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Varirata National Park

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
+675 7688 0978
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Rainforest in the mountains

Variata NP is a bit of a winding drive from the harbor, if you are visiting from a cruise ship, so... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
The quiet place

I take my camping gear and sleep the whole day out here, it is just a must if you really want to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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If you're early enough, you'll catch the incredible morning mist hovering over this natural mountain region that offers fantastic views and a wealth of birds and other wildlife.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
+675 7688 0978
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Variata NP is a bit of a winding drive from the harbor, if you are visiting from a cruise ship, so be prepared for lots of turns on a narrow road. Once you get up in the mountains, you'll find a beautiful tropical rainforest draped...More

Thank ArlettaC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I take my camping gear and sleep the whole day out here, it is just a must if you really want to unwind from the busy city life.

Thank Laminin
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

For any wanting to see some breathtaking scenery a great trip! On the way you will have a great lookout down to beautiful waterfall some guy will hassle you for 5kina each no idea why but I paid him. Then when you get to the...More

Thank Mat W
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Get a good bird guide to find the birds here. New Guinea Natural tours Daniel Wakra is fantastic and makes bird watching a real adventure. You may also see deer in the park and the lookout is worth the hike but you can drive up...More

Thank muffetoz
Reviewed 12 August 2016

I would recommend Varirata National Park as the place to be for those seeking adventure. The natural beauty of this National Park speaks wonders.

1  Thank Brendan S
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Very peaceful place, very green, lots of wildlife including several bird of paradise watch points. The guide was the most friendly ever and on the way one of the best waterfall in Papua...

1  Thank Isabella S
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

A 30–45 minutes drive out of the hustle and bustle of city life north up on to the Sogeri plateau. A great picnic spot for the family. Also birdwatching, trekking and camping. Best to visit as a group rather than a duo for safety reasons.

1  Thank AdrianChisenga
Reviewed 20 February 2016

Its become my favorite color now, green. And blue. There was a BEAUTIFUL plateau in there that had a blue view of the ocean. It's also safe, no wild animals ought to kill you or anything ;). You can ride down there, on car, but...More

2  Thank owlfeather2016
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Very relaxing, this is great for people who want to have moment of peace and relaxation, this is the place to be with nature at its best.

1  Thank Brian A
Reviewed 8 January 2016

The one thing I love about this place is how different it is to Port Moresby. Lots of green and fresh air, and the view from the top the look out is just amazing. Love it. I recommend! You need to drive there though. Probably...More

1  Thank peatuhacs
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Can I hire a guide for birdwatching at the Park entrance, or do I have to make different arrangements? Thanks for your help
30 September 2016|
Response from Isabella S | Reviewed this property |
I am so sorry, I read your message only now... We hired him at the park entrance and actually, he hired us.. :=)) But it was about 12 years ago... If I were you I would just go there very early in the morning when you'll... More