Port Moresby Nature Park A Place For All - Visitors, Residents, Kids and Parents

We wrote this post way back in January 2016. Having looked back at it, the Port Moresby Nature Park has developed into a beautiful and family-friendly park. 

Visited the park again this year, December 2020. We were impressed!


Other fun places to visit in Port Moresby 

  • Port Moresby Adventure Park
  • Sunset Lodge
  • Loloata Island Resort
  • Koitaki Country Club
  • Varirata Natioanl Park
  • Kokoda Track Memorial
  • Bomana War Cemetry
  • Tutu Beach

Cute Snake of Port Moresby Nature Park


The park has expanded its activities to hosting schools visits, World Environment Day and school holiday activities; and many other events throughout the year. One obvious plus is the active staff involvement with the community both on the ground and also on social media.

For those who were around in POM would know that the park has gone from leap-to-bound within a few years. Thanks to the management, sponsors and the others behind this nature's park attraction in the city.

Check out the full video of the snakes in their new enclosures on YouTube.


Gogodala Traditional Canoe



As a parent and regular visitor, I have no hesitation in recommending Port Moresby Nature Park as one of the places to visit either alone or with children. Sponsors and people involved in this improved look should be highly commended for a job well done. 

Kids play area was the best you can find anywhere. Better pathways and board walk-ways make access to the wildlife, flora and fauna, toilet facilities, cafe and other areas easy.

Entry Fee: Port Moresby Nature Park

If you are in POM or just visiting, or looking for a place to take the kids, or just wanting to get out of the house, this is the place you should visit. My family and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I am sure you will too.

Port Moresby Nature Park Entry  Fee

Here are some amateur photos showing the revamped Nature Park.

Port Moresby Map Nature Park
Nature Park Map at Entry

Port MOresby Nature Park DIrection
Directions 

Port Moresby Nature Park Childrens Playground
Kids play ground


Visit Port MOresby Nature Park
New boardwalk



Nature Park Papua New Guinea Tree kangaroo
Tree kangaroo

Port Moresby Nature Park Tree kangaroo

 I would encourage parents and anyone wanting information about the activities to follow the Port Moresby Nature Park Facebook page.  

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INSPIRED: Do not focus on things that only matter, but things that matter the MOST in life

(I came across this message somewhere on Facebook and thought I should re-post it. It is such a wonderful story.)
Photo | Baidum Village, inland Salamaua
A teacher stood before his new class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he picked up a very large and empty jar and proceeded to filling it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full and they agreed that it was.
Without waiting for the answer the teacher then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was, now, full - they agreed it was.
The teacher next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Off course the sand filled up every space. He asked once more if the jar was full.The students responded with a unanimous "yes."
The teacher then produced a can of beer from under the table and poured the entire content into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed..........

Now, said the teacher as the laughter subsided.
I want you to recognize that this JAR represents your LIFE. The GOLF balls are the important things like your FAMILY, your CHILDREN, your HEALTH, your FRIENDS, your favourite PASSIONS and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your LIFE would still be full.
The PEBBLES are the other things that matter like your JOB, your HOUSE and your CAR. The SAND is EVERYTHING else.... the SMALL STUFF,  both the positive and negative everyday stuff!
If you put the SAND into the JAR first, he continued, there is no room for the PEBBLES or the GOLF balls, the same goes for your LIFE.
If you spend all your time and energy on the SMALL STUFF you will never have room for the things that are important to you.
Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Spend time with your children, spend time with your parents, visit your grandparents, take your spouse out for dinner, make love and the list goes on. Like there will always be time to clean the house and mow the lawn.
Take care of the GOLF balls first the things that really matter, set your priorities right and the rest is just SAND.
One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the Beer represented. The teacher smiled and said, I’m glad you asked... "The Beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a Beer with a friend."

DWU School Leavers Selection Number of Schools

Divine Word University selected 286 Grade 12 students (School Leavers) from 78 national high schools and secondary schools in the country for the academic year 2016.

This analysis gives readers an overview of a school performance as far as selection is concerned. It is based on the list published by the university [PDF link].


DWU 2016 School Leavers Selection Sorted According To The Numbers Of Stds Selected/School

No of Stds Selected
Last School


No of Stds Selected
Last School
1
17
Mt. Hagen Sec

40
2
Ialibu Sec
2
14
Marianville Secondary

41
2
Kila Kila Sec
3
11
Keravat National High

42
2
Kitip Sec
4
11
Malala Catholic Sec

43
2
Maprik Sec
5
11
Tusbab Sec

44
2
Mendi Sec
6
10
Kokopo Secondary

45
2
Mercy Sec
7
10
Port Moresby National High

46
2
Papitalai Sec
8
8
Bomana Dela Salle Sec

47
2
Port Moresby International Sch
9
8
Sogeri National High

48
2
St. Joseph's International
10
7
Goroka Sec

49
2
Tabubil Sec
11
6
Cameron Sec

50
2
Tokarara Sec
12
6
Fr. Peter (Fatima) Sec

51
2
Utu Sec
13
6
Gordons Sec

52
2
Wapenamanda Foursquare
14
6
Jubilee Catholic Sec

53
1
Badihagwa Sec
15
6
Kabiufa Adventist Sec

54
1
Bena Bena Sec
16
6
Kopen Sec

55
1
Bugandi Sec
17
6
Notre Dame Secondary

56
1
Christian Integrated
18
6
Wawin National High

57
1
Daru Sec
19
5
Aiyura Sec

58
1
Hagen Park Sec
20
5
PNG Paradise Secondary

59
1
Holy Name Sec
21
4
Henganofi Sec

60
1
Kagua Sec
22
4
Kerowagi Sec

61
1
Karkar Sec
23
4
Malabunga Sec

62
1
Kiunga Sec
24
4
Rosary (Kondiu) Sec

63
1
Koroba Sec
25
4
St. Ignatius Sec

64
1
Kutubu Sec
26
4
St. Micheals (Brahman) Sec

65
1
Mainohana Sec
27
4
Utmei Sec

66
1
Markham Valley Sec
28
3
Dregerhafen Sec

67
1
Minj Sec
29
3
Gerehu Sec

68
1
Mt. Diamond Sec
30
3
Gumine Sec

69
1
Namatanai Sec
31
3
Kimbe Sec

70
1
Popondetta Sec
32
3
Lae Sec

71
1
Sesley (Salamo) Sec
33
3
OLSH-Vunapope Sec

72
1
St. Paul's Sec
34
2
Asaroka Lutheran Sec

73
1
St.Micheals (Brahman)
35
2
Brandi Sec

74
1
Togoba Sec
36
2
Busu Sec

75
1
Wabag Sec
37
2
Goroka Grammar

76
1
Wesley (Salamo) Sec
38
2
Hoskins Secondary

77
1
Yangoru Sec
39
2
Hutjena Sec

78
1
Yauwe Moses Sec
Divine Word University selected 286 Students from 78 schools