The notorious Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea was the site of one of the bloodiest campaigns and most grueling conditions of World War II. Owing to it’s reputation for extremely tough conditions, the trail is now popular with Australian’s who want to remember the sacrifices of our diggers and test their own endurance on this arduous journey.
This 9 Day hiking tour travels the Kokoda Trail from Port Morseby to Kokoda over difficult terrain. The tour is escorted by an Australian tour leader and all nights are spent camping at designated camps on the trail.
A high level of fitness is required for this tour.
Day 1: Port Moresby - Good Water Camp/Dump 66:
Travel to Bomana War Cemetery then Sogeri, the beginning of the Kokoda Trail. Camp at jungle site, “Dump 66”.
Day 2: Dump 66 - Ioribaiwa Village
First full day of the Kokoda Trail including ascent up Imita Ridge.
Day 3: Ioribaiwa - Hamurduri
Early start today to reach the top of Ioribaiwa Ridge and the furtherest point the Japanese advance reached, within sight of the lights of Port Moresby. Today, climb one of the most difficult parts of the track, over the Maguli Range to Hamurduri.
Day 4: Hamurduri - Brigade Hill
See the site of “biscuit bombing” before scaling “the wall” on route to Menari Village.
Day 5: Brigade Hill - Kagi
Reach the half way mark of Efogi where the altitude means warm clothes recommended.
Day 6: Kagi - Templeton’s No 2
Scale the edge of Mt Bellamy which is higher than Mt Kosciusko. Camp after a hard day and several creek crossings.
Day 7: Templeton’s No 2 - Alola
Pass a major defensive area past the abandoned Iora Creek Village. Wash stop and chance to buy supplements today.
Day 8: Alola - Hoi
Trek towards Isurava Battlefields through Deniki before reaching Hoi.
Day 9: Hoi - Kokoda
Reach roads, power lines and civilisation.