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Mandatory Vaccination Policy

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.

PNG – Kokoda – Now Open

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:

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.

Latest Trip News

Latest Trek Report

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.


  • Goodwater (Uberi) – very neat village in good condition
  • Ua-Ula Creek – small campsite, still well maintained
  • Ioribaiwa – good condition
  • Ofi Creek – good condition
  • Nauro – neat and good condition
  • Agulogo – lovely small village right on the river – good condition
  • Menari – one of the bigger villages – good condition
  • Brigade Hill – unfortunately the memorial area is a bit overgrown, but we are assured it will be fixed within the next month or so. The gravesite crosses that previously denoted all casualties are no longer on site. (The actual graves were moved many years ago to Bomana, and the crosses used to be a battle place reminder)
  • Efogi 1 – good condition
  • Efogi 2 – good condition. The memorial to the Bone Man of Kokoda (Nishimura) has the plaque now missing
  • Naduri – good condition, but camping limited
  • Diggers – abandoned
  • Bombers – in okay condition
  • Lokobo – in okay condition
  • Eora 1 (Dump 1) – in okay condition
  • Eora 2 (Templeton’s) – good condition
  • Eora 3 (Eora Creek )- new bridge built – good condition
  • Alola – good condition
  • Isurava battlesite – good condition, and memorial well maintained
  • Isurava village – good condition
  • Deniki – in okay condition
  • Hoi – lovely village on the river – good condition
  • Kovelo – good condition
  • Kokoda – final destination – good condition

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 !!!!

Tours and the Dates



  • 13 March 2023 to 23 March 2023 – SOUTH – NORTH – Fully Booked
  • Anzac Day Bomana – 15 April 2023 to 25 April 2023 – NORTH – SOUTH – 10 nights – Fully Booked
  • 17 June 2023 to 27 June 2023 – SOUTH – NORTH – 10 nights – AVAILABLE
  • 03 July 2023 to 13 July 2023 – SOUTH – NORTH – 10 nights – AVAILABLE
  • 07 August 2023 to 17 August 2023 – SOUTH – NORTH – 10 nights – AVAILABLE
  • 04 September 2023 to 14 September 2023 – SOUTH – NORTH – 10 nights – AVAILABLE
  • 25 October 2023 to 04 November 2023 – SOUTH – NORTH (re-taking of Kokoda Commemoration) – 10 nights – AVAILABLE


  • 13 March 2024 to 23 March 2024 – SOUTH – NORTH – 10 nights – AVAILABLE
  • Anzac Day Bomana – 24 April 2024 to 04 May 2024 – SOUTH – NORTH – 10 nights – AVAILABLE
  • 14 May 2024 to 24 May 2024 – SOUTH – NORTH – 10 nights – AVAILABLE
  • 17 June 2024 to 27 June 2024 – SOUTH – NORTH – 10 nights – AVAILABLE
  • 03 July 2024 to 13 July 2024 – SOUTH – NORTH – 10 nights – AVAILABLE
  • 07 August 2024 to 17 August 2024 – SOUTH – NORTH – 10 nights – AVAILABLE
  • 04 September 2024 to 14 September 2024 – SOUTH – NORTH – 10 nights – AVAILABLE
  • 25 October 2024 to 04 November 2024 – SOUTH – NORTH (re-taking of Kokoda Commemoration) – 10 nights – AVAILABLE

All dates subject to change

Overland Track Tasmania
  • 28th December 2023 – 3rd January 2024 – AVAILABLE
  • 16th January 2024 – 22th January 2024 – AVAILABLE

“Bookings fill very quickly. Please use our contact form for your enquiry”

South Coast Track Tasmania
  • 5th January 2024 – 13th January 2024 – AVAILABLE
  • November 2023 – March 2024 – Wild Trek Tours have availability from November 2023 to March 2024 – please use our enquiry form for any tour enquiries and please specify your preferred month

“Please use our contact form for your enquiry”

Wilsons Prom Northern Circuit
  • 7th April 2023 – 10th April 2023 – AVAILABLE

**Please note – we have alternate tour dates available upon application for each tour. Please submit an enquiry form if you require alternate dates to any of our listed tours.

***This trek is also an “on demand trek” that can be scheduled for groups of minimum 4 people. If you have a group of 4 or more, please submit an enquiry form and list your preferred month

Bulldog Trek / Black Cat Trek Combined
  • May 15, 2023 to May 26, 2023 – AVAILABLE
  • 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

South West Cape Tasmania – Test Walk – January 2021

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:

Wilsons Prom – Oberon Bay

View a sample of the overnight trek to Oberon Bay at Wilsons Prom in Victoria:

Wilsons Prom – Northern Circuit

View a sample of the Grade 4 track on the Northern Circuit at Wilsons Prom: