Port Moresby Varirata National Park Bush Walk Adventure

 Varirata National Park (Port Moresby) is a fantastic place for bushwalking. The three common bushwalking options are the Main road Walk, 3000 K walk or 1000 K walk.

The main road walk takes you around the track. It is often busy over the weekend and holiday so look out for the vehicles as they go past. This is an easy and pleasant option as you do need a guide. It is also ideal for road runners and families with smaller children.

The second option for Bush Walk at Varirara National Park is the1 K walk from the main reception to the lookout.

If you are serious about Busk Walking, the third option is for you. Take the complete loop around the conservation park. It is about 3K walk, but not for the fainted hearts. It can take 2 to 3 hours, depending on how fast you walk. So, go prepared.


Plenty to see on Varirata Bush Walk

Five out of the thirty-five species of birds of paradise live in the park, and PNG’s National Emblem, the Raggiana, is without any doubt, is the guest of honour.
Between April and October, during peak breeding season, there is an excellent chance of seeing some males in full breeding plumage dancing to attract female attention. Top tip: If you really what to get the best out of your trip to Varirata National Park, I would recommend enlisting a local guide to take you around the walks through the forest. You can ask for guides or assistance at the main entrance.
Check our updated story here: Varirata National Park Developments since 2018

Beautiful View toward Port Moresby, Jacksons Airport

The Lookout is 833 metres above sea level. Port Moresby Jackson airport is within clear view. On a beautiful day, you can see the planes landing and taking off.


Go prepared with cash, food, water, sunscreen and bug repellent. As for the serious walkers, this could be a recurring visit once you've done it the first time. You've got to visit Varirata National Park if you have been living in Port Moresby, but have not visited the park yet.

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