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Hiking in Kokoda Walk

Kokoda Walk, Dandenong Ranges National Park

This walk has been designed to tell the story of how Australian soldiers, sailors and airmen defeated the Japanese Army on the Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea during World War II.

Length: 5 kilometres
Walk: 2 hours
Track: Steep
Start: Ferntree Gully Rangers Office
Finish: One Tree Hill Picnic Ground
Nearby: Ferntree Gully

The Kokoda Walk is a very steep track walk consisting of 1,000 steps. Along the way are plaques depicting the lives of those who fought and died on the Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea in World War II. The physical effort required to complete the climb gives walkers a sense of the exhaustion experienced by the Australian soldiers following the trail during the Kokoda campaign in 1942
Along the way see tree ferns, and manna gum and blackwood towards the top of the hill. This walk is not recommended for those with medical conditions that restrict physical activity.

Further information:
Parks Victoria
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