Kokoda track location of the kokoda track within papua new guinea the kokoda track or trail is a single-file foot thoroughfare that runs 96 kilometres (60 mi) overland 60 kilometres (37 mi) in a straight line through the owen stanley range in papua new guinea. Ktf is an independent charity providing sustainable aid and development in papua new guinea. Kokoda track 'n trail 221 likes kokoda track 'n trail is affiliated with indigenous companies that conduct tours in nepal, africa, turkey and outback. An adventure tour with kokoda xtreme across the kokoda track is an experience not just a holiday we see things as an explorer, historian and adventurer. Papua new guinea has endured a colourful and, at times, bloody history the kokoda track is one of many walking tracks that existed long before europeans came into this part of the world.
The kokoda track is a foot track that runs roughly southwest from kokoda 96 kilometres (60 mi) overland (60 kilometres (37 mi) in a straight line) through the owen stanley range toward port moresby it was known before the war and had been used as an overland mail route. Kokoda track essaysthe japanese wanted to take australia out of the war and to do this they had to capture port moresby in new guinea because it could be used as an aircraft base for them. 1 review of the kokoda track i get a masochistic thrill out of going up and down kokoda track it's brutal it'll make you pant, sweat, swear and rue the day you were born.
Explore information about the world war ii history of the kokoda track involving soldiers from the australian, american and japanese army, navy and air force. Brief history the kokoda track campaign was part of the pacific war during the world war 2 the campaign consisted of a series of battles fought from july. Following my 8th track crossing of the kokoda track, last week i was interviewed by channel 9 darling downs about the feat achieved by the group of lads i took over for their major achievement of the money 💰 that was raised for others.
About the kokoda track: 1942 and today the core of this site concerns the kokoda track - or the kokoda trail as it is sometimes called the jungle warfare on the kokoda track did not occur in isolation, you will also find here accounts of the other battles in papua. Australian kokoda tours is a family owned business, having run treks over kokoda since 2006 we are a licensed commercial operator registered with the kokoda track authority we take pride in our treks and our record, both on and off the track and only stay in the quality, safe 5 star airways hotel with 24 hour security facilities. Timeline of events covering the kokoda trail campaign in the pacific theater of war during world war ii. The blockade of the kokoda track by local landowners is a product of the complex political and economic issues currently affecting papua new guinea.
The kokoda trail is more than just a challenging trek through incredible wilderness it's literally a walk in history experience a true trekking adventure that winds along vine choked trails, past raging rivers, and through the rugged and isolated terrain in the footsteps of australian military history. The kokoda challenge is australia's toughest team endurance event and is run in 4 locations across australia (the distance of the kokoda track) through the gold. Walking the kokoda track is an experience i'll never forget, and made possible by olly and adventure bound tours ollie's military background provides an excellent insight of warfare tactics used by the australian and japanese soldiers during the kokoda campaign, and his passion for adventure makes this an exciting and interesting trek. Adventure kokoda is a trekking company specializing in kokoda treks, kokoda trail, kokoda track and maps in png.
The advice from ps is a good start the season is from march to october - in the warmer monsoon months, few (or perhaps no) tours are carried out on the track i just did a small section of the track from kokoda village to isurava war memorial and back - this was over the anzac 2011 weekend of april. Kokoda trekking, brisbane, qld 8,737 likes 686 talking about this wwwkokodatrekkingaustcomau - the kokoda trail is one of the world's great treks. We're australia's leading experts in the kokoda track/trail, and offer treks to nepal, australia, new zealand, indonesia ( w/yoga), india, tibet, bhutan & more.
Back track offer a sensible 11 day itinerary from australia, which includes a 9 day/8 night trek over the exact war time kokoda track for more information on this click here. Papua new guinea's kokoda track hit the headlines this year for the wrong reasons, when two backpackers alleged they'd been attacked by 'cannibals' and barely escaped with their lives it's fair to say the reporting - with its obligatory tribesmen wielding spears - wasn't journalism. The kokoda track is in papua new guinea understand  what is now known as the kokoda track was a collection of trails and trading routes used by villagers to cross the owen stanley range and travel from the south to north coast of papua new guinea for hundreds of years, and in the 19th century by europeans keen to reach the goldfields on the northern half of the island.