1. Comfortable Hiking Boots – The Kokoda Trail is a rough trek, so you will need to make sure that the hiking boots you have are comfortable. Do not buy a pair and wait until the first day of the trail to break in the boots, because good foot care is important on this hike.
2. Extra Socks and Clothing – The Papua New Guinea rainforest can be very moist at times, so extra socks and clothing can mean the difference between completing the hike or injury and removal during the trip.