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Kokoda Adventure Trek – Owers’ Corner to Kokoda

$2,895.00$3,475.00

The Kokoda Adventure Treks are 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.

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The Kokoda Adventure Treks are 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.

ITINERARY

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 Templeton’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.

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

Cost per Trekker AU$ 2895
To hire a personal porter (optional) AU$ 580

2018

Cost per Trekker AU$ 2895
To hire a personal porter (optional) AU$ 580

Local Guided trekking inclusions Kokoda Adventure Trek:

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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

Personal Porter

Yes, No

Date

Trek : 1108 31 March 2018 – 08 Apr 2018, Trek 1111 : 11 May 2018 – 18 May 2018, Trek 1117 : 14 Jun 2018 – 22 Jun 2018, Trek 1118 : 15 Jun 2018 – 22 Jun 2019, Trek 1120 : 02 Jul 2018 – 10 Jul 2018, Trek 1123 : 18 Jul 2018 – 25 Jul 2018, Trek 1128 : 17 Aug 2018 – 24 Aug 2018, Trek 1130 : 23 Aug 2018 – 31 Aug 2018, Trek 1131 : 03 Sep 2018 – 11 Sep 2018, Trek 1130 : 18 Sep 2018 – 26 Sep 2018, Trek 1138 : 04 Oct 2018 – 12 Oct 2018, Trek 1141 : 19 Oct 2018 – 26 Oct 2018

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