This trek is not a Battlefield Trek. There is no WWII History historian on the walk, it is operated by our local PNG Kokoda young men.
The Kokoda Trail is our most famous trek here in Papua New Guinea. It is steeped in WWII history and is an emotional and physically challenging walk. We have spent many hours on the track opening up new areas for trekkers to visit pertaining to the Kokoda campaign. Our bond with the Koiari people along the track is strong. Our sustainable development projects in the villages are ongoing and are now bringing in an income for the villagers.
The long days include river crossings, steep and gradual ascends and descends. The 96 kilometre trek is predominately through rain forest. Usually conditions are wet and slippery as rain can be expected on most days. Temperatures range from 24-30 degrees celcius during the day and 16-24 degrees celcius at night.
This track was made famous during WWII and still bares the scars of a fierce campaign. For those of you who had loved ones fighting in PNG during WW11, this walk can be a very spiritual and emotional experience. Trekking in mud up to your knees and tricky river crossings indicates exactly the conditions under which our diggers fought.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea|
|TREK DEPARTURE DATE||Dates listed below|
|TREK LENGTH||8 Days|
Trekkers need not have an Australian connection with the track. It is the most beautiful walk, the scenery is stunning, we get to camp out and integrate with our PNG boys working for us. There is a lot of singing and telling of stories around camp fires in the evenings.
When we stay in villages your guide will take you for a walk around the village so you get to meet all our friends. They will talk to you about the PNG culture. The local people who live along the track are Koiaris. They are warm, friendly and generous people who welcome trekkers onto their land. This is a complete learning experience.
Be fit and healthy, training for this trek is necessary. Please be of half marathon fitness, be dedicated to training for this adventure. Remember the fitter you are the more enjoyable the trek will be.
The best time to do the track is between the end of April and the beginning of November.
|Location||Bomana War Cemetery, Kokoda, Owers Corner, Port Moresby|
|Month||April, August, July, June, May, November, October, September|
Day 1: Arrive Port Moresby
On arrival at Port Moresby International Airport trekkers will transfer to their accommodation. After checking in you will be met by our PNG Trekking Adventures representative and the group will be briefed of what is going to happen over the next 8 days. Accommodation/Airport transfers – Trekkers to arrange.
Day 2: Port Moresby, Owers Cnr to Ua Ule Creek
- Golden Stairs
- Imita Ridge
Day 3: Ua Ule Creek to Naoro Village
- Ioribaiwa Ridge
- Ofi Creek
- Maguli Range
Day 4: Naoro Village to Menari Village
- Views from saddle
Day 5: Menari Village to Naduri Village
- Brigade Hill
- Efogi Village
- Launumu Village
Day 6: Naduri Village to Templeton's 2 Camp Site
- Mt Bellamy
- Templeton’s Crossings
- Eora Creek
Day 7: Templeton's 2 to Isurava Memorial
- Alola Village
- Isurava Memorial
Day 8: Isurava Memorial to Kokoda
- Isurava Village
Day 9: Kokoda, Popendetta to Port Moresby.
Day 10: Depart Port Moresby
2017 Trek Dates
- 4 June 2017 – 13 June 2017
- 22 October 2017 – 31 October 2017
Our dates are not set in stone. We can arrange dates to suit group bookings.