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Activities
  • 9 day trek with a full pack
Accommodation
  • 8 nights camping
  • 2 nights hotel
Meals
  • 8 Dinners
  • 8 Lunches
  • 8 Breakfasts

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$3790 USD

11 Days$3590USD

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Trip Code: KOK

Kokoda Track Trip highlights


  • Challenge yourself with this historic trek, the setting for some of the greatest displays of heroism of the Second World War
  • 9 full days trekking through the Papua New Guinean jungle in the footsteps of these famous warriors
  • Experience local village life and culture with stays close to traditional villages and secluded jungle camps
  • Develop an accurate insight into the history of the trail through your experienced guide
  • Plan your trip to coincide with Anzac Day in order to complete one of the most poignant battlefield pilgrimages in the world
  • Add on a trip to the Northern Beaches of Papua New Guinea prior to the trek to get a full perspective of the 1942 military campaign

Why Book With Us

  • World Expeditions has been offering active adventures around the world for 45 years.
  • World Expeditions have been arranging treks on the Kokoda track for over 20 years and welcomed over 600 trekkers in that time.
  • Experienced, highly trained guides mean you are in safe hands.
  • Full pre and post trip support from your local office to help with flight booking, travel insurance and any of those pre trip queries you might have.

For many, the Kokoda Track is a fitting reminder of the Australian Army's heroic battles in 1942 to defend Port Moresby, in extraordinary conditions, from the advancing forces of the Japanese. In the company of our expert guide, we trek across the geographical heart of Papua New Guinea following trails from the tropical rainforests to the rarified climes of the Owen Stanley Ranges. At night we stay in secluded jungle camps close to traditional villages in some of the most remote regions of PNG. We take our time, allowing plenty of opportunity to embrace the history and local culture as well as meet the physical demands of this rugged track. It takes nine days to cover the 96km trail - offering tremendous rewards and a feeling of accomplishment as we complete the trek between the township of Kokoda and the highlands.


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If you are arriving on Day 1 of the trip you will be met and taken to your hotel. In the late afternoon, a trek briefing by your leader will be held, and your camping gear will be distributed. Afterwards your group will get acquainted over dinner (at your own expense) and discuss the adventure ahead. Overnight: Ela Beach Hotel. NOTE: You must arrive in Port Moresby no later than 17:00hrs. If you cannot arrange a flight to arrive before this time, please ask us for details of transfers and pre-tour accommodation (additional cost applies) so that you can arrive the day before.

Meals:  Nil

This morning we will be transferred to the Domestic Airport to catch the flight to Popondetta. The flight over the Owen Stanley Range takes approximately 30 minutes. Upon arrival we will meet up with our Kokoda trekking team, and then drive to the Kokoda Track trailhead. Along the way there will be rest and photo stops. After arriving in Kokoda, if it is open we will visit the Kokoda Museum. Afterwards the group will commence the trek from Kokoda Station to the village of Hoi. While trekking, the porters will assist you wherever possible, to make your experience even more enjoyable and will keep you informed about the availability of water along the track. Approx Walking time/distance: 2-3hrs / 7.5km; Ascent: 151m, Descent: 51m.

Meals:  L,D

The first full day of the trail walk includes a trek through the lush green choko vines that reach into the canopy of the trees. We will continue to move up the Owen Stanley Range to Isurava Village and Battle site. A minute silence is held here to remember the soldiers who fought, and to also pay tribute to the Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels. The battle site was lost for many years to the jungle, although today the site is cleared and serves as a memorial to the fallen soldiers that died in the Kokoda campaign. We relish in the history of the area visiting Bruce Kingsbury VC rock. There is a small war museum here and if open you can look inside and take photos (entry fee own expense). Then it's a short walk to tonight's campsite at Con's/Surgeon's Rock. Approx Walking time/distance: 7-8hrs / 11.3km; Ascent: 1273m, Descent: 376m.

Meals:  B,L,D

We have an early start today after a special service held at Con’s/Surgeon's Rock. Today's trek is quite challenging with our first steep down hill section which can be slippery if it is wet, followed by a creek crossing and then a steady uphill climb to Eora Creek campsite. Along the way, a detour is taken to view the Japanese gunning position overlooking Eora Creek. Some trekkers say that tonight's campsite is their favourite spot, and you will understand why as the creek is a beautiful swimming place albeit a little chilly, which is great for your aching muscles! Approx Walking time/distance: 5-6hrs / 7km; Ascent: 403m, Descent: 441m.

