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According to Trip Advisor, the Kokoda Trail is the most popular and most visited tourist destination in Papua New Guinea.
Papua New Guinea is often referred to as the "land of the unexpected" or a "parliament of a thousand tribes". It is the most complex and culturally diverse island on the planet. It is also the custodian of our wartime history in the South-West Pacific.
The Kokoda Trail is located in remote mountainous terrain in the formidable Owen Stanley Ranges. The climate is tropical - hot, wet and humid. Much of the area is inaccessible by helicopter and remote from the nearest medical facility in Port Moresby.
The trek itself is a physically demanding challenge. Trekkers need to be in good physical shape and free of any medical conditions that may prevent them from completing such an arduous personal challenge.