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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.

Our Charity

Our charitable work includes the provision of health support, school supplies, scholarships, and emergency medical assistance to villagers across the Kokoda Trail.

Our Media

National features stories of our treks on all major television networks, newspapers, and magazines.

Our Reviews

Trekker feedback, Trip Advisor reviews, and personal reflections.

Our Treks

Everything you need to know about our treks, our trekkers, training tips, gear selection, and some handy hints.

Our Viewpoint

Charlie has been the leading advocate for the protection of our Kokoda heritage, and the welfare of villagers across the Trail, for 30 years.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Interesting articles relating to our close association with PNG, and our shared wartime heritage.

Latest News

Kokoda Day

Kokoda Day’ will be a source of immense pride for Papua New Guineans. It has the potential to rival the commemorative status of Anzac Day in Australia. It will provide a strong incentive for Australians to visit PNG for the commemoration and all it represents. But...

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Kokoda: The enemy within!

Kokoda: The enemy within!

A 1400% increase in the number of Australians trekking Kokoda after the opening of the Isurava Memorial in 2002 would normally be hailed an outstanding result for PNG tourism, and our shared wartime heritage. But, for Canberra based envirocrats lurking in the corridors of power within Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA), it had all the hallmarks of an environmental armageddon!

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The Kokoda Trail: Chronology of Mismanagement: 2009-2019

The Kokoda Trail: Chronology of Mismanagement: 2009-2019

FAST FACTS | 1992: Fewer than 100 Australians trekked Kokoda prior to 1992 – no income was generated for local subsistence villagers. 2008: 5621 Australians trekked Kokoda – generating approximately $3 million (K7.8 million) directly into village economies (wages, campsite fees, village purchases). 2009: DFAT-Environment assumed control of the Kokoda Trail. Trekker numbers have since declined by 42% to 3300 resulting in a direct annual loss of $1.2 million (K3.1 million) for village communities across the Trail.

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Owers Corner: Neglected Gateway to the Kokoda Trail

Owers Corner: Neglected Gateway to the Kokoda Trail

‘At the foot of the Owen Stanley Ranges in Papua New Guinea you can look into the ancient landscape – majestic peaceful wilderness, nature in its full glory. There have been tracks across the mountains for thousands of years – the people who inhabit the region were gardening at the same time agriculture was developing in Ancient Egypt. The strength of natural and cultural heritage is beyond simple words; fascinating, awesome, daunting – world class.

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