The Kokoda Challenge

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Win a PNG Kokoda Trek for you and your team!

Find out how you and your team could win a free trip to PNG to trek the Kokoda Track!

Team Building Activities Brisbane: Are You Ready to Face The...

The Kokoda Challenge is not just another team building activity in Brisbane; it's a journey into our...

Team Building Activities Sunshine Coast: Are You Ready to Fa...

The Kokoda Challenge is more than just a team building activity on the Sunshine Coast; it's a deep d...

Team Building Activities Gold Coast: Are You Up For The Koko...

The Kokoda Challenge on the Gold Coast isn't just another team-building activity; it's an epic test ...

Walking in Honour of Marco

In a heartfelt tribute to their late cousin Marco Sassetto, sisters Danica Austin and Nicole Talbot ...

Mother and Son's Inspiring Journey to Honor Fallen Hero at K...

Maranda Milham and her 12-year-old son James will set off on a gruelling 20km hike through the Canun...
Expert Tips

5 Amazing Team Building Activities to Bring Any Workplace To...

Team-building activities are a great way to foster job satisfaction and employee engagement, and can...
Event Updates

Kokoda Legacy is back in 2023!

We're excited to announce that we will be hosting one final Kokoda LEGACY event to commemorate the c...
Training Routes

Our Favourite Hike Near Gosford

Just a 15-minute drive from central Gosford, you will find yourself in the magnificent Brisbane Wate...
Training Routes

Newcastle's Best Hiking Trail

Glenrock State Conservation Area is one of our favourite spots to go hiking in The Hunter Region. Ne...

3,300 Gold Coasters to embark on Kokoda Challenge, raising f...

Kokoda Challenge Gold Coast: 39-hour endurance event tests physical & mental endurance...
Expert Tips

Kokoda Challenge Tips & Tricks

My name is Sara Keith and I have been involved with the Kokoda Challenge since 2011 and have complet...

Kokoda Challenge Fundraising Ideas

One of the most rewarding aspects of participating in The Kokoda Challenge, is knowing that your fun...
Event Updates

Introducing 30km 2 Person Team

We're very excited to announce that we are introducing 30km 2 person teams to all event locations!
Training Routes

Gold Creek Dam Training Hike

The Gold Creek Dam training hike is one you will not want to miss! This unique location seems to ...
Expert Tips

Kokoda Challenge Training App

Taking on The Kokoda Challenge can seem a little daunting at first. After all, you’re about to und...
School Teams

The Kokoda Challenge Guide for School Coordinators!

Have you heard about the Kokoda Challenge and want to get your school involved, but don’t know wha...
Training Routes

Hiking Waterfall Creek Circuit in Numinbah Valley

Waterfall Creek Circuit is a section of the 48km and 96km Gold Coast Kokoda Challenge course and als...
The Courier Mail

Kenilworth to Host 2023 Kokoda Challenge

The Kokoda Challenge, an annual charity event that honours the legacy of the Australian Diggers who ...
Event Updates

2023 Lake Macquarie Kokoda Challenge

The Kokoda Challenge is coming to the Lake Macquarie for the very first time in 2023!
Event Updates

New 30km Gold Coast Kokoda Challenge

For the first time ever in 2023, we will be introducing a brand NEW 30km Gold Coast Kokoda Challenge...
Media Release

Media Release: Kokoda Legacy

Kokoda Legacy is a very special, one-off event that will be held on Remembrance Day weekend to honou...
1942 Kokoda History

Veterans of the 1942 Kokoda Campaign

Learn more about the brave men who fought along the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea defending Austr...

Your Kokoda Challenge Nutrition Guide

Megaburn Australia have put together a complete guide to fuelling your body for training and during ...

3 Tips for Faster Recovery

Recovery Science have let us in on their 5 top tips to recover faster when training for The Kokoda C...
Event Updates

Army Land Training Day

We're excited to offer another Army Land Training Day for all 48 & 96km Gold Coast Kokoda Challenge ...
Training Routes

Best Secret Swimming Hole Near Gold Coast/Brisbane

You won't want to miss this walk as a part of your Kokoda Challenge training, it's one of our favour...
Training Routes

Training for the 96km Gold Coast Kokoda Challenge

So you've decided to take on the 96km Kokoda Challenge in the Gold Coast? Well done! Here's a guide ...
Training Routes

Hiking Page's Pinnacle

The view at the top of Page's Pinnacle offers the most stunning view of Hinze Dam and surrounds, mak...
Training Routes

The Noosa Heads Coastal Walk - Australia's Best Coastal Walk

The infamous coastal track in Noosa Heads National Park is popular for very good reason, as we belie...
Training Routes

Best Waterfall Hike in the Sunshine Coast

Kondalilla Falls is one of our favourite waterfall hikes in the Sunshine Coast given it offers steep...
Event Updates

Introducing the 2022 Sunshine Coast Kokoda Challenge Course

For the very first time in Kokoda Challenge history, we are introducing a Sunshine Coast event!

