Papua New Guinea

Historical Kokoda Track Tour with Memorial Day and Trekking Options

Experience the pilgrimage of a lifetime as you retrace the steps taken by our brave heroes during the 1942 Kokoda Campaign - one of the most significant milestones in Australia's military history. Relive key moments through a unique blend of adventure, great storytelling and living history on this expert-guided tour. The journey brings to life the dramatic highs and lows, victories and poignant stories of immense courage under fire. Includes internal flights within Papua New Guinea, accommodation, transfers, all meals, knowledgeable local guides, excursions and more.

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9 Days
9-DAY NON-TREKKING SPECIAL

Package valid for one person (twin share). You must purchase two packages or pay a single traveller surcharge - see the 'Fine Print' for details

  • Non-trekking tour of Kokoda
  • Attendance at ANZAC Official Dawn Service at Bomana and Lunch at Royal Port Moresby Yacht Club followed by an extra night at the Hotel on the 25th to depart Port Moresby on the 26th.
  • The expert knowledge of Kokoda historian David Howell, and other experienced local guides
  • Accommodation throughout the tour, including a bonus night pre-Dawn Service
  • All meals: eight breakfasts, seven lunches and eight dinners
  • Return airfares (Port Moresby to Alotau and Port Moresby to Popondetta)
  • Transfers to all sites including Bomana, Owers’ Corner and Kokoda
  • Transfers from all airports within Papua New Guinea
  • Excursion to Milne Bay Memorial
11 Days
11-DAY KOKODA TRACK

Package valid for one person (twin share). You must purchase two packages or pay a single traveller surcharge - see the 'Fine Print' for details

  • The expert knowledge of Kokoda historian David Howell, and other experienced local guides and support staff
  • Accommodation including two nights in Port Moresby and guest house accommodation while trekking
  • All meals while trekking
  • A personal porter to carry your pack during the trek
  • Internal flight within Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby to Popondetta or Popondetta to Port Moresby)
  • Transfers between Popondetta and Kokoda
  • Airport transfers
  • Transfers to and from Ower's Corner
  • Tour of Bomana Cemetary
  • Welcome pack
  • Tents and cooking equipment
  • Safety and medical equipment
  • Pre-trip advice and training
  • Kokoda Historicla Trekking shirt
  • Certificate of completion and commemorative medallion
12 Days
12-DAY MEMORIAL TRACK

Package valid for one person (twin share). You must purchase two packages or pay a single traveller surcharge - see the 'Fine Print' for details

  • The original Kokoda track with a special lunch and extra night at the Crown Plaza
  • Attendance at ANZAC Official Dawn Service at Bomana and Lunch at Royal Port Moresby Yacht Club followed by an extra night at the Hotel on the 25th to depart Port Moresby on the 26th.
  • The expert knowledge of Kokoda historian David Howell, and other experienced local guides and support staff
  • Accommodation including two nights in Port Moresby and guest house accommodation while trekking
  • All meals while trekking
  • A personal porter to carry your pack during the trek
  • Internal flight within Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby to Popondetta or Popondetta to Port Moresby)
  • Transfers between Popondetta and Kokoda
  • Airport transfers
  • Transfers to and from Ower's Corner
  • Tour of Bomana Cemetary
  • Welcome pack
  • Tents and cooking equipment
  • Safety and medical equipment
  • Pre-trip advice and training
  • Kokoda Historicla Trekking shirt
  • Certificate of completion and commemorative medallion

The Kokoda Track is a challenging 96-kilometre trail through the Owen Stanley Range in Papua New Guinea and was the location of the 1942 World War II battle between the Japanese and Australian forces. Immerse yourself in the history and culture as you visit all the major battlefields and pay respects at war memorials, while expert historians turn master storytellers to bring the voices of the soldiers to life.

What You'll Love…

The Experiences - Poignant moments as you retrace the steps of brave heroes

Tour Port Moresby to discover the strategic significance of this sprawling PNG capital city to the 1942 Kokoda battle. Pay homage to the brave soldiers at the National War Memorial and admire the vast anthropological collection at the National Museum. Visit the wreck of the M.V. Macdhui, whose loss in a direct hit by the Japanese was deeply felt by the Australian troops, and pay your respects at the Bomana War Cemetery, the final resting place for many of the fallen soldiers.

Head for Popondetta and the Northern Beachheads to follow the route of the Australian advance to Kokoda and beyond to Buna, Gona and Sanananda. En route, see Oivi and Gorari, the final major battle of Kokoda before the battle of Buna-Gora, the mighty Kumusi River and Awala, where the first contact happened between the advancing Japanese and the Papuan Infantry Battalion. Relive the battles of Gona, Buna and Sanananda, which formed the final stage of the Kokoda Campaign, at the Northern Beachheads.

The ANZAC Day Dawn Service - included in the 9-day non-trekking tour - takes on unforgettable significance in Papua New Guinea where the battles were fought. Guests travelling on ANZAC Day will join the dawn vigil as the bugle sounds the Last Post at this moving tribute at the Bomana War Cemetery, final resting ground for many of the fallen heroes of the Kokoda battlefields. Reflect on the solemnity of the great commemoration at the Gunfire breakfast.

