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© 2016 by On Track Expeditions Pty Ltd

Days

 

11

Meals

All meals

included

Accomodation

2 nights hotel

9 nights camping

Activities

8 day trek

From

$3,950 AUD

 

Walking the Kokoda track has become an important experience for every Australian. The physical and mental challenges of the Track, including an understanding of the courage and sacrifice shown by Australia’s diggers, offer a life-changing experience for every trekker.

The story of Kokoda - the heroic defence of our nation against a powerful foreign invader - is finally gaining its rightful place at the forefront of the Australian consciousness. However, one can only begin to understand what really took place on that remote jungle pathway during WWII by actually trekking over its arduous course.

After the war, the Kokoda legend lay dormant for six decades, during which time the New Guinean jungle reclaimed many of its historic sites. After years of painstaking research on the track itself, and with the aid of the fast-thinning ranks of both Australian and Japanese veterans, Bill James has played an important part in uncovering the ‘lost battlefields’ of Kokoda. His publication, Field Guide to the Kokoda Track, is regarded as the ‘trekkers bible’. Bill acts as historical advisor for On Track Expeditions and has passed his extensive knowledge of the campaign on to our trek.

THE KOKODA EXPERIENCE

Itinerary

 

​At On Track Expeditions we have Kokoda Expeditions that walk in either directions as there is no ‘correct’ way to walk the Kokoda Trail. The direction will be clearly noted in the itinerary when booking.

Walking North:

  • Day 1 - Fly from Australia to Port Moresby. Transfer to Kokoda Trail Hotel

  • Day 2 - Transfer to Owers’ Corner. Begin Trek. Overnight Ioribaiwa

  • Day 3 - Overnight Nauro

  • Day 4 - Overnight Menari

  • Day 5 - Overnight Naduri

  • Day 6 - Overnight Templeton’s Crossing

  • Day 7 -  Overnight Abuari

  • Day 8 - Overnight Isurava

  • Day 9 - Finish Trek. Overnight Kokoda

  • Day 10 - Charter flight from Kokoda to Port Moresby. Visit Bomana War Cemetery. Overnight Moresby Hotel

  • Day 11 - Fly from Port Moresby to Australia

Walking South:

  • Day 1 - Fly from Australia to Port Moresby. Overnight Moresby Hotel

  • Day 2 - Charter flight from Port Moresby to Kokoda. Begin Trek. Overnight Deniki

  • Day 3 - Overnight Isurava Battle Site

  • Day 4 - Overnight Abuari

  • Day 5 - Overnight Templeton’s Crossing

  • Day 6 - Overnight Naduri

  • Day 7 - Overnight Menari

  • Day 8 - Overnight Nauro

  • Day 9 - Overnight Ua Ule Creek

  • Day 10 - Finish trek. Overnight Moresby Hotel

  • Day 11 - Fly from Port Moresby to Australia

 
 

Inclusions / Extras

Inclusions:

  • 10 nights in PNG

  • 2 nights twin share hotel accommodation

  • 8 Day Kokoda Trek

  • All meals – Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks while on the track and in hotels

  • Personal Tent – no sharing or bivvy camping

  • All transfers and ground travel arrangements via private bus

  • Charter flight Kokoda-Port Moresby – Not a shared charter.

  • Highly experienced Australian historical guide with industry required First Aid and Working With Children’s check

  • Comprehensive narrative of the Kokoda Campaign

  • Access to all historical sites on the track – Isurava Battle Site, Brigade Hill, Myola lakes^ and Bomana Cemetery

  • Trained and experienced local PNG head guide and group porter crew

  • Emergency Satellite communications and 24 hour Australian support network

  • Detailed Risk Management and Risk Assessment of the Kokoda Track

  • Public Liability Insurance

  • Kokoda Track Authority licensed tour operator

  • Kokoda Track Authority track permit

  • On Track Expeditions Trekking Pack:

    • On Track Trekking T-Shirt

    • Personal copy of the Kokoda Track Guidebook by Bill James

    • Water bottle

    • Microfiber towel

Extras:

  • International flights not included but can be booked and purchased through On Track Expeditions

  • Personal Porter (optional, $700 per person). This cost covers your porter's wages 30% above industry standard, return travel allowance, accommodation and transfers in Port Moresby, all meals, clothing and sleeping equipment.      

  • Fully Comprehensive Travel and Evacuation Insurance*

  • Porter Tips

  • Soft drink/Alcohol

  • Single room available at and extra $100AUD per night

(* Insurance costs for pre-existing medical conditions outside of the standard Travel Insurance package if this is included in your package)

 
 

Departure dates

 

Custom trips

 

Can't see a date that works for you?  At On Track Expeditions we specialise in bespoke premium small group expeditions.  It's what we love to do!

 

If you have a group of family, friends or coworkers, we can tailor and build a trip to Kokoda, Kilimanjaro, Everest, Overland Track or anywhere in the world.

Please contact us directly to discuss your premium options with us.

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