Best Multi-Day Trek in Far North Queensland

Far North Queensland is full of tropical walking tracks that will show you all that Cairns and surro...
Training Routes

Hiking Hellfire Pass in Lower Beechmont

Located near Mount Nathan, this steep section of the Gold Coast Kokoda Challenge course will certain...
Training Routes

Is this Southeast Queensland's Hardest Hike?

Have you scaled this mountain? We rate it as one of the hardest hikes near Brisbane and the Gold Coa...
Training Routes

The Ultimate Guide to Carnarvon Gorge

Forget America's Yosemite National Park, check out the stunning Carnarvon Gorge in Outback Queenslan...

2021 Kokoda Challenge Wrap Up

That's a wrap for the 2021 Kokoda Challenges, here are some fun facts for you all!
Media Release

Media Release: OTRT Kids Tackle a Week of Adventure

The Kokoda Kids from our On The Right Track program are enjoying a day out at Movie World after comp...

5 Nutrition Tips for Endurance Events

Here's what to eat before, during and after The Kokoda Challenge to optimise your body for best resu...
Media Release

Media Release: 2021 Gold Coast Kokoda Challenge

The 2021 Gold Coast Kokoda Challenge is on the 17th of July attracting 3,100 competitors who are loo...
Event Updates

Introducing Your New Gold Coast Checkpoints 5/7 & 6!

Checkpoints 5/7 and 6 have gotten an upgrade! Please read the details to make sure you're aware of t...

Koda Nutrition + Kokoda Challenge

Koda Nutrition is the official partner of the 2021 Kokoda Challenge! Check out their products and ti...
Training Routes

Purlingbrook Falls Done Differently

Purlingbrook Falls is a Gold Coast hot spot, but have you ever seen it like this?
Training Routes

Our Favourite Hike in Lamington National Park

Looking to spend a full day exploring all that Lamington National Park has to offer? Look no further...
Training Routes

Your Guide to Hiking/Camping in Girraween National Park

Looking to get away for the weekend to train for the Kokoda Challenge? Check out our guide to Girraw...
Training Routes

Best Secret Waterfall near the Gold Coast

Discover what we think is the best waterfall on the Gold Coast that no one knows about!
School Teams

Our Supportive Schools

Meet the schools who have been completing the Kokoda Challenge for years and continue to support our...

Kokoda Community Challenge Complete!

Lynley completed 96kms in under 24 hours for the Kokoda Community Challenge with no training whatsoe...
Event Updates

Kokoda Community Challenge

Seeing as the Gold Coast Kokoda Challenge was forced to cancel, we're encouraging our competitors to...

That’s a wrap for the Kokoda Virtual Challenge!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Kokoda Virtual Challenge!

The Virtual Finish Line is in Sight!

This is the last week of the Kokoda Virtual Challenge! Read on if you need to add more last minutes ...

Meet the Champion of the Kokoda Virtual Challenge

Sam Barham completed the 96km Kokoda Virtual Challenge in under 24 hours and manager to raise over $...
1942 Kokoda History

A Brief History of Kokoda

A brief insight into the incredible history that occurred along the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea

An ANZAC Day Like No Other

An ANZAC Day like no other, thank you to all those who took part in the At Home Dawn Service

Endurance: The Real Challenge

Building the physical AND mental endurance necessary to cross the finish line at the Kokoda Challeng...

Courage: What Does It Mean To You?

Courage is bravery, fearlessness, strength and so much more. These are the value we try to instil in...
Expert Tips



Going the Extra Mile


What a Difference a Year Makes


A Change In Perspective


Love Beyond The Track


Opening up a New World


Creating new life- Sarah McAllister

“Every time I think about the four Kokoda values I can still relate; every word seems to mean more...

Melbourne - that's a wrap!