Meals:  B,L,D

We rise early and prepare for a long hard day's hiking which will see us rise to the highest point on the track. Today we will pass many Australian weapon pits that were used in the fighting withdrawal in 1942, with rest stops at Templeton’s Crossing and Dump 1. After lunch we will proceed up the shoulder of Mt Bellamy and take in the view of the Kokoda Gap (2240m). We take our time and encourage each other as this section of the track can be quite difficult. From the gap we will trek down to Camp 1900 for the night, where there is a pleasant little stream to wash in. This campsite will be the coldest night's sleep you will have on the track. Approx Walking time/distance: 9-10hrs / 14.4km; Ascent: 1194m, Descent: 754m.

Meals:  B,L,D

This morning we trek to the beautiful village of Naduri. The track can be extremely slippery if it has rained, so take your time and watch your step. From Naduri there will be a steep descent followed by a steep ascent up to Efogi. There may be an opportunity here for a quick refreshing swim in the creek. We tackle another steep climb after lunch along a narrow pathway with steep drops to Brigade Hill which offers little shade, so remember to wear plenty of sunscreen. Brigade Hill is considered the most other-worldly and eerie campsite with the clouds often rolling in over the summit. Approx Walking time/distance: 8-9hrs / 13.1km; Ascent: 842m, Descent: 1335m.

Meals:  B,L,D

After an early morning dawn service we descend down to Menari. On the trek down the ridge the group will be shown the lookout to Menari, and be briefed on Japanese positions in the area during their advance. Whilst in Menari we will have a rest stop, and the local school students may gather to present a show for you. Trekkers are welcome to bring educational and stationary resources as gifts for the Menari School. Afterwards there will be another steep up and down over ‘The Wall’ through tree roots and mud, before stopping for lunch at Agulogo. Afterwards we will cross the Brown River. The remainder of the day will involve hiking through more muddy terrain and swamp following the Naoro River, culminating with another steep climb to our campsite at New Nauro Village. This is halfway up the nine false peaks and is the most comfortable campsite on the track. Approx Walking time/distance: 8-9hrs / 15.9km; Ascent: 840m, Descent: 1112m.

Meals:  B,L,D

Another challenging day starting with a trek up the ridge where it is easy to become discouraged with the remaining 9 false peaks. But the group encourages each other and before long you reach the top and trek down to the Japanese ladder (for lunch) and then it will be boots off to cross Ofi Creek. Reward yourself with a welcome wash at picturesque Ofi Creek. Afterwards the group will trek up and over the Ioribaiwa Ridge to the post war village. We will be briefed on the history that took place at this amazing place, which marks the location that the main Japanese forces got to, before being ordered to ‘advance to the rear’. The sunsets here are magical if the weather is kind to us, and the porters will quite often play football on the large grassed area. Approx Walking time/distance: 6-7hrs / 11.9km; Ascent: 600m, Descent: 953m.

Meals:  B,L,D

The group sets off early and hikes down through Dump 44 and onto Ua-Ule creek, keeping an eye out for sightings of the colourful and beautiful Bird of Paradise. We will cross the creek at least 17 times in our river shoes/sandals, before stopping for morning tea. Then we will have a challenging climb up Imita Ridge, so trekkers should be aware to pace yourself. At the top after a group picture and briefing, the team will trek down to Imita base (Goodwater) camp for the night. There is a terrific swimming hole to enjoy your last night on the track, before our final night's celebration with the porters, the majority of whom will return to their villages after we finish trekking at Owers Corner tomorrow. Approx Walking time/distance: 5-6hrs / 9.1km; Ascent: 593m, Descent: 738m.

