Trek Through History with a Kokoda Trail Trek

Experience the Journey of a Lifetime with Return International Flights - Kokoda Trail Trek in Papua New Guinea! Revisit Australian History on a Nine Night/Ten Day 96km Trek Over Steep Mountains, Through Thick Rainforest, into Small Villages and Past WWII Remnants. Includes Return International Flights, Domestic Flight, All Meals, Hotel and Hut Accommodation, Entry Fees, Souvenir Video, Australian and Local Guides and More for Only $3,999 Per Person, Valued up to $5,450
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Advanced Trekking Experience Incl. Return International Flights

Experience the journey of a lifetime on a physical and spiritual expedition that revisits Australian history with a nine night/ten day trek including international return flights, through Papua New Guinea's Kokoda Trail for only $3,999 per person, valued up to $5,450

The Kokoda Trail is a challenging 96 kilometre trek through the Owen Stanley Range in Papua New Guinea and is the location of the 1942 World War II battle between the Japanese and Australian forces 

This physical and spiritual journey is a challenge for advanced trekkers and training is required as the trek requires up to 8 hours a day of walking through dense rainforest and up steep mountains reaching a height of 2,190 metres as the trail passes around the peak of Mount Bellamy

Tour Highlights

Begin your tour in Papua's New Guinea's capital city of Port Moresby where your Australian guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel for refreshments and a delicious welcome dinner

Wake up and take an early morning domestic flight to Popondetta or Kokoda airfield to begin your trek, you'll then walk up to Kokoda village to meet local villagers as well as local porters and support staff. Here, you'll also be able to visit the remarkable Kokoda museum and monuments and memorials before having lunch

Long days of trekking follow, with highlights including paying your respects at the Isurava war memorial, inspecting Japanese trenches, ammunition and a mountain gun site, ascending to Mt Bellamy - the highest point on the track, and viewing the Myola 1 airfield, hospital site and Myola ammunition dump 

The last few challenging days of the trek bring trekkers to the scene of a ferocious battle at Mission Ridge and Brigade Hill and over the Maguli Range to another scene of vicious fighting at Ioribaiwa Ridge, followed by a stop at Ua-Ule creek rest house for a refreshing swim in the rock pools

On the last day of the trek, trekkers will walk shoulder to shoulder together under the famous Kokoda arch before enjoying a well-deserved lunch whilst reflecting on the last eight days. Trekkers will then board a bus to the Bomana war cemetery to pay homage to the brave men who lost their lives on the track before heading back to the hotel in Port Moresby for a presentation dinner

Your Package Includes

Return international flights - Depart from Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide or Brisbane (see ‘Fine Print’ tab for other departure cities) to Port Moresby and return airport transfers in Port Moresby0

Domestic flight from Port Moresby to the trek starting point at either Popondetta or Kokoda airfield

Australian guides with first aid qualifications, and knowledgeable local guides who can answer any questions that you have about Kokoda's history

Two nights of five or four star hotel accommodation (twin share) in Port Moresby on the first and last day of your trek 

Accommodation in tents or huts along the trekking track including spending the night in the secluded villages of Alola, Kagi and Nauro

All meals throughout the tour including dinners prepared by a chef using fresh ingredients, as well as nutritious snack pack and hotel meals. Cooking and eating equipment is carried along the trek by local porters who are assigned as one porter per trekker

Prepare for your trek with an eight week training program for you to complete in your own time

Backpack and walking poles to help you on the trek (must be returned), as well as backpack and boot cleaning on completion of the trek

Take home your memories with a fully edited professional video of your experience, certificate of achievement and official track t-shirt

Track fees and site fees plus a visit to the Bomana War Cemetery

Important Information

No need to worry about getting your preferred dates. The Booking Guarantee means that if you try to make a booking within 14 days from purchase and can't get your preferred dates in the validity period, you can get a full refund

How to Book Your Travel Dates! Once you purchase your preferred Luxury Escapes package, you will receive a travel voucher with the direct reservation details for the tour company. When you are ready to finalise your travel dates and confirm your booking, contact the tour company directly through the reservation process stated on the voucher

Click on the 'Fine Print' tab above to read all the terms and conditions relating to this offer 

What We Like

The Kokoda Track was also the home of the "Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels" - the local villagers who risked their lives in the Second World War to assist the Aussie’s to resist the Japanese advance

Today the Kokoda Trail is one of the most beautiful and peaceful walks on earth, however there is still evidence of the war and trekkers sometimes find remnants in the jungle, and the older men of the villages bask in telling their stories of the "Fight"

Come together with other individuals to share a rewarding experience of mateship that you will never forget 

Click on the 'Fine Print' tab above to read all the terms and conditions relating to this offer

Tour departure dates: Valid for tours departing 17 March 2017, 14 May 2017, 4 June 2017, 13 August 2017, 17 September 2017, 15 October 2017 and 12 November 2017 (bookings must be made before 31 December 2016)

