World Expeditions | The Kokada Track is an arduous but very iconic trek through the wilds of Papua New Guinea, a South Pacific island nation just above Australia.
For many, the Kokoda Track is a fitting reminder of the Australian Army’s heroic battles in 1942 to defend Port Moresby, in extraordinary conditions, from the advancing forces of the Japanese. In the company of an expert guide, you willtrek across the geographical heart of Papua New Guinea following trails from the tropical rainforests to the rarified climes of the Owen Stanley Ranges.
At night we stay in secluded jungle camps close to traditional villages in some of the most remote regions of PNG. This well-balanced trek allows for time and opportunity to embrace the history and local culture, as well as meet the physical demands of this rugged track.
It takes nine days to cover the 96-km trail, offering tremendous rewards and a feeling of accomplishment as we complete the trek between the township of Kokoda and the highlands.
Day 1: Land in Port Moresby. Get comfortable in your hotel and acclimatize to the equatorial region.
Day 2: Fly to Popondetta, northeast of the capital. Once there, you’ll be driven to the head of the famed Kokoda Trail.
Days 2–9: Commerce the trek. With an expert guide, trek across the heart of Papua New Guinea while following trails through tropical rainforests and diverse mountain environments. In the night, stay in secluded jungle camps and learn about the traditions of the villages though the locals. You take lots of time to enjoy all this trek has to offer. Milestones include: Con’s/Surgeon’s Rock, Eora Creek campsite, Kokoda Gap, village of Naduri, Brigade Hill, visit to the Menari School, New Nauro Village, and more.
Days 10-11: Complete the trek and return to Port Moresby, where the trip concludes.
- 9 full days trekking through the PNG jungle in footsteps of
- Experience local village life and culture with stays close to traditional villages and secluded jungle camps
- Develop an accurate insight into the history of the trail through your experienced guide
- Plan your trip to coincide with Anzac Day in order to complete one of the most poignant battlefield pilgrimages in the world
- Add on a trip to the Northern Beaches of Papua New Guinea prior to the trek to get a full perspective of the 1942 military campaign
- Phone: 800.567.2216
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- Length/Departs: contact operator for current depart dates
- Accommodation: Hotel, resthouse, jungle camps
- Price: contact operator for current pricing
- Difficulty: Moderate to challenging
- Note: World Expeditions says “This trip is 100% Carbon Offset” (ask operator for more info)