Meals:  B,L,D

The group now exhausted but eager to get to Owers Corner, we hike this morning to Goldie Creek where we will have a rest break. Then it's the final climb to Owers Corner where there are many cheers, photos and celebrations as we walk through the gates. There will be the opportunity to view the memorials, before boarding the transport to our hotel in Port Moresby. Enroute we will have a brief stop at Macdonald’s Corner, The Sogeri Junction, Rouna Falls and Bomana Cemetery. Tonight we will enjoy a celebration meal together (at own expense), and reminisce on the sights and experiences of the Kokoda Track. Trekkers must ensure that all their trekking gear is cleaned properly before the international flight to avoid any quarantine delays in Australia or your onward destination. Approx Walking time/distance: 2-3hrs / 6.2km; Ascent: 339m, Descent: 90m.

Meals:  B

After breakfast, if you are leaving Papua New Guinea today, you will be transferred by the hotel shuttle bus to the airport for your flight home.

Meals:  Nil

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If you are arriving on Day 1 of the trip you will be met and taken to your hotel. In the late afternoon, a trek briefing by your leader will be held, and your camping gear will be distributed. Afterwards your group will get acquainted over dinner (at your own expense) and discuss the adventure ahead. Overnight: Ela Beach Hotel. NOTE: You must arrive in Port Moresby no later than 17:00hrs. If you cannot arrange a flight to arrive before this time, please ask us for details of transfers and pre-tour accommodation (additional cost applies) so that you can arrive the day before.

Meals:  Nil

This morning we will be transferred to the Domestic Airport to catch the flight to Popondetta. The flight over the Owen Stanley Range takes approximately 30 minutes. Upon arrival we will meet up with our Kokoda trekking team, and then drive to the Kokoda Track trailhead. Along the way there will be rest and photo stops. After arriving in Kokoda, if it is open we will visit the Kokoda Museum. Afterwards the group will commence the trek from Kokoda Station to the village of Hoi. While trekking, the porters will assist you wherever possible, to make your experience even more enjoyable and will keep you informed about the availability of water along the track. Approx Walking time/distance: 2-3hrs / 7.5km; Ascent: 151m, Descent: 51m.

Meals:  L,D

The first full day of the trail walk includes a trek through the lush green choko vines that reach into the canopy of the trees. We will continue to move up the Owen Stanley Range to Isurava Village and Battle site. A minute silence is held here to remember the soldiers who fought, and to also pay tribute to the Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels. The battle site was lost for many years to the jungle, although today the site is cleared and serves as a memorial to the fallen soldiers that died in the Kokoda campaign. We relish in the history of the area visiting Bruce Kingsbury VC rock. There is a small war museum here and if open you can look inside and take photos (entry fee own expense). Then it's a short walk to tonight's campsite at Con's/Surgeon's Rock. Approx Walking time/distance: 7-8hrs / 11.3km; Ascent: 1273m, Descent: 376m.

Meals:  B,L,D

We have an early start today after a special service held at Con’s Rock. Today's trek is quite challenging with our first steep down hill section which can be slippery if it is wet, followed by a creek crossing and then a steady uphill climb to Eora Creek campsite. Along the way, a detour is taken to view the Japanese gunning position overlooking Eora Creek. Some trekkers say that tonight's campsite is their favourite spot, and you will understand why as the creek is a beautiful swimming place albeit a little chilly, which is great for your aching muscles! Approx Walking time/ distance: 5-6hrs / 7km; Ascent: 403m, Descent: 441m.

Meals:  B,L,D

We rise early and prepare for a long hard day's hiking which will see us rise to the highest point on the track. Today we will pass many Australian weapon pits that were used in the fighting withdrawal in 1942, with rest stops at Templeton’s Crossing and Dump 1. After lunch we will proceed up the shoulder of Mt Bellamy and take in the view of the Kokoda Gap (2240m). We take our time and encourage each other as this section of the track can be quite difficult. From the gap we will trek down to 1900 our campsite for the night, where there is a pleasant little stream to wash in. This campsite will be the coldest night's sleep you will have on the track. Approx Walking time/distance: 9-10hrs / 14.4km; Ascent: 1194m, Descent: 754m.

Meals:  B,L,D

This morning we trek to the beautiful village of Naduri. The track can be extremely slippery if it has rained, so take your time and watch your step. From Naduri there will be a steep descent followed by a steep ascent up to Efogi. There may be an opportunity here for a quick refreshing swim in the creek. We tackle another steep climb after lunch along a narrow pathway with steep drops to Brigade Hill which offers little shade, so remember to wear plenty of sunscreen. Brigade Hill is considered the most other-worldly and eerie campsite with the clouds often rolling in over the summit. Approx Walking time/distance: 8-9hrs / 13.1km; Ascent: 842m, Descent: 1335m.

