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Port Moresby Airport (POM)

Flights from Australia to Port Moresby will disembark at Jacksons International Airport.

Jacksons International Airport (POM) is located 8 kilometres outside Port Moresby. It is the largest and busiest airport in Papua New Guinea and is the main hub for Air Niugini, the national airline of Papua New Guinea.

Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to Jacksons International Airport. Book your Port Moresby Airport accommodation.

Getting to Port Moresby

There are several airlines that offer flights to Port Moresby from Australia. Direct flights from Brisbane take three hours and 10 minutes. Direct flights from Cairns take one hour and 40 minutes. Flights from Sydney via Brisbane take around seven hours depending on the stopover. Flights from Melbourne via Brisbane take around seven hours depending on the stopover. Flights from Perth via Cairns take around eight hours depending on the stopover.

Airlines that fly to Port Moresby

Airlines that offer cheap flights to Port Moresby from Australia include:

For more information on Port Moresby holidays check out our Port Moresby travel guide.

As the capital and tourism hub of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby has something for all travellers.

Port Moresby: CassowaryThe Southern Cassowary, Native to New Guinea

It is here at the Port Moresby Nature Park that you can enjoy a taste of Papua New Guinea's lush flora and fauna without having to venture too far from the city. Within the gardens are a wide range of native animals including tree kangaroos, wallabies, crocodiles, snakes, bird of paradise, parrots as well as three species of Cassowaries, making it the only place in the world where you can view all three. Set your own pace along the boardwalk and discover the magnificent natural beauty of Port Moresby.

If you prefer sand and sea then the popular swimming spot of Idler's Beach is sure to do the trick. The peaceful stretch of beach is the perfect place for a dip. As a conservative society, locals tend to swim wearing shorts and shirts so leave the revealing swim suits at home.

Port Moresby: Traditional DancersTraditional Papuan Dancers

On dry land, the best place to mix with the locals is at one of the city's markets such as the Ela Beach Craft Market which takes place on the last Saturday of every month. Within the markets you'll find an array of exotic items including colourful clothing, necklaces made from wild boars' tusks and bags made from possum-wool.

Looking for more than just a flight? A Port Moresby holiday package includes flights, accommodation, and often other extras like tours or car hire. View our South Pacific Packages.

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