Every step on the Kokoda Highway (only 96 km) requires extreme concentration. And now imagine that you also have a duffel bag and a rifle behind your back, you suffer from dysentery, and an enemy is waiting for you behind every tree. So it was 70 years ago: the Japanese walked along this road to Port Moresby.
The troops of Australia and Papua New Guinea repelled the attack, but from July 1942 to January 1943 there were fierce battles. Today, the trail, stretching through the Owen Stanley Ridge and traditional villages, attracts travelers from all over the world. You will spend the night in simple huts, get acquainted with local traditions and enjoy fruits.
YOUR ADVENTURE: This is the coolest and driest time of the year
WHERE: Kokoda – Owers Corner
DATES: May – September; expect to spend 6-11 days on the road