Port Moresby Nature Park (formerly the National Capital Botanical Gardens) is PNG's leading tourist attraction and only...
Port Moresby Nature Park (formerly the National Capital Botanical Gardens) is PNG's leading tourist attraction and only combined botanical and zoological parks and gardens dedicated to the promotion of PNG's flora and fauna.
The park is home to many native animals including bird of paradise, tree-kangaroos, wallabies, snakes, crocodiles, hornbills and multiple parrot species. The grounds also offer a lush change from the hustle and bustle of Port Moresby City and is home to the only rainforest tract within the Capital City. The Nature Park is the only place in the world to showcases all three-species of cassowaries in a world-class exhibit area.
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 and flower shop.
The Nature Park can arrange transportation to/from hotels 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.