Bushwalking in PNG: Bisianamu Rubber Plantation

Bushwalking near Port Moresby to Bisianamu Rubber Plantation


Exploring the beautiful surrounding of Port Moresby on foot. A very pleasant and easy walk through Bisianamu rubber plantation towards a refreshing waterfall.


 

Bushwalking around Port Moresby

Back in Switzerland, we rarely spent a month without hiking on the week-ends. Papua New Guinea isn’t an exception. Almost at the same time as we put our luggage in Port Moresby that we discovered the Port Moresby Bushwalkers Group.

Run by volunteers, calling themselves a “bushwalking gang”, they organise twice a month different walks around Port Moresby, ranging from easy to hard in terms of difficulty.

This time we are going to walk to Bisianamu Rubber Plantation.

After having met other bushwalkers at the Yacht Club at 7am, we drive in a convoy on the road to Sogeri, past the Varirata National Park, towards Bisianamu Rubber Plantation.

The walk starts on savannah grasslands of bright green colour.

Bushwalking in Papua New Guinea to Bisianamu Rubber Plantation

Bushwalking in Papua New Guinea to Bisianamu Rubber Plantation

Bushwalking in Papua New Guinea to Bisianamu Rubber Plantation

Bushwalking in Papua New Guinea to Bisianamu Rubber Plantation

Then we continue walking through the rubber plantations providing the cool shade.

Although the rubber trees originally come from the Amazon forest, now they are found over all tropical forest regions, including Papua New Guinea. For those, who haven’t seen how caoutchouc is produced, Bisianamu Rubber Plantation provides an excellent opportunity to see how rubber is harvested. Incisions are made on the tree bark, and a sticky, milky liquid is collected to become the latex after some processing.

Bisianamu Rubber Plantation

Bisianamu Rubber Plantation

Bisianamu Rubber Plantation

Bisianamu Rubber Plantation

Bisianamu Rubber Plantation

Bisianamu Rubber Plantation

Bushwalking in Bisianamu Rubber Plantation

Coming out from the rubber plantation, we walk through some gentle hills when a fog appears. Although it makes the views less clear, it creates a wonderful atmosphere. It also blocks the sun, which is always welcome.

Bushwalking near Port Moresby to Bisianamu Rubber Plantation

Bushwalking near Port Moresby to Bisianamu Rubber Plantation

Bushwalking near Port Moresby to Bisianamu Rubber Plantation

Bushwalking near Port Moresby to Bisianamu Rubber Plantation

But by the time we arrive to the Bisianamu Waterfall, the fog has almost disappeared. The waterfall ends up in a kind of infinity pool. Difficult to resist, some walkers don’t hesitate to go for a swim.

Bisianamu waterfall

Near Bisianamu waterfall

Bisianamu waterfall

But it’s time to go back, and we go through green grasslands back to the start of our walk.

Hiking in Papua New Guinea to Bisianamu Rubber Plantation

Hiking in Papua New Guinea to Bisianamu Rubber Plantation


Practical Information

How to organise the walk: Bisianamu Rubber Plantation is located near Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea, on the way to Sogeri past the Varirata National Park towards the Owers’ Corner.

Port Moresby Bushwalkers Group, run by volunteers, organises different walks around Port Moresby every second Sunday. The meeting is at 7.20am (sharp) at the Yacht Club visitors’ car park. There is no membership fee but the PGK20 fee per walk is required to cover the cost of security escort and compensation for landowners.

To find out the planned walking routes, check Port Moresby Bushwalkers Facebook page or become their member and receive their newsletters by writing them an email.

Timing: The walk is 8km taking about 3h to complete.

Difficulty: Although rated as “medium”, the walk is relatively easy, among the easiest walks around Port Moresby.

Important: Even if you are an experienced hiker, given the scorching sun and extreme heat conditions in Port Moresby, some acclimatisation prior to undertaking the walk is definitely a good idea. Bring sunscreen, snacks and a minimum of 2-3L of water (heavy to carry but you will be glad you did).

LOVED IT? PLEASE SHARE

Written by
Errol & Olga

Written by ANYWAYINAWAY

Olga and Errol are the Swiss-Russian couple behind ANYWAYINAWAY. Passionate about unique culture and traditions, they decided to take career breaks and explore the world with the intention to expand awareness and provide new perspectives to the understanding of ethnic minority people, customs, traditions and culture. They also show the beauty of our planet and try to find something interesting in the ordinary.

ALL THE PHOTOS
ALL THE PHOTOS
ALL THE BUSHWALKS
ALL THE BUSHWALKS
ALL PNG BUSHWALKS

Bushwalking in PNG: Burns Peak

One of the most scenic walks around Port Moresby, with blue ocean, undulating hills, spectacular views of the harbour, and picturesque villages on stilts....

Bushwalking in PNG: Taurama Barracks to Malaoro market

Walk from Taurama Barracks to Malaoro market is tough but it’s one of the most scenic walks around Port Moresby. It shows the stunning scenery of Port Moresby surroundings in all its splendour - rip...

Bushwalking in PNG: Mt Diamond waterfall

One of the most popular walks in Port Moresby. Easy and mainly flat, with small creek crossings, green grassland, pleasant shade of the forest and beautiful Mt Diamond waterfall with its refreshingly ...

Bushwalking in PNG: Koitaki Country Club

Short scenic drive out of Port Moresby, and you find yourselves walking near Koitaki Country Club surrounded by a peaceful countryside with picturesque green rolling fields, grazing cows and horses. ...

