The facilities on Kokoda are very basic at best.

  • Toilets on the Track and villages are known as ‘long drops’ and ‘short drops’.
  • These are simple, deep pits or short pits that have been dug in the ground for use as toilets.  There are no toilet seats.  These facilities have a roof and screen over them for privacy.
  • You do need to take your own toilet paper (2 rolls).
  • The river is used for the shower and washing facilities or in some villages a simple water pipe is used to flow the water onto the trekker for washing.  Washing of clothes is done in the river.  We suggest you bring environmentally friendly soap.
  • Antibacterial Hand Gel is essential.
  • There are no specific changing rooms on the Kokoda Track or villages.