4. pay the Balance within 45 days of the Trip start. You can pay BY BANK TRANSFER OR VIA OUR TREK STORE BALANCE PAYMENTS LINK (Note: please email us if you require to use afterpay & we will send you a special link. Afterpay is availaBle on online payments & gift vouchers)
Our tour leaders have in excess of 30 years of Operational Emergency Management, with experience ranging from Special Operations Group, Army Special Operations, PROFESSIONAL FIRE FIGHTERS to Critical Incident Response tactical leadership expertise,
You are in safe hands with our team !
The Kokoda track is a very arduous, physically demanding trek in an isolated region. It is imperative that a highly qualified trek medic is on the trek that can administer a high level of care in the event of an emergency. This includes administering intravenous life saving drugs, to IV Hydration and Critical Care. The Trek Medic also administers medical aid to our local guides and villagers along the way who are in the need of Medical assistance.
We consider and treat our local guides who are from the villages along the Kokoda track as our Brothers and sisters. We treat them as such with the highest of respect and care at all times. All of our local guides are paid at aBove the award KTA rate.
They in return represent the spirit of their descendants, the Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels of 1942, By supporting, helping and getting us safely over the track.
Getting to know them, hearing aBout their lives, their culture and to witness firsthand their kindness and strength is one of the most rewarding experiences of doing Kokoda.
KOKODA COURAGE IS PROUD TO HAVE ONE OF THE HIGHEST
COMPLETION RATES ON THE KOKODA Track
At our Kokoda Courage, we take great pride in guaranteeing your utmost safety while embarking on the Kokoda Trek. Not only do we prioritize your well-being, but we also extend our care to the local villagers along the trail. Our team of critical care medics is dedicated to providing them with essential medical assistance, both in emergencies and for general healthcare needs.
In this image, you can see Ben, one of our skilled critical care medics, diligently treating a local villager afflicted with a severely infected ulcer during a trek in July 2023.
extensive, accurate & historical information aBout the campaign
AUSTRALIAN GUIDE LED
9 DAY KOKODA TREK
Service at Bomana
2 night deluxe accomodation
in port moresBy
(pre & post trek)
All guest houses
or tents on the trek
CELEBRATORY LUNCH & REFRESHMENTS ON COMPLETING THE TRACK
delicious & nutritious freshly cooked meals
on the track
COMPREHENSIVE EVACUATION PLAN, SATELLITE PHONE, FIRST AID SUPPLIES & DEFRIBILLATOR
EXPERIENCED LOCAL PORTERS TO CARRY FOOD, TENTS, COOKING EQUIPMENT & TO ASSIST TREKKERS
KOKODA TREK PACK,
INCLUDING, T-SHIRT & CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT
International flights and travel insurance is not included in this tour price.
Also, there is an option to have a personal porter to carry your pack and this is an additional fee of $650 to the tour price.
Trekking the Owen Stanley Ranges is a challenging but very rewarding experience and requires a good level of fitness. We will provide you with a comprehensive training program, which will require commitment to attain the desired fitness level. The more you train the more you will enjoy the trip.
Pick up from the hotel at 4.00am and conveyed to the domestic airport. We then take a flight from Port Moresby to Popondetta and complete the journey to Kokoda in our transport. We walk up to the Kokoda plateau to the meet the local villagers where you will be introduced to your local porters and support staff. We inspect the remarkable Kokoda museum, monuments and memorials. Lunch by the river at the beautiful Hoi village and then onto Deniki. Enjoy the spectacular views over the Kokoda valley where you spend your first night on the track.
in Port MoresBY
Your Australian guides meet you at the airport and conveys you to your hotel. This night involves a comprehensive trek briefing and delicious group dinner.
Deniki to Alola
6 hours trekking
A highlight of today is spending time paying your respects at the Isurava war memorial. This memorial was opened in August 2002 to commemorate the incredible 4 day battle that took place here and the courage displayed by such men as Butch Bisset, Charlie MCallum and Bruce Kingsbury. We lunch here then walk to Alola village to spend the night and enjoy the magnificent views down the valley.