Bushwalking in PNG: surroundings of March Girls resort

Easy and short walk through the hills surrounding March Girls Resort, stunning views from the top of the ridge with brightly-coloured blue sea, picturesque local houses and palm trees, and relaxing ti...

Bushwalking in PNG: Mt Erima lookout

Short but steep climb to Mt Erima lookout with beautiful views, freshest fruits and veggies found at the nearby PAU Sunday market and unique collection of orchids and birds in the National Orchid Gard...

Bushwalking in PNG: Taurama Barracks to Sero Beach and Pyramid Point

Drive just 15 min away from Port Moresby to Taurama Barracks and walk to Sero Beach and Pyramid Point, and you will discover beautiful surroundings of Port Moresby with green rolling hills and spectac...

Bushwalking in PNG: Varirata National Park

Famous among birdwatchers for its birds of paradise, Varirata National Park is a fantastic place for bushwalking. A great variety of vegetation from woodland to rainforest, beautiful butterflies, huge...

Bushwalking in PNG: Hombrum Bluff Lookout

One of the most challenging walks around Port Moresby. River crossing, steady ascent, tall grass, and wallabies. Scorching sun and heat. But those, who will manage to make it, will be recompensed by a...

Bushwalking in PNG: Bisianamu Rubber Plantation

Exploring the beautiful surrounding of Port Moresby on foot. A pleasant and easy walk through Bisianamu rubber plantation towards a refreshing waterfall....

Related Posts
More Stories

Heaven and Hell: Black House in Chiang Rai

Behind the satin curtains of a Chinese opera

Hiking in Switzerland to the Louvie hut

Papua New Guinea Culture & Traditions: Baining Fire Dance

Bushwalking in PNG: Mt Erima lookout

Mekong crossing on slowboat: from Thailand to Laos

Hand-Made Nyonya Beaded Shoemaker in Penang

Overland Track Day 4: Frog Flats to Kia Ora Hut through New Pelion Hut

Bushwalking in PNG: Taurama Barracks to Sero Beach and Pyramid Point

Black and White: White Temple In Chiang Rai

Bushwalking in PNG: Burns Peak

Freycinet Peninsula Circuit: Hiking in Freycinet National Park

Bushwalking in PNG: Mt Diamond waterfall

Bushwalking in PNG: surroundings of March Girls resort

Hiking in Switzerland to the Aiguilles Rouges hut

Hiking in Switzerland to the Schönbiel Hut in Zermatt

Overland Track Day 3: Windermere Hut to Frog Flats towards New Pelion Hut

Chingay ritual, a special ending of the Chinese New Year

Bushwalking in PNG: Taurama Barracks to Malaoro market

West Side Story. West Coast of Tasmania

Traditional Signboard Engraver in Penang

Ten kilos of roses please: Pak Khlong Talat Flower market in Bangkok

Traditional Coffee Roaster in Penang

Water buffalo or “iron buffalo”? Sanpatong market in Chiang Mai

Hiking in Switzerland on top of Grande Dixence Dam to the Dix hut

Hiking in Switzerland to the Sassal Mason Hut in Graubünden

The last hand-made Joss Stick Maker in Penang

Overland Track Day 2: Waterfall Valley Hut to Windermere Hut

Oysters, cheese and pinguins. Bruny Island in Tasmania

Walk on the wild side. Maria Island in Tasmania

Hiking in Switzerland to the Arpitettaz Hut

Overland Track Day 8: Narcissus Hut to Lake St Clair visitor centre at Cynthia Bay

Tofu making in Vietnam

Can Cau Market, or where to sell your buffalo

Travel to the afterlife, or Hmong funerals in Vietnam

Papua New Guinea: Bougainville Reeds Festival

Overland Track Day 1: Ronny Creek to Waterfall Valley Hut

Hiking in Switzerland in Ticino to the Basodino hut

Overland Track Day 6: Bert Nichols Hut to Pine Valley Hut

Living an Illusion: Art in Paradise gallery in Chiang Mai

Hiking in Switzerland to the Orny Hut in Wallis

Hiking in Switzerland to the Mont-Fort Hut in Verbier

Papua New Guinea: Gulf Mask Festival

Overland Track Day 5: Kia Ora Hut to Bert Nichols Hut at Windy Ridge

Keeper of the art of Rattan Weaving in Penang

Bay of Fires in Tasmania

Beginining of our project

Bushwalking in PNG: Hombrum Bluff Lookout

The last Songkok maker in Penang

Papua New Guinea Sepik River Crocodile Festival

Dumpling syndrome, or Baba Nyonya food culture

Bushwalking in PNG: Koitaki Country Club

Popiah skin maker at Chowrasta market in Penang

Hiking in Switzerland to the Aletsch Glacier

Overland Track, A Journey Into Tasmania’s Wilderness

Chinese New Year celebration in Chiang Mai

Papua New Guinea Festivals: Enga Show

Bushwalking in PNG: Bisianamu Rubber Plantation

Co-working spaces and cafes for digital nomads in Chiang Mai

Bicheno blowhole in Tasmania

Hiking in Switzerland in Grindelwald – Bernese Oberland

Overland Track Day 7: Pine Valley Hut to Narcissus Hut

Bushwalking in PNG: Varirata National Park

Papua New Guinea: National Mask Festival in East New Britain

Laos without elephants ?

1 Comment

Post A Comment

close-link

close-link