In past years, it was known as Port Moresby’s Botanical Gardens and was looked after by the University of Papua New Guinea’s Waigani Campus, which is just adjacent to it to the east (and within the city).
Today, the Park it is managed as a business and the facilities have been upgraded.
There are at least two shops where you can buy snacks and drinks, one at the main entrance at the western end (next to the Port Moresby National High School) and the other from the eastern end (the UPNG side).
I heard that there is a souvenir shop too – just next to the main entrance.
Photo: The Grey Dorcopsis Wallaby having lunch in the PM Nature Park.
Parties can be hosted there in a number of locations which are equipped with barbeque facilities. (I will show you the fees in a photo later.)
Athletes and officials coming for the 2015 Pacific Games in Port Moresby will see a bit of the natural flora and fauna of PNG if you take the time to visit the Park.
There are animals – tree kangaroos, cockatoos, parrots, hornbills and snakes, among others - kept there.
I will post pictures of some of them for you in the next couple of days.
Photo: The shop at the eastern end with the board showing the fees charged.
Photo: The flora in Port Moresby Nature Park.
Photo: A footbridge in Port Moresby Nature Park.
Photo: A barbeque facility in the Port Moresby Nature Park.