Category: OUR TREKS

Kokoda 2023 – Why Adventure Kokoda?

The Kokoda Trail is a place of pilgrimage for Adventure Kokoda. Our trek leaders have a combined total of 160 years professional military service in Papua New Guinea Defence Force, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan. They have successfully led more than 600 expeditions across the Kokoda Trail over the past 32 years and trained our current generation of leaders in pilgrimage and expedition leadership.

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Beverley Partridge is the daughter of a Kokoda veteran and the wife of a Vietnam Veteran. I never knew of her connection with Kokoda until she joined my trek in 1995 – and I never knew of her emotional interpretation of the pilgrimage until she sent me this poem and short story after her return from PNG.

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Kokoda 4 Schools

Our ‘Kokoda 4 Schools’ program’ is based on the historical adversity of the Kokoda campaign. It’s not about victory or defeat – it’s about the ability of the human spirit to conquer adversity. It’s about understanding that their legacy is our liberty. It’s about the development of personal leadership.

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