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ANZAC KOKODA FAST TREK – Owers’ Corner to Kokoda

$2,990.00$3,755.00

The Anzac Kokoda Fast Trek is designed for the trekker who likes a challenge! We understand the need for those trekkers who wish to challenge themselves physically but also to participate in the Dawn Service events April 25th 2020.

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The ANZAC KOKODA FAST TREK – Kokoda to Ower’s Corner is designed as a challenge and to allow trekkers a chance to commemorate ANZAC.

The trek is fast paced and covers the 96km track in a shorter period of time. If you are short on time or in search of a challenge then this is trek for you!

The trek will take you along the Kokoda Track as you make your way through various locations and Battlesites to give the trekker an understanding of what our soldiers went through during WWII.

The ANZAC Kokoda Fast trek offers history and culture to your trekking experience. The depth of history however is not the same as other packages we offer as the duration does not allow an in depth look at the history. Trekkers do not miss out of the history but if you do want more ‘indepth’ history and have more time we highly recommend our longer ANZAC TREK packages where guides have more time to share.

The trek will have trekkers begin walking before Anzac day. At trek’s end all trekkers will be back in Port Moresby to attend the DAWN SERVICE at BOMANA WAR CEMETERY for ANZAC DAY services.


OVERVIEW

  • ACCOMMODATION : PRE & POST TREK – BREAK INCL
  • DIRECTION : KOKODA TO OWERS’ CORNER
  • DURATION : 7 DAY/ 6 NIGHTY
  • FITNESS LEVEL : HIGH
  • BRIEFING : PRE TREK BRIEFING, POST TREK BRIEFING
  • TRANSPORT : ON ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE
  • TRANSPORT : TO BEGIN AND END THE TREK BACK IN POM
  • FOOD : ON TRACK- BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER, SNACKS
  • EMERG SUPPORT SYSTEM : 24 HR TREK SUPPORT & COMM
  • SAT TREK TRACK SYSTEM : LIVE MAP WITH DAILY UPDATES
  • DAWN SERVICE :BOMANA WAR CEMETERY
  • TREK COST : $3075.00
  • PORTER COST : $680.00 (OPTIONAL EXTRA)
  • MINIMUM GROUP SIZE : 1 TREKKER (PRICE MAY VARY)
  • MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE : 10 TREKKER

Trek Highlights

  • BOMANA WAR CEMETERY
  • KOKODA WAR MUSEUM
  • ISURAVA MONUMENT
  • BATTLESITES
  • KOKODA TRACK HISTORY
  • CULTURAL EXPERIENCE
  • FANTASTIC SCENERY
  • HISTORICAL MEMORIES

ANZAC KOKODA FAST TREK:

  • Kokoda Track Authority Licensed Tour Operator
  • Accommodation 1 night (1 night pre-trek – Includes Breakfast) (Twin Share)
  • Accommodation 1 night (1 night post-trek Includes Breakfast) (Twin Share)
  • Internal Transport – (Road and Flight transfers to begin and or end the Trek)
  • Emergency Support System (24 hour Trek Support & Communication | Australia & Port Moresby Offices)
  • Expert Local Guided Trek Master
  • Expert Assistant Guide
  • First Aid & Wilderness first aid trained staff
  • Food Porters (Carry food for trek)
  • Equipment Porters
  • Kokoda Track Authority Trekking Permit
  • Local Trail fees
  • Guest house accommodation fees
  • Village campsite fees
  • Food for entire Trek
  • We utilise Satellite Phone’s with all Trek’s
  • Satelite TrekTraka system
  • Kokoda Trekking Detailed Preparation & Information Package
  • Kokoda Training Programs
  • Kokoda Trekking quick dry shirt
  • Exclusive access to Fit4Treks online Training Programs
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Bomana War Cemetery (Visit)
  • Liability Insurance ($20 Million)
  • Tent hire (inclusive within trekking cost)
  • Backpack hire (inclusive within trekking cost)
  • Accommodation Kokoda/Popondetta
  • Treknology

Local Staff Inclusion

  • Proffessionally Trained
  • Flight inclusions for trek
  • Internal Transport inclusions
  • Staff Uniforms
  • Staff Equipment
  • Staff Food for trek
  • Staff Wages
  • Track & Village Camping Fees
  • Accommodation Prior to Trek Departure

