Bulldog Trek / Black Cat Trek Combined


The Black Cat Track is a very tough 58km trek in remote North West PNG.

It is far less travelled than its famous cousin The Kokoda Trail.

This trek combines the Bulldog Track to add another 60km of a remote and less known and less travelled track. We utilize local porters from 2 territories on this trek – we start with Bulldog Track porters, and change at Kaisenik where we meet Black Cat Track porters. This ensures good co-operation between locals, and generates income for both localities.

This trek is like Kokoda 20 years ago, with more evidence of the WW2 fighting, and it includes swamps, dangerous river crossings, cliffs, dangerous ledges, jungle, fallen trees and more.

The WW2 battles around Salamaua and Wau saw fierce fighting, and saw our Aussies joined by some American GIs, alongside the largest concentration of PNG natives in the PNG campaign with the Papuan Infantry and New Guinea Volunteer Rifles.

This trek is for the very experienced and fit hikers only.

NOTE: This trek is scheduled on demand. Dates are flexible and can be tailored if you have a group, with a minimum group of 6 trekkers. If you have a group, please use our enquiry form to express your interest. Individual trekkers please also use the form to express your interest, however you will need to be flexible with your dates until our minimum numbers are reached.

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  • Itinerary
  • Inclusions
  • Exclusions
  • Costs
Day 1

Flight to Port Moresby from Australia. Transfer to Hotel. Pre-walk briefing.

Day 2

Transfer to airport and flight to Lae. Visit Lae war cemetery. Transport to Bulolo. Accommodation at Pine Lodge.

Day 3

Early morning pick up and transfer to Kaisenik. Camp

Day 4

Transport to the start of the Track. Cross Crystal Creek, climb through kunai grass and scrub, pass the B-17 bomber site, and on to Charlie’s Camp. We continue along the track (sometimes also referred to as Buisaval Track or Ballam’s Track – a small overgrown track used for ferrying goods from Salamaua to the goldfields around Wau) to Skindewai Village 9 HRS

Day 5

Today’s trek has some variation with many hills and descents where we follow the spurs all day long. Most walking is on sloped ridges, some with sheer drop offs, and is hard walking. We spend the night at Gorogasul (Guadagasul) camp 9 HRS

Day 6

Continuing on, down to the Bitoi River, and to Makoop, wade the Bitoi River, and cross it multiple times to Mubi (Mubo), where we camp for the night. 7 HRS

Day 7

We pass Vickers Ridge, climb to Tambu saddle, pass New Camp, walk along Buirali Creek, climb the spur, and then to Timbered Knoll, and onward to Kamiatum. Walk in some steep areas over many ridge lines to Buiayau Creek, then to the Francisco River. Travel by raft to Salamaua, and stay at Salamaua guesthouse 8 HRS

Day 8

Boat to Lae, and transport to Bulolo – accommodation at Pine Lodge

Day 9

Rest Day

Day 10

Early morning pick up and transfer to Hidden Valley. Trek to camp site between Hidden Valley and Yanina 8 HRS

Day 11

Tough walking today to finally camp at Yanina 9 HRS

Day 12

Trek from Yanina to Tekadu 8 HRS

Day 13

Trek from Tekadu to Bulldog. Camp 10 HRS

Day 14

Boat transfer down Lakekamu River to Terapo. Camp 7 HRS

Day 15

Transport to Port Moresby to Hotel

Day 16

Transport to airport & fly home



  • All airport transfers
  • Two nights twin share at the 5 star Hilton Hotel in Port Moresby (breakfast included, and single supplement available)
  • Australian trek leader
  • Native PNG guide
  • Airfares from Port Moresby to Lae
  • Boat transfers from Bulldog to Lakekamu and from Salamaua to Lae
  • All accommodation at Port Moresby & Salamaua & Bulolo (all twin share) and villages on the Track
  • All food whilst trekking
  • Dinner at Salamaua and Bulolo
  • Group porters and local guides
  • Personal porter
  • All vehicle (PMV) transport
  • Rafting the Francisco River
  • All Track permits
  • History briefs, and battle site viewings
  • Quick dry T-shirt and cap


  • International flights to/from Port Moresby
  • Personal spending on the trek
  • Personal drinks and snacks at guesthouses and hotels
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa to PNG
  • Food and drinks at hotel at Port Moresby


  • Trek cost is $7500 – this includes your personal porter – includes travel/flight allowance back to his home village
  • Please note that prices may be subject to change due to covid restrictions effecting flights, and other cost variations
  • Trek includes a minimum number of 6 trekkers
  • Trek is an on-demand trek only – please use the enquiry form at the bottom of the page to express your interest

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