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Popondetta

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Kokoda Village

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Popondetta

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  • Leave as soon as you can

    Popondetta Things to Do

    There is nothing to recommend Popondetta. Even the battlefields have been allowed to disappear. If you are going to Kokoda stay as little time as possible at Popondetta and pray that the Koiari landowners don't close the track demanding compensation and that Air Niugini doesn't dump you off the return aircraft - like they did me.

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  • Mt Lamington volcano

    Popondetta Things to Do

    Walk to the site of the former Government Station at Higaturu which was destroyed in 1951 resulting in the death of over 3000 Papuans and Europeans. A local guide would be needed to make the walk and transport required to reach the start of the treck which is off the Kokoda Road some 20 klm from Popondetta.In 1951 Higaturu situated some 12 klm from...

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  • Fly High!

    Popondetta Transportation

    Whether I was flying to Popondetta or anywhere else north or east of Port Moresby, you first had to clear the 13,400 ft. (4,070-m) Owen Stanley Mountain range. Luckily, this was no problem for Air Niugini and it's fleet of aircraft. On this trip, we were at 28,000 ft. as we cleared the cloud shrouded mountains, plenty of room to spare!

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Kokoda Village

  • Kokoda - "Plan B"

    Kokoda Village Transportation

    Not really "Plan B" but another alternate way to get to Kokoda. Used by many people is the Kokoda Trail/Track. Not recommended to do it on your own, you really need a guide. Anywhere between 6 and 10 days walking from Owers Corner. Be prepared for some hard slog and tricky water crossings.

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  • Alternate flight/PMV to Kokoda

    Kokoda Village Transportation

    An alternate way to get to Kokoda is to take the Airlines PNG flight to Popondetta and then get a PMV to Kokoda. There's daily scheduled flights from Monday to Saturday (not Sundays) between Port Moresby and Popondetta. It's only a half hour by plane but three and a half hours for the PMV section. (Check Air Nuigini as they also have flights...

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  • Kokoda flights

    Kokoda Village Transportation

    Most of the flights between Port Moresby and Kokoda are charter, but there are scheduled flights Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Airlines PNG plane comes in the morning to Kokoda and does a quick turn around back to Port Moresby. Flying time is only a half hour.

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