Your 9-day Non-Trekking Tour Includes:

  • Non-trekking tour of Kokoda
  • ANZAC Day Dawn Service
  • The expert knowledge of Kokoda historian David Howell, and other experienced local guides
  • Accommodation throughout the tour, including a bonus night pre-Dawn Service
  • All meals: eight breakfasts, seven lunches and eight dinners
  • Return airfares (Port Moresby to Alotau and Port Moresby to Popondetta)
  • Transfers to all sites including Bomana, Owers’ Corner and Kokoda
  • Transfers from all airports within Papua New Guinea
  • Excursion to Milne Bay Memorial

Trekking Tour Options – 11 Day Fully Australian-Led Tour

Nothing challenges the indomitable spirit like a pilgrimage that immerses you in Australia’s proud wartime history by foot. Journey in the steps of the militiamen who braved the rugged and harsh terrain of the 96 kilometre trek in the PNG jungle. This 11-day fully Australian-led tour tailors each trek to ensure you stay at the key locations on the battlefield wherever possible. Pay your respects at war memorials, inspect Japanese trenches and relive history at the scene of ferocious battles.

Choose to start your journey from the north at Kokoda Village, and follow the trail taken by the embattled Australians as they are pushed back to Port Moresby. Or conversely start on the offensive trekking south from Owers’ Corner and see how Australian troops pushed the Japanese forces back to Kokoda and beyond. See ‘Package Options’ for details and the 'fine Print' for dates/directions.

Your 11-Day Trekking Tour includes:

  • The expert knowledge of Kokoda historian David Howell, and other experienced local guides and support staff
  • Accommodation including two nights in Port Moresby and guest house accommodation while trekking
  • All meals while trekking
  • A personal porter to carry your pack during the trek
  • Internal flight within Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby to Popondetta or Popondetta to Port Moresby)
  • Transfers between Popondetta and Kokoda
  • Airport transfers
  • Transfers to and from Ower's Corner
  • Tour of Bomana Cemetary
  • Welcome pack
  • Tents and cooking equipment
  • Safety and medical equipment
  • Pre-trip advice and training
  • Kokoda Historicla Trekking shirt
  • Certificate of completion and commemorative medallion

Your 12-day Trekking Tour Includes:

  • Attendance at ANZAC Day Official Dawn Service at Bomana and Lunch at Royal Port Moresby Yacht Club followed by an extra night at the Hotel on the 25th to depart Port Moresby on the 26th.
  • The expert knowledge of Kokoda historian David Howell, and other experienced local guides and support staff
  • Accommodation including two nights in Port Moresby and guest house accommodation while trekking
  • All meals while trekking
  • A personal porter to carry your pack during the trek
  • Internal flight within Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby to Popondetta or Popondetta to Port Moresby)
  • Transfers between Popondetta and Kokoda
  • Airport transfers
  • Transfers to and from Ower's Corner
  • Tour of Bomana Cemetary
  • Welcome pack
  • Tents and cooking equipment
  • Safety and medical equipment
  • Pre-trip advice and training
  • Kokoda Historicla Trekking shirt
  • Certificate of completion and commemorative medallion

The ’7-day change of mind guarantee’ does not apply for Tour bookings. Due to the high demand and limited departures any cancellation / refund requests must be made within 48 hours of purchase. Otherwise, the standard Refund Policy applies.

Valid for the following departure dates:

9-Day Non-Trekking Memorial Day Tour:

18 April 2019

12-Day Memorial Day Trek:

15 April 2019

11-Day Kokoda Track Trek:

13, 28 May 2019

11, 25 June 2019

1, 20 July 2019

7, 20 August 2019

3, 17, 23 September 2019

17 October 2019

1 November 2019

Booking conditions and cancellation fees do apply. Please take out travel insurance at this time.

Booking Conditions: The tour operator will be in touch within 72 hours of purchasing the package. The booking forms must be returned to the tour operator within 7 days of purchasing the package. Reservations cannot be made until the booking form is returned to the tour operator.

Please note: Packages are not transferrable to any other person. The tour order, itinerary, departure dates and airlines cannot be changed after the tour has been confirmed in writing. Any changes to confirmed reservations will incur a AU$150 change fee per person.

The package is valid for ONE PERSON (based on twin share). If you are travelling with another person you must purchase TWO PACKAGES.

*Single traveller options: *If travelling on your own, a surcharge of AU$160 per night applies for the non-trekking tour. The single supplement for the trekking tour is AU$460 for two nights - please note for the trekking tour there is an age restriction of 16 years if travelling unaccompanied or 12 years if accompanied with a parent or guardian.

Tour includes accommodation at the following hotels or similar:

Crowne Plaza Port Moresby / Sanananda Guest House

Hotels listed are guaranteed unless booked out or in the case of force majeure. If a hotel listed is not available, a hotel of a similar standard will be substituted.

Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is two adults sleeping on double or twin bedding.

Please note: Disability access is not available during the tour, please consider this before making your booking. Hotels may not have ramps, wide entryways or elevators to accommodate disabled passengers or devices such as wheelchairs, walkers and motorised scooters. Due to physical constraints and space limitations, wheelchairs, walking frames and motorised scooters may not be taken aboard motor coaches.

Please note: The trekking option is very physically demanding. Please consider this before making your booking.

The name on the tour booking is not transferrable to any other person.

Value has been determined based on the Tour Companies published rack rates provided and the value of inclusions.

Tour Operator’s cancellation and change of date policies apply.

The voucher is not refundable after purchase other than in accordance with the Booking Guarantee.

Additional expenses including, but not limited to, entry visa, meals not mentioned in the itinerary, all drinks, additional requests and tips/gratuities are not included with this voucher.

Please note, a visa may be required for travel for some guests.

Travel insurance is strongly recommended. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this voucher.

All activities and services are subject to availability.

The offer will be available for purchase for a period of up to 14 days unless sold out.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated). Menus are subject to change without notice.

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