Adventure Kokoda Blog
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.
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.
Inspiring personal reflections and trekker feedback from Adventure Kokoda programs and experience.
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.
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.
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.
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
'The Australian army would have been defeated in the Kokoda campaign if they had not received vital logistic support from the Papuan and New Guinea Wartime Carriers.'Hundreds would have died of their wounds and tropical illnesses if they had not been carried off the...
Ownership of the naming rights of the Kokoda Trail has been contested in Australia in recent years. This begs the question as to who owns the official naming rights: Do they belong to the traditional owner of the land i.e., Papua New Guinea?Or to the Papuan Infantry...
Keynote Speech to the Cumberland RSL re The Future of the RSL by Charlie Lynn, 16 December 2020 I don’t want to bring bad tidings to you this close to Christmas but the fact is the RSL doesn’t have a future unless there is radical change to meet the needs of future...
If ever there was an oxymoron in PNG it is the DFAT-funded ‘Kokoda Initiative’ who seem intent on cancelling the authenticity of the Kokoda experience. Since these academics, environmentalists, anthropologists, consultants and Government minions hijacked the word...
‘Kokoda Day’ has the potential to rival the commemorative status of Anzac Day in Australia. Most importantly it provides a status of recognition for the Papuan and New Guinea wartime carriers – the unsung heroes of the Pacific War campaigns in Papua and New Guinea from 1942 – 1945.
‘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.‘