All travellers on Wild Trek Tours are required to produce proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Please also note that should circumstances change, you may also be required to provide a negative PCR test or RAT test prior to your trip – you will be advised if this is required.
Travel to PNG is now open.
It will be mandatory that all travellers to PNG will be required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.
PNG may also require proof of a negative PCR test or RAT test prior to entry – we will provide advice prior to the trek.
Wild Trek Tours takes all safety precautions during each trek, including providing alcohol hand wash, and strict cleanliness provisions during the trek, including cooking and washing requirements. It is imperative that all trekkers adhere to the Covid safe guidelines outlined by the Tour Leader prior to each trek.
You will need a valid visa for entry into PNG. It is the responsibility of each trekker to obtain a valid visa.
Online visa applications can be done via the ICA website: www.ica.gov.pg
Please note online visas will incur a US$50 processing fee.
*Please note: Covid restrictions/regulations in PNG may result in a revised itinerary. Wild trek Tours reserves the right to alter the itinerary based on the best Health advice in both PNG and Australia.
The good news is that the track is just about back to what is was pre-covid nearly 3 years ago. The locals are encouraged to see trekkers along the way and each village we came across went out of their way to greet us and welcome us back.
Some villages also had soft drinks and twisties to sell as they did 3 years ago, so that is a sign we are nearly back to normal.
In a few places the track was overgrown, but that was in the minority, and the villagers and Kokoda Initiative are constantly improving the track and the facilities. The track is still steep and slippery – but that is of course the challenge.
On this particular trek we also managed to visit Mamba Estate where Bert Kienzle had his plantation and from where he started as the person responsible for around 10000 locals (fuzzy wuzzy angels) used in the campaign.
We also visited the Beachheads (Buna & Sanananda) – unfortunately the battle sites and extensive Japanese bunker systems were extremely overgrown and hard to distinguish.
The next important date to remember is November 3rd – Kokoda Day, celebrated with a dawn service at Kokoda. This day is as important to the locals as it is to us and will involve a flag raising ceremony.
This trek commences 25th October – book now and don’t miss out !!!!
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In late January, we did a test walk of the South West Cape of Tasmania. This walk starts from Melaleuca airport, the same as for the South Coast Track, however the walk veers off to the West, and does a long loop back to Melaleuca.
This was undoubtably a tough walk. It is for experienced hikers only, over rough and some unmarked terrain, scrub bashing, swimming a creek crossing, steep ascents, and steep descents, and some over very exposed terrain.
See the following links to follow the trek:
View a sample of the overnight trek to Oberon Bay at Wilsons Prom in Victoria:
View a sample of the Grade 4 track on the Northern Circuit at Wilsons Prom: