Things to do in Port Moresby

Port Moresby is a port city overlooking the Gulf of Papua

Port Moresby is the busy capital of Papua New Guinea. It houses several attractions for every kind of tourist or traveler so you’ll always find things to do in Port Moresby. Different sightseeing tours and water-related activities are waiting for you when you take your holiday in Port Moresby.


Things to do in Port Moresby


Nature experiences

The main travel destinations in Port Moresby will take you closer to nature. There is the Port Moresby Nature Park, a wildlife center where you can see tree kangaroos, cassowaries, birds of paradise, and other animals that are indigenous to Papua New Guinea. You can also go to Touaguba Hill if you want a breathtaking view of the city center and the ocean.



If you are searching for sports and recreation facilities, you can check out the Port Moresby Golf Club and the Royal Papua Yacht Club. Prices are quite inexpensive for visitors and tourists, so you don’t have to worry about your budget.



After a tiring day, you can try a bottle or two of the city’s local beverages. There are various bars at hotels and sports clubs where you can experience the city’s nightlife.


When to go to Port Moresby

In Port Moresby, the wet season runs from December to May while the dry season covers June to November. Average temperatures stay quite constant at 26-32°C (79-90°F) all year round. Many prefer to visit the city during the dry season because temperatures are also slightly cooler than the rest of the year. Scuba diving is also an ideal activity during the dry season because you can clearly see colorful reefs and interesting wrecks near Port Moresby.


Hiri Moale Festival

In mid-September, the Hiri Moale Festival takes place in the city. It is a cultural show that depicts the rich heritage of Port Moresby. You can watch a spectacular race of Lakatoi canoes at Ela Beach during the festival.

Port Moresby Facts

Population307 643
CountryPapua New Guinea
LanguageHiri Motu, Tok Pisin, English
CurrencyPapua New Guinean Kina
AirportPort Moresby Jacksons Intl, Papua New Guinea (POM)

Port Moresby average temperatures

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Golf in Port Moresby

In Port Moresby there is one golf club that are available to visitors to play on: The Royal Port Moresby Golf Club. It is an 18 hole course set in a beautiful woodland area. It is a varied course without many water hazards, making it a great place to play if you are a new player or just want a relaxed round of golf.

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