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travel42 Port Guide: Port Moresby

Port Moresby travel42 Port of Call Guide

The capital of Papua New Guinea and largest city, Port Moresby sits on a bay on the southern Papuan coast.

First impressions of the city are usually dismal: It's hot, humid and falling apart. The surrounding hills, brown and barren, are a stark contrast to the lush green rain forests found in nearly all other parts of the country. (Port Moresby lies within a "rain shadow"—it receives much less rain than the rest of the country.)

It's fairly narrow, but sprawls about 7 mi/11 km along the co...

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