Kokoda Trek – 10 Days

Overview

The Kokoda Trail is a world-class tropical hiking trail that takes hikers through lush jungle terrain, moss coated forests and immaculate waterways, while also being connected to a critical moment in Australia’s involvement in World War 2.

Wild Trek Tours is one of the best Kokoda trail companies around, offering thoroughly planned Kokoda trail tours that operate during the best time to trek Kokoda. We also ensure our treks are completely comprehensive and awe-inspiring.

We conduct our trekking in conjunction with our local PNG partner.

We trek during the dry season, from February to October. Please note that due to Covid-19 restrictions, travel will recommence in May 2022, and our Terms & Conditions may alter to include mandatory Covid vaccination certificates.

Come by yourself, or with a mate or relative. We welcome small groups, schools and sporting clubs as well. Group size is limited to 6-20 trekkers, plus a local guide, porters and cooks.

Trekkers will carry a day pack only, and porters will carry your full backpack. We actively encourage the use of porters in order to support the local economy. The porters will set up camp each night and prepare all meals. They will also support you along the Kokoda Trail when the going gets tough.

We provide comprehensive historical briefs on our WW2 action that took place in 1942, and visit and detail all the key locations of the battles that took place.

We start trekking south from Owers’ Corner as we follow the route our troops took in order to push the Imperial Japanese Forces back to Kokoda and we then travel to Buna to view the Beachhead areas where our diggers finally defeated the Japanese in January 1943. Most other trekking companies finish at Kokoda and miss the significant Beachhead areas where over nearly 3 months we lost more lives than during the Kokoda campaign over the Owen Stanley Range. Don’t miss this opportunity to add to your experience.

During your trek you will be challenged on terrain that is steep and rugged, and likely to be wet and muddy in places. You will be rewarded with a fantastic experience of a lifetime, with spectacular views, beautiful villages and friendly local people along the way, coupled with a deeper understanding of what our forebearers endured during the wartime Kokoda campaign.

You need to arrange transport from your home State to Port Moresby, arriving by late -afternoon.

Briefing by tour leader followed by dinner at the hotel.

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Want to explore the stunning Kokoda Trail with one of the best Kokoda Trail companies? Our tours run during the best time to trek Kokoda and feature lush jungle and historically significant sites. Please contact us for more information or to make a booking.

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Itinerary
  • Itinerary
  • Inclusions
  • Exclusions
  • Costs
  • Trip Facts
  • Tour Dates
Itinerary
Day 1: NORTH – SOUTH (N-S)

Arrive Port Moresby – Hotel accommodation – pre-trek briefing

Day 2

Early morning flight to Popondetta. Travel to Kokoda via Awala, Oivi – Gorari, Kumusi River. Camp at Kokoda

Day 3

Trek through Hoi, Deniki, Isurava to Isurava Battlesite – camp

Day 4

Dawn service at the Isurava memorial. Trek to Isurava resthouse, Conn’s Rock, Alola, visit Eora Creek mountain gun position, Eora Creek, and camp at Templetons Crossing.

Day 5

Trek to Dump 1 (Eora 1) , Mt Bellamy, and camp at 1900

Day 6

Trek through Bombers, visit Myola, trek to Naduri, Efogi 2, and camp at Efogi

Day 7

Climb Brigade Hill, trek to Menari and The Wall, and camp at Agulogo

Day 8

Trek to Nauro, Engineers Ridge, to the top of the Maguli Range, and camp at Ofi Creek

Day 9

Trek to Ioribaiwa (the furthermost advance of the Japanese Army), Imita Ridge (The Golden Staircase), Ua-Ula Creek, and camp at Goodwater (Dump 66).

Day 10

Trek to the Goldie River and wade across, climb to Owers’ Corner, and transport to Bomana Cemetery, and to our Hotel.

