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AUSTRALIAN GUIDED TREK – Owers’ to Kokoda

$3,450.00$4,130.00

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.

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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.

ITINERARY

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 Efogi 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 6 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.

 

2017 Australian Guided Trek Costs

Cost per Trekker AU$ 3450
To hire a personal porter (optional) AU$ 580

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 Australian Guide inclusions:

  • Kokoda Track Authority Licensed Tour Operator
  • Accommodation 2 nights (1 night pre-trek) (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
  • 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

Additional Information

Date

PRIVATE TREK 1114: 01 Jun 2018 – 08 Jun 2018, Trek 1121: 03 Jul 2018 – 10 Jul 2018, Trek: 1126 02 Aug 2018 – 09 Aug 2018, Trek 1134: 24 Sep 2018 – 01 Oct 2018, Trek: 1137 03 Oct 2018 – 10 Oct 2018,

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