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Kokoda Trail

Choose the Kokoda trek package that’s right for you. View our 2017 & 2018 trek schedule, packages and prices.

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$2,895

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The history of the Kokoda Trail

The Kokoda track was the setting for a famous event in Australian history, one which still resonates in the national consciousness today.

The Kokoda track

1942

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Mountain Trekking

Kokoda Trekking organises and offers set trekking itineraries as well as custom made treks to satisfy your needs.

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5 Nights

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Trek with Kokoda Trekking & have an adventure of a lifetime

The Kokoda Trail is one of the world’s great treks, linking the southern and northern coast of Papua New Guinea, it is a challenge to be enjoyed by the fit bushwalker. The Kokoda Trail and Sogeri area have a history of bitter fighting between Australian and Japanese armies during the early days of the war in the Pacific in World War II.

The 96 km Kokoda trail passes through rugged mountainous country of rainforest, jungles of fern, orchids, birds and clean mountain streams which tumble into steep valleys. The unspoilt villages throughout the Kokoda Track will welcome you and the Koiari and Orokaiva people will greet you with smiles and tempt you with seasonal fruit and vegetables.

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Is the trek safe?

Safety is our first priority. For more than ten years, we have operated the safest Kokoda Trail experience possible.

Is the Trek hard?

It is highly recommended you train hard prior to trekking the Kokoda Trail to make the experience more enjoyable.

Why Trek?

Kokoda Trekking offers a selection of trekking options that will accommodate your fitness level and length of time you have to spend.

Why choose us?

Our Kokoda experience and safety record are second to none. Learn why we are the company of choice for thousands of trekkers in Australia.

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Walk

in the footsteps of heroes

The Kokoda Trail was the scene of some of the bloodiest battles of World War II and still carries the scars of a fierce campaign.

What’s your question?

If you have further questions and would like further information you are encouraged to contact us or check out our forums.

Guaranteed, year-round departures
All the treks we create are guaranteed to depart, even with a minimum of one person, so you needn’t worry about last minute cancellations. Every year we are contacted by trekkers who have had their trek cancelled at short notice by other operators. Visit our trekking schedule for upcoming treks, taking into consideration we can create any date range to suit your needs seven days a week commencing in either direction as we are PNG-based.
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8 hours ago

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Trek 1104: Cyprian Haera must have been clicking away like he was at a wedding as so many photographs taken. Thanks CP. Am sure their guide Pat managed to take a few himself. Enjoy over 450 photographs taken on this trek. We send camera's out with every trek. Some staff take more than others.
www.facebook.com/pg/KokodaTrekking/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10155914751845971Marilyn and Margaret McPaul along with Pat Vainerere Marilyne and Maggys Kokoda Groupies
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Trek 1107: www.facebook.com/pg/KokodaTrekking/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10155935461110971 ... See MoreSee Less

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This afternoon on return to Australia, our guide Pat Vainerere must have been tired from his walk and the early morning starts but he still found the energy to uploads heaps of photographs. If you wish to view:
Trek 1144: www.facebook.com/pg/KokodaTrekking/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10155914352320971
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9 hours ago

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Trek 1106: Arnold sent a text earlier today to say they were at Imita Ridge and were heading for Ioribaiwa for the night. He will report in again tomorrow when I will update. ... See MoreSee Less

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Trek 1105: Earnst reported in and said they are at Naduri tonight. Today it rained quite heavy so hard going. He said they were all soaked and cold and were looking forward to getting warm and a change of clothes. The plan tomorrow is to pass the half way point of Efogi and to head to Agulogo for the night. ... See MoreSee Less

10 hours ago

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15 hours ago

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Marilyn's Kokoda Experience: I had tears in my eyes reading what Marilyn wrote as its the very reason I keep doing this. To all our guides and porters, thank you!

Marilyn's words: This could be a long post...here’s my reflection of the past 8 days

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Walking Kokoda started out as a goal 4 years ago. This year it became reality. Then as fate would have a memorial for our father Allan McPaul who transitioned over in February. Dad was posted to PNG towards the end of WWII and it was due to this connection that I wanted to walk the ANZAC trek. In some respects I knew what I was in for. Also no amount of training would make it easy.

