The ANZAC TREK AT ISURAVA, Kokoda to Owers’ Cnr is designed for the trekkers who would like to take it easier and see/experience Kokoda in more time. We understand the need for a cultural experience as well as learning more about the history of the war campaign.
Please note this itinerary is not set in stone and can change each trek, depending on conditions at the time.
Day 1: KOKODA – ISURAVA
Today 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 started and challenge your stamina. 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 – IORA CREEK|
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. It is here that we stop to take in the scenery, take a swim and settle in for the evening.
|Day 3: IORA CREEK – TEMPLETON’S CROSSING|
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 4: TEMPLETON’S CROSSING – KAGI|
Day four sees you 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 make a right turn right, 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.
|Day 5: KAGI – MENARI|
We start early 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 rest and collect our food and supplies thanks to a pre- arranged food drop.
After our rest stop we take a 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. This is where we stop the evening.
|Day 6: MENARI – NAURO|
Today is the day for truly breathtaking moments and challenges all in one. We make a muddy, swampy, and at times leech – infested 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 7: 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 8: 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 our most popular treks – that has allowed you to really trek, 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.
|Cost per Trekker||AUD$2990|
|To hire a personal porter (optional)||AUD$ 680|
Local Guided trekking inclusions Kokoda Adventure Trek:
- Kokoda Track Authority Licensed Tour Operator
- Accommodation 1 night (1 night pre-trek – Gateway Hotel)
- Accommodation 1 night (1 Night post-Trekking – Gateway Hotel)
- Anzac Dawn Service Isurava Monument 25th April 2017
- 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)
- Expert Local 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)
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