Information on visits for schools and other educational groups.
Organised school group excursions are welcome at the Walkway. Experienced Volunteer Guides will accompany the students at all times.
During excursions, students will use resources in the Ralph Honner Kokoda Education Centre where they will learn of the Pacific war leading up to the Kokoda campaign. Secondary students experience an immersive state-of-the-art virtual reality (VR) program about Kokoda. Students will attend a wreath laying service at the Memorial Centerpiece, and visit some of the Walkway’s 22 stations representing a major Kokoda battle or location. Lunch may also be available, depending on individual arrangements.
Teachers are encouraged to use the following resources to plan an excursion:
A comprehensive list of educational resources is available here.
Teachers and students are also encouraged to make use of numerous resources, for further classroom discussion:
Undertake further reading and research, primarily on external websites, dedicated to Australia’s involvement in World War Two, Australian service records, the South West Pacific campaign, and the battles in Papua New Guinea.
See our recommended reading list.