Trek down to Eora Creek village with a fascinating inspection of Japanese trenches, ammunition, armoury and mountain gun site along the way. Lunch at Templeton’s Crossing (Named in honour of Captain Sam Templeton revered by his men who disappeared during fighting north of Kokoda). Overnight camping at Templeton's 1. Excellent campsite for a refreshing swim.
TEMPLETON'S 1 to Kagi
8 hours trekking
Trek to Kagi via the Kokoda gap, where we ascend Mt Bellamy, the highest point on the track. Onto the Myola 1 airfield and hospital site. Inspect the Myola ammunition dump still containing wartime Australian mortars, grenades and mines. Lunch here and then onto Naduri and into Kagi where we spend the night experiencing traditional village life.
Kagi to Menari
7 hours trekking
Today’s highlight is trekking up Mission Ridge and Brigade Hill, the scene of another famous battle. We have lunch at the monument on Brigade Hill and then start the big downhill trek for a refreshing swim in the river near the picturesque Menari. Here we see the plaque laid in honour of Damian Parer, the famous Australian war photographer.
After leaving Menari and walking up a steep saddle, we descend “The Wall” and trek to the Brown River for a refreshing swim. We then ascend the challenging “False Peaks” and up to the beautiful Nauro village campsite.
Nauro to Ua-Ule creek
7 hours trekking
Today we trek over the Maguli Range, down to Ofi creek for a well-earned swim and lunch break. We head up a steep incline to Ioribaiwa ridge, a scene of more vicious fighting. We trek through Ioribaiwa Village which was the southernmost point of the main Japanese advance on the Kokoda Track. We then slosh our way through beautiful little creeks and walk to Ua-Ule Creek rest house where we finish our day by having a refreshing swim in the beautiful rock pools.
Ua-Ule creek to Owers Corner
6 hours trekking
An early start today to trek along the river and up the long steep climb of Imita Ridge and then down the location of the “Golden Stairs” to the Goldie River where we cool off with a swim. After this we climb a steep
hill to our destination, Owers Corner, where we walk shoulder to shoulder together under the famous Kokoda arch.
At this location, we have a well-deserved delicious lunch with cold drinks whilst you reflect upon the last eight days. We then board a bus to the Bomana War Cemetery where we pay homage to all those brave men who lost their lives on the track. Following this we head back to our hotel in Port Moresby.
Kokoda Courage has the best completion rate on the track. This is not just due to our excellent guides or experienced trek medic on the track. It is because we actively oversee every trekkers pre-trek training leading up to the trip.
The Kokoda track experience is very doable. Thousands of Australians complete it every year of all ages. But extensive Pre-trek training is essential as we are walking over a huge mountain range for 8 days in the heat and humidity, sometimes in very wet muddy conditions, so you must prepare for the worst conditions.
All of our Kokoda Courage staff have their personal training qualifications and will support you and guide you every step on the way of this journey and that includes getting you prepared for the trek.
Kokoda Courage provides an extensive training program to every trekker as part of your trek package.
we will also actively provide assistance and advice to make sure you are fit and physically prepared for the trek.
we have one of the highest completion rates on the kokoda trail
Kokoda Courage organise and lead a pre-trek overnight camp at no extra cost. This is for trekkers to familiarise themselves with all of their trek clothes, Boots and camping equipment prior to the trek.
This also a great time to Bond with your fellow trekkers prior to the trek in a Beautiful place such as the Grampians, Bright, the High Country or the Great Ocean Rd Trek*.
* We also organise these same camps interstate and one of our guides will fly to the state to organise and lead the weekend.
It is important to celeBrate what is the trip of a lifetime. On our last night we have a Beautiful dinner at one of our Hotel restaurants accompanied By our local guides.
This is followed By the presentation of our Kokoda trek certificates and then we all go for drinks at one of our Hotel Bars to celebrate.