Pat Vainerere

Pat Vainerere

Age 51
Place of Residence: Gold Coast, Australia


Has guided many treks over the Kokoda Trail as well as a guide in the Cook Islands for many years. Other places travelled for trekking include Thailand, Bali, Tahiti and Vanuatu. Spends time outdoors walking the local scenic trails on the Gold Coast and Brisbane. Conducted outdoor training camps and walks for groups such as martial arts, health and sports club on the gold coast.


  • Born in the Cook Islands – local tour guide of the main land Rarotonga and Tahiti
  • Fluent English and great PR skills
  • Great passion for War History and Historical Knowledge
  • Applied First Aid Certified
  • Health and Safety conscious
  • Extensive experience in the security and health & fitness realms
  • Culturally motivated and driven individual, very friendly and mingles well with the locals
  • 20 years martial arts experience.


There is nothing more rewarding than sharing experiences with others and learning what drives a person to do incredible challenges such as the Kokoda Trail. There is no better place to do that other than to be with the person. A moment you may only experience once in a life time. A moment where you share, feel and rely on support for guidance to overcome physical and emotional boundaries. The rewards can only be explained by what you have accomplished mentally and physically in life. Pat enjoys sharing the War history with trekkers.



“One of the best things I’ve done

My entire experience with KTL was incredible. Our guide Pat looked after us down to the last detail and the porters became like brothers by the end of the trek, constantly going the extra mile for us (sometimes literally). Shout out to my personal porter Ramsy, who I shared many laughs and interesting conversations with. I miss hanging out with him already! The food was really impressive and the history sessions were very detailed and moving. All in all, it was an experience I’m really glad I had.”

“Excellent experience and team

I did Kokoda with 15 other work colleagues in June 2018. We were nervous about the unknown ahead, however Pat and his team were exceptional from the first day through to the last. Their knowledge was amazing and really made the experience amazing, we always felt safe and assisted through each day. I would highly recommend this group”

“Kokoda trekking

Completed the Kokoda track with Kokoda trekking. Had the most amazing experience. Kokoda trekking were amazing from start to finish. Pat our guide was awesome, nothing was a problem. He was so caring for every Trekker making sure everyone had a great time. He strapped and bandaged knees and blisters daily, his history knowledge of war was first class and went beyond expectations and had a memorial service during the trek which was very special and moving. Our porters were unbelievable. They also made our trek amazing, also going way beyond our expectations. They not only carried most of our gear, set up, packed up our tents and sleeping gear, dried our clothes, taught us all about their families and cultures, as well as keeping us well fed. We have made life time friends. The food was also far better than expected. They also documented our trek with over 600 photos plus videos which were promptly uploaded for us. Cannot recommend them enough, they made a great experience amazing.”

“Thanks Pat and the team

Thanks guys for looking after my sister and me.You did an exceptional job.I learnt so much from the teams knowledge of history it became more than just walking Kokoda. Anybody wishing to do this trek i would highly recommend Kokoda Trekking 10 out 10. Zita”