Boroko Location Profile

Boroko Location Profile
Boroko Location Profile


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Boroko translates from the local dialect which means "gumtree" as the suburb was covered with gumtrees pre-development. From the laid back surrounding of Jacksons Airport to one of three bustling city suburbs of Port Moresby, equal in standing with its own unique scene, attraction, and history, get to know the diverse ethnicity within Boroko.

You may find it overwhelming with all the choices; shops, schools, sport facilities, wantoks and of course the road conditions, whether it’s accommodation to rent or buy. We all want our abodes to be effectively affordable, accessible, versatile, secure and have aesthetic appeal, followed by carefully considering the suburb and indeed the neighborhood in a city like Port Moresby, before you even begin your search.

According to the 2020 PNG Real Estate Survey, both Boroko along with Waigani turned out to be the most of attractive neighbourhoods to live in. 

Having multiple shopping centres within 5 minutes drive regardless of your location, along with various Public and Private schools, Boroko offers the ideal location for families. Boroko is also inclusive of the main sporting fields for rugby, soccer and cricket with the Bisini Parade sporting facilities and the National Football Stadium which regularly hosts international rugby league matches including the 2017 Rugby League World Cup. 

With a past as memorable as the red, white and black colors of the Papua New Guinea's flag, Boroko was once the epicenter of Port Moresby’s city life between the ‘80s and ‘90s. The suburb, though it has lost most of its appeal to Waigani’s Vision City Mega Mall, it has come a long way to maintaining its dignity as a livable suburb to date.

Key Information

Boroko is considered to be a well established suburb for families as various public and private schools, medical clinics, sporting facilities and shops can be found here. With popular schools including the Port Moresby International High School and St Josephs International Catholic College, Boroko caters for the main private highschools in Port Moresby. 

Things To Do in Boroko

Boroko, being one of the well established suburbs during the mid to late 1900's has a balance of small shopping arcades particularly around Tabari Place and Okari Street. 

Popular centres to visit include Trophy Haus Boroko and just across the road is Garden City which has liquor stores, print shops and food outlets nearby. 

Further down Angau Drive, you will come across Brian Bell Shopping Centre and Tango, offering multiple levels of shopping for household items and clothing. 

Popular landmarks in Boroko include the National Football Stadium, Tabari Place and Okari Street. 

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Okari Street in Boroko offers popular food outlets including Big Rooster, King Kakaruk and DFC while new and trendy outlets are opening up such as Dirty Kitchen, just at the corner of Hagwa Street and Vaivai Avenue.

Dirty Kitchen has a small menu but has returning customers with it's salvating beef burgers or crispy fried chicken burgers. A milktea bar is also within this outlet making this a great spot for the weekend brunch with friends. 

The well known fast food outlets such as Big Rooster and DFC offer the popular lunch packs for a quick and tasty meal. 

If you're looking for fine dining, City Point Restaurant offers yummy Asian food, while the Cellar Restaurant is just around the corner on Taurama Road offering the popular curry nights on Friday. 

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