TMSHS Kokoda Challenge teams fundraise for youth

Students walking from Hellfire Pass to Freemans Lookout
Students walking from Hellfire Pass to Freemans Lookout

EIGHTY students from Tamborine Mountain State High School (TMSHS) will participate in the 2024 Gold Coast Kokoda Challenge.

Twenty teams from the school registered and will compete in either the 30, 48 or 96 kilometre course through south-east Queensland this July.

Training has begun on weekends, with students participating in group hikes to prepare themselves physically for the gruelling challenge.

“The focus during the Challenge is on the Kokoda values of courage, endurance, mateship and sacrifice, as displayed by the Australian World War II soldiers of the 39th Militia, who trekked the 96km length of the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea in 39 hours,” said Sue Miles, teacher at TMSHS.

Teams have started fundraising to support the Kokoda Youth Foundation Program and are looking for supporters.

To donate, visit and find the TMSHS teams.

For any queries about donations contact Ms Miles at