Neighbourhood Walk No 14: Kokoda Track

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23 Apr, Fri 9:15AM Neighbourhood Walk No 14: Kokoda Track
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  110m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Nearly fully booked) Leader will be Kevin Cliffe. Today we walk from Rhodes to Chiswick via The Kokoda Track. Enjoy a SWAG Anzac biscuit with ginger and sunflower seeds. The Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway has the following spectacular features:
  • Memorial Centrepiece – A striking series of granite walls on which images of the New Guinea Campaign have been sandblasted. Water also forms an integral part of the centrepiece, cascading alongside the granite walls.
  • Rainforest Area – Includes a watercourse leading into a pond overlooking the Parramatta River.
  • Rose Garden Entry Area – A peaceful and beautiful entrance, which features rose clad pergolas and two circular memorial walls amongst beds of roses.
  • Stations – The stations are places of significance in the New Guinea Campaign where important battles were fought or events occurred. There are a total of 22 stations along the track (including the rose garden and memorial centrepiece).
  • Mangrove Boardwalk – Timber walkways into the mangroves providing a feel for the vegetation in New Guinea.
  • Information Centre – Audio visual hospitality centre providing “living history” of the New Guinea Campaign.
  • Public Walkway – an 800 metre paved walkway linking Rhodes Station to Concord Hospital.
Early exit available.
Location: Rhodes station, Brays Bay, Rocky Point and Rhodes station Limit: 16. View

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