Meals:  B,L,D

After an early morning dawn service we descend down to Menari. On the trek down the ridge the group will be shown the lookout to Menari, and be briefed on Japanese positions in the area during their advance. Whilst in Menari we will have a rest stop, and the local school students may gather to present a show for you. Trekkers are welcome to bring educational and stationary resources as gifts for the Menari School. Afterwards there will be another steep up and down over ‘The Wall’ through tree roots and mud, before stopping for lunch at Agulogo. Afterwards we will cross the Brown River. The remainder of the day will involve hiking through more muddy terrain and swamp following the Naoro River, culminating with another steep climb to our campsite at New Nauro Village. This is halfway up the nine false peaks and is the most comfortable campsite on the track. Approx Walking time/distance: 8-9hrs / 15.9km; Ascent: 840m, Descent: 1112m.

Meals:  B,L,D

Another challenging day starting with a trek up the ridge where it is easy to become discouraged with the remaining 9 false peaks. But the group encourages each other and before long you reach the top and trek down to the Japanese ladder (for lunch) and then it will be boots off to cross Ofi Creek. Reward yourself with a welcome wash at picturesque Ofi Creek. Afterwards the group will trek up and over the Ioribaiwa Ridge to the post war village. We will be briefed on the history that took place at this amazing place, which marks the location that the main Japanese forces got to, before being ordered to ‘advance to the rear’. The sunsets here are magical if the weather is kind to us, and the porters will quite often play football on the large grassed area. Approx Walking time/distance: 6-7hrs / 11.9km; Ascent: 600m, Descent: 953m.

Meals:  B,L,D

The group sets off early and hikes down through Dump 44 and onto Ua-Ule creek, keeping an eye out for sightings of the colourful and beautiful Bird of Paradise. We will cross the creek at least 17 times in our river shoes/sandals, before stopping for morning tea. Then we will have a challenging climb up Imita Ridge, so trekkers should be aware to pace yourself. At the top after a group picture and briefing, the team will trek down to Imita base (Goodwater) camp for the night. There is a terrific swimming hole to enjoy your last night on the track, before our final night's celebration with the porters, the majority of whom will return to their villages after we finish trekking at Owers Corner tomorrow. Approx Walking time/distance: 5-6hrs / 9.1km; Ascent: 593m, Descent: 738m.

Meals:  B,L,D

The group now exhausted but eager to get to Owers Corner, we hike this morning to Goldie Creek where we will have a rest break. Then it's the final climb to Owers Corner where there are many cheers, photos and celebrations as we walk through the gates. There will be the opportunity to view the memorials, before boarding the transport to our hotel in Port Moresby. Enroute we will have a brief stop at Macdonald’s Corner, The Sogeri Junction and Rouna Falls. Tonight we will enjoy a celebration meal together (at own expense), and reminisce on the sights and experiences of the Kokoda Track. Trekkers must ensure that all their trekking gear is cleaned properly before the international flight to avoid any quarantine delays in Australia or your onward destination. Approx Walking time/distance: 2-3hrs / 6.2km; Ascent: 339m, Descent: 90m.

Meals:  B

We join in the Bomana War Cemetery Dawn Service to remember Anzac Day and those who served for their country. This will be an emotional experience and we slow down a little today to enjoy the moment and reflect on our own journey. From here we will enjoy the Anzac Day festivities and perhaps a game of two-up at the Yacht club or a town tour of Port Moresby. Tonight will be our final dinner together as a group (at own expense).

Meals:  Nil

After breakfast, if you are leaving Papua New Guinea today, you will be transferred by the hotel shuttle bus to the airport for your flight home.

Meals:  Nil

Expand all | Collapse all

If you are arriving on Day 1 of the trip you will be met and taken to your hotel. In the late afternoon, a trek briefing by your leader will be held, and your camping gear will be distributed. Afterwards your group will get acquainted over dinner (at your own expense) and discuss the adventure ahead. Overnight: Ela Beach Hotel. NOTE: You must arrive in Port Moresby no later than 17:00hrs. If you cannot arrange a flight to arrive before this time, please ask us for details of transfers and pre-tour accommodation (additional cost applies) so that you can arrive the day before.

