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.
SOUTH – NORTH (S-N)
Arrive Port Moresby – Hotel accommodation – pre-trek briefing
Travel to Bomana Cemetery, start at Owers’ Corner, wade the Goldie River, and camp at Goodwater (actual Dump 66)
Trek to Ua-Ule Creek, Imita Ridge (the “Golden Staircase”), Ioribaiwa – the furthermost point of the Japanese advance, and camp at Ofi Creek
Climb the Maguli Range, Engineers Ridge, trek to Nauro, and camp at Agulogo
Climb The Wall, trek through Menari, and camp at Brigade Hill
From Brigade Hill trek to Efogi, Efogi 2, Naduri, visit Myola, and camp at Bombers
Climb Mt Bellamy, trek to Dump 1, and camp at Templeton’s Crossing
Trek to Eora Creek, Visit Eora Creek mountain gun position, trek to Alola, Con’s Rock, and camp at the Isurava Battlefield
Dawn Service at the Isurava Memorial, trek to Deniki, and finish at Kokoda
Transport to Popondetta and flight to Port Moresby and to the hotel
Return to Australia
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
You can send your enquiry via the form below.