Australian Governor-General Quentin Bryce has arrived in Papua New Guinea ahead of a five-day visit to the Pacific Island nation to commemorate Anzac Day.

The governor-general arrived in Port Moresby at noon on Monday and was greeted by PNG Foreign Minister Rimbink Pato and Australian High Commissioner Deborah Stoakes.

PNG greeted the governor-general with cannon fire, a military band and a contingent of soldiers.

Wearing a lemon-yellow ensemble, the governor inspected the troops before being driven to Port Moresby's prestigious Airways Hotel.

Later on Monday, she is expected to meet her PNG counterpart, Sir Michael Ogio, and PNG Prime Minister Peter O'Neill.

Ms Bryce is expected to travel to Isurava, Kokoda, to attend an Anzac service commemorating the death of Australian soldiers there during World War II.

During the week she will also meet with women's groups at PNG.