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Tourist attraction sites in Port Moresby

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If you are a first timer to Port Moresby and Papua New Guinea, the follow are the attraction sites in Port Moresby. If you are an inbound tourist transiting through Port Moresby to your preferred destination and are anticipating a 4 to 8 hour wait between flights, why not make your interval memorable by taking in some of Port Moresby’s fascinating and significant places of interest. Seeking the services of a local tour guide is a step in the right direction. If are also embarking into Port Moresby, the following attractions you may not want to miss. 

Things To See & Do:

National Museum: Located approximately 4km from the airport, is the National Museum which is situated under Independence Hill Next to the Parliament. The museum has exceptional catalogues on display of  fauna, culture, ethnography, geography and history of PNG which includes tribal masks, shields shells and local food as well as a brief history of how native people interact with each other and their life styles.

Parliament Haus: which is adjacent to the National Museum, is unique it’s architechture as it’s structure closely follows that of a Papua New Guinean sacred traditional building called the Haus Tambaran or House of Spirits. This remarkable structure was designed in the style of a Maprik Haus Tamaran from the Sepik Province and officially opened in 1984. Within the Parliament Haus there are magnificent displays of collections of insects found only in Papua New Guinea which are preserved under glass. Towards the right wing of the building leading to the chamber you will find portraits of all the former Prime Ministers of Papua New Guinea.

Standing at the front door of the Parliament Haus, you will be able to see, beyond the main pond surrounded by immaculate gardens and lawns, the rise of the Independence Hill. The grounds also have a special site selected for the purpose of the burial of past Prime Ministers. To date only one Prime Minister has passed- the Late William Skate who was laid to rest there.

National Botanical Gardens (Nature Park): Located just beyond the University of Papua New Guinea on Waigani Drive. It is A Paradise of Foliage, with a walkway stretching beneath jungle canopy, huge collections of Orchids and superb Wildlife exhibits.

City and Harbour Views: The best lookout spots are located near the Crown Plaza or from Tauguba Hill. A tour of the city may include these lookout points as well as over looking the Hanuabada villages.

Bomama War Cemetery: Thousands of young Australians and Papua New Guinean soldiers are buried in this carefully tended WWII cemetery. Servicemen who lost their lives in Papua New Guinea and Bougainville are buried here. It is a somber reminder of one of the most horrific and bloodiest battles in the region, including the Kokoda Track carnage in which the Allied forces tried to stop Japanese Soldiers from advancing and capturing Port Moresby.

Adventure Park and Variarata National Park: Stretching at 500km – 600km inland are the Adventure Park and Variarata National Park. Adventure Park is a mixture of a petting zoo and amusement park with  waterslides and a restaurant. The park has a wide range of animals which the kids and adults can have fun getting up-close to feed them by hand.

Variarata National Park has three main attractions: You will see a number of great picnic spots beside rivers (which you can swim in) and further inside the park where BBQ stands and seating with tables have been built. There are also short 15/20 minute tracks that you can take throughout the park with great lookout points scattered here and there.

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