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Old 25-10-2002, 03:07 PM
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Kokoda Track or Trail? or “Trail”?

This has been a matter of contention over the years, with Australians arguing that it should be “Track” instead of the Americanised “Trail”.

In fact, its correct name is Kokoda Track, however, during WW11, correspondents used “Trail” and the name has stuck to this day.

Diehards and veterans call it “Track”, however, the majority refers to it as “Trail”.

PS: The PNG Cabinet recently approved the establishment of the Special Purpose Authority and proclaimed the Track as the Kokoda Memorial Trail.

The Special Purpose Authority is comprised of all the landowners along the Kokoda Memorial Trail.

All “trek fees” will be paid directly into their account for them to distribute as they wish.

They currently have around K60, 000 in their account.

The aim of the Special Purpose Authority is to allow the landowners to establish a mechanism to resolve disputes and to allow them to sign off on the master plan being developed for the Track — the aim of the master plan is to develop a self-sustaining eco-adventure trekking industry for the Kioari and Orokaivan people who live along the Kokoda Memorial Trail.


Trek 1 - our very first trekkers - Geoff and his son Daniel Trott seen here relaxing after the Anzac Day Trek at the Royal Papua Yacht Club, Port Moresby. Sitting with them are representatives from Isurava Village :

Many thanks to Geoff who took a risk on being our very first trekkers to sign up with pngbd.

Him and his son did exactly what they came to PNG to do....walk the Kokoda Trail from Kokoda to Ower's Corner.
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