Bulldog Trek PNG - Wild Trek Tours

The Bulldog Track is one of the lesser known tracks in PNG, and is also historically called the Bulldog Wau road.

The track is in the Western End of the Owen Stanley Range.

After penetrating dense rain forest, it winds up jungle clad ridges for some 60km, climbing to over 3000m, before dropping down to Wau.

It is rugged and isolated, combining hot and humid days, and cold nights, and torrential rain.

In 1943, our Army engineers cut a road from Bulldog to Wau over 8 months as a supply line for battles in the Markham Valley and the northern coats of PNG. The road was finally completed in August 1943 when 2 jeeps travelled from Edie Creek to Bulldog.

You will see remnants of the road today as we trek along.

This trek is also sometimes combined with The Black Cat Track to finish at Salamaua.

This trek is an on-demand trek only, with a minimum of 6 trekkers, and is usually conducted from May to August.

Itinerary

Can be subject to change

DAY 1 : Flight to Port Moresby from Australia. Transfer to Hotel. Pre-walk briefing.
DAY 2 : Pick up by PMV (public motor vehicle) to Lakekamu Bridge and Lakekamu River. 6 HRS
DAY 3 : Boat up Lakekamu River to Nuikewa 7 HRS
DAY 4 : Meet local porters and guides, and trek with fairly easy walking to Tekadu 6 HRS
DAY 5 : Tougher walking today following the river with a climb of over 700m to finally camp at Yanina 8 HRS
DAY 6 : The hardest day yet – a significant climb up to a ridge line and then following to 2500m elevation – an overall climb of 1600m. Trek to Hidden Valley. Pick up by PMV & transport to Wau 10 HRS
DAY 7 : PMV transport to Lae. Transport to airport, flight to Port Moresby , transport to Hotel
Day 8 : Transport to airport & fly home

Overview

Gear List

Inclusions

  • All transport in PNG, including transport to Lakekamu River, transport to Wau & Lae, and boat transfer to Nuikewa
  • Airport transfers to/from hotels
  • Two nights twin share at the 5 star Stanley Hotel in Port Moresby (breakfast & dinner included, and single supplement available)
  • Flight from Lae to Port Moresby
  • Australian trek leader
  • Native PNG guide
  • 80 litre back pack, sleeping mat, two person tent (for you and your gear) can be supplied to you upon request
  • Your own personal porter to carry your full pack – you carry only your day pack
  • Cook
  • All meals cooked on trek (except your own personal snacks)
  • Trek fees
  • Village campsite fees
  • Quick dry Wild Trek T shirt and cap

Exclusions

  • Your flights to/from Port Moresby
  • Food and drinks from locals whilst trekking
  • Travel Insurance
  • Medications
  • Visa
  • Innoculations
  • Your own gear – we can assist with a full gear list, and can even provide loan tents, mats, backpacks etc if necessary – your porter will carry your backpack and you will carry only a day pack on the trek

Costs

  • Trek cost is $4500 – 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

TOUR DATES

  • This trek is an on-demand trek only – please use the enquiry form at the bottom of the page to express your interest
  • A minimum number of 6 trekkers is required for this trek to proceed
  • The trek usually is conducted between May and August

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

  • Package name
  • Bulldog Trek PNG