Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Please make sure you read at the bottom of this page, how I organise my trekking gear.
The Australian Guided Treks are designed to give you a feel of the culture as well as the history along the Kokoda Trail. We understand the need for a cultural experience as well as learning more about the history of the war campaign. You will learn about the history and the culture of the people living along the trail, and around the other parts of Papua New Guinea if you are interested.
We usually run one Australian guided trek each month. If you would like us to create an Australian guided trek to suit your date requirements please contact us and we will try to accommodate your needs. For a specially requested Open Australian Guided Trek, we require a minimum of 6 guaranteed trekkers.
We require a minimum of 4 or more trekkers booked on an Australian led trek. If we do not have a minimum of 4 then the trek will be led by my 2nd in Charge Clement Harika who has treked 60 plus times and is a historian guide.
Please note this itinerary is not set in stone and can change each trek, depending on conditions at the time.
Day 1: OWERS' CORNER to UA’ULE CREEK - The morning starts with pickup from Wellness Lodge before the drive out to Owers’ Corner in transport we provide. We continue our journey along snake road up to Sogeri Monument where we again stop for photographs. Now the fun begins as we travel via a dirt road for approximately 45 min to Owers' Corner weather permitting. The trek commences with your first descent down to Goldie River. We cross over Goldie River and commence our first climb to Imita Ridge “Golden Stairs which is no longer there”. Upon reaching the top it is another long descent down to Ua'Ule Creek where you will spend your first night out on the track.
Day 2: UA’ULE CREEK to OFI CREEK - This morning we will leave our campsite to head to Ofi Creek where there will be numerous creek crossings. We then climb up Ioribaiwa Ridge, half way up your climb you will reach loribaiwa village. We continue our trekking up until we reach the top of Iribaiwa Ridge. This is the furthurest point the Japanese advanced. It is now a steep descent down to Ofi Creek where you will stay on your second night.
Day 3: - OFI CREEK to OGOLOGO - Today we will trek of the Maguli Range and and down to to Nauro Village where we will have lunch. From Nauro Village we will trek down Brown River where you will cross. You will then continue your walk onto Ogologo Camp site where we will spend the night.
Day 4: OGOLOGO to EFOGI - Day 4 we will start the day with a half hour trek to the start of the WALL. We will then climb the WALL and trek down to MENARI Village where you will have morning tea. overnight ready for Day 4. After morning Tea we will begin with your first climb of the day up to Brigade Hill where we have lunch and pay our respects to the soldiers. We will then descend down to EFOGI where we will overnight.
Day 5: EFOGI - DUMP ONE- From Ofogi you will then have a steep climb up to EFOGI 2 and then down to a creek crossing. We then have a tough climb up to Naduri Village where we will have morning tea. From Naduri we start to climb up to Mt Bellamy to the 1900/Myola Junction campsite where we have lunch. We will then climb up to highest peak of the entire track at 2150 metres. Weather permitting you will be able to see Port Moresby in the distance. You will then walk on down to Templeton’s Crossing I or DUMP I where we will overnight.
Day 6: DUMP ONE to ISURAVA MEMORIAL- You begin day 7 with a small climb and descent down to Templeton's Crossing. From here we will have a short climb followed by a long descent down to EORA CREEK where we have morning tea. We then have a small climb up to the Japanese fort where you can see trenches. We then descend down to a creek. The next step is a climb to Alola Village where we have lunch. We then walk to the Isurava Monument which is the highlight of your trek. Everyone’s emotions run high here, reflecting on how hard it must have been during a war scenario. We have a small service together, and learn about the battle that took place there.
Day 7: ISURAVA MEMORIAL - KOKODA - From the Isurava Memorial we will trek down to Isurava Village and then on to Deniki where you will have lunch. Following lunch we will descend down to Hoi Village for a short flat walk to Kokoda Village finishing under the archway constructed by the Kokoda Memorial Foundation the same group who erected the one at Owers’ Corner where you commenced your walk. Once in Kokoda you will have the chance to take a break at Kokoda Station and take in a range of must see attractions including the War Museum and other historical memorials, the local hospital, the library, and other attractions in and around the local area. You will then spend your last night out on the track at Orohaven Retreat Kokoda or Pija Retreat.
Day 8: KOKODA - POM - Today is your last day in Kokoda where you will then be transported down to Popondetta to board your flight to Port Moresby. The flight takes approximately 30 minutes on a Dash 8. Once you touch down in Port Moresby you will be transported back to your hotels for a hard earned rest.
Congratulations! You and your fellow trekkers have just completed one of our most popular treks - one that has allowed you to not Sha
only walk, but take in the most beautiful scenery along the way at a more relaxed pace. Along the trail, you have climbed and descended more than 10,000 meters.
Well done - you are now part of an elite group of individuals to have experienced the Kokoda trail.
The Cost of the Australian Guided Trek.
|Cost per Trekker||AU$ 3450|
|To hire a personal porter (optional)||AU$ 580|
2017 Anzac Treks
|Cost per Trekker||AU$ 3550|
|To hire a personal porter (optional)||AU$ 680|
Online flight bookings can be made by logging onto: Virgin Australia or Air Nuigini. The earlier you book the less you will pay. You should also check the flight prices with each airline for travelling to Port Moresby and back to Australia as you may find that one airline is cheaper than the other. Airlines PNG is usually the cheaper of the two.
Although these treks are designed so that you rarely require additional accommodation, you may decide to stay in Port Moresby longer. If you do require additional accommodation, click here to compare hotel prices.
Remember this package includes one nights’ accommodation at Wellness Lodge or Sogeri Lodge prior to starting your trek.
Please contact us for large group bookings, School or charity discounts.
Kokoda Australian Guide inclusions:
Local Staff Inclusion
On Arrival to Papua New Guinea.
On arrival to Papua New Guinea you will be met at the Port Moresby International airport. Once all trekkers have been accounted for, we then drive everyone to the Bomana War Cemetery where you will be given time to pay your respects and to take some photographs.
After Bomana War Cemetery we will continue up the mountain towards Owers' Corner where we will stay for the first night in PNG at Sogeri Lodge.
Are you ready? Book now for your trek.
Feel free to contact us to ask any questions you might have. We'll be more than happy to help.
Australian Office - Brisbane
Phone Office : (07) 32010017
Mobile Phone : 0415 499 495
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
What Shane Thomas (Australian Guide) takes on each trek:
I use a personal porter, so I have a backpack and a day pack. I have separated the all the items I take into three categories. The Backpack that my porter carries, the daypack that I carry; and what I personally wear on the trek.
65 - 70 Litre Backpack:
Day Pack if required (Only required if you are using a personal porter. Otherwise items will go in Backpack)
Wear each day
Extra Bag (To leave in Port Moresby)
You can leave a bag in Port Moresby that is given back to you when you arrive back from Kokoda. You can leave anything in this bag instead of carrying it to Kokoda with you.
I recommend that you bring with you at least K700 ($350 AUD), as it is better to have more money than not enough and there are no credit card facilities at the end of the trail. Better to have more than less in my opinion. At times you can change Australian dollar to Kina at Orohaven Kokoda Retreat in Kokoda.