We all understand the importance of the Kokoda Track in our wartime history…. take it a step further and walk the track that traces the footsteps of the Australian soldiers.
This historical trek through the mountain ranges, jungles and villages of Papua New Guinea is a physical, emotional and spiritual challenge. Our experienced Australian trek leaders have detailed historical knowledge of the track so they can trace the battle and the history for you along the way.
This is an amazing, special and unforgettable journey for all Australians and a special experience that gives you a glimpse into the heartland, culture and lifestyle that makes Papua New Guinea as beautiful and incredible as it is.
The Kokoda Track is one of the great treks of the world. It is also a location that holds a very important place in Australia’s history. From July 1942, the route over the Owen Stanley Range witnessed the battle hardened Japanese war machine, encounter young, unprepared, untrained, unproven and hopelessly outnumbered Australian soldiers. On the Adventure Professionals Adventure you will hear the stories of Kingsbury, Owen, Metson, McCallum, Potts, Honner, the Bissett brothers and many more. It was on the Kokoda track that the myth of Japanese invincibility was broken for the first time.
The Kokoda Track stretches 96 km’s through what is arguably some of the most rugged and wild jungle in the world. It is a primal track, built over 200 years ago as a commuting route between villages before it became the scene of bitter fighting between Australian and Japanese soldiers. It is thought the Japanese aim was to secure Port Moresby as a forward mounting base for possible insertion into Australia. Today, battle localities are still evident throughout the jungle, marked by the weapon pits of the combatants.
The battle sites remain remarkably well preserved; it’s as though the Australian soldiers who sheltered there had shouldered their packs and walked away only a day or two ago. Many relics of the war can still be found, a testament to the ferocity of the fighting. This is a track that you can feel proud to say you have completed; as a mark of respect to Australian wartime history, and of course, as a personal physical challenge.
For any questions email Adventure Director Glenn Azar – email@example.com
Duration: 11 days
Dates: 18th – 28th April 2014
Activity: 8 days, 7 nights trekking; 2 days travel
Accommodation: 2 nights twin share hotel (single available) – 7 nights single tent
Meals: All meals provided
Group Size: Maximum 20
To book on this trip please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07-4639 5077
Reservation Form: AP Reservation Form