Meals:  Nil

We join in the Bomana War Cemetery Dawn Service to remember Anzac Day and those who served for their country. This will be an emotional experience and we slow down a little today to enjoy the moment and reflect on our own journey. From here we will enjoy the Anzac Day festivities and perhaps a game of two-up at the Yacht club or a town tour of Port Moresby. Overnight: Ela Beach Hotel.

Meals:  Nil

We depart from the hotel early this morning and head towards the Owen Stanley Range. With the improved gravel road, it is not too long before we arrive at Owers Corner, which marks the start of the Kokoda Track. There will be time to view the memorials before we commence trekking through the Owers Corner Gates. After a few hours you will arrive at Camp Goodwater, located at the southern foot of Imita Ridge. Then we will hike up to Imita Ridge, which is the southern most point where the Australians withdrew to during the Kokoda Campaign. At the top of the ridge you will be briefed on the events that occurred here. Descending off Imita Ridge takes you into yet more beautiful rainforest, following and crossing the Ua-Ule creek numerous times in our river shoes/sandals to our first night's campsite. While trekking, the porters will assist you wherever possible, to make your experience even more enjoyable and will keep you informed about the availability of water along the track. Approx Walking time/distance: 5-6hrs / 9km; Ascent: 460m, Descent: 855m.

Meals:  L,D

This morning is the long ascent up to Dump 44 and onto Ioribaiwa. This village is located near the patch of Kunai grass where the Australians fought against the Japanese in an almost suicidal attack before the Australians withdrew back to Imita Ridge. We will trek up and over the Ioribaiwa Ridge before descending to Ofi Creek guesthouse. Approx Walking time/distance: 4-5hrs / 9km; Ascent: 581m, Descent: 280m.

Meals:  B,L,D

Today is the start of a challenging climb up the Maguli Range. The next few hours can be frustrating for trekkers as you encounter several false peaks. It was in this region that the Japanese mountain gun was located firing on Australian positions across the valley. We have a couple of welcome rest and meal stops before a steep descent down the ridge to New Nauro Village. The remainder of the day will involve hiking through muddy swamp following the Naoro River and crossing the Brown River, before arriving at Agulogo for the night. Approx Walking time/distance: 7-8hrs / 9km; Ascent: 695m, Descent: 610m.

Meals:  B,L,D

The first challenge you will face today is going up and over the ‘Wall’. The downhill track can be slippery in places and with the group looking out for each other, this encourages slow and steady steps. Whilst in Menari we will have a rest stop, and be briefed on the events of the war around Menari. The Japanese in an elevated position (during the Australian withdrawal) had the upper hand, and Australian soldiers were scattered and forced to retreat. We will stand in a similar position to the Japanese, overlooking the now peaceful village. Trekkers are welcome to bring educational and stationary resources as gifts for the Menari School. Past Menari Airstrip, there will be a steep descent followed by a long ascent up to Brigade Hill, where you will learn about the hill’s significance, the Brigade Headquarters and the Japanese positions. A minute’s reverent silence is given to remember those who lost their lives. Afterwards we follow the track around to Mission Ridge, where we pause to imagine the Japanese lantern parade, which was viewed by the northern troops. While witnessing such an extraordinary sight, the Australian troops occupying wartime Efogi were ordered to withdraw further up the ridge closer to supporting fire. We continue trekking to Efogi 1 campsite. Approx Walking time/distance: 8-9hrs / 15.9km; Ascent: 1112m, Descent: 840m.

Meals:  B,L,D

The trek continues down to the crossing of the Efogi River before the long climb up to Naduri. We take in the magnificent view of the Kokoda Gap before proceeding to Bombers Camp, our campsite for the night. This campsite will be the coldest night's sleep you will have on the track. Approx Walking time/distance: 7-8hrs / 12km; Ascent: 1335m, Descent: 842m

Meals:  B,L,D

Today is a long trekking day as we head up towards the highest point on the track up the shoulder of Mt Bellamy (2240m). After a rest stop at Dump 1, we descend down to our campsite at Templeton’s Crossing. Approx Walking time/distance: 5-6hrs / 11.5km; Ascent: 420m, Descent: 504m.

