What are Kokoda Track Permit Fees used for?

Kokoda Track Permit Fees are currently the sole source of revenue for the Kokoda Track Authority and are used to fund Papua New Guinea staff salaries, pay office rental, undertake track maintenance, business planning and management and make land owner / community payments (Ward Development funding).

The Expenditure Ratio Target Is:

Administration, Salaries and ‘running the business’: 50%.
Track Maintenance: 25%.
Cash Payments to Local communities: 25%.

Track maintenance consists of undertaking planning, repairs and maintenance to the Kokoda Track and its associated infrastructure. Please click here to provide feedback on the level of Kokoda Track maintenance during your own trek in Papua New Guinea.