As far as tours around town go, it's worth taking a taxi to the handicraft gallery, PNG Art in Waigani, to pick up artwork and carvings from all over Papua New Guinea at reasonable prices.

Popular attractions include the Botanical Gardens, Parliament House and the adjacent natural history museum. Military buffs will like to see the poignant Bomana war cemetery, and if you have driver, the often overlooked war museum is worth a detour.