Meals:  B,L,D

From Templeton’s Crossing, we have a steep climb up and over a ridge before a long and slow descent into Eora Creek. The creek here has a beautiful swimming place albeit a little chilly, which is great for your aching muscles! Afterwards you will be briefed on the amazing events that the Australian soldiers were confronted with during their advance. Even though the Japanese had an elevated position, they were over run and forced to retreat when Australian troops bravely attacked their post. We will take a short detour up to view the Japanese position, and it is a very moving sight. Some trekkers may not wish to take this detour, but we highly recommend it. Afterwards we will continue up the track to Alola, and then onto tonight’s campsite at Con’s/Surgeon’s Rock. Approx Walking time/distance: 7-8hrs / 11km; Ascent: 436m, Descent: 733m.

Meals:  B,L,D

We will hold a dawn service to remember those who served for their country. This will be an emotional experience and we slow down a little today to enjoy the moment and reflect on our own journey. After the service we take a short walk to Isurava Battle site, which is where the soldiers dug in, stood their ground and fought as hard as they could against the oncoming Japanese force. During this confrontation they were outnumbered about 2 to 1, and the stone pillars, that stand today, mark the characteristics displayed by the men - ‘Courage, Endurance, Mateship, Sacrifice’. After a late breakfast we will trek to Deneki through stunning scenery where choko vines have overtaken the vegetation along this part of the track. At Deneki, you are able to see down in the Yodda Valley, the Kokoda Airstrip in the distance. It is a further 30 minute descent into Hoi Village, our campsite for the night. Approx Walking time/distance: 5-6hrs / 11.3km; Ascent: 376m, Descent: 1273m

Meals:  B,L,D

This morning there is a further 2-3 hours trekking to Kokoda. At Kokoda celebrations are enjoyed, and we will farewell the porters, the majority of whom will return to their villages. There may be an opportunity to visit the Kokoda War Museum (if open). Then we will travel to Girua (Popondetta) Airport for the 30 minutes flight back to Port Moresby. There are stops along the way so keep your camera handy. We like to get to the airport early to make the check in easy. Please be patient and flexible as things in PNG move a lot more slowly and not everything runs to schedule. Upon arrival in Port Moresby, you will be transferred to the Ela Beach Hotel. Remainder of the afternoon is at leisure. Trekkers must ensure that all their trekking gear is cleaned properly before the international flight to avoid any quarantine delays in Australia or your onward destination. Tonight we will enjoy a celebration meal together (at own expense), and reminisce on the sights and experiences of the Kokoda Track. Approx Walking time/distance: 2-3hrs / 7.5km; Ascent: 51m, Descent: 151m.

Meals:  B

After breakfast, if you are leaving Papua New Guinea today, you will be transferred by the hotel shuttle bus to the airport for your flight home.

Meals:  Nil


Map

Elevation

The map and elevation chart are for illustrative purposes only and meant to provide general guidelines.


Inclusions

  • 8 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 8 dinners
  • airport transfers on days 1 & 11 only
  • expert western trek leader
  • experienced local head guide and expedition crew
  • all group camping and cooking equipment
  • emergency radio communication equipment, satellite phone
  • emergency medical kit
  • accommodation on a share basis in rest huts when in villages
  • hotel accommodation in Port Moresby, twin share
  • internal flight from Port Moresby to Popondetta
  • transfers to and from Kokoda Track
  • private transportation
  • use of hiking tent and rucksack (use in PNG only)
  • Bomana War Cemetery visit; memorial and museum entry fees along the track

  • Sleeping bag and sleeping mat
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • All beverages are not included in the tour cost
  • Optional excursions
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses such as bar, telephone and laundry bills
  • Porter charges if required approx AUD$730 payable locally in AUD Cash (subject to change). This means you only carry your day's necessities in a small day pack. The personal porter is attached to the group for 9 days. This amount pays for the porter's wages, track food & equipment, accommodation and meals in Port Moresby and Popondetta, air fares and road transport, medical etc. The personal porter must be requested at least one month in advance.
  • International airfares and departure taxes
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Should you require hire of a self inflating mat, hire cost is AUD$35, payable in AUD$ cash only, on arrival in Port Moresby. Hire must be requested at least one month in advance. Please check pricing with us at time of booking.

