark@gmail.com
Open: Mon to Fri 8.00 am – 4.00 pm, Sat and Sun 9.00 am – 4.00


Adventure Park Water Slide and Orchid Garden
The Adventure Park is located at 14 mile on the Sogeri Road. It is a
great family outing located next to the Orchid Garden. The cost of entry
is K30. The Orchid Garden has an extensive display of the many
Orchids grown in PNG and bird aviary which includes the beautiful Bird
of Paradise. The cost for entry into the Orchid Garden is K10. Ph 311


Loloata Island Resort/Bootless Bay/Lion Island
Loloata Island Resort is a popular weekend getaway in Port Moresby. It
is a 30 minute drive along the Dogura Road from Port Moresby to the
pier, before transferring onto the resort ferry for a 15 minute trip to the
resort. Loloata Island resort caters for day trips and also has overnight
accommodation. Water sports abound – there are facilities to swim,
kayak, surf ski, snorkel or scuba dive. Recreational facilities include
volleyball, deck tennis, table tennis, and a selection of cards and games.
Dive Loloata accesses in excess of 30 dive sites which comprise walls,
drop offs, bommies, reef channels, drifts, wrecks and a World War II
Boston Bomber. The resort has a shuttle bus that will collect/drop off at
your residence. There is a charge for this service. For further
information Phone: +675 325 8590 or +675 325 1369
Email: loloata@loloata.com Website: http://www.loloata.com



Bomana War Cemetery
Not far past the turn-off to Sogeri is the large and carefully tended World
War II cemetery where 4000 Australian and Papua New Guinea soldiers
and airman are buried in beautiful surroundings.


Koitaki Country Club
A trip to the Koitaki is a popular day trip. Head past the village of Sogeri,
and then to the left, the club is 10 minutes past the Sogeri National
School. It is up in the hills near Sogeri, it is a country club, with a pub, a
river and camping spots. You may require to join the club to use the
facilities. Phone: 7268 3273 or admin@koitakicc.com.pg


March Girls Resort
At six mile turn right and dead down the Magi Highway for about
40minutes. March Girls is on the right of the highway. The resort has a
picnic and BBQ area right on the beach. Swimming is available. There
is also a shop to purchase drinks and snacks. If you would like to book
the facilities phone: 7225 0993.


Sunset Village Resort – Lea Lea Village
Take the Hanuabada bypass off the Poroporena Highway. Head pass
Napa Napa and the LNG site, continue along the road until the
end. Turn onto the beachside. The resort has a deck and BBQ
overlooking the beach at Lea Lea.
There are cold drinks available from the bar.
For further information contact Penny and Tau on: 7677 3273 or 7629 1677.
Sunset Lodge is open daily from 6am to 9pm.


2 thoughts on “What to do in Port Moresby

  1. Wow, you do a lot of great work, Spent the better part of 4 days reading and reviewing all your blogs. So up front……. Thanks.
    Im considering role in PNG. ( your blog is a huge help in me making a final call ) and would like to get a little deeper insight into the expat culture on PNG / Port Moresby. I lived in Japan for a few years and it was very easy to meet expats and make friends. Im a single bloke now so finding a social network is important to me. What are your thoughts ? I also like ok love a beer, is there a specific area expats go to have a drink / game of darts / pool other than the Sailing / Golf club ?
    Would you mind offering up your opinions around area to live. Ive got a very good accomodation budget and only need a 2 bedroom place.
    My final thing is… thanks again. its a great Blog and making a big difference to me in making the decision to move over to PNG…..

    • Hi John,

      Glad my blog has helped. I would certainly be looking around the town area for somewhere to live, you can’t beat a sea breeze when it is hot. There are still plenty of nice places all around POM, but it pays to be close to work, supermarkets, fun… I would get here first though before picking a place – what looks good on a website is often pretty crap, and pretty crap looking ones can be the little jewels…

      There are heaps of places to socialize, generally though they are clubs. There is the Aviat, Car Club, Gun Club, Country Club, Golf Club, Yacht Club – and some of the nightclubs have pool etc: Club Illusion and Cosmopolitan would be my picks.


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