It was hard. One of the hardest things I could possibly accomplish physically. Most things I’d done to date were short bursts compared to Kokoda. Camping 2-3 nights. Trekking 4-6 hours. Kokoda was days long. Some days 10 hours of solid workout where the burn never stops in your muscles. Never look up more than a couple metres because the path would appear endless!

It was spiritual. Something happened along the way connecting me to a sweet space between pain and bliss. When I found it there was no way I’d give up.

I spoke to spirits. My dad was the little blue winged butterfly who flew around me for about 10 minutes. Landing on my shoulders, head, arms many times. My mum I associated with the songs playing in my head. Oh Danny Boy or Galveston.

Then there was the Japanese soldier who died from a bayonet wound in the neck. Once I told him “thank you I get it” the pain I’d been feeling left my neck. The spirit of Mon who was my parents and later my older sisters house boy helped me carry my pack. Side by side we walked for hours.

My porter Lenny said “everything must leave the mind on Kokoda”. He was right. I usually have 12 spirit guides around me but on Kokoda I noticed a lot more just out of sight over my shoulder.

Lenny was my porter without whom I’d not have fared so well. From cutting steps (with bush knife) into the hillside so I wouldn’t have to step high or slide down to taking off my shoes at days end. I never expected my porter to do that. But from the first day as I sat wearily down he was at my feet untying my laces. Later he’d wash off the mud and dry my socks and shoes by the fire. Lenny helped me to appreciate the loyalty of the PNG people. I saw a truely magnificent being, always patient and caring.

There was nothing I couldn’t ask for and he’d do it. Lenny held my hand many times to pull me up over rocks to crossing rushing rivers. It’s his demeanour many of the people here have which is nothing like the Master/Servant but rather one of knowing who he is and why he’s part of this life.

He simply does his best without wanting anything in return. The epitome of the Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels. Apparently he also holds the 18 hour record for the Kokoda Track. I felt his patience while it took us 8 days to traverse! Lenny never showed me anything but care and friendship. I’ll be forever grateful.

Our guide Pat is an amazing man. His knowledge of the track and history was the right balance between guide and personal trainer. I know I was a concern initially as I struggled to find my rhythm on the trail. Pat was always patient and somewhere behind me to give me a confidence boost as I knew Maggy was powering on ahead.

Along the way we stopped to hear stories and picture the battles fought in the WWII campaign. We could tell the porters and support staff respected him.

As with an island nation nothing goes strictly to plan. With Pat leading us we never felt unsafe and always knew what was happening.

This has been a memorable experience.
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16 hours ago

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Bomana War Cemetery Anzac Day 2018John Pegus; Tim Cooper; Peter Lindgren and Robin Swadling ... See MoreSee Less

1 day ago

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Antony, what an inspiration you are! To have completed Kokoda with only one leg was such an achievement in itself - but now you have excelled again. Well done!Today, Anzac Day 2018, Antony (Tony) Zahra placed a wreath at the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. After starting this walk on 31 March Tony and his support crew walked from the three Pagodas on the Burma/Thai Border through Hell Fire Pass over the Bridge over The River Kwai, through Kanchanaburi, to the railway station where some of the POW disembarked from the Troop train from Singapore.

We will he posting more photos in the near future of the last leg of the journey as unfortunately we had some comms issues. Thank you to Kevin Otway, CEO of Warrior Racing for making this all possible and hours and hours of behind the scene logistics that enabled the team to do this walk. A huge thank you and well done to the support walkers, Ben Harris, Chris Hewson, Anthony Lear and Peter Heeney. Special thanks also to the local support by Dominic, Scott, Kae and Ning!
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1 day ago

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Saraha & Karen Stevens; Hylton Ward and all the way from Sweden, Ulf Svensson ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

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Trek 1105: Earnst called to say they woke up to a wonderful Anzac Day Service at Isurava Memorial and left there around 7am. Tonight sees them at Templeton's II. Trekkers and porters all did well today. Last night there was very heavy rain at Isurava and today the track remains very wet. ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

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Marilyn and Margaret McPaul along with Pat Vainerere Marilyne and Maggys Kokoda GroupiesMarilyn and Margaret McPaul along with Pat Vainerere Marilyne and Maggys Kokoda Groupies ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

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Darren Smith is on the trek. Its a 'fast' trek, in the end the plan is for all three treks to walk off together in Kokoda on the 23rd April. ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