Booking Guarantee: Make a booking within 14 days from the date of purchase and if you don't get your preferred dates within the validity period of the deal then we will give you a FULL refund. Please note that evidence of an attempted booking must be provided to our Support Team via email no more than 2 days after the 14 day period. At this point, we will escalate with management to try and secure your preferred dates and if they are still unavailable, a full refund will be payable (bookings must be made before 31 December 2016)

Strictly subject to availability and please book early to lock in your preferred dates. After the booking guarantee period, bookings for specific dates during the validity period will be accepted on a first in, best dressed basis

International Flights: This offer includes an international economy class flight from Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide or Brisbane to Port Moresby and an international economy class flight back to your departure city. A surcharge of $350 per person applies for departures from Perth, flying with Qantas, Virgin or Air New Guinea. Payable direct to the tour operator at the time of booking

Vouchers are valid for one person aged 10 years or older. Trekkers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or supervising adult

A medical clearance form must be completed before the trek. These can usually be bulk billed by most doctors. A doctors certificate is required four weeks prior to your trek

A good level of physical fitness is needed for the trek. The tour company will provide you with an eight week training program to follow as your preparation

Hotel stays are twin share. During the trek most trekkers choose to stay in huts due to the larger space and ventilation, however two man tents are also included for those who prefer

Voucher must be presented at check-in

All surcharges are payable directly to the tour company

Trekkers must pay their own postage to return backpacks after the tour

Alcohol is not permitted on the trek

Return airport transfers are in Port Moresby

Tour Group Capacity: Tours operate with a minimum of 6 people and a maximum of approx. 30 people. In the unlikely event that the tour does not meet minimum numbers, trekkers will be offered alternate dates

Travel insurance is required. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this voucher. Proof of purchase may be requested by the tour company

Tipping is not mandatory but is recommended

Vaccinations may be required, please visit your doctor or a travel clinic for information as soon as possible after purchasing this voucher

Visit http://bit.ly/2c5LapQ to view all of the required trek documents

Strictly no refunds for this voucher for amendments and change of date - fees are at the tour company's discretion/policy

Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on existing reservations

Any unused portion of the package is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for other services or cash

Additional expenses such as (but not limited to) additional non-included flights are not included with this voucher

One voucher may be purchased per person

Package cannot be split

Offer only available for consecutive nightly stays

Your passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond your intended stay overseas

A visa may be required to the countries you are visiting and transiting. It is your responsibility to ensure you are holding a current visa

The value and comparative savings has been determined based on the tour company's published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependent on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving

All activities and services are subject to availability

Redemption instructions can be found on your voucher

How to get there

Getting to Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea is easy! Flights are available to Port Moresby from most major Australian cities with an approximate flight time of 6 hours

Qantas, Virgin or Air New Guinea flights from Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane are included in your package (surcharge applies for flights from Perth - see the 'Fine Print' tab for more details)

Australian Kokoda Tours

Australian Kokoda Tours
PO Box 778 Torquay

Our Booking Guarantee is our commitment to you to ensure that you get to travel when you want to travel and not when you have to travel.

And why do we offer this?

Well it's quite simple, we love to travel just as much as you do and we understand that it's hard to find dates to suit your work, family and personal commitments, so we guarantee you that if you can't get the dates you want we will give you a full refund. Yes, that's right...a 100% money back guarantee if you aren't able to book the dates that you want! It can't get much better than that!

How does it work?

It's very simple - make your booking request within 14 days of purchase and if you don't get your preferred dates (within the validity period) you will receive a FULL Refund. If you aren't able to get your preferred dates you'll get a refund directly back to your credit card (or PayPal account). Please note, if you get your preferred dates and later change your mind on when you want to travel, the Booking Guarantee will not apply to your request for a change of dates.

What do I need to do?

Make a booking within 14 days from the date of purchase and if you don't get your preferred dates within the validity period of the deal then we will give you a FULL refund. Please note that evidence of an attempted booking must be provided to our Support Team via email no more than 2 days after the 14 day period. At this point, we will escalate with management to try and secure your preferred dates and if they are still unavailable, a full refund will be payable

Minimal effort for maximum peace of mind! Purchase with confidence and assurance.

Trek Itinerary

DAY 1 - Arrival Day

Fly from Australia to Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Your Australian guide meets you at the airport and conveys you to your hotel. This night involves a comprehensive trek briefing with your Australian guide whilst having a cold refreshment next to the hotel pool and then enjoying a delicious dinner at the restaurant.

DAY 2 - Kokoda to Deniki
approx. 3 hours trekking

We take a early morning PNG flight from Port Moresby to either Popondetta or Kokoda airfield. Arrival at Kokoda and walk up to Kokoda village to the meet the local villagers where you will be introduced to your local porters and support staff. Inspect the remarkable Kokoda museum, monuments and memorials, have lunch and then onto Deniki. Enjoy the spectacular views over the Kokoda valley where you spend your first night on the track.

