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Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway

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Published April 5th 2015
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Welcome to Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway


The Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway is a unique tribute to the bravery of Australian troops who fought for Australia during World War II, especially to those who served during key Papua New Guinea battles which took place in 1942-43 along the Kokoda Track, at Milne Bay on the south-eastern tip of Papua, and at Buna, Gona, and Sanananda on the northern coastline.

The Walkway was launched in 1994. Begin your journey at the Walkway, you can experience a memorial walk covering an 800 metre paved walkway - starting from Rhodes Station to Concord Hospital in Sydney's inner-west, and runs along the mangrove-studded shores of Brays Bay on the Parramatta River.

At the Memorial Centrepiece are magnificent granite walls bearing photographic images of the campaign, with water also forms an integral part of the Centrepiece.

Kokoda track Memorial Walkway-centrepiece
Memorial Centrepiece


Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway-centerpiece of walkway
Water forms an integral part of the Centrepiece




There're 22 Interpretive Stations and plaques along the walkway, each providing historical accounts and images of the significant place or engagement.

Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway-interpretive stations
There are 22 Interpretive Stations along the walkway




Additionally, the Memorial Walkway has been planted with tropical vegetation simulating the conditions in the New Guinea.

Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway-boardwalk
The walkway has been planted with tropical vegetation providing a feel the conditions in New Guinea.




For more information about the Walkway, you can check out the map before initiating the journey.

ANZAC DAY Dawn Service
To mark the Centenary of Anzac, the Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway will be holding a Dawn Service on Sunday 19 April 2015 at 5:30am. Please RSVP by Friday 10 April 2015.

How to get there
Bus -
Route 461 City to Ryde
Route 458 Burwood to Ryde

Rail - To Rhodes Station, then a short walk downhill towards Concord Road and on to the Walkway at Brays Bay Reserve.
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Why? Experience a memorial walk
Phone: 97678488
Where: Killoola St, Rhodes Park, Concord NSW 2138
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Love to go there, just quick question Can we take dogs?
by jajsh (score: 2|148) 1562 days ago
Hi there,

I am not sure if you can take dogs with you when you walk on the walkway. Probably not.
by Wendy (score: 2|880) 1562 days ago
Great article! Wendy, thank you
Jo
by jo-si (score: 1|59) 1566 days ago
You can take dogs, we went there yesterday .. There is even a doggy bin and bags
by jajsh (score: 2|148) 1559 days ago
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