Day 11

Return to Australia

Day 1: SOUTH – NORTH (S-N)

Arrive Port Moresby – Hotel accommodation – pre-trek briefing

Day 2

Travel to Bomana Cemetery, start at Owers’ Corner, wade the Goldie River, and camp at Goodwater (actual Dump 66)

Day 3

Trek to Ua-Ule Creek, Imita Ridge (the “Golden Staircase”), Ioribaiwa – the furthermost point of the Japanese advance, and camp at Ofi Creek

Day 4

Climb the Maguli Range, Engineers Ridge, trek to Nauro, and camp at Agulogo

Day 5

Climb The Wall, trek through Menari, and Brigade Hill and camp at Efogi

Day 6

Climb to Efogi 2, Naduri, visit Myola, Bombers and camp at 1900

Day 7

Climb Mt Bellamy, trek to Dump 1, and camp at Templeton’s Crossing

Day 8

Trek to Eora Creek, Visit Eora Creek mountain gun position, trek to Alola, Con’s Rock, and camp at the Isurava Battlefield

Day 9

Dawn Service at the Isurava Memorial, trek to Deniki and Hoi, and finish at Kokoda

Day 10

Transport to Popondetta via Kumusi River, Oivi – Gorari, Awala, and flight to Port Moresby and to the hotel

Day 11

Return to Australia

Inclusions

Inclusions

  • All transport in PNG, including transport to Bomana Cemetery, transport to Owers’ Corner , p/u at Kokoda, transport to Popondetta.
  • Airport transfers to/from hotel
  • Two nights twin share at the 5-star Hilton Hotel in Port Moresby (breakfast,single supplement available)
  • Flight from Popondetta to PM
  • 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)
  • History briefs on location along the trek
  • Kokoda Trek Authority Trek fees
  • Entrance fees to all battle sites
  • Village campsite fees
  • Tour of Bomana war cemetery
  • Quick dry Wild Trek T shirt and cap
Exclusions

Exclusions

  • Your flights to/from Port Moresby
  • Food and drinks from locals whilst trekking
  • Travel Insurance
  • Medications
  • Visa
  • Inoculations
  • 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
  • Food and drinks at hotel at Port Moresby
Costs

Costs

  • Trek cost is $4050pp
  • Personal porter costs and travel/flight allowance back to his home village – $680pp
  • Group bookings:
      1. 6-10 trekkers $3847pp plus personal porter cost $680pp
      1. 10+ trekkers $3645pp plus personal porter cost $680pp
Trip Facts
Group Size
Group Size
6 - 20 trekkers, plus a local guide, porters and cooks
Group Size
Transportation
Travel needs to be co-ordinated ex Port Moresby – please contact us for further information
Tour Dates

2024

  • 13/3/2024 – 23/3/2024 – South – North – CLOSED
  • 24/4/2024 – 4/5/2024 – South – North (Anzac Day trek) – CLOSED
  • 11/5/2024 – 21/5/2024 – South – North – CLOSED
  • 11/6/2024 – 21/6/2024 – North – South – CLOSED
  • 3/7/2024 – 13/7/2024 – South – North – CLOSED
  • 18/7/2024 – 28/7/2024 – North – South – CLOSED
  • 7/8/2024 – 17/8/2024 – South – North available
  • 20/8/2024 – 30/8/2024 – North – South available
  • 3/9/2024 – 13/9/2024 – South – North available
  • 17/9/2024 – 27/9/2024 – North – South available
  • 25/10/2024 – 4/11/2024 – South – North available
  • 2/11/2024 – 12/11/2024 – North – South available

2025

  • 11/3/2025 – 21/3/2025 – South – North available
  • 24/4/2025 – 4/5/2025 – South – North (Anzac Day trek) available
  • 6/5/2025 – 16/5/2025 – North – South available
  • 11/6/2025 – 21/6/2025 – South – North available
  • 1/7/2025 – 11/7/2025 – South – North available
  • 18/7/2025 – 28/7/2025 – North – South available
  • 7/8/2025 – 17/8/2025 – South – North available
  • 17/9/2025 – 27/9/2025 – North – South available
  • 17/10/2025 – 27/10/2025 – South – North available
  • 2/11/2025 – 12/11/2025 – North – South available

What you need to Bring

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

Kokoda Gear List

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