Kokoda Track reopens after PNG landowners lift blockade

4:12 pm on 23 February 2018

Protesting landowners in Papua New Guinea have ended their blockade of the famous Kokoda Track.

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Photo: Adventure Kokoda / Charlie Lynn / Facebook

The PNG Government has agreed to the landowners' demand to review of the joint aid program with Australia which manages the historic track, which is a major tourism site.

In exchange the landowners have agreed to lift their blockade of the track and reopen it after three weeks.

Landowners had complained about outstanding funding commitments from the PNG government, and problems with the way Australia's funding was being managed.

The reopening of the track comes shortly before the official start of the trekking season next month.

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