Port Moresby Travel Guide

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Here is a Port Moresby travel guide that will help you plan your holiday here in Port Moresby. Port Moresby is the capital of Papua New Guinea and it is also the main entry point into the country.

Getting In and Around

Port Moresby is the main entry point of air and water traffic to Papua New Guinea. Air Niugini is the main airline that operates regular flights to Port Moresby. When traveling around town you can rent a car and drive around or you can also take a taxi or a minibus. However, tourists are warned to be careful about using public transport because of the several robbing incidents that have taken place. The most recommended and safest way to get around town is to ask your hotel to arrange a taxi or a shuttle service if it is available. 

Accommodations

Accommodation choices are limited in Port Moresby. Most of the accommodation available is a bit expensive. However you won’t regret staying in one of the hotels as the service and facilities are excellent. Many of the hotels offer comfortable accommodation, swimming pools, onsite bars and restaurants, as well as business rooms, fitness centers and sports facilities.

Restaurants

There are several restaurants and cafes around Port Moresby. These restaurants offer international cuisines such as Chinese, Australian, Italian, Korean, Japanese, Indonesian and Malaysian, as well as local Papua New Guineans dishes. A good idea would be to taste the delicious local cuisine.

Attractions

Most of the attractions that are in Port Moresby revolved around nature and wildlife. You can explore and enjoy the Botanical Gardens, the Moitaka Wildlife Sanctuary, Touaguba Hill and the Port Moresby Golf Club. You can also go scuba diving along with your friends in the majestic waters of Port Moresby. You can also go on a guided diving trip at the wreck site and barrier reefs near the Loloata Island.

Shopping

Port Moresby is not a mega shopping destination. If you want to buy basic necessities such as foods and groceries you can go to stores such as Gordons, Andersons Foodland, Boroko Foodworld in Boroko, and Stop and Shop in Hohola. If you are looking for souvenirs to take back home, you can go to the famous The Ela Beach Craft Market. Here you can find extraordinary pieces of art and handicrafts like hand woven baskets, wood carvings and home decors created by Papua New Guinea’s local artists.

Part or or all of this text stems from the original article at: my knowledge of the city

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April 20, 2010 change by kwalker

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