Indigenous Kokoda Adventures was created for a couple of reasons. The first, as a way to honour the lives and legacies of the Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels who were instrumental in helping the Australian soldiers defend Kokoda and PNG from an attack from Japan in WWll during the Kokoda Campaign. Our forefathers actively participated as ‘carriers’ with Australian soldiers and other Allied Forces between Owers’ Corner and Kokoda. Some lived long, productive, well decorated lives and we, as their descendants, have a tremendous amount of experience, both industry-direct and anecdotal through their active participation along Kokoda for so many years.
The other reason we created Kokoda Indigenous Adventures was to provide a direct benefit for village-based projects such as maintenance and upgrading of school and libraries and also to improve the existing village infrastructure that will benefit the local communities. Because we are the descendants of the Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels and we have been guides, historians and porters for other tour companies for many years, our depth of knowledge and experience about the Track is unsurpassed not only because of our direct experience doing this but also because this is our home.