The Kokoda Trail Extreme Trek is not for the faint of heart. It is hard going and requires an extra level of fitness. There are long days and it is expected that you will be walking in the dark. Although you will be accompanied by an Australian WWII historian, you will not get to spend as long at the historical sites as our Battlefield tour. This trek is designed for those that want an extreme challenge, while still getting the opportunity to experience the Kokoda Trail’s history and culture.
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 whichour diggers fought.
Our guides are extremely knowledgeable about the WWII history across the track. They have all spent time exploring battlefields and found interesting side trips for our trekkers to see ammunition pits, war artifacts and areas where the Japanese and Australians dug in to fight.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea|
|TREK DEPARTURE DATE||See dates listed below|
|TREK LENGTH||6 Day Trek plus travel 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 and maybe organize a village sing a long that evening.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.
You learn some WWII History, the culture, the people, the flora and fauna and will walk away from our country a better person for having this experience. This 6 day trek is physically challenging. Please do the training and is only suitable for extremely fit and strong trekkers. The best time to do the track is between the end of April and the beginning of November.
|Location||Kokoda Trail Papua New Guinea|
|Destination||Bomana War Cemetery, Kokoda Trail, Owers Corner, Port Moresby|
Day 1: Arrive Port Moresby
On arrival at Port Moresby International Airport our guests will be met by PNG Trekking Adventures representatives and transferred to their hotel. After checking in there will be a gear check followed by a briefing of what is going to happen over the next 6 days. Accommodation – Hotel
Day 2: Kokoda to Isurava Memorial
- Kokoda & Museum
- Rubber Plantations
Day 3: Isurava Memorial to Templeton's Crossing 1
- Isurava Memorial & Battlefield
- Surgeons Rock
- Eora Creek
- Templeton’s Crossing
Day 4: Templeton's Crossing 1 to Efogi
- Moss Forrest,
- Mt Bellamy,
- Naduri Village
- Efogi Village
Day 5: Efogi Village to Naro Village
- Mission Ridge,
- Brigade Hill,
- Menari Village,
- The Wall.
- The Swamp
Day 6: Naro Village to Ua Ule
- Japanese Ladder,
- Ofi Creek,
- Ioribaiwa Ridge
Day 7: Ua Ule to Port Moresby via Owers Cnr, Bomana War Cemetery
- Imita Ridge,
- Golden Staircase.
- Owers Cnr
- Bomana War Cemetery
Day 8: Depart Port Moresby
2017 Trek Dates
- 4 May 2017 – 11 May 2017
- 10 November 2017 – 17 November 2017
Please note these dates are not set in stone. We will try and accommodate dates for group bookings.