2020

Cost per TrekkerAU$ 3075
To hire a personal porter (optional)AU$ 680
Trip IDTrek DescriptionDurationStartFinish
1185ANZAC FAST TREK 20207 days19 Apr 202025 Apr 2020
DAY 1: KOKODA – ISURAVA
You will be start your trek at the 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. This is where we commence our trek, and after just an hour on foot, you will arrive at your first Kokoda village – the village of Kovelo. After a short stop, we will embark on another hour’s walk and soon arrive at the well structured and organised village of Hoi. It is in Hoi that you will begin to realise just how challenging this trek will really be. This part of the Kokoda Trail is not easy and presets you with a tough, steep climb in the beginning. But don’t be disheartened – this is just a test to get you in the mood, if you are not already raring to go. Another five hours on from here you will arrive in Isurava. Isurava is home to a magnificent war memorial – opened by Australian Prime Minister John Howard in 2002 – and was the site of a significant World War II battle. Isurava is now regarded as one of the most sacred sites along the trail and is made all the more special by panoramic views of the Kokoda and Yodda valleys along the way. To rest your weary limbs after day one, you will stay overnight at the local guest house.
DAY 2: ISURAVA – TEMPLETON’S CROSSING
After a restful evening, we set off early in the day, for our next destination – the village of Alola, and then move on to Iora Creek. Faced with a challenging and steep climb, and then a sharp descent, we finally reach Templeton’s Crossing which is where we spend the night. Imagine spending the evening under the forest canopy and falling asleep to the gentle voice of the Iora Creek splashing against the rocks? That will be you. And if you bring a line, you can also try your hand at trout fishing.
DAY 3: TEMPLETON’S CROSSING – EFOGI

Day Three sees your trek begin with another steep climb and descent – much like day two. With another crossing of Iora Creek, you will then climb to the top of Mt Bellamy, the highest point of the Kokoda Trail and take in the panoramic views of the area. You will be treated to a wonderful reward here – an enjoyable walk through a carpet of moss, which will take you to the junction of Myola and Kagi, which is land marked by an aircraft propeller. It is here that we will take a right turn, make a climb, and then descend to the splendorous village of Kagi.

Kagi quite simply, commands spectacular views of villages along the Kokoda Trail and is a must see for trekkers to the area. We will continue with a walk to the airstrip, regarded as the steepest walk in the world, where we will descend to the creek, and then ascend to Efogi No. 2 village. If we turn back and look you will be able to see your trekking path from Kagi and it is at this point that we begin to make our descent into Efogi, where we stop for the evening and collect our food and supplies thanks to a prearranged food drop.

DAY 4: EFOGI – NAURO
Up early again and you will begin the day with a refreshing and challenging climb up to Brigade Hill. Brigade Hill, along with Isurava is one of the most sacred sites along the Kokoda Trail and having taken in this most beautiful area, you will then begin your descent to the village of Menari. As you continue along and then begin a further climb up a steep hill you will be taken in by summit as it presents you with fine views of Menari. Following this breathtaking moment you will make a muddy, swampy, and at times leech-infested (if you are lucky!) trek to the Brown River, which must be crossed with great care, especially if the River is in flood. Next take a walk onto the village of Nauro where we stop for the night to eat and rest, ready for day five.
DAY 5: NAURO – UA’ULE CREEK
We begin our day by climbing the heartbreaking false peaks of Maguli Ridge (where you will even have time to count them yourself). After descending to Ofi Creek for a well – deserved break, we will then make another climb to Ioribaiwa Ridge, and a subsequent descent to Ua’Ule Creek for our last night together on the Kokoda track.
DAY 6: UA’ULE CREEK – OWERS’ CORNER
With one final push for day six, we do the hard graft to reach Imita Ridge, and then descend the ‘Golden Stairs’ and the Goldie River. As a reward, we take one last refreshing dip in the River before climbing up to Owers’ Corner. Trekkers are then returned to hotel to end the trek.Congratulations! You and your fellow trekkers have just completed one of the world’s toughest treks. Along the trail, you have climbed nearly 5,500 meters (18,000 feet) and descended almost the same amount as you weaved in and out of some of the worlds most picturesque areas. You should be congratulated on your efforts. After all, you are one of an elite group to experience an adventure you will never forget.
Day 7: ANZAC DAWN SERVICE
The morning of the 25th of April you will be picked up from your accommodation at 4am and driven out to Bomana War Cemetery for the 2020 Anzac Day Service. Following the service, trekkers will make their way to the Royal Papua Yacht Club where you will be able to relax, have something to eat and later head back to your hotel.

 

Additional Information

Date

Trek : 1185 19 Apr 2020 – 25 April 2020

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