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The hike from Kakoro to Wau via Biaru

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For cross-country rainforest trekkers, I suggest the hike from Wau (in Morobe Province) to Kakoro (in Gulf Province) as the finest in Papua New Guinea. Requiring three or four full days of strenuous trekking, this route takes you into back country where no outsiders ever visit—places only accessible by foot (not even bush plane).

This is a true PNG experience that does not suffer from the horrible walking conditions of the old Bulldog Road, nor the remarkable over-use of the Kokoda Trail. It is a bit difficult to get into Kakoro, but it is worth the effort.

Written by  Bruce Beehler.

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