Welcome to PNG and the start of your adventure! Once you’ve settled into the hotel come get to know your team and crew at our pre-trek briefing. Get a good sleep tonight and rest your legs! > Overnight in Port Moresby, The Stanley Hotel
: WE’RE OFF TO KOKODA!
Our adventure has begun! Today we head from Port Moresby to Kokoda. On arrival in Kokoda we’ll inspect monuments, memorials, museum and the Australian defensive position on the Kokoda plateau. We then trek for around 3 hours to Kovello and Hoi then begin the climb over the awesome Owen Stanley Range and through villages to Deniki. > Overnight at Deniki
: EORA CREEK
Today we continue to Isurava village with around 10 hours on our feet – trek to the magnificent and solemn Isurava Memorial where we hold a remembrance service, descend to the rear of the position at Back Creek – trek to the spectacular Alola village and admire the spectacular views back down in the Kokoda Valley.
From Alola we descend down through the valley examine weapon pits and discarded armaments until we cross Eora Creek and into camp > Overnight at Eora Creek
: NADURI VILLAGE
An early start today to get stuck into the longest trekking day of the adventure. We’ll be moving for around 12 hours today. From Eora Creek we continue on up the spur via the Australian delaying defensive positions, inspecting the weapon pits as you proceed. Examine one of the key Japanese defensive positions at the top of the ridge. We continue trekking to the Templeton’s before we trek over the highest point of the track through the Kokoda Gap at Mt Bellamy and then down through the Moss Forest and on to the Village of Naduri. > Overnight in Naduri Village
A much shorter day of approx 8 hours trekking today. In the morning we descend down into Efogi Village before we walk up to the Brigade Hill Battlefield where we hold a remembrance service before descending down to Menari for a well-earned break. We then climb up through the Menari Gap down “The Wall” and into camp at Agulogo > Overnight at Agulogo Village
This morning we cross the Brown River before making our climb up to the Village of Nauro across the Maguli Range before a long tough descent down to Ofi Creek.
From Ofi Creek we climb up and over Iorabaiwa Ridge before descending down to Iorabaiwa Village and into camp > Overnight at Iorabaiwa Village
: OWERS CORNER
Our final day! Today we continue our trek down Iorabaiwa ridge through Ua Ule Creek before climbing up Imita Ridge and down to Good Water. From Good water it is a undulating trek before crossing the Goldie River. From Goldie it is a short uphill trek to Owers Corner and the finish. We then drive back down to Port Moresby via the Bomana War Cemetery and back to the hotel for a nice hot shower and well deserved celebration drink! > Overnight in Port Moresby, Stanley Hotel.
Depart Port Moresby for home…time to reflect on your adventure and what you’ve just achieved. You’re now one of the people who have conquered 96kms of mountains and rainforest in tough conditions, experiencing a small piece of what our heroes saw all those years ago during battle. Congratulations! Remember this forever.