DAY 3 - Deniki to Alola
approx. 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 ultimate sacrifice made by courageous men such as Butch Bisset and Bruce Kingsbury in the vicious four day battle fought there. Lunch here then walk to Alola village to spend the night and enjoy the magnificent views down the valley.

DAY 4 - Alola to Templetons One 
approx. 8 hours trekking

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 II. Overnight camping at Templeton’s 1. Named in honour of Captain Sam Templeton revered by his men who lost his life fighting the Japanese north of Kokoda. Excellent campsite for a refreshing swim.

DAY 5 - Templetons 1 to Kagi
approx. 8 hours trekking

Trek over the Kokoda gap, ascending Mt Bellamy the highest point on the track. Onto the Myola 1 airfield and hospital site and inspect the Myola ammunition dump still containing wartime Australian mortars, grenades and mines. Lunch here and then onto the beautiful village of Kagi where our wonderful team of local porters originated and with a bit of luck we meet one of the last remaining Fuzzy Wuzzy Angel's. Here we enjoy a traditional village welcome and spend the night experiencing cultural village life on the track.

DAY 6 - Kagi to Menari
approx. 7 hours trekking

Today’s highlight is trekking up Mission Ridge and Brigade Hill, scene of another famous ferocious 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.

DAY 7 - Menari to Nauro
approx. 6 hours

After leaving Menari and walking up a steep saddle the rest of the day is relatively easy with a swim and lunch at the brown river then up to the Nauro village campsite. 

DAY 8 - Nauro to Ua-Ule creek
approx. 7 hours trekking

Today we trek over the Maguli Range, down to and across Ofi creek and then up the Ioribaiwa ridge, scene of more vicious fighting. We have lunch in view of the Kunai grass area which was the southernmost point of the Japanese advance on the Kokoda track. We then walk down to Ua-Ule creek rest house where we finish our day by having a refreshing swim in the beautiful rock pools. 

DAY 9 - Ua-Ule creek to Owers Corner
approx. 6 hours trekking

After numerous river crossings we trek the long steep climb up Imita Ridge and then down the golden stairs to the Goldie River where we cool off with a swim. After this we climb a steep hill to our final 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 and hot food 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. We then travel back to our hotel in Port Moresby. Tonight we have a presentation dinner and celebration with our porters and support staff from our trek.

DAY 10 - Transfer to Jacksons International Airport for your return flight to Australia. 

The Trek includes:

Domestic flights, Australia & Port Moresby – Kokoda (Virgin, Qantas or Co Share)

International flights, Australia - Papua New Guinea and return (Virgin, Qantas or Co-Share)

Airport Transfers in New Guinea and Australia

2 nights’ accommodation in Port Moresby in 4 or 5 Star accommodation twin share*

Track Fees

All porters and local guides (we have a 1 porter 1 client ratio)

Australian guides with minimum level 2 First Aid qualifications

All fresh food on the track is prepared

All meals & site fees are incorporated, including meals at the hotel

All tents & huts along the track

All cooking and eating equipment

Visit to Bomana War Cemetery

Satellite phone for emergencies & to contact Australia contact each day

We carry a fully equipped Automated External Defibrillator

Extensive historical history & information about the Kokoda campaign

Comprehensive Kokoda pack including a nutritious snack pack

Steripens to purify water (one between 2 trekkers)

Back-pack & Walking poles supplied to all trekkers (return postage responsibility of trekker)

Cleaning of backpack and boots upon completion

Comprehensive 8-week training plan

Australian Kokoda Tours official track T-Shirt

Certificate of achievement

Fully edited professional video of your experience on the Kokoda track

Thank you for an amazing trek. I cannot believe how both physically and mentally exhausted I have been all week!!!! It took a few days to kick in, but once it did it hit with advengance.... The porters are amazing and mudman should be congratulated on picking great people. The boys loved it and if in the future any of our younger boys are interested in going, you will be the first one I contact."Customer Testimonial
The experience that the Geelong Grammar School students had with Australian Kokoda Tours was life-changing. Not only was the training and planning straight forward but well organised too. His ability to get to know the individuals on a personal level helped ensure the group bonded for each session and most importantly the trek. During the trek the level of information he provided the group help paint the powerful imagery of what the campaign was like in 1942. He was well structured along the trek, had the best sites to rest on and as the students always comment upon; the food was amazing."Customer Testimonial
The professionalism from your team both the guides and the porters was outstanding. Everything was taken care of with a minimum of fuss. Arrival,Catering, Safety, Accommodation, transfers, logistics and departures all flowed seamlessly. The daily encouragement and advice on the tough days, the entertainment and tips around the campsite forged a strong bond amongst the whole team that can only come from challenging circumstances. The best bit for me was the cultural and historical insights into the Kokoda campaign provided while passing significant points along the way. The various strategic pieces of the puzzle that allowed the Diggers to endure. The stories of courage, endurance, mateship and sacrifice that occurred truly gave me a greater appreciation of the significance of this campaign to the freedom we take for granted in Australia."Customer Testimonial
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