The Kokoda Trail is one of the world’s great treks, linking the northern and southern coasts of Papua New Guinea. It’s a rugged, single-file pathway running roughly 100 kilometres overland through the Owen Stanley Range. However, Kokoda is not just any old walking trail. It was also the site of one of the most important Australian battles of WWII. It was here, in 1942, along the narrow and rugged walking trail that the Australian army tried to repel the invading Japanese forces. It was a bloody and brutal conflict that resulted in the deaths of 625 Australian soldiers and more than 1,000 further casualties.
This tour will challenge students physically and mentally as they trek through the Owen Stanley Range in Papua New Guinea stopping at different villages along the way where students will have the opportunity to encounter local people and Papuan culture.
This trekking experience will encourage team bonding and leadership skills while improving overall fitness and endurance.