Privacy Policy

We respect the privacy of your personal information. This Privacy Statement sets out our policy on dealing with personal information we collect through our Do Kokoda website ( and/or ( Under the Privacy Act, ‘personal information’ means information which identifies you as an individual, or from which your identity can be reasonably ascertained.

Personal information collected
We collect personal information from you if you register for our Website. Once you have registered, we also collect information about your use of the Website and information you submit while using the Website. This information may include your device’s IP address.

Use and disclosure of personal information
We collect your personal information to communicate with you in relation to the Do Kokoda Competition and for any future similar campaigns, and to improve our service. You may contact us if you wish to opt out of our communications regarding special offers and promotions.

Less often, we may also use and disclose your personal information for purposes relating to law enforcement and investigations, protecting our lawful interests and acquisitions of our business.

We may not be able to do these things without your personal information. For example, we may not be able to manage your account or contact you. 

The testimonials section of the Website, if any, is for the purpose of sharing positive experiences that you had with the Website, with certain products, with certain services, or with certain companies associated with ‘Do Kokoda’  aka Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority (PNG TPA).

The testimonials section may be moderated to ensure accurate and positive testimonials. Published testimonials are genuine, but Do Kokoda reserves the right to edit or alter such to remove personal information, statements that may be a violation of law, or statements that may infringe on the rights of Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority or third parties. Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority reserves the right to post or remove any testimonial at its discretion.

By posting your comment(s) or testimonial(s) (“Testimonial”) on our Website, you give us permission to reprint or use the Testimonial including any associated images or video in connection with our businesses (including but not limited to the marketing and selling of various products and services, as well as the marketing of Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority and Do Kokoda). You also are agreeing to the following: (1) The reprint or use of the Testimonial will be at our discretion and without compensation to you; (2) We may use the Testimonial with or without any pseudo (pen) name credit; (3) Our right to use the Testimonial is perpetual and may be assigned by us; (4) We may use the Testimonial locally, nationally or globally and such use may be made in any media, information or communication platform (including Internet advertising) currently in use or later developed; (5) You and not someone else composed and posted the Testimonial; (6) Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority may allow any of its parents, subsidiaries or affiliates to use the Testimonial in the same manner as set forth herein but in relation to their businesses and websites; and (7) We may edit or alter such Testimonial to remove personal information, statements that may be a violation of law, or statements that may infringe on the rights of Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority or third parties. Other than your pseudo (pen) name, which we may or may not use, your personal contact information will not be disclosed in connection with our reprint or use of your Testimonial.

Website technology
Like many websites, our Website may use “cookies” from time to time. A cookie is a piece of information that allows the server to identify and interact more effectively with your device. The cookie assists us in maintaining the continuity of your browsing session and remembering your details and preferences when you return. You can configure your web browser to reject cookies but you may find some parts of our website then have limited functionality.

Our website may contain links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or policies of those sites and recommend that you review their privacy policies.

In some cases third parties such as Google Analytics may use cookies, web beacons and other technologies such as JavaScript on our website in connection with online services like website analytics, surveys and advertising. This may allow them to collect information about your use of our website (including your computer’s IP address) which they may store in the United States or other countries.

Accessing your personal information
To make a request to access or correct any personal information we hold about you, please contact us as set out below. We ask that you provide us with as much detail as you can about the particular information you seek, in order to help us retrieve it.

If you are considering sending us any personal information through our Website or other electronic means, please be aware that the information may be insecure in transit, particularly where no encryption is used (e.g. email, standard HTTP). We are subject to laws requiring us to protect the security of personal information once it comes into our possession.

Access to the Website is through your personal Facebook account controlled by a username and password, chosen by you. To prevent unauthorised access, you should choose a strong password and keep it protected from others.

Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority sites may also be linked to websites operated by third parties. These links are meant for your convenience only. Links to third party sites do not constitute sponsorship or endorsement or approval of these sites. Visitors to those sites should refer to their separate privacy policies and practices. 

Status of this Privacy Statement
While we may separately ask for your consent to certain activities described here, this Privacy Statement is not intended to be a contract or a binding promise on behalf of Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority.

We may update this Privacy Statement from time to time by publishing a new version on the Website. Whenever you visit our Website, you should ensure that you are familiar with the current version of this Privacy Statement.

Further information
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, or if you wish to make a complaint about how TF has handled the personal information about you, please contact our Administration Department, using the contact details below:

Marketing & Sales Manager – Australia/New Zealand Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority

Address: GTI Tourism, Level 5, 35 Grafton street, Bondi Junction, NSW, 2022. 

Phone +61 02 9028 3594.


For information about privacy generally, or if your concerns are not resolved to your satisfaction, you can contact the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner on 1300 363 992 or via

GTI Tourism ABN 87 122 809 974

Last updated – 1 November 2013


2015 Do Kokoda Fernwood competition winner

The winner of the 2015 Fernwood Do Kokoda competition is Kris Kirshaw.