Indigenous Kokoda Adventures was established for a few different reasons. First, we wanted to honour our forefathers, the Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels who helped Australian soldiers defend Kokoda and PNG during WWll. Our forefathers were there as “carriers”, helping transport supplies, gear and injured soldiers between Owers’ Corner and Kokoda. Because they passed on their experience and stories to us, their descendants, we have a unique and personal connection to the Kokoda Track that you won’t find anywhere else.
Our other main goal was to establish a company that would work to ensure that tourism would finally benefit the local communities along the Track as there has been very little benefit from tourism for the local people on the Track over the past 20 years. We know that the best way to empower local landowners and support communities on the Track is by operating a business that’s owned and managed by someone who has personal knowledge and lived experiences from the Kokoda Track. This means when you choose Indigenous Kokoda Adventures, you’re not only getting a life changing experience for yourself, but you’re also helping to support the local people and communities which changes their lives too.