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Private Tour: Half-Day Port Moresby City Sightseeing Tour

Private Tour: Half-Day Port Moresby City Sightseeing Tour - Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Duration: 4 hours
Location: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

From USD
$150.00

This half-day private tour will give you a brief introduction to Port Moresby City in Papua New Guinea. Touring through the central business district, a stilt village and the harbor area with a guide and commentary ... More info ›

This half-day private tour will give you a brief introduction to Port Moresby City in Papua New Guinea. Touring through the central business district, a stilt village and the harbor area with a guide and commentary. You will stop at key photo points and major attractions including the Museum, Parliament House and Nature Park on weekdays and the Bomana War Cemetery, Adventure Park Zoo and National Orchid Gardens on weekends.

Your tour begins when you are picked up from your Port Moresby accommodation. Your vehicle will be air-conditioned and the type of vehicle is dependent on your group size.

From your hotel you will proceed to the first stop which is Burns Peak, a hill overlooking the harbor. Burns Peak was a key anti-aircraft defensive position during World War 2, very effectively attacking Japanese bombers flying in from Rabaul trying to sink the ships in Port Moresby harbor.

From Burns Peak you will drive the back way past police headquarters into Hanuabada Village, home to about 10,000 people packed into two square kilometers. The village has been there since the pre-colonial days and the city has grown up around it. The original inhabitants of the Motu tribe have inter-married and the village is now rather a melting pot of Papua New Guinea people and has many social and health problems which your guide may elaborate on.

From Hanuabada you will drive into the Central Business District which local people call “Town” as it was the site of the first colonial settlement after being claimed for Britain in 1873 by Captain John Moresby. He actually named both the "Port of Port Moresby" and the adjacent wider "Fairfax Harbour" after his father Admiral Sir Fairfax Moresby. In Town you will see the original post office building which is still used today. Most of the population no longer lives in Town, having moved out to distant suburbs to make way for office buildings.

From Town your tour vehicle climbs a steep curving road up Touaguba Hill, where most of the foreign ambassadors live, to a scenic lookout viewing both sides of the promontory on which the Town area is located. Here your guide will point out the Motukea container port, the NapaNapa oil refinery, Fisherman Islands, the old Paga Hill fort and Ela Beach which is the only piece of sand in the city, popular with locals.

From Town your tour vehicle passes the Koki Fish Market and climbs Two Mile Hill. Like many parts of the city, this area is named after one of the old milestones which lined the road from the post office up to Sogeri in early days. The stone posts are long gone but the names remain: the city hospital is located at Three Mile, the main shopping centre at Four Mile and the airport at Seven Mile.

A short stop will be made at the handicrafts market outside the Holiday Inn (toilets available inside) and then the second half of the tour will be taken up with longer stops at the national museum (1-hour), the national parliament (30-minutes) and the Port Moresby Nature Park (1-hour). On weekday afternoon tours these three stops may be re-arranged to accommodate early closing times at the museum and parliament. On weekends when the museum and parliament are closed these stops and the Nature Park will be replaced with the Bomana War Cemetery (30-minutes), Adventure Park Papua New Guinea Zoo (1-hour) and the National Orchid Gardens (30-minutes).

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Private Tour: Full-Day Port Moresby and Sogeri

Private Tour: Full-Day Port Moresby and Sogeri - Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Duration: 8 hours
Location: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

From USD
$225.00

This full-day private tour will give you an introduction to Port Moresby city and the attractions corridor up to Sogeri. After a tour through the central business district, a stilt village, the harbor area, the Museum and parliament house, you'll continue out of town to stops at the Bomana War Cemetery, Adventure Park Zoo, National Orchid Gardens and a steep climb through the Rouna Gorge to scenic Sogeri township and Plateau.

Upon pick-up from your hotel in an appropriately sized air-conditioned vehicle you will begin the tour at Burns Peak, a hill overlooking the harbor ... More info ›

This full-day private tour will give you an introduction to Port Moresby city and the attractions corridor up to Sogeri. After a tour through the central business district, a stilt village, the harbor area, the Museum and parliament house, you'll continue out of town to stops at the Bomana War Cemetery, Adventure Park Zoo, National Orchid Gardens and a steep climb through the Rouna Gorge to scenic Sogeri township and Plateau.

Upon pick-up from your hotel in an appropriately sized air-conditioned vehicle you will begin the tour at Burns Peak, a hill overlooking the harbor. Burns Peak was a key anti-aircraft defensive position during World War 2, then continue driving through Hanuabada Village, home to about 10,000 people packed into two square kilometers. The overcrowded urban village has many social and health problems which your guide may elaborate on.

From Hanuabada you will drive into the Central Business District which local people call “Town” as it was the site of the first colonial settlement after being claimed for Britain in 1873 by Captain John Moresby. In Town you will see the original post office building which is still used today. Most of the population no longer lives in Town, having moved out to distant suburbs to make way for office buildings.