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Anzac Day 2018: Spare a minute today to think of all the 'Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels' of yesterday. Also to think of all the men who continue today, walking and carrying backpacks for the many Kokoda Trekkers who walk the Kokoda Track each year. We salute them. It reminds me of an incident that happened to me a few years back. I took one of our guides to the North Face race in the Blue Mountains. When heading back to the Gold Coast I could have turned right but instead I turned left and headed off to Canberra to take him to the War Memorial. His name is Ramsey Idau from Kokoda. It was a public holiday and thousands of people attended that day. Inside we stopped at an area on Aitape, Wewak in PNG. I was telling Ramsey that my mother lost her brother to a sniper's bullet at Aitape and that he was buried in Lae War Cemetery. Seconds later a woman a few years older than myself approached us. She asked if we minded if she joined us as she could not help but hear what I was telling Ramsey. She said her father had passed away a few years before and that she came up to Canberra to do some more research about his time in PNG. She asked Ramsey, are you from PNG, to which he replied yes. She then said I am going to give you a big hug from me coz without the likes of your ancestors helping our diggers, perhaps I might never have been born. Then she said, I am going to give you another hug on behalf of my father and others who did not make it back. She then turned to me and opened her briefcase. Would you believe she produced a piece of paper which showed both her father and my uncle Robert McMillan listed on a manifest...same day....same flight into Wau. From memory her father was Number 8 and my Uncle 15 on the manifest. She went on to say they were both part of the Kanga Force. I have often thought about our meeting. What are the odds that a lady up from Melbourne and Ramsey and I down from PNG, that we would meet in amongst thousands of people walking around that day at the War Memorial. We all had tears in our eyes. Later Ramsey thanked me for taking him there. He said to me, I felt the warmth of that lady and I am pretty sure I will now be a better guide for the experience of knowing how much it means to some of our trekkers to walk the track. Ramsey just finished walking the track this week in PNG as part of the team with my cousins. He is just one of the PNG porters still doing their very best to ensure Australian's are safe. Well done to all the fuzzy wuzzy angels of WWII and to our modern day guides and porters. ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

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Lest We ForgetOur Anzacs didn’t fight, so we could allow our country to be sold...Take’s 30’seconds to sign the petition to stop the sale of our country www.stopforeignownership.com.au ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

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Trek 1106: Waiting in the wings to head out tomorrow is 4 trekkers. Ulf Svensson arrived in country days ago and went off to Kavieng arriving back in Port Moresby around 8:30am this morning. The other three trekkers flew in from Australia arriving around 1pm this afternoon. Karen and Saraha Stevens - a mother daughter combination and another guy by the name of Hylton Ward. Tonight they are no doubt hearing all kinds of stories from the trekkers who returned today from the track. They will attend the Bomana War Memorial service tomorrow morning and will need to be up bright and early around 3:30-4am. After the service they will all go to the Royal Papua Yacht Club for breakfast. Their guide Arnold Jinga and 8 porters have been waiting in town for this trek to commence at midday tomorrow from Owers' Corner. ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

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Trek 1105: Earnest called by sat phone to say they reached Isurava Memorial around 1pm today and set up camp to make sure they got a spot to camp tonight. Throughout the day more and more trekkers turned up so they could wake up there tomorrow morning, 25th April for the Anzac Day service. On this trek is Shaun Foster who is on his second trek with us. When he walked almost 5 years ago he was in the company of a famous Australian actor who later went on to act in a movie about Kokoda. His name is Matt Le Nevez who starred in ABC's Parer's War - Story of WWII Camerman Damien Parer. www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2611732/Matt-Le-Nevez-reveals-lost-staggering-10kgs-just-ON...

Imagine for a minute waking up here tomorrow. Earnest said the service is to begin at 5:30am

Matt Le Nevez reveals he lost TEN kilos in one week
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2 days ago

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Trek updates on the eve of Anzac Day.
Trek's 1144; 1104 and 1107: all trekkers are now back in Port Moresby and as I type should be out enjoying dinner. They were booked to fly in early hours of this morning but late yesterday, PNGAir changed their flight time to this afternoon book in of 13:35pm. This meant they arrived back this afternoon. I heard that gave Maryanne some time to cook for them this morning. I am led to believe they tucked into doughnuts and some more pizza with leftovers from last night. Before heading to the airport trekkers were taken to the Popondetta War Memorial area.
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