After 4 years of redevelopment, planning and preparation, Port Moresby Nature Park has commenced welcoming APEC delegates during their site seeing excursions ahead of this week’s APEC activities.
The Nature Park will play a key tourism role throughout the event showcasing PNG’s tourism potential and providing an opportunity for delegates to witness the unique and wonderful wildlife and plants of PNG.
On the preparations Port Moresby Nature Park’s General Manager, Ms Michelle McGeorge said, “Our focus is on representing the tourism industry for PNG and our goal is to ensure that APEC delegates have an opportunity to fall in love with PNG and want to return with their families and travel more broadly across this fascinating land at a later time.”
The Nature Park recently opened its biggest precinct, ‘Plumes of Paradise’,which showcases 20% of PNG’s birds of paradise species in eight large walk-through exhibits. This also follows from other exhibits which the park has built and opened including wallaby walk,tree kangaroo trail, cassowary rain forest retreat, and multiple parrot exhibits to name a few.
Major Partners of the Nature Park include NCDC, Exxon Mobil PNG, MDF, Red Sea Housing and The National.
The Nature Park will be open as normal throughout APEC week and will play host to a number of APEC and ABAC functions and delegate.