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Port Moresby

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Port Moresby is the capital and largest city in Papua New Guinea and has a total population of 6,3 million inhabitants. The city is located in the southeast of the country along the shores of the Gulf of Papua and is the commercial, political and cultural heart of the country as well as the main transportation hub to the rest of the country. Port Moresby has a reputation of being one of the most unsafe cities in the world with high crime and murder rates. Apart from moving onwards to more peaceful parts of the country, the city hasn't got much to offer for travellers.




Port Moresby has a typical tropical climate with hot and humid weather year round. Temperatures during the day average around 30 °C, while at night the temperature usually doesn't drop below 20 °C. The wet season falls in the months of December to April, but during the dry period rain is still possible.

Avg Max32.1 °C31.6 °C31.4 °C31.3 °C31 °C30.3 °C29.9 °C30.3 °C31 °C32 °C32.5 °C32.4 °C
Avg Min23.7 °C23.5 °C23.4 °C23.5 °C23.5 °C23.1 °C22.4 °C22.6 °C23.2 °C23.5 °C23.6 °C23.7 °C
Rainfall192.2 mm140.6 mm189.8 mm105.2 mm56.2 mm21.6 mm13.8 mm12 mm14.4 mm15.2 mm40 mm97.8 mm
Rain Days18161811964455612



Getting There

By Plane

Jacksons International Airport (POM), 8 kilometres from Port Moresby, handles all incoming and outgoing flights. Taxis to the city centre are generally easy to find. Several bus routes run into the city.

The national airline, Air Niugini, has its hub here and has connections to many international destinations including Hong Kong, Manila, Tokyo and Singapore in Asia, Sydney, Cairns and Brisbane in Australia and Nadi and Honiara in the Pacific. From the same Australian cities there are flights to Port Moresby by Qantas as well.





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Keep Connected


Internet usage among the people is relatively low. You can find internet cafes in major cities, towns and other tourist centers. Wifi coverage is still very low, but is growing.


See also International Telephone Calls

Papua New Guinea's international country code is 675.

Digicel is by far the better telecom provider. A new prepaid sim card is easy to purchase and can be used in any unlocked phone. Calls cost from 0.60-1.00 kina and SMS from 0.25 kina. Topup is available anywhere where there is network and also online (credit card or PayPal). Mobile Internet costs 0.35 kina per MB but it's possible to buy hourly (30 MB for 1 kina), daily (60 MB for 2.5 kina), weekly (150 MB for 10 kina) or monthly (900 MB for 65 kina) packages. There are also promotions and packages for calls and sms.


Post PNG offers postal service in the country. It is only recommended to use for sending postcards, as it is not very reliable nor fast. To send packages overseas, use international courier companies like FedEx, DHL or UPS.

Quick Facts


  • Latitude: -9.46559
  • Longitude: 147.1969


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