About Your Leader

Your tour leader is an experienced Australian man or woman with extensive knowledge of the history and geographical features of the Kokoda Track, wilderness first aid training, in addition to being an experienced trekker. There is also an experienced local head guide, cook, plus an experienced team of group porters to carry the team's food and cooking equipment.


Departure dates

* Guaranteed status denotes minimum trip numbers have been met, however the trips operation will be subject to there being no COVID-19 restrictions or other government travel advisories. Please contact us for further information.


Notes

HS
Holiday Season
IT2
Anzac Day Kokoda Trek (Southbound from Kokoda to Owers) including Bomana Cemetery Dawn Service is one day longer - 12 days - supplement applies
IT3
Anzac Day Kokoda Trek (Northbound from Owers Corner to Kokoda) including Bomana Cemetery Dawn Service is one day longer - 12 days - supplement applies
1
Special Remembrance Day Trek (Northbound from Owers Corner to Kokoda) including Bomana Cemetery 11am Service on 11 November - itinerary pending

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<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/GCT.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Great Canadian Trails"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Great Canadian Trails</div>
Great Canadian Trails specialises in active holidays in Canada. With both guided and supported self-guided options available, our unique itineraries draw upon some of Canada's most inspiring parks, trails and landscapes from coast to coast.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/HUM.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Humac Challenge"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Huma Charity Challenge</div>
Huma enables those with adventurous spirits to challenge themselves and make a difference for a cause close to their heart. Travel, fundraise and meet life-long friends on one of Huma's meaningful and unique challenges around the world.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/WB.jpg?v2' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Walkers’ Britain"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Walkers' Britain</div>
Walkers' Britain (formerly Sherpa Expeditions) have specialised in walking and cycling trips in the United Kingdom and Europe since 1973. Explore iconic trails and destinations on a self guided or small group active holiday with Walkers' Britain.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/WB.jpg?v2' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Walkers’ Britain"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Walkers' Britain</div>
Walkers' Britain (formerly Sherpa Expeditions) have specialised in walking and cycling trips in the United Kingdom and Europe since 1973. Explore iconic trails and destinations on a self guided or small group active holiday with Walkers' Britain.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/TAS.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Tasmania Expeditions"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Tasmanian Expeditions</div>
Tasmanian Expeditions is the most experienced operator of treks and adventure travel holidays in Tasmania. We own and operate the most comprehensive range of adventure holidays available across Tasmania's varied landscapes.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/UTX-new.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Utracks"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>UTracks</div>
UTracks are the active European holiday specialists. Whether you prefer cycling or walking, 2-star or 4-star, small groups or self guided, land, river or sea – UTracks can help you to explore Europe exactly the way you want.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/WYA.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="World Youth Adventures"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>World Youth Adventures</div>
World Youth Adventures is our specialist division dedicated to organising tailor made overseas school group adventures. Specialists in Service Learning projects, choose from more destinations than any other school group provider.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/YOM.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Yomads"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Yomads</div>
Yomads offers adventures for the 20s and 30s on six continents. Designed as a way to bring young and likeminded travellers together, Yomads caters to those interested in lightly structured and active trips that allow freedom to roam and explore.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/ACT.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Australian Cycle Tours"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Australian Cycle Tours</div>
Australian Cycle Tours specialises in high quality self guided and guided cycling experiences in a selection of the most beautiful regions in Australia.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/WEX.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="World Expeditions"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>World Expeditions</div>
The pioneers of original, worldwide adventure travel holidays since 1975
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/TJX.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Trail Journeys"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Trail Journeys</div>
Self-guided cycling experts on New Zealand's Otago Rail Trail and more
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/BMAC.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Blue Mountains Adventure Company"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Blue Mountains Adventure Company</div>
The original Blue Mountains canyoning, hiking, climbing and abseiling experts
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/GWNZ.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Great Walks of New Zealand"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Great Walks of New Zealand</div>
Explore New Zealand's most spectacular wilderness regions with the self-guided hiking experts
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/NAA.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="North America Active"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>North America Active</div>
USA Canada hiking & cycling tour specialists, choose from self-guided or guided trips