5. The Kokoda Track


The following is our suggested gear list for anybody hiking the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea. While the overall climate is distinctly tropical, with high heat and humidity, the track also winds through high mountains necessitating adaquate thermal wear. Clothing chosen should be light, loose-fitting and quick drying. Mosquitos are attracted to dark colours so try and choose light-coloured clothing and use repellent with a high DEET content.


While we take every care with our recommendations, please bear in mind that your gear and clothing should be chosen according to what fits you best. Items like boots and shoes in particular need to be chosen with great attention to personal comfort and fit. Only men's items have been listed below to avoid duplication. If equivalent women's items do not exist then alternatives have been listed. If you have any questions or need further detail, don't hesitate to contact us.