For many trekkers their first response when asked why they are here is for the personal challenge that comes with tackling the Kokoda track. I think we should all look a bit further.
The principal reason is to walk in the footsteps of our noble ancestors. We are here to honour all of the Diggers and Fuzzy wuzzies who together defended our shores in the most difficult of conditions.
Next is to experience the culture and people of this remarkable place.