Port Moresby is the capital and largest city of Papua New Guinea (PNG). The city is located on the shores of the Gulf of Papua, on the southeastern coast of the island of New Guinea. The city is built around Fairfax Harbor, PNG's largest harbor. The city is a thriving cosmopolitan business centre, with a population of some 400,000 people from every province of PNG.
Attractions in Port Moresby include the Botancial Gardens, the Parliament building and the National Museum, which houses one of the finest and most impressive collections of primitive art in the world. There are busy local markets and stilt villages to see, and excellent views can be had of the harbour views from Paga and Touguba Hills. On Fridays, you can visit the Moitaka Wildlife Sanctuary, which is known for its crocodile farm.
At a distance of around 50 km from Port Moresby is the Sogeri Plateau, which has a cool and sylvan environment. Some other attractions in the city are Idler's Beach, Sinasi Reef, Boroko, Gordons, and Daugo Island.
Things to See and Do
* Port Moresby Botanical Gardens
* Craft Market
* Touaguba Hill
* Parliament House
* National Museum
Cruise Season - Jan - Dec
Currency - Papua New Guinean kina (PGK)
Language - English, Tok Pisin, Hiri Motu
Land Area - 240 km²
Population - 400,000 approx
Electricity - 2 angled flat pins and 1 round pin centred below Australian style
Time - GMT plus ten hours
International Country Telephone Code - + 675
Port Location - The Port is located in Fairfax Harbor.
Transport Links - Port Moresby is served by Jacksons International Airport, which is the biggest international airport and Air Force base in the country. Air Niugini and Airlines PNG both conduct regular international routes, and many other local and international airlines service this airport. Jacksons is served internationally by flights to Brisbane, Cairns, Sydney, Honiara, Nadi, Manila, Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo.
As the national highways system is discontinuous, there are many internal flights to other towns which cannot be reached by minibuses, known as PMVs locally, e.g. Madang