Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
The Australian Guided Kokoda 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.
Please note this itinerary is not set in stone and can change each trek, depending on conditions at the time.
|Day 1: OWER’S CORNER – UA’ULE CREEK|
|This morning we will call and collect you from accommodation. Trekkers will be transported to the drop off point at Ower’s Corner. On the way we will have a short stop at Bomana War Cemetery before moving on to other locations such as McDonald’s Corner where you can stretch your legs and take more photographs. At Ower’s Corner you will meet your porters who will accompany you across the Kokoda Track. The trek commences with your first descent down to Goldie River followed by your first climb up to Imita Ridge. Upon reaching the top it is another long descent down to Ua’Ule Creek for your first night on the Kokoda Track.|
|Day 2: UA’ULE CREEK – OFI CREEK|
|The morning will commence with numerous creek crossings before a tough climb up to Ioribaiwa Ridge. This is the point during World War II where the Japanese retreated. It is now a steep descent down to Ofi Creek where you will enjoy your first lunch break and swim before setting up camp for the night.|
|Day 3: OFI CREEK – AGULOGO|
|This morning we will refill our water bottles for a steep couple of hours climb up Maguli Range before we reach Nauro Village. We stop here for lunch before heading down to Agulogo for the night.|
|Day 4: AGULOGO – EFOGI|
|Today will be an easy walk down to Brown River where you will cross with care as the river can be high depending on the rainfall they have experienced in that area. You will need to refill your water bottles for your next climb up Brigade Hill. At the top of Brigade Hill you will have a chance to take in some of the scenery from the lookout. After a short break we will then descend down to Efogi Village the half way point. At this point you should feel proud of yourselves as you reflect back on what you have experienced and to know you are half way across the track!|
|Day 5: EFOGI – 1900|
|Today will begin with a climb up to Efogi 2 another small village. This is followed by a steep descent to the first creek crossing of the day. We then start to climb up to the village of Naduri followed by another climb up to 1900 campsite area where we spend the night. Another alternative route is to head up to Kagi followed by a climb up to 1900. Some of our treks go via Naduri and some via Kagi.|
|Day 6: 1900 – EORA CREEK|
|From 1900 campsite we commence the day with a climb up to Mt Bellamy the highest point on the Kokoda Track. Weather permitting you will be able to look down as far as the Kokoda Station. Once we have taken a break we will then commence our walk down to Templetonâ€™s Crossing I. This is followed by a short descent down to Templeton’s Crossing II where you will enjoy your lunch break. Following lunch we will then descend down to Eora Creek campsite to spend the night.|
|Day 7: EORA CREEK – ISURAVA VILLAGE|
|Today be begin the day with a descent to enable us to cross over Eora Creek following by a climb up to Alola Village where we will take a lunch break before walking towards Isurava Memorial the highlight of our trek. For the majority of us, this is an emotional experience having walked the track for the past few days and then
turn the corner into Isurava to a magnificent view and another photograph opportunity with the monument as a background. Also time to reflect on the past and pay our respect to the World War II and the many fallen soldiers who so tragically lost their lives in this area. We then head down to Isurava Village to spend the night.
|Day 8: ISURAVA VILLAGE – KOKODA|
|This is our last day of trekking and an exciting time for all as the finish line is not that far away and the whole group is excited. We will have a few descents and climbs before reaching Hoi Village. After Hoi we will continue walking towards the archway in Kokoda. When we reach the Kokoda Archway, photographs will be taken to celebrate our successful trek. Once in Kokoda you will have the chance to take a break at the Kokoda Station and to visit the Kokoda Museum and historical memorial area. We will then finish our trek when we walk down to Orohaven Kokoda Retreat.|
|Day 9: POPONDETTA – POM|
|This morning you will have a short drive down to Popondetta to catch your Dash 8 flight back to Port Moresby. On arrival in Port Moresby you will be met by a representative from Kokoda Trekking where you be returned to our accommodation for a well earned rest. You will also receive a Certification of Completion and a Kokoda Trekking T/Shirt.Congratulations! You and your fellow trekkers have just completed one of our most popular trek’s that has allowed you to take in the most beautiful scenery along the way at a more relaxed pace. Along the track, you will 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 Track.
Congratulations! You and your fellow trekkers have just completed one of our most popular trek’s that has allowed you to take in the most beautiful scenery along the way at a more relaxed pace. Along the track, you will 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 Track.
2018 ANZAC Australian Guided Trek Costs
|Cost per Trekker||AU$ 3550||Anzac Savings Cost per Trekker||AU$ 3350|
|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 night’s accommodation prior to starting your trek departure and this is arranged by Kokoda Trekking.
Kokoda Trekking ANZAC Australian Guide inclusions:
- ANZAC Bomana War Cemetery Dawn Service
- Kokoda Track Authority Licensed Tour Operator
- Accommodation 3 nights (1 Night pre-trek) (1 Night 24th April prior to Anzac day) (1 night Orohaven Pija Retreat)
- Internal Transport – (Accommodation Transfers on arrival in PNG) (Road and Flight transfers to begin and or end the Trek)
- Emergency Support System (24 hour Trek Support & Communication | Australia & Port Moresby Offices)
- Australian Guide
- 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
- Kokoda Trekking Iphone Application
- 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. (Fit4Treks is the only Kokoda Trek Training Program of its kind)
- Certificate of Completion
- Bomana War Cemetery (Visit)
- Liability Insurance ($20 Million)
- Tent hire (inclusive within trekking cost)
- Backpack hire (inclusive within trekking cost)
- Accommodation Orohaven (Kokoda or Pija) Retreat
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
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 accommodation for your first night in Port Moresby.
Time permitting trekkers will go to Bomana War Cemetery prior to trek departure or on the morning the trek is due to begin. Trekker’s will be given time to pay your respects and to take some photographs.
Please keep in mind food and drinks have to be purchased by the trekker on the first night in Papua New Guinea. The accommodation is inclusive within your trek package.