The capital city of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby is nestled between undulating mountains and the Coral Sea. This enthralling city boasts a national museum, tranquil nature park, bustling marina and a range of gourmet dining opportunities.
Things to do in Port Moresby
Discover the history and culture of Papua New Guinea at the National Museum and Art Gallery. Not only does it house traditional weapons, tools and other artefacts of the PNG people, it also features old war machines, priceless cultural objects of the Sepik people and paintings by local artists. Highlights include carved Malangan masks, kundu and garamut drums and preserved native birds.
The museum is across the road from the Royal Port Moresby Golf Course, perfect for a day out on the links. The championship-calibre golf course offers 18 challenging holes, along with a driving range, pro shop and experienced coaching. Soak up the natural tranquillity at Port Moresby Nature Park, home to cultural stations and a small zoo filled with native animals.
Venture down to Port Moresby’s marina for fine dining on the water at Sogno Ristorante Italiano, which dishes up authentic Italian cuisine. It’s next door to Asia Aromas Harbour Side West, known for its relaxed ambience and authentic Asian dishes. Alternatively, head to the Naked Fish Restaurant & Pier Bar for grilled seafood and refreshing beers.
Want to watch local sport? Time your visit to catch a rugby league game at PNG Football Stadium, the home field of the Papua New Guinea Kumuls international team and the Papua New Guinea Hunters. It’s near the Vision City Mega Mall, where you can browse a range of fashion and entertainment outlets, including Jeanswest, Kids World and Beach Culture.
Getting around Port Moresby
Port Moresby is serviced by Jacksons International Airport, which provides flights to domestic and international destinations. You can easily get around town using the local buses and privately-owned taxis.