The Kokoda campaign was a pivotal moment in the history of both Papua New Guinea and Australia. It was a fierce Kokoda battles that lasted for months and saw Australian and Papua New Guinean soldiers fighting side by side against the Japanese forces. The campaign was fought in some of the most challenging terrain imaginable, with soldiers facing extreme weather conditions, rugged mountains, and dense jungle.
The Kokoda campaign was a turning point in the war in the Pacific, as it marked the first time that the Japanese forces had been stopped on land in their advance towards Australia.
For the South Sea Horizons Papua New Guinean team, the Kokoda campaign is a source of great pride. Our ancestors played a crucial role in the campaign, serving as carriers and guides for the Australian soldiers. These Papua New Guinean soldiers were known as the Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels, and they risked their lives to help the wounded and carry supplies through the treacherous terrain. We are the direct decendants of the the Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels and we pride ourselves in keeping these bonds alive by sharing our Kokoda expeditions with you.
On this Kokoda expedition, we set out to explore the complete route of the campaign, starting from Kokoda to Owers Corner. By taking on this expedition, we will trek across the Owen Stanley Ranges. We will see all the main Kokoda battle sites and appreciate the rugged beauty of the region, as exemplified by the Owen Stanley Ranges. The Kokoda is a tough but rewarding journey that will last in your memories forever.