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Protecting our heritage

Kokoda is much more than a trek.  It is almost a spiritual journey for those who wish to connect to the historical significance of the Kokoda campaign. It is also an empathetic bridge for Australians and Papua New Guineans to better understand each other.

Trekking

All you need to know! We specialise on the Kokoda Trail and do not trek to any other location. This section contains general information regarding a trek across the Kokoda Trail.

Adventure Kokoda

Inspiring personal reflections and trekker feedback from Adventure Kokoda programs and experience.

Media

The Adventure Kokoda collection of interesting stories and articles dating back to 2008, each with a with a special focus on Kokoda.

History

Much has been written on the Kokoda campaign. This section comprises general speeches and papers on our wartime heritage by our Adventure Kokoda trek leaders and our associates.

Philanthropy

We have established Network Kokoda as a Not-For-Profit company to honour the legacy of the wartime carriers by helping to meet their needs in agriculture, health, education and a sustainable economic future.

Kokoda Issues

Adventure Kokoda are strong advocates of the need to protect our shared Kokoda military heritage with local villagers across the trail. This section contains issues relating to commemoration and management of the Kokoda trekking industry.

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General interest articles on the ‘land of a thousand cultures’ – our former territory, closest neighbour, wartime ally and fellow Commonwealth neighbours. It remains a ‘land of the unexpected’ and the world’s last adventure

Latest News

Kokoda Day 2020: keynote speech by The Hon Charlie Lynn OAM OL

Kokoda Day 2020: keynote speech by The Hon Charlie Lynn OAM OL

‘For those who command a desk in distant bureaucratic empires and academia the care and compassion of a Papuan in a remote jungle is something they will never comprehend.

‘But for those who have been carried to safety on a stretcher over that inhospitable terrain, as I have been on two occasions over the past 29 years, their unconditional care and compassion will never be forgotten.‘

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‘ROSES AT EORA CREEK’ BOOK CAMPAIGN FOR CHILDREN ALONG THE KOKODA TRAIL

‘ROSES AT EORA CREEK’ BOOK CAMPAIGN FOR CHILDREN ALONG THE KOKODA TRAIL

We are proud to support a Kokoda Day initiative to bring the book ‘Roses At Eora Creek’ to the children along the Kokoda Trail and surrounding communities on 3 November. Our goal is to deliver 500 books to young readers along the Trail and surrounding communities. Every copy of Roses At Eora Creek purchased at $25 will have the respective donors name inside; Adventure Kokoda will facilitate the delivery.

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The Kokoda Trail: Environment Vs Tourism

The Kokoda Trail: Environment Vs Tourism

Prior to the 50th anniversary of the Kokoda campaign in 1992 tourists rarely trekked across the Kokoda Trail. An Anzac trek led by Major Charlie Lynn on the 50th anniversary of the Kokoda campaign reawakened Australia’s interest and generated some rare positive publicity for Papua New Guinea. Over the next few years Charlie’s Kokoda treks featured positive stories in every major television and media network throughout Australia – this led to a surge in interest in trekking across the Trail.

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