About Us


Commemorating the service of those who served in the Papua New Guinea and Kokoda Track campaigns.

The Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway is a group community project, conceived in 1994, and opened in 1996 to commemorate the service of those who served in the Papua New Guinea and Kokoda Track campaigns.



The Walkway covers more than 800 metres from Rhodes railway station to Concord Repatriation General Hospital in Sydney’s inner-west, and runs along the mangrove-studded shores of Brays Bay on the Parramatta River (how to get here).

The entrance to the Walkway features the beautiful Memorial Rose Garden, with over 500 memorial plaques, many dedicated to individuals, units and groups who served in World War Two. See these plaques, and read fascinating ‘Stories from the Plaques’ here.

Along the Walkway, 22 Stations highlight the significance of that battle or location.

Thousands visit the Walkway each year, which includes hundreds of students as part of the Walkway’s schools visitation program where students learn more about the pivotal 1942 Papua New Guinea/Kokoda campaign. The Ralph Honner Kokoda Education Centre has Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technology to highlight this epic chapter in our military history.

Visitors can also view a digital honour roll, listing the names of all Australians  killed during the campaign, projected onto the windows of the Education Centre. A new garden in front of the Education Centre honours the memory of Private Bruce Kingsbury VC.

Entry is free and the Walkway is open to the public.

The three main commemorative services held at the Walkway are Anzac Day (April), Victory in the Pacific (VP) Day (August) and Kokoda Day (November). There is no formal service for Remembrance Day (November), however you may attend to lay a poppy or wreath at the Memorial Centrepiece. Other wreath-laying services are also conducted from time to time. For the full schedule, see our Commemoration page.

Community groups may also book a guided tour of the Walkway. You can also book the covered function area (however the cafe is not open at present).

The Walkway’s success and continuing growth is due to oversight by a passionate Board of Directors, who actively partner with all levels of government, plus numerous local and community groups and many RSL sub-branches.

The Walkway’s Board is pleased that advocacy from the Board and Walkway supporters has resulted in the NSW Government designating 3 November as ‘NSW Kokoda Day’, which was declared on 3 November 2022.

Please contact us if you have any questions, or to provide feedback on any aspect associated with the Walkway.

Entry is free and the Walkway is open to the public.


The Walkway hosts hundreds of students each year as part of our schools visitation program.


Join us at a commemorative service for Anzac Day, Victory in the Pacific (VP) Day or Kokoda Day.





The Walkway’s success is dependent on the goodwill and services of many volunteers. You may wish to support the Walkway by becoming a volunteer, joining the Friends of Kokoda or by donating