Surrounded by dense greenery, glistening rivers and incredible views, it is hard to believe that just over 70 years ago the 96 km Kokoda Trail was the site of one of the bloodiest battles for Australian troops in World War II. Even nowadays, to conquer the trail requires dedication, courage and mateship, just like it did back in the 1940s. Begin the adventure in Port Moresby before visiting the Kokoda Memorial and undertaking seven days of steamy trekking through the dense Papua New Guinea heat. Meet friendly locals along the way, test your personal stamina and undertake a journey as challenging mentally as it is physically. TRIP CHANGES FOR 2017: From 2017 all departures will include a commercial flight from Port Moresby to Popondetta followed by land transport to Kokoda to begin the trek. All departures will trek in the same direction (from Kokoda to Owers Corner).

Highlights

Trek the famous Kokoda Track with a local cooperative that ensures local villages and communities benefit directly

Follow in the footsteps of the Australian and allied soldiers who battled to defend Port Moresby from advancing Japanese forces in 1942. Hear incredible tales of courage and personal sacrifice from the local historian who accompanies you on the trek

Meet friendly locals and stay in remote villages

Hike up the arid spines of mountains and through valleys of lush rainforest. This challenging, rewarding adventure invites you to confront your own physical and mental boundaries in the middle of the jungle

Get to know your personal porter, who will look out for you every step of the way