- Duration: 11 Days (approx.)
- Product code: PNG-KOKO
Join us on this exclusive nine-day fully supported and professionally guided trek traversing the iconic Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea. The 96km long Kokoda Track and the Kokoda campaign is etched in Australia's history as one of our most significant land-based World War II campaigns so close to Australia.
Imagine for a moment. You are standing under the famous arches at Owers Corners. You are part of a team that has shared nine days of adventure in the pristine rainforests traversing the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea. You have walked from Kokoda Village along a track that is rich in Australian wartime history. You have trekked, slept and ate in a landscape of ancient rainforests, crossed flowing rivers, passed through local villages, met the friendly local village people, heard stories of the incredible bravery of our heroic diggers and visited significant battle sites of the Kokoda campaign. Your adventure immersed you in experiences of achievement and friendship. At that moment of reflection and achievement, the emotion of reaching your goal is almost overwhelming... you feel alive and changed by the experience! Trekking the Kokoda Track is not just another trek; it is a journey of self-discovery and a reflection of Australian wartime history, and the memories and the friendships with the people who shared the journey with you will last a lifetime.
The Kokoda Track is unquestionably one of Australia's most significant and historic internationals walks. Our itinerary is designed to traverse the Kokoda Track from north to south, retracing the fighting withdrawal our Australian troops after encountering heavy fighting and being heavily outnumbered. We will walk from Kokoda Village after flying in by private charter with Tropic Air, and make the journey south over the Owen Stanley Ranges to Owers Corner over nine days. Joining us on our treks is veteran Australian Kokoda guide and historian Nikki George. Nikki is a passionate Kokoda Track campaign historian having crossed the Kokoda Track almost 70 times. With over 32 years in the tourism industry and over 15 years trekking the Kokoda Track and exploring broader Papua New Guinea, you will be hard-pressed to find anyone more passionate and knowledgeable on the history of the Kokoda campaign or crossing the track safety.
- Visit the famous Isurava war memorial
- Trek through some of the most pristine rainforests in the world
- Immerse yourself in the beautiful local village culture and hospitality
- Explore the battle ruins of the Japanese Fort
- Visit the beautiful and historic Myola Lakes
- Receive a balanced and accurate history of the Kokoda Campaign from experienced Australian guides
- Visit Brigade Hill which is the site of one of the significant battles of the Kokoda Campaign
- Take refreshing swims in the high mountain rainforest creeks and river along the track
- Visit the Bomana War Cemetery in Port Moresby
- Enjoy a five-star team celebration buffet dinner at the Stanley Hotel the last night.