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.

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.


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

Latest News

The Kokoda Track Foundation: 2003-2006

The Kokoda Track Foundation: 2003-2006

In 1992 Prime Minister Paul Keating opened a $2 million Kokoda Memorial Hospital along with a Backpacker’s Hostel to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Kokoda campaign.

It was also planned to open a new terminal at the Kokoda airfield but the locals burnt it down shortly before his visit. It turned out to be an omen of things to come with a well-intentioned aid policy inadvertently reinforcing a ‘cargo-cult’ mentality.

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CHAPTER 17: The Mark Nizette Era of Influence 2011 – 2023

CHAPTER 17: The Mark Nizette Era of Influence 2011 – 2023

‘There is overwhelming evidence that the term ‘Kokoda’ has been effectively hijacked to provide relevance to the engagement of environmentalists, anthropologists, archaeologists and social engineers in areas related to social mapping, village livelihoods, gender equity, ecosystems services options, capacity building, and mentoring beyond the gazetted borders of the Kokoda Trail.

‘But almost nothing has been invested in our shared military heritage across the Trail or the economic empowerment of traditional landowner communities.’

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