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Kokoda ‘Tricks’ and Hidden Extras

Napoleon once said: ‘Time spent on a well-planned reconnaissance is seldom wasted. Time spent on an unplanned reconnaissance is often wasted’. A modern Napoleon would offer the same advice for prospective trekkers researching the claims of the 80 operators now licensed to lead treks in Papua New Guinea.

The Latin proverb of Caveat Emptor (let the buyer beware) therefore applies. There are a small number of professional trek operators who specialise in the wartime history of the Kokoda campaign; a larger number of eco-operators who pretend to; and a gaggle of opportunists who will use every trick in the book to get your deposit.

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