Port Moresby, the islands’ capital, is a city of contrasts. You’ll find glitzy districts and shanty towns, high-end restaurants and street markets. It’s worth staying a couple of days to uncover the city’s hidden gems.
The city hugs the coast, facing the cobalt waters of the Gulf of Papua, and is surrounded by forested hills. Charter a boat from Port Moresby harbour and head out across the water to explore. Port Moresby Harbour Cruise & Boat Charters can even arrange for you to have business meetings and corporate away days on board.
Waigani is one of the city’s most upmarket districts, where you’ll find most government buildings and embassies, as well as upmarket hotels and restaurants. The National Museum and Art Gallery is one of the district’s top attractions, providing a fantastic insight into Papua New Guinea’s culture through displays of masks, totems and body adornments. Also worth checking out is Port Moresby National Park, a calm oasis of jungle canopies and exotic plants.