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Address: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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The river is popular for swimming and rafting, while its banks provide an...

The river is popular for swimming and rafting, while its banks provide an ideal spot for picnickers.

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I visited Brown River with a group of my students ie locals. It was a relaxed day out of Moresby... The river isn't brown, it's blue-ish and was refreshingly cool from the... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2014
centralpinotlover
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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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Dapto, Australia
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3 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had to cross this river on my trek to Kokoda after the rains had come. This is on place I will never forget.We had the guides from Adventure Kokoda help us across the river. WOW!

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 13 October 2014

Crossing the brown river was so much fun !! You have to be careful though because the current can get quite strong !!

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2014

I visited Brown River with a group of my students ie locals. It was a relaxed day out of Moresby... The river isn't brown, it's blue-ish and was refreshingly cool from the tropical humidity. We took a picnic and BBQ food and you pay the locals for the use of the BBQs and wood. you'll need at least a 4WD... More 

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Thank centralpinotlover
Gosford, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2013 via mobile

It was a nice afternoon. Buying some local pineapples, eating them then swimming in cool water to wash the juice off and just cool down.

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1 Thank The67Yak
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88 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2013

We stop over at brown river which was nice an a little Differnt. There were alot of locals hanging around. This is no a good thing in PNG so we decided to move on. I would advise you to do the same if you find your self in the same situation .

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3 Thank Willysduck
Mt Hagen, Papua New Guinea
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Reviewed 9 February 2013 via mobile

Went out to Brown River, to the picnic spot on the Nth side of Hiritano Hwy behind the rubber plantation. Locals had the area clean, with barbecues ( the will supply wood) and shelter huts. Had a good time, we all had a good swim and a game of soccer with the local resident's kids. At least a vehicle with... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2012

Due to urban growth the banks of Brown River have now become occupied by squatters and it's not a safe place for picnicking or bird watching any more unless via a carefully planned excursion with a tour group or fishing club etc. Don't try to go there by yourself or you may be relieved of your wallet and / or... More 

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Nelson, NZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2011

Brown River used to be a very popular spot with locals for picnics and staff parties. It is less attractive now due to the rise in crime and raskol activity in the area. Always ask locals before visiting any area in PNG and especially so around Port Moresby.

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