Popular because of its spectacular views overlooking Port Moresby and the Central Coast, the Varirata National Park, an hour drive from the capital, is home to six out of the thirty-five species of birds-of-paradise.
Would you guess that there are walking trails at the doorstep of the city ?
Within its 1,000 hectares (and more than 800m of altitude), there is plenty of terrain to be explored here. Several walking trails will keep you at Varirata National Park for hours. Birdwatchers can get lucky spotting glorious birds-of-paradise or kingfishers, some of the most beautiful creatures in the world.