The Kokoda Track

10 Days | Challenge mind, body and soul on this historic trek

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Walking & trekking
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With dense greenery, difficult passes, glistening rivers and incredible views, it is hard to believe that the historic Kokoda Track was the site of one of the bloodiest battles for Australian troops in WWII. Discover the humbling history and remote beauty of the track on this 10-day adventure, with eight days of intense trekking through the Papua New Guinea mountains – a pilgrimage that honours those who fought and lost their lives here in 1942. With the guidance of your personal porter, trekking leader and a hardworking local crew to illuminate the wartime stories of the trail, this trip will see you testing your personal stamina on a journey through tiny villages and thick jungle.

Trip overview

Map of The Kokoda Track including Papua New Guinea
Start
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Finish
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Theme
Walking & trekking
Destinations
Papua New Guinea
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 18
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
TESA
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Trek the famous Kokoda Track the ethical way. We partner with a local cooperative that ensures local communities benefit directly from your visit.
  • Hear incredible tales of wartime courage from the local historian in Brigade Hill
  • Hike up the arid spines of mountains and through valleys of lush rainforest, stopping to cool off in pristine rivers along the way.
  • Meet the people who live in this region, learn about the local cultures and contribute to these small and remote communities.
  • Trek every step with a personal porter, trekking leader and crew – all locals – to ensure that you have the best experience possible while supporting employment in the region.

Is this trip right for you?
  • The Kokoda Track is a single-file foot thoroughfare that runs 96 kilometres — 60 kilometres in a straight line — through the Owen Stanley Range in Papua New Guinea. On our trip we complete this distance over 8 days. The Track is a narrow, uneven, muddy path with numerous steep inclines and declines.
  • The physical challenges of the Kokoda Track are immense. Expect long, demanding days of hiking through steep, sometimes slippery terrain, often to points of high altitude and under a hot sun. Mornings are early, with the daily trek commencing at sunrise. You will be required to complete a Passenger Self-Assessment form for this trip, available from your booking agent. We also recommend you undertake a training program before you begin.
  • Due to the strenuous nature of the trek, the minimum age for this trip is 18 years old. Bookings for minors, even if accompanied by a parent, cannot be accepted.
  • The accommodation while on trek is basic and multishare, often in communal village huts or tents. Please note that you will be sharing a mixed gender sleeping space unless camping. Tents are provided and carried by your porter.
  • This trip is operated by our trusted partner South Sea Horizons, however you will be travelling on a dedicated Intrepid departure. Intrepid works closely with South Sea Horizons to ensure that all of our customers have a meaningful and safe time on the track.

Itinerary

Map of The Kokoda Track including Papua New Guinea

Inclusions

Meals

9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners

Transport

Plane, Private Vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel (2 nts), Village community hut or camping (7 nts)

Activities
  • Kokoda - Kokoda Memorial
  • Kokoda - Kokoda War Museum
  • Kokoda - Kokoda Track Trek with Personal Porter
  • Port Moresby - Bomana War Cemetary

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Important notes

1. This is a very physically & mentally challenging trip. Travellers MUST be in exceptional physical health to undertake this trip. A Passenger Self Assessment form is required when booking this trip.
2. Strict luggage limits apply. Please see Packing for details.
3. Return airport transfers are included, provided you advise your flight details at the time of booking.
4. Special Anzac Day departures operate on 15 April & 24 April.
5. The minimum age for this trip is 18 years old and bookings for minors, even if accompanied by a parent, cannot be accepted.
6. A t-shirt commemorating your Kokoda trek is included in the price of your tour. Please ensure you provide your t-shirt size 8 weeks prior to your tour commencing to ensure we are able to order you the correct fitting shirt.
7. A rucksack (to be carried by your porter), day pack (to be carried by you) are included in your trip cost.
8. A sleeping mat and walking pole are NOT supplied so you will need to bring these with you.

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Sinead · Traveled July 2023
We travelled with South Sea Horizons, through our intrepid booking. The trip was mentally and physically challenging where I pushed myself to the absolute limit, but came out the other side. South Sea Horizons prioritised our safety above all else, and ensured even the slowest walkers got across the finish line.
Review submitted 11 Aug 2023
The Kokoda Track
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EUR €3,519