Tourism Information for Tourists and Visitors

Getting In and Around

Port Moresby is usually your first stop when entering Papua New Guinea, whether by boat or by plane.

As the national airline of PNG, Air Niugini operates many regular flights to Port Moresby Airport. Hiring a car is a great way to see Port Moresby and you can hire cars at rental companies like Avis, Europcar, and Hertz .

You can also take a taxi to get around.

These rental companies as well as taxi ranks are also present at the Port Moresby Airport. Unfortunately Papua New Guinea is known for its pick pocketing incidents – that is why tourists should be careful when travelling on public transport – especially on their way from/to Port Moresby Airport when they have bags and valuables with them.

The safest and recommended way is to get your hotel to book you a taxi or use their shuttle service. Accommodation Accommodation in Port Moresby is a little expensive and options can be limited. However, the facilities and the level of service are outstanding in most of the hotels.

Expect swimming pools, fitness centres and other sport facilities to bars and restaurants and business rooms – there is almost nothing you will miss. For people who are visiting Port Moresby as backpackers there are also cheaper accommodation options like hostels or home-stay.

Attractions Port Moresby’s biggest tourist attractions take you to the great outdoors as it boasts spectacular wildlife and scenery.

You should explore the National Capital Botanical Gardens, Ela Beach and the Ela Beach Craft Market Run, the Moitaka Wildlife Sanctuary, Brown River and Touaguba Hill as well as the slightly further out Rouna Falls and Varirata National Park.