This is a tour for those interested in the Kokoda Campaign and the final battles of Gona, Buna, and Sanananda on the northern shoreline. It is a non-trekking tour for those keen in the history and significance of these campaigns, without the need for trekking the trail.
This is a 6 day tour that provides historical information and visits to places vitally important to Australia and our war efforts in WW2 in the PNG arena.
The tour includes both ends of the Kokoda Trail (Owers’ Corner and Kokoda Village) and the Northern Beaches sites of Gona, Buna and Sanananda.
You will receive history briefs along the tour, visit battle sites, and pay your respects at a number of memorials and cemeteries.
Arrive Port Moresby. Transfer to 5 star Stanley Hotel Port Moresby. Pre-tour briefing and dinner.
Transport to Bomana cemetery. Transport to Owers corner (the start of the Kokoda Trail). Transport to airport and fly to Popondetta. Visit Popondetta memorial and cemetery. Transfer to basic Hotel.
Transport to 1951 site of Mt Lamington eruption where 3000 locals perished. Visit site of old missionary where missionaries May Hayman and Mavis Parkinson were murdered. Visit Soputa where the Australian base was established for the Northern Beaches campaign. Travel to Buna, Huggins road block and battle sites, and overnight Buna Village.
Transport to Awala where the first shots were fired in the PNG campaign. Visit battle sites at Gorari and Oivi. Visit Wairopi and the Kumusi River crossing. Continue to Kokoda and visit battle sites, memorials and Kokoda Station monuments. Overnight at Kokoda.
Visit the start of the Kokoda Trail. Helicopter pick up at Kokoda, transport to the Isurava Battlesite. Tour of the Battlesite and the Australian Memorial. Helicopter to Port Moresby. Transfer to hotel.
Transfer provided to International terminal and home.
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