From Town your tour vehicle climbs a steep curving road up Touaguba Hill, where most of the foreign ambassadors live, to a scenic lookout with a panoramic vista of the harbor. Here your guide will point out the Motukea container port, the NapaNapa oil refinery, Fisherman Islands and the harbour entrance which was previously protected by two gunnery forts.
From Town, pass by the Koki Fish Market (optional stop if time permits) and climb Two Mile Hill. Like many parts of the city, this area is named after one of the old milestones which lined the road from the post office up to Sogeri in early days. The stone posts are long gone but the names remain: the city hospital is located at Three Mile, the main shopping centre at Four Mile and the airport at Seven Mile.

After a short stop at the handicrafts market outside the Holiday Inn (toilets available inside), make further stops at the national museum (if open), the national parliament (if open), the Bomana War Cemetery, Adventure Park Zoo and the National Orchid Gardens before climbing the steep winding road through the Rouna Gorge to the scenic Sogeri Plateau. Explore tiny Sogeri town with just a few shops, schools and WW2 historical markers then return via the same steep road down to Port Moresby. (NB Owers Corner/Kokoda Trail and Varirata National Park are not included in this tour due to time constraints). 
Lunch will be either a packed picnic lunch or a hot lunch at a convenient outlet en route - the guide will pay for lunch.
If taking this tour on a Sunday during the academic year you have the option of a 6am start in order to commence the tour at the weekly farm market at the Pacific Adventist University where students and staff from all over the Pacific Islands sell their traditional foods and handicrafts (Sundays only).

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Private Tour: Full-Day Sogeri Plateau

Private Tour: Full-Day Sogeri Plateau - Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Duration: 8 hours
Location: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

From USD
$225.00

This full-day private tour of the Sogeri Plateau near Port Moresby is suitable for visitors who have already toured the main city and would like to see more of the surrounding countryside. While the coastline north and south of Port Moresby is dry bushy terrain interspersed with swamp, the inland road climbs to the Sogeri Plateau, a green oasis of fertile farmland and forested mountains ... More info ›

This full-day private tour of the Sogeri Plateau near Port Moresby is suitable for visitors who have already toured the main city and would like to see more of the surrounding countryside. While the coastline north and south of Port Moresby is dry bushy terrain interspersed with swamp, the inland road climbs to the Sogeri Plateau, a green oasis of fertile farmland and forested mountains. After an initial stop at the Bomana War Cemetery, you'll visit the Adventure Park Zoo, National Orchid Gardens and bird of paradise breeding facility before a steep climb through the Rouna Gorge to scenic Sogeri township and Plateau, with optional side trips to Owers Corner (the beginning of the Kokoda Trail), the Varirata National Park lookout with panoramic views of the Papuan Coastline, the Crystal Rapids scenic cascades and Lake Sirinumu which supplies water for Port Moresby's reticulated supply and hydro-electricity generation.

This tour heads straight out of town 30 minutes to the Bomana War Cemetery which has over 3500 graves of Australian and other Commonwealth soldiers killed mainly in the Pacific War. It's a serene setting with many bird species in the surrounding trees. Next stop, the nearby Adventure Park Zoo is a popular spot for local families and has a large collection of native PNG animals, plants and exotic birds including the magnificent National Orchid Gardens.
From here the road climbs steeply up the scenic Rouna Gorge to Sogeri, a tiny town surrounded by lush farmlands that supply much of Port Moresby's fresh produce. From here you may select from 4 different side trips to fill out the rest of the day

(1) Owers Corner (3 hours) - this side trip to the southern end of the Kokoda Trail is only possible in dry weather when the unsealed access road is safe for small vehicles to navigate. 45 minutes drive each way from Sogeri and an hour or so on site is enough to read the informative display boards, examine the Howitzer artillery gun and, if you are fit enough, take a walk down the first steep embankment to the Golide River and up again in order to say you have walked part of the Trail.

(2) Varirata National Park (2 hours) - the park is an area of rugged montane forest about 2000 metres above sea level about 30 minutes drive along sealed road from Sogeri. There is not much wildlife to be seen in the public areas of the park due to noisy cars, picnickers playing music etc so it's necessary to hike 20 minutes into bushland and sit quietly and wait for some time in order to have any chance of seeing any wildlife. The other attraction in the park is the scenic lookout which on a clear day offers panoramic views of the Papuan coastline and out to sea.

(3) Crystal Rapids (1-2 hours) - this is a popular picnic and recreation spot close to Sogeri with swimming waterholes and cascading waterfalls on a pretty creek. Bring your swimming gear.

(4) Lake Sirinumu (2 hours) - a side trip along a sealed access road comes to this artificial lake created by damming the Laloki River in the 1960's. Water from the lake is used twice - first it is directed at speed down high pressure pipes in the Rouna Gorge to spin turbines to create hydro-electricity and then the water continues through to a treatment plant and used for the city water supply. Anglers fish at the lake and there is good birding around the perimeter. Local people cross the lake in canoes and small boats to get to villages on the other side.  

For lunch the guide will either provide a packed (boxed) lunch or pay for lunch at a convenient outlet en route.

If taking this tour on a Sunday during the academic year you have the option of a 6am start in order to commence the tour at the weekly farm market at the Pacific Adventist University where students and staff from all over the Pacific Islands sell their traditional foods and handicrafts (Sundays only).

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