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The Kokoda Track

Trav & Shell's Kokoda Adventure 2025

11 Days
8 Day Trek
Meals Included
Advanced
2 Nights Hotel/8 Nights Camp

April 17 – 27 (Anzac Day Trek): Full

Full

Trip Details

Trip Dates

29 July - 8 August 2025

Price

$5650 per person

Confirm your place by completing the registration form and making a deposit payment. 

Registration

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The Experience

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 defense 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 a historical advisor for On Track Expeditions and has passed his extensive knowledge of the campaign on to our trek.

Walking South

  • Fly from Australia to Port Moresby. Overnight Moresby Hotel.

    Upon arrival into Port Moresby we will visit Bomana War Cemetery and then be transferred to our hotel.

    A trek briefing will take place before a group dinner and a relaxing night before an early start.

  • We take a morning flight from Port Moresby to Kokoda.

    We visit the battle site at Kokoda station, where the 39th Battalion made its first stand against the Japanese. In the afternoon we start the track ascending to our campsite at Deniki, in the foothills of the Yodda Valley.

  • We climb into the Owen Stanley Range and traverse the western side of the Eora Creek Valley through the fields of choko vines.

    We pass through present-day Isurava village and on tothe Isurava Battle Site. The breathtaking Isurava Memorial is testament to the courage, endurance, mateship and sacrifice of the diggers.

  • This morning starts with a stop a Con’s Rock and then to Alola. A steep decent to Eora Creek and a steeper climb to the beautiful village of Abuari on the eastern side of the range.

    Having arrived in only a couple hours, the rest of the day is spent in the school with the children, exploring the village or swimming at their breathtaking waterfall – today is a great day to understand village life and be with the locals.

    Local foods will be cooked for lunch giving everyone a chance to relax and enjoy the jungle lifestyle.

  • A lesser-worn track will guide us to Eora Creek Village, now abandoned but a lovely swimming spot.

    Now back on the Kokoda Track we continue on until camp. We make camp at Templeton’s Crossing, named after ‘Uncle’ Sam Templeton, Captain of B Company 39th Battalion.

  • We make our way up and over Mount Bellamy, the highest part of the track with an altitude of 2100 meters.

    In this area we see some of the track’s more interesting geographical features: the high altitude ‘moss forests’ and the Myola Lakes, huge dry lakebeds that served as important dropping grounds for Australian supplies.

    We make camp at the Naduri with its nice high outlook over the villages below.

  • We traverse a steep creek valley to reach the village of Efogi, the largest on the track with close to 1000 residents.

    We ascend Brigade Hill, the site of one of the most famous battles of the campaign. It was here that a night-time Japanese flanking manoeuvre saw Brigadier Potts cut off from the three Battalions under his command.

    We descend into the village of Menari and make camp.

  • We climb out of Menari and descend into the Brown River valley before climing again to the village of Nauro, perched on a hillside in the Maguli Range.

  • We climb up and over the Maguli Range and descend to Ofi Creek. We then climb up to the top of Ioribaiwa Ridge. It was here that the Japanese were forced to retreat through exhaustion and starvation, despite being within sight of the ocean and the lights of Port Moresby, their ultimate goal. We camp at Ua-Ule Creek.

  • We climb up and over Imita, the final ridge before Port Moresby.

     

    We cross the Goldie River and finish the track at Owers’ Corner, that’s right, you have completed the Kokoda Track!!

     

    We return to Port Moresby by bus and check in to our hotel and have a final group dinner.

  • After a nice rest, breakfast, swim in the pool and a hot shower we are transported to Port Moresby International Airport and depart this amazing country knowing we have explored the history, culture, people and Kokoda Track

Inclusions

10 Nights in PNG
2 Nights in Hotel 
Twin share hotel accomodation
8 Day Kokoda Trek
All Meals Included
Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks while on the track and in hotels
Personal Tent
No sharing or bivvy camping
All transfers included
All transfers and ground travel arrangements via private bus
Chartered flight
Charter flight Kokoda-Port Moresby – Not a shared charter.
Experienced Australian historical guide
Highly experienced guide with First Aid and Working With Children’s check
Specialist Knowledge
Comprehensive narrative of the Kokoda Campaign
Full Access
Access to all historical sites on the track inc. Isurava Battle Site, Brigade Hill, Myola Lakes and Bomana Cemetery
Local Assistance & Support
Trained and experienced local PNG head guide and group porter crew
Safety Contingencies
Emergency Satellite communications and 24 hour Australian support network.
Risk Management
Detailed Risk Management and Risk Assessment of the Kokoda Track
Public Liability Insurance
Full Public Liability Insurance is included with all of our expeditions.
Officially Licensed
We work with an official Kokoda Track Authority licensed tour operator
Full Permissions
Kokoda Track Authority track permit

Additional Inclusions

The following items are also included in this specific package:

International flights (can be booked by our in-house travel agent)

Comprehensive Travel Insurance including Medical Evacuation

Not Included

Personal Porter

Porter Tips

Soft drink/Alcohol

Single room supplement

Travel Insurance Premium above $200 (depending on age and pre-existing medical conditions)

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