1942 Kokoda History

Mateship & Captain Sam Templeton

Support Crew

Why You Need a Support Crew!

Here's why you need a support crew to complete the Kokoda Challenge and a list of things we suggest ...
Expert Tips


On The Right Track Program protecting the community

St Andrews Lutheran College Awarded Kokoda Challenge Cups

For the love of Challenge - A Kokoda Challenge Story

Soak in the moment

Why do we fundraise?

Don't forget food safety during Challenge prep

Unity College Awarded Stan Bisset School Cup

2019 Awards announced at KCYP Graduation

2018 Kokoda Kids Graduate!

Community Service On The Right Track

Hawthorn launch Melbourne's Kokoda Challenge Youth Program

Melbourne interactive map now live!

Nominations are open for Spirit of Kokoda Award

Top Fundraiser Announcement

As of 5pm Friday 26th July we would like to announce that Multiplex have taken out the title of lead...


The Kokoda Challenge is not your average event. It is designed to break down barriers, push you ...

What to do in sticky situations

Final loose ends - get ready Gold Coast!

What not to do - two weeks out!

Gold Coast and Tweed Kokoda Kids complete night walk

Brisbane and Logan Kokoda Kids tackle night walk

Important information about Checkpoint 6 - Numinbah Hall

Common Kokoda Challenge injuries

Kokoda Challenge top fundraisers return after trip of a life...

Gold Coast fundraising kit now available!

The Kokoda Challenge briefing nights

Hawks and Kokoda Youth Foundation partner

Win a trip to PNG!

Gold Coast interactive map now live!

Brisbane - that's a wrap!

Starting and finishing as a team

Register to train at Army Land on 23 June

Volunteering at the Kokoda Challenge

Brisbane, are you ready?

Support Crew tips and tricks

Kokoda Kids take first step in ‘life-changing’ youth pro...

Ricky on the right track thanks to Accor-funded youth progra...

One year ago, 15-year-old Ricky Hill was disengaged from school and wasn’t sure what his future he...

Another awesome term at Camp Kokoda!

Kokoda Challenge Youth Program leaders ready to kick off

Youth Program leaders are ready to hit the ground running after completing their preparatory trainin...

Do not go training without these eight essentials!

Your safety is paramount to us! Please check out these eight reminders before heading out to train.

Kokoda Youth Foundation commemorates those who inspired miss...

KYF representatives were out in force at this morning’s ANZAC Day services, paying respect to thos...

Melbourne 48km Challenge announced as regos open

A brand-new 48 kilometre team endurance event in the Dandenong Ranges has been announced for October...

Fit principals get gold star for fundraising

Preparing for the gruelling 96-kilometre Gold Coast Kokoda Challenge has proved extremely worthwhile...

"The Kokoda Challenge gave me purpose": Karen's story

Record personal bests expected in 2019 as pinch point resolv...

What's been happening at Camp Kokoda?

Ali's Story - Kokoda Challenge Youth Program

Kokoda Challenge changes the lives of youth like Lexie

Twenty-year-old Alexis Briggs knows from experience that despite your background, abundance can be a...

Mercure General Manager reflects on Kokoda Challenge

Tom Bloomfield thinks a team who tackle the Kokoda Challenge together can conquer any obstacle.

Successful Australian Company Supports Local Charity

Gold Coast based construction company specialising in the design and construction of wide span curve...

Kokoda Challenge Expo - 10 Feb 2019

Are you coming to our expo?

Gold Coast prepares to conquer 15th Challenge for ‘Kokoda ...

The Kokoda Challenge Expo greeted over 400 participants for workshops to better prepare them for thi...

Welcome to Our new Website!

Welcome, we are so excited to have you here! Our team has been working so hard over the Christmas...
Noosa Today

Maroochydore Defence Force teams tackle The Kokoda Challenge

Caloundra resident Keven Jones and his team from the Maroochydore Defence Force Recruiting Centre ar...

Inaugural Kokoda Challenge on the Sunshine Coast raises mone...

Locals trekked for hours through the dark tackled relentless hills and tough terrain at the weekend ...
Moreton Daily

Up for the Kokoda Challenge

The Lakes College students Jordon White and Kartik Karri will attempt to finish a 30km leg of The Ko...
9 News

Thousands of Gold Coast locals take on the 2023 Gold Coast K...

Locals trekked for hours through the dark tackled relentless hills and